If you’re in the middle of your work, suddenly your Windows 10 computer turns into a blue screen, and shows you UNEXPECTED_KERNEL_MODE_TRAP error, you would be very annoyed and frustrated. But don’t panic, you won’t be stuck with it forever. You CAN fix it with this guide. Read on to find how…
Try these fixes:
Here are 5 fixes you can fix this problem, ordered by likely effectiveness. You may not need to try them all.; just work your way down the list until you find the one that works for you.
- Update all your available drivers
- Run Memory Diagnostics
- Run System File Checker
- Check for Windows Update
- Run a Windows repair
Most of the time, the UNEXPECTED_KERNEL_MODE_TRAP error is caused by incompatible, faulty or outdated drivers. So you should update your available device drivers to see if it fixes your problem.
Whether you choose to update the device drivers manually, using Windows Update, or you use a trusted third party product, it’s essential that you have the latest correct device drivers for your operating system at all times.
If you’re not comfortable playing with device drivers, we recommend using Driver Easy. It’s a tool that detects, downloads and (if you go Pro) installs any driver updates your computer needs.
To update your drivers with Driver Easy, just click the Scan Now button, then when it lists the drivers you need to update, click Update. The correct drivers will be downloaded, and you can install them – either manually through Windows or all automatically with Driver Easy Pro.
Memory corruption can also cause such blue screen error. You can run memory diagnostics to fix it.
- On your keyboard, press the Windows logo key + R together to invoke the Run box.
- Type mdsched.exe and press Enter.
- Click Restart now and check for problems(recommended).
- Now Windows will check the memory automatically. Wait till the testing 100% completes.
After the testing, Windows will restart automatically.
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.
- On your keyboard, press the Windows logo key + X together to open the quick-access menu.
- Click Command Prompt (Admin).
- Click Yes when prompted by User Account Control.
- Type sfc /scannow in the open command prompt window and press Enter. Wait till verification 100% complete.
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. So make sure you’ve install all the new Windows 10 updates to keep your Windows 10 healthy, stable and away from blue screen error.
Here’s how you can check for Windows Update
- Type Windows Update in the box. Click Check for updates on the top result.
- Click Check for updates on the right pane of poping-up window.
Go on to follow the on-screen instructions to install the updates.
Fix 5: Run a Windows repair
If none of the above fixes works for you, then there could be missing, damaged or corrupt files on your computer. In this case, you should run a Windows repair. 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.
That’s all there is to it.
Please feel free to comment below if you have any questions, thanks.