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How to Fix Ntoskrnl.exe on Windows – 10 Ways to Fix it!

NTOSKRNL.EXE is the short form of Windows NT Operating System Kernel. It is a very important file for the Windows operating system because it does hardware abstraction, process handling, and memory management.

If somehow the NTOSKRNL.EXE file gets corrupted, your computer won’t boot, and you will see the BSOD error with some 0x00000000 hexadecimal code. If you are facing the NTOSKRNL.EXE BSOD error already, then keep reading this article to solve this issue.

You may also get some other types of BSOD errors as Bad System Config Info, CRITICAL_PROCESS_DIED, kmode exception not handled, etc.

How to fix NTOSKRNL.EXE BSOD Error on Windows 7/8/10/11 and Windows Server?

Before going to fix it, it is necessary to know where to apply the fixing method. You must find the problematic area in your OS which is causing the same error so that you can solve this issue.

Here, is the most common list of the problematic areas which commonly throw this error.

1. Failed hardware such as RAM, HDD, or SSD.
2. Outdated or corrupted third-party drivers.
3. Installing an Incompatible Windows Update
4. Virus/Malware corrupted some important system files.
5. Installing a faulty software/driver.
6. Corrupted Registry Files, etc.

There may be more reasons for this error, but the above list is the most common and causes NTOSKRNL.EXE BSOD problems most of the time.

Method 1: Fix using the Outbyte PC Repair Tool

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3 Steps to Fix this Error
Step 1. Download Outbyte PC Repair Tool [File Size: 16.4 MB]
Step 2. SCAN your Windows PC
Step 3. Click Fix button to Repair Error

Method 2: Replace Faulty RAM, SSD, OR HDD

It has been observed that mostly this error occurs due to faulty hardware such as RAM, HDD, SSD, or Processor. If you have a little bit of knowledge of hardware manipulation, then you can perform the following checklist.

1. Turn off your computer and disconnect the electric socket.
2. Open the Computer/Laptop Case.
3. Remove the RAM, HDD, and SSD carefully.
4. Clean the dust.
5. Clean the connecting copper port of RAM and SSD.
6. Re-Insert it into the motherboard.
7. Turn on the computer.
8. See if the error is resolved.

Method 3: Try Safe Mode

You can also try Safe Mode to bypass the NTOSKRNL.EXE BSOD error. If this error is striking due to the corrupted third-party driver or software, then it will be bypassed in Safe Mode. Once, you login into Safe Mode, you can perform further analysis on your computer to resolve this issue.

Here, is the guide to Opening your Computer in Safe Mode.

Step 1: Open Advanced Boot Option (Windows Recovery Environment).
1. Turn off your PC and then Turn On your PC.
2. When you see the manufacturer’s logo, press the Power button to turn off the PC again.
3. Repeat this process 3 times.
4. You will see the Advanced Startup menu.
Step 2: Select Troubleshoot.

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Step 3: Advanced Options.

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Step 4: Startup settings.

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Step 5: Choose the 4th Option by pressing 4 or F4 to start your PC in safe mode.

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Method 4: Run the System File Checker tool, DISM, and CHKDSK command.

Step 1: Open Command Prompt as Administrator.

open command prompt as administrator in Windows 8, 10 & 11

Step 2: Now run the following commands one by one.
i. System File Checker tool

sfc /scannow

ii. Run Dism command

Dism /Online /Cleanup-Image /CheckHealth
Dism /Online /Cleanup-Image /ScanHealth
Dism /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth

iii. Run Disk checking utility.

chkdsk /f c:

Method 5: Reset BIOS

A misconfigured BIOS setting can also cause a BSOD error. It is important to reset BIOS settings to their default setting.
Here are the steps to Reset BIOS.

Step 1: Open BIOS Settings. To open the BIOS settings reboot your PC and keep pressing the F2/F8/Del/Esc button when you see the manufacturer logo at startup. Different manufacturers may have different ways to open BIOS settings. You must check for the manufacturer’s guidelines to open BIOS.
Step 2: Look for an option that says “Load Setup Defaults”, “Load Default Settings”, or something similar.
Step 3: Save the default Settings and exit the BIOS.

