If you keep getting random blue screens with fltmgr.sys lately, don’t panic. It’s often not hard to fix at all…

Fixes for fltmgr.sys in Windows 10 and 7

Here’re five fixes that have helped other users resolve the fltmgr.sys blue screen of error issue.

If you CANNOT log into your computer system, please start from Fix 1; If you CAN log into your computer system properly however, please start from Fix 2.

  1. Enter Safe Mode with Networking  
  2. Update your device drivers
  3. Repair corrupt system files
  4. Check hardware issues
  5. Check disks errors

Fix 1: Enter Safe Mode with Networking

I’m using Windows 10:

I’m using Windows 7:

I’m using Windows 10:

1) Make sure your computer is off.

2) Press the power button to turn on your PC. Then when Windows displays a login screen (i.e. Windows has fully booted), long press the power button to turn it off.

3) Repeat 1) and 2) until the screen says Preparing Automatic Repair.

4) Wait for Windows to finish diagnosing your PC, and click Advanced options.

5) Click Troubleshoot.

6) Click Advanced options.

7) Click Startup settings.

8) Click Restart.

9) On your keyboard, press to enable Safe Mode with Networking.

10) Now you’ve successfully booted up in Safe Mode with Networking, continue with Fix 2 to troubleshoot the blue screen problem.

I’m using Windows 7:

1) Make sure your computer is off.

2) Press the power button to turn on your PC and immediately press F8 at a 1-second interval.

3) Press the arrow keys to navigate to Safe Mode with Networking and press Enter.

4) Now you’ve successfully booted up in Safe Mode with Networking, continue with Fix 2 to troubleshoot the blue screen problem.


Fix 2: Update your drivers

One of the most common causes of this problem is an outdated or a faulty device driver. So you should update your drivers to see if it fixes the problem. If you don’t have the time, patience or computer skills to update your drivers manually, you can, instead, 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. Driver Easy handles it all.

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 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).

You can also click Update to do it for free if you like, but it’s partly manual.

4) Restart your computer for the changes to take effect.

5) Check to see if the fltmgr.sys blue screen of death issue has been resolved. If yes, then great! If the issue remains, please move on to Fix 3, below.


Fix 3: Reapir corrupt system files

The fltmgr.sys blue screen error could be caused by missing, corrupt or damaged system files on your computer. To see if this is the case, you should run a Windows repair.

There are two ways you can repair possible issues with your system files:

  1. Repair & replace corrupt system files with Reimage
  2. Run SFC scan

Repair & replace corrupt system files with Reimage

Reimage is a tool specializing in Windows repairing. With Reimage, the preliminary will scan your computer’s operating system for virus, malware, missing, damaged, or corrupt files, then it removes all problematic files found and replace them new healthy files. It’s like a clean reinstall of your operating system, except that you won’t lose any user data and all programs, settings are exactly as they are before the repair.

Here’s how to use Reimage to run a Windows repair:

1) Download and install Reimage.

2) Open Reimage and click Yes.

3) Wait for Reimage to run a scan on your PC. The process might take a couple of minutes.

4) Once the scan finishes, you will get a summary of the issues found on your computer. If you need to proceed with the repair function, you’ll be required to purchase the full version.

The full version of Reimage comes with a 60-day money-back guarantee and full custom support. If you run into any problems while using Reimage, or if it doesn’t work for you, don’t hesitate to contact Reimage support team.

5) Restart your computer for the changes to take effect.

6) Check your computer to see if the fltmgr.sys BSOD problem has been fixed.

Run SFC scan

System File Checker (SFC) is a handy feature in Windows that helps scan your system files and repair missing or corrupted system files(including those related to BSOD). To run the SFC scan:

1) On your keyboard, press the Windows logo key  and type cmd. Then right click on Command Prompt and click Run as administrator.


2) Click Yes when prompted to confirm.

3) In the command prompt window, type sfc /scannow and press Enter.

It’ll take some time for the SFC to replace the corrupted system files with new ones if it detects any, so please be patient.

4) Restart your computer for the changes to take effect.

5) Check your computer to see if the fltmgr.sys BSOD problem has been fixed. If yes, then congrats! If the issue still persists, please move on to Fix 4, below.

Fix 4: Check hardware issues

Faulty hardwares on our computer may not respond to the way our Windows system wants them to, hence this fltmgr.sys BSOD problem. To check hardware issues, you can remove/replace the devices and see if this solves the issue.

fltmgr.sys still not fixed? Please try Fix 5, below.

Fix 5: Check disks errors

Disk check is a useful in-built Windows tool that scans your hard disk and external drives for errors and fix them.


The disk error scanning takes only a few minutes. But once it detects any errors, the fixing procedure can take HOURS to complete. Make sure you have enough time set aside.

1) On your keyboard, press the Windows logo key  and E at the same time, then click This PC.

2) Right-click on Local Disk and click Properties.

3) Click the Tools tab > Check.

4) Click Scan drive.

5) Follow the on-screen instructions for Windows to detect and fix the errors found.

6) Restart your computer and see if it fixes the fltmgr.sys bsod problem. If not, repeat these steps on the other drives in your computer.


Hopefully you have successfully fixed the fltmgr.sys problem by now. If you have any ideas, suggestions or questions, please leave us a comment below. Thanks for reading!

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