It’s the middle of the day, and just when you’re about to open your computer, a blue screen jumps up, saying that you’re having the KMODE_EXCEPTION_NOT_HANDLED problem. Frustrating as it seems, this problem can totally be fixed. Here are four fixes 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. 

4 fixes for Kmode_Exception_Not_Handled 

  1. Disable fast startup 
  2. Update faulty drivers
  3. Uninstall problem software / drivers
  4. Check for hardware compatibility
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: Disable fast startup

To fix the Kmode_Exception_Not_Handled error, you can try to disable fast startup. Follow these steps:

1) On your keyboard, press the Windows logo key and R at the same time. Type control panel and press Enter

2) View by Large icons. Click Power options

3) Click Choose what the power buttons do

4) Click Changed settings that are currently unavailable

5) Untick the box for Turn on fast startup (recommended). Click Save changes to save and exit. 

6) There you go. See if the Kmode Exception Not Handled error is gone now. 

2: Update faulty drivers

One of the most common causes of the Kmode_Exception_Not_Handled error is an outdated or a faulty system drivers.

There are two ways you can get the right drivers for your computer: manually or automatically.

Manual driver update – You can update your drivers manually by going to the manufacturer’s website for them, and searching for the most recent correct driver. Be sure to choose only drivers that are compatible with your Windows version.

Automatic driver update – If you don’t have the time, patience or computer skills to update your video and monitor drivers manually, you can, instead, do it automatically with Driver Easy. Driver Easy will automatically recognize your system and find the correct drivers for your exact hardware devices, and your Windows version, and it will download and install them correctly:

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 the mouse driver to automatically download and install the correct version of this driver (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).

4) Check to see if the Kmode_Exception_Not_Handled error is gone. 

3: Uninstall problem software / drivers

One of the first things you do whenever your PC run into problem is that you need to see if you have recently done any changes to your computer, and revert such changes immediately. For example, if you’ve just added a new hardware piece to your computer, and the Kmode Exception Not Handled error occurs, you need to remove the hardware piece altogether. If you’ve recently downloaded a new program or updated your device drivers, uninstall them or remove them completely. 

To fix the Kmode_Exception_Not_Handled error, you can remove suspected faulty program: 

1) On your keyboard, press the Windows logo key and R at the same time. Type control panel and press Enter

2) View by Category, and click Uninstall a program

3) Highlight program that you suspect to be the culprit, click Uninstall.  

4) When you finish uninstalling the programs, restart your computer and see if similar problem would happen again. 

4: Check for hardware compatibility

If you just upgraded your Windows 10 operating system, and you see the Kmode_Exception_Not_Handled error happening quite often, your hardware compatibility might be at fault. 

You may need to check the official documentation provided by Windows 10 to see if your computer hardware is suitable to run Windows 10. 

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