Method 6: Update Drivers

An outdated, incompatible, or corrupted driver is the big reason behind the NTOSKRNL.EXE BSOD error. You must update all the outdated drivers. You can perform driver updating as follows:

Step 1: Open Device Manager. Click on Start Menu and search for Device Manager and open it.

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Step 2: Expand Display Adapters and right-click on your graphics driver and select Update Driver.

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Step 3: Click on Search automatically for drivers. You must keep connected your PC to the Internet.

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Step 4: It will find the latest version for your graphics driver. If the latest version of the driver is already installed, it will show you the following message.

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Step 5: If you want, you can update the driver through Windows Update. Just click on “Search for updated drivers on Windows Update”.

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Step 6: It will open windows update settings to update windows and all its associated drivers along with the graphics card driver.

Method 7: Remove problematic Update.

If you have recently installed a Windows update and then starting to get the NTOSKRNL.EXE BSOD error, then remove the recently installed updates. You can remove recently installed updates as follows:

Step 1: Open Advanced Boot Option (Windows Recovery Environment).
1. Turn off your PC and then Turn On your PC.
2. When you see the manufacturer’s logo, press the Power button to turn off the PC again.
3. Repeat this process 3 times.
4. You will see the Advanced Startup menu.
Step 2: It will open the Advanced startup menu. Go to the Troubleshoot ➜ Advanced options ➜ Uninstall Updates.

win-re-advanced-options

Step 3: Select Uninstall the latest quality update.

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Step 4: click on the Uninstall quality update button and remove the updates.

win-re-uninstall-quality-update

Method 8: Run the System File checker tool, DISM, and CHKDSK command.

Step 1: Open Command Prompt as Administrator.

open command prompt as administrator in Windows 8, 10 & 11

Step 2: Now run the following commands one by one.
i. System File Checker tool

sfc /scannow

ii. Run Dism command

Dism /Online /Cleanup-Image /CheckHealth
Dism /Online /Cleanup-Image /ScanHealth
Dism /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth

iii. Run Disk checking utility.

chkdsk /f c:

Method 9: Restore your Windows.

It is the best idea to Restore your PC if you are facing trouble at startup. It reverts all the changes to the previously known good configuration health point and enables you to boot your PC successfully.

Here is how to Restore your PC.

Step 1: Open the Advanced Startup menu. To open the Advanced Startup menu, apply the following steps.
  1. Turn off your PC and then Turn On your PC.
  2. When you see the manufacturer’s logo, press the Power button to turn off the PC again.
  3. Repeat this process 3 times.
  4. You will see the Advanced Startup menu.
Step 2: It will open the Advanced startup menu. Go to the Troubleshoot ➜ Advanced options ➜ System Restore.

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Step 3: Click Next and then Select Date.

select system restore from the list

Step 4: Click on Finish to start Restoring process.

Method 10: Re-install Windows.

If all the above methods don’t work for you, then it is best to re-install a fresh version of the Windows Operating System. It will remove all the errors along with the NTOSKRNL.EXE BSOD error and gives you a fresh environment to work in.

You must install the Outbyte PC Repair tool to prevent further damage to your computer.

Windows is made with huge number of dll files, exe files, sys files, various types of services, databases, etc so, it is not possible to keep monitoring all the files always. A brilliant PC Optimizer tool repairs damages, fix errors, update windows and drivers, and eliminate various types of errors silently.

Outbyte PC Repair Tool does all the above task easily and provides you an errorfree and smooth Windows environment to work so that you can focus on your business only.

3 Steps to Fix this Error
Step 1. Download Outbyte PC Repair Tool [File Size: 16.4 MB]
Step 2. SCAN your Windows PC
Step 3. Click Fix button to Repair Error

Summary:

To fix the NTOSKRNL.EXE BSOD error, you need to detect faulty RAM, try safe mode, update the driver, uninstall problematic windows updates, and restore or re-install Windows OS.