When you’re using your computer, it automatically restarts and shows you this blue screen with technical information as “STOP: 0x0000001A“. You must be confused and worried.
Don’t panic, you’re not alone. This article gives you 8 methods to fix the 0x0000001A blue screen error.

Before you start:

Restart your computer to the normal mode

The first thing to do when you meet 0x0000001A error is to restart your computer and make it back to the normal Windows system.

How: Hold your computer’s Power button for about 5 seconds to restart.
If you can’t reboot your computer into normal mode in this way, you need to enter safe mode. After that, restart the computer to see if the system was back to normal.

Try these fixes:

Here are 8 fixes for you to try. You may not need to try them all; just work your way down until you find the one that works for you.

  1. Check your RAM
  2. Repair system files
  3. Clear any existed viruses
  4. Uninstall newly installed hardware/software
  5. Give your computer enough storage space
  6. Update your driver
  7. Repair hard disk errors
  8. Restore from a restore point
  9. Reset or reinstall Windows

Fix 1: Check your RAM

One of the reasons for the 0x0000001A blue screen error is poor contact, defective or mismatched RAM (Random Access Memory).
You can physically or use the Windows Memory Diagnostics Tool to check your RAM.

1) Plug your RAM in and out to make sure it has been installed properly and steadily.
Clean your RAM if it’s dusty. And don’t forget the RAM slot.

2) Reboot your computer to check whether the problem exists.
If not, use the Windows Memory Diagnostics Tool to check for any memory problems.

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

4) Type mdsched.exe and click OK.

5) Click Restart now and check for problems.

The result can lead to two situations:

A: You RAM has no problem. Then move to the next method.

B: The test result indicated that the computer is suffering from a bad memory. You should replace your RAM with a new one.
Then restart your computer and check to see the blue screen will appear or not.

Fix 2: Repair system files

When your computer’s system file was broken or corrupted, it may cause STOP: 0x0000001A Blue Screen Error.

  • Option 1- Automatically (Recommended)
    Use a repair tool to check various areas in your computer to determine the cause of Windows common issues. It will deal with issues related to system errors, and critical system files and find the right fix for you.
  • Option 2 – Manually
    System File Checker is a built-in tool to check for corrupt, damaged system files and manage to restore them if there are any. However, this tool can only diagnose major system files, and won’t deal with damaged DLL, Windows Registry key, etc.

Option 1 – Automatically (Recommended)

Fortect is a computer repair software that can diagnose problems on your computer and fix them immediately.

It is tailored to your specific system and is working in a private and automatic way. It will first check hardware-related issues to identify problems, and then security issues, and finally it detects programs that crash, and missing system files. Once complete, it will find a solution to your specific problem.

  1. Download and install Fortect.
  2. Open Fortect and click Yes to run a free scan of your PC.
  3. Fortect will scan your computer thoroughly. This may take a few minutes.
  4. Once done, you’ll see a detailed report of all the issues on your PC. To fix them automatically, click Start Repair. This requires you to purchase the full version. But don’t worry. If Fortect doesn’t solve the issue, you can request a refund within 60 days.
The Pro version of Fortect comes with 24/7 technical support. If you need any assistance, please contact Fortect support:
Email: support@fortect.com

Option 2 – Manually

1) On your keyboard, press the Windows logo key and R key at the same time to invoke the Run box.

2) Type “cmd” and press Shift+Ctrl+Enter together to open Command Prompt in the administrator mode.

Note: Do NOT click OK or just press the Enter key as that won’t allow you to open Command Prompt in the administrator mode.

3) Type “sfc /scannow” in the window and press Enter. Then wait for the verification is 100% complete.

4) Restart your computer to check the blue screen error is fixed or not.

If the result indicates that there are broken files that exists but SFC can’t fix it, you can turn to Deployment Image Servicing and Management (DISM) Tool for deeper examine and repair.

