If you’re trying boot your computer into Windows but it fails and shows the blue screen, and you’re seeing this error saying STOP: 0x0000003b, you’re not alone. Many Windows users are reporting it. But the goo news is you can fix it easily by yourself.
3 easy solutions to fix 0x0000003b:
Here are 3 solutions for you to try. You may not need to try them all; just work your way down until you find the one works for you.
- Quick fix: Repair Windows OS with Reimage
- Update all the available drivers
- Install the hotfix from Microsoft
Quick fix: Repair Windows OS with Reimage
If you’d like to get your computer back to its working state ASAP,
you can use Reimage, a powerful tool that specializes in Windows repair.
Reimage will compare your current Windows OS to a brand new and functioning system, then remove and replace all the damaged files with fresh Windows files and components from its continuously updated online database that contains vast repository of system services & files, registry values, dynamic link libraries and other components of a fresh Windows installation.
After the repair process is done, Your PC’s performance, stability and security will be restored and improved.
To fix this Windows BSOD issue with Reimage, follow the steps below:
- Download Reimage.
- Install and launch Reimage.You’ll be asked to run a free scan of your computer. Click Yes to continue.
- Wait for Reimage to scan your PC. This may take a few minutes.
- After the scanning process completed, Reimage will provide you with the PC scan summary.
If there’s any issue, then click the START REPAIR button on the lower-right corner, and with just one click, reimage will start repair the Windows OS on your computer.
Note: This is a paid service with 60-day Money-Back Guarantee, which means that you’ll need to buy the full version to start repair.
f you have the time, patience and computer skills, and you’d like to troubleshoot this BSOD issue on your own, here are several fixes you can try:
Solution 1: Update all the available drivers
0x0000003b BSOD error is probably caused by any old or incorrect drivers, especially your corrupted graphics driver. You need to verify that all your devices have the right driver, and update those that don’t. If you’re not comfortable playing around with 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 Scan Now. Driver Easy will then scan your computer and detect any problem drivers.
3) Click the Update button next to any flagged driver to automatically download and install the correct version of these 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).
4) Reboot your Windows to see if it works.
Solution 2: Install the hotfix from Microsoft
To help users solve the 0x0000003b BSOD error, Microsoft has released a Hotfix for those who’re on Windows 7 or Windows Server 2008 R2 and using some IEEE 1394 device.
For more concrete information or to download the Hotfix, please go to Microsoft website.