Top Fix: igfxEM Module has stopped working

By Enya Zhang  Common ErrorsDriver Download  Intel   0 Comment

I know this is bugging you.

You see this igfxEM Module has stopped working message again. And you click Check online for a solution and close the program. But turns out Windows doesn’t even bother to return…

Clicking Close the program sure seems nice. But then the error message keeps coming back every time you boot up your computer.

Now that you’re here, don’t worry – we’re here to help you fix the problem! 😉

What is IgfxEM Module

igfxEM Module is the main executable in the Intel installation package for Windows and Intel graphics cards drivers to make settings and characteristics visible. It may not be an essential system file, but if igfxEM Module has stopped working, it’s probably time to update our Intel graphics card driver to solve the error.

Try these methods

Both methods below work in Window 10, 8 and 7. You may not have to try both; just browse through the list and take your pick:

  1. Update my Intel graphics card driver manually
  2. Update my Intel graphics card driver automatically (Recommended) 

Method 1: Update my Intel graphics card driver manually

The whole manual graphics driver download & update process needs time, patience and certain levels of computer skills. If you’re not comfortable playing with device drivers, or worrying about any risks in the process, jump to Method 2 to do it automatically.

1) On your keyboard, press the Windows logo key  and R at the same time, then copy & paste devmgmt.msc into the box and click OK.

2) Locate and double-click on Display adapters (aka. Graphics cardVideo card).

3) Right-click on your flavor of Intel graphics card driver (Intel(R) HD Graphics 4000, in my case) and click Update driver.

4) Click Search automatically for updated driver software

5) Depending on whether Windows provides you a driver update:

  • If yes, then follow the on-screen instructions to update the driver and skip the rest of the steps. Then restart your computer for the changes to take effect.
  • If no, and instead you got the message The best drivers for your device already installed, then you might have to continue with the following steps. CLEARLY the message isn’t true and Windows can fail its job in keeping up with the manufacturer’s latest graphics drivers (hence the error igfxEM Module has stopped working).

6) Go to Intel’s official website, check out the Support section for driver downloads.

7) Enter the model of your Intel graphics card and search for results.

8) Click the first result to make sure you download the latest version.  Be sure to choose ONLY drivers that are compatible with your variant of Windows system versions.

9) Download the file and install the driver.

10) Restart your computer and hopefully the annoying message has gone by now. 🙂

Method 2: Update my Intel graphics card driver automatically (Recommended)

If you’re not confident 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 the Scan Now button. Driver Easy will then scan your computer and detect any problem drivers.  

3) You can upgrade to the Pro version and 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.

You can also click Update to do it for free if you like, but it’s partly manual.

4) Restart your computer and hopefully you won’t be greeted with the igfxEM Module has stopped working error.


That’s it – 3 methods to update your Intel graphics card driver. Hope it solves your igfxEM Module has stopped working error and feel free to comment below if you have any further questions. 🙂


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