Fix 3: Clear any existed viruses

The 0x0000001A Blue Screen Error could also be caused by a virus attack.
So run your antivirus software to do a security scan and clear existed viruses or malware. Be sure that your antivirus software has been updated to the latest version. 

Fix 4: Uninstall newly installed hardware/software

Have you installed any new hardware (like PC internal memory chips, internal hard disk drive, etc.) or any new software recently? If you have, the newly installed hardware/software may be the reason for the error. It is possible that new hardware/software is not compatible with your Windows system. So they may not work well there and cause the 0x0000001A blue screen error.

Therefore, you can remove the newly installed hardware/software to solve the error.

Uninstall hardware: Shutdown your computer then remove your newly installed hardware safely. Then reboot your computer to check if the blue screen would appear or not.

Uninstall software: In the steps below, we use the GALAX GAMER RGB as an example to demonstrate how to uninstall software safely. You can follow the steps to uninstall the newly installed software on your computer.

1) Click the Windows start button (if you hide the search filed), type control panel in the search box and click the Control Panel.

2) Choose to view by Category and then click Uninstall a program.

3) Find your newly-installed program. Right-click on the program and click Uninstall.

4) Follow the on-screen instructions and restart your computer to check the blue screen will appear or not.

Fix 5: Give your computer enough storage space

When you are trying to install or upgrade your computer operating system, no enough computer memory could also cause 0x0000001A blue screen error.

The solution is quite easy. Extending your computer memory or you can free up some disk space.

Fix 6: Update your driver

The blue screen error may also be caused by outdated or wrong drivers.
There are two ways you can get the right drivers: manually or automatically.

Manual driver update – You can update your driver manually by going to the manufacturer’s website, 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 device, 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 selected driver to automatically download the correct version of that driver, then you can manually install it (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 which comes with full support and a 30-day money back guarantee. You’ll be prompted to upgrade when you click Update All.)

4) Restart your computer and check the blue screen problem is fixed or not.

Fix 7: Repair hard disk errors

In some cases, the 0x0000001A blue screen error could be attributed to hard drive corruption.
Check Disk Utility(chkdsk.exe) is a useful tool offered by Windows that can be used to check the hard drive for bad sectors and fix them if possible.

1) On your keyboard, press the Windows logo key and R key at the same time to invoke the Run box.

2) Type “cmd” and press Shift+Ctrl+Enter together to open Command Prompt in the administrator mode.

Note: Do NOT click OK or just press the Enter key as that won’t allow you to open Command Prompt in the administrator mode.

3) Type the following command line and press the Enter key on your keyboard.
Note: The letter “x” means the disk drive that you want to scan and repair for. If you want to scan and repair C disk, replace “x” with “c”.

chkdsk x: /f

4) After the scanning and repairing process is done, restart your PC and check to see if the blue screen error is resolved.

Fix 8: Restore from a restore point

If you can’t figure out which software or driver cause this blue screen error and your computer was fine a few days ago, you can restore your system back to a previous restore point.
This will roll back all the device drivers and software updates to the condition when you created the restore point.

Note: System restore will affect system files but won’t affect your personal files. Some of the files stored on your system may get overwritten by the previous files. So it is recommended to perform a backup before performing the system restore process.

1) On your keyboard, press the Windows logo key + Pause together, then click System protection.

2) Click System Restore.

3) Click Next and it will open the below window.
Choose a restore point where the Windows didn’t show any errors. Then follow the on-screen instructions to finish the process.

4) Restart your computer to check the blue screen will appear or not.

Fix 9: Reset or reinstall Windows

If all else fails, you may have to reset Windows, or maybe even reinstall it together. We all know reinstalling will delete all the data on your hard drive, you have to back up all your important files before doing it.
However, with Fortect, there’s no need for lengthy back-ups, support phone calls, or risk to your personal data. It can reset Windows to the state exactly when it was just installed without affecting third-party software.

But treat these options as a last resort, because they both take quite a long time.

We hope you find these techniques useful. You’re welcome to leave comments and questions below.

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