If your computer doesn’t shut down cleanly, or it keeps restarting, Kernel Power 41 Critical Error may occur on your computer. It’s shown as the image below in Event log:
The error message is saying: The system has rebooted without cleanly shutting down first. This error could be caused if the system stopped responding, crashed, or lost power unexpectedly. Don’t worry. Usually this is an easy problem to fix. Follow the easy and quick solutions below.
Note: You’ll see we’re talking this error on Windows 10 and 11. But if you encounter this error on other Windows system, you can also try the following solutions to troubleshoot the problem on your computer.
How do I fix the Kernel-Power 41 Crtical Error?
Here’re 3 methods for your to try to fix this problem. Try the second method if the first one doesn’t work.
Method 1: Update all your available drivers
Mostly, the Kernel-Power 41 error is caused by the wrong device drivers on your computer, especially an old or corrupted sound card driver. So you can try to update all the available drivers on your computer to solve this problem.
There are two ways you can get the right drivers for your video card and monitor: manually or automatically.
Manual driver update – You can update your sound card driver or any othe device drivers manually by going to the manufacturer’s website for both your devices, and searching for the most recent correct driver. Be sure to choose only drivers that are compatible with your variant of Windows 10.
Automatic driver update – If you don’t have the time, patience or computer skills to update your device 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 devices, and your variant of Windows system, 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 any flagged driver to automatically download and install the correct version of that 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Or click Update All to automatically download and install the correct version of all the drivers that are missing or out of date on your system.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 which comes with full support and a 30-day money back guarantee. You’ll be prompted to upgrade when you click Update All.)
3) Restart your computer and check to see if it works fine.
Method 2: Change your power settings
Sometimes your power settings of your computer might also make the Kernel-Power 41 error appear. Go with the following steps to change your powerr settings:
1) Type power settings in the search box from the Start menu. Then