Fix Unexpected Kernel Mode Trap Error in Windows 10. Easily!

By April Cai  Blue Screen Error  BSODWindows 10   2 Comments

UNEXPECTED_KERNEL_MODE_TRAP is one of the common blue screen errors on Windows 10. Blue screen error can cause your computer to crash and to freeze. Thus it’s crucial to learn how to fix it once the blue screen error happens. This post is going to show you how to fix UNEXPECTED_KERNEL_MODE_TRAP error on your Windows 10. Go on with the easy solutions with images below, the error should be solved quickly then.

Note: If your PC cannot boot into Windows 10 properly due to the error, please boot into its safe mode with Internet before trying the solutions below.

1. Update Your Drivers

2. Run Memory Diagnostics

3. Run System File Checker

4. Check for Windows Updates

Solution 1. Update Your Drivers

The incompatible or outdated drivers often make blue screen error. In such case, if UNEXPECTED_KERNEL_MODE_TRAP occurs, make sure to check the drivers on your Windows 10, especially the newly  installed ones.

1) On your keyboard, press Windows key +key at the same time to open quick-access menu.
Then click Device Manager to open it.

2) Locate the device driver which you want to update.
Right-click on it and choose Update Driver Software…
For blue screen error, we advise you check your network card and hard disk controllers firstly.

3) Click Search automatically for updated driver software.

4) Now Windows will find the update for your device automatically. Just follow the on-screen instructions to complete the update.

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Solution 2. Run Memory Diagnostics

Memory corruption can also cause such blue screen error. You can run memory diagnostics to fix it.

1) On your keyboard, press Windows key + R key together to open Run box.

2) Type mdsched.exe in the box and hit Enter.

3) Click Restart now and check for problems(recommended).

4) Now Windows will check the memory automatically.
Wait till the testing 100% completes.

After the testing, Windows will restart automatically.


Solution 3. Run System File Checker

The missing or corrupted system file can always cause blue screen error. Run System File Checker to scan and repair the missing or corrupted system files when UNEXPECTED_KERNEL_MODE_TRAP appears.

1) On your keyboard, press Windows key + X key together to open quick-access menu.

2) Click Command Prompt (Admin).

3) Click Yes when prompted by User Account Control.

4) Type sfc /scannow in the open command prompt window.
Then hit Enter to run it.
Wait till verification 100% complete.

Solution 4. Check for Windows Updates

Either hardware or software issues can lead to blue screen error. And Windows updates can address security flaws and bugs related to both hardware and software. Thus make sure you’ve install all the new Windows 10 updates to keep your Windows 10 healthy, stable and away from blue screen error.

1) Type Windows Update in the box. Click Check for updates on the top result.

2) Click Check for updates on the right pane of poping-up window.

Go on to follow the on-screen instructions to install the updates.

That’s all there is to it.
Please feel free to leave comment below if you have any questions, thanks.

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