[Solved] Kernel Power 41 Critical Error on Windows 10

April Cai, in Common error Tags: Windows 10

If your computer didn’t shut down cleanly, or it restarts unexpectedly, Kernel Power 41 Critical Error may occur on your computer.  It’s shown as the image below in Event log:

Critical error means you must do some troubleshoot for your Windows 10. But no worry! Follow the solutions here to get rid of it!

Option 1. Update your audio drivers

In most cases, Kernel-Power error is caused by your misbehaving sound card driver. Whether it’s outdated, missing or corrupted, it’s very likely cause the error. In such case, make sure to update your audio driver please.

Press Windows key + X key together to open quick-access menu.
Click Device Manager to open it.

Find and expand Sound, video and game controllers dialog.
Then right-click on your audio driver to choose Update driver.

Click Search automatically for updated driver software.

Now Microsoft will detect the update for you automatically.

However, for some reasons Microsoft cannot always find the update for you. Thus if you receive the message: The best driver software for your device is already installed, please choose other methods to update the driver.

As for other methods, you can choose to download the latest driver from the manufacturer’s website manually. Or let Driver Easy help you.

You can try its Free version, and update your drivers one by one. Or you can update all your missing and outdated drivers automatically with just one-click with the Pro version.

No worry to try it as it comes with a no-questions-asked 30-day money-back guarantee and professional tech support 24/7.

Option 2. Change your power settings

Power settings may also cause the error.  Follow the steps below to change it to try to fix the error.

Type power settings in the search box from Start menu.
Then click Power & sleep Options to open it.

Click Change when the computer sleeps on the left.
Proceed to click Change advanced power settings.

On Power Options window, find and expand Hard disk > Turn off hard disk after, then set it to be Never.
Proceed to find and expand Sleep > Sleep after, then set it to be Never as well.
After it’s done, click OK to save your settings.

That’s it.

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