IgfxEM Module has stopped working [SOLVED]

By Enya Zhang in Common ErrorsDriver Download Tags: Intel

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

The screenshots below are from Windows 10, but all the methods also work in Windows 7. You may not have to try all the methods, just browse through the list and take your pick:

  1. Update my Intel graphics card driver via Device Manager
  2. Update my Intel graphics card driver manually
  3. Update my Intel graphics card driver automatically (Recommended) 

Method 1: Update my Intel graphics card driver via Device Manager

Device Manager is surely a quick way to update our Intel graphics card driver since our Windows system automatically detects what graphics card we’re using and help us find one available. But there’s one niggle: it doesn’t necessarily have the latest version available. Still, let’s give it a go:

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 example)and click Update driver.

4) Click Search automatically for updated driver software

5) Your Windows will try its best to find the latest driver available for your flavor of Intel graphics card. Wait a bit and see if you’re provided with a driver update:

  • If yes, follow the on-screen instructions, skip step 6. Restart your computer and hopefully the error message IgfxEM Module has stopped working won’t pop up again.
  • If no, proceed with step 6.

6) You see the following result.

It means Windows can’t find you an up-to-date driver for your Intel graphics card. You might need to check other methods to get it.

Method 2: Update my Intel graphics card driver manually

If method 1 fails you, you can always get the latest version all by yourself. But it’ll need time, patience and certain computer knowledge. If you’re not comfortable playing with device drivers, or worrying about any risks in the process, you can jump to Method 3.

Steps 1-2 are to figure out what flavor of Intel graphics card your computer is using. If you already know, start with Step 3.

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) Double-click on Display adapters (aka. Graphics cardVideo card) and you can see the flavor of Intel graphics card your computer is using (Intel(R) HD Graphics 4000, in my example).

3) Go to Intel download center.

4) Type your flavor of Intel graphics card and click the search icon  .

4) Find out and click the right download link for your variant of Windows operating system. Usually a few download options will be listed but you might want to click the first result for the latest driver version.

5) Double-click on the downloaded file and follow the on-screen instructions to finish the install.

6) Restart your computer and hopefully the IgfxEM Module has stopped working message won’t show up again.

Method 3: 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) Click the Update button next to a flagged Intel graphics card driver to automatically download and install the correct version of this driver (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) 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. 🙂