Critical Structure Corruption on Windows 10 [Fixed]

Sophie Luo, in Blue Screen Error Tags: blue screen

If you’re seeing  CRITICAL STRUCTURE CORRUPTION blue screen of death error, you’re not alone. Many Windows 10 users are reporting this problem. 

The cause of this problem is not hard to locate, so, no need to worry about it. It’s possible to fix. Here are 3 solutions for you to try. You may not have to try them all; just work your way down until you find the one works for you. 

1: Uninstall programs
2: Update drivers for your devices, motherboard and chipset
3: Perform a clean boot

IMPORTANT: You’ll need to be logged into Windows on the problem computer to try any of these solutions. If you can’t log into Windows, power on and off your PC 3 times to perform a hard reboot and restart it in Safe Mode, then try these solutions. 

1: Uninstall some programs

Alcohol 120%, Deamon Tools, MacDriver and Intel HAXM (Hardware Accelerated Execution Manager) are reported to be related to this blue screen of death error. If you have one of them installed in your PC, upgrade them to the latest version or remove them from your PC. See if your problem is resolved after this. 

2: Update drivers for your devices, motherboard and chipset

In many cases, this blue screen of death error is caused by faulty device drivers. You should verify that all your devices have the right driver, and update those that don’t.

If you don’t have the time, patience or computer skills to update your drivers manually, you can do it automatically with Driver Easy.

Driver Easy will automatically recognize your system and find the correct drivers for it. You don’t need to know exactly what system your computer is running, you don’t need to risk downloading and installing the wrong driver, and you don’t need to worry about making a mistake when installing.

You can update your drivers automatically with either the FREE or the Pro version of Driver Easy. But with the Pro version it takes just 2 clicks (and you get full support and a 30-day money back guarantee):

1) Download and install Driver Easy.

2) Run Driver Easy and click the Scan Now button. Driver Easy will then scan your computer and detect any problem drivers.

3) Click the Update button next to all flagged devices to automatically download and install the correct version of their drivers (you can do this with the FREE version).

Or click Update All to automatically download and install the correct version of all the drivers that are missing or out of date on your system (this requires the Pro version – you’ll be prompted to upgrade when you click Update All).

3: Perform a clean boot

A clean boot allows your computer to run with the minimum amount of needed programs.

1) On your keyboard, press the Windows key and R at the same time, then type msconfig and press Enter.

2) Click Services, tick the box before Hide all Microsoft services and tap Disable all.

3) Go to Startup tab, tap Open Task Manager.

4) On the Startup tab in Task Manager, select the items you can see and click Disable.

5) Close Task Manager.

6) On the Startup tab, click OK and restart your computer.


The above methods are general solutions that have helped may users. If you want to have more exact solution, you should run some built-in checks to see for yourself what is or are the causes of this problem.

1) Check System Log in Event Viewer:

On your keyboard, press the Windows logo key and X at the same time, then click Event Viewer.

On the left side of the pane, click Windows Logs and System. Check the mid section for any suspicious event that happens just about the time when the blue screen error occurs. See if certain program is the culprit for your problem.

2) Run Memory Diagnostic Tool:

On your keyboard, press the Windows logo key and R at the same time to invoke a Run command. Type mdsched.exe and press Enter.


You could choose Restart now and check for problems (recommended) to check the status of your memory card right now, or choose Check for problems the next time I start my computer if you are too occupied now.


You will see this page showing the progress of the check and number of passes it will run on memory.


If you don’t see any error, your memory card is not causing any issues.

3) If you have installed some hardware diagnostics tools that you can trust provided by the manufacturers, run them on your computer as well to see if they are able to tell you what is causing this problem.

Final option

If the above method won’t work to help, you might need to consider getting your Windows 10 refreshed or reinstalled.

For more information, please visit the post below:

Windows 10 Recovery Options: Refresh, Rest and Restore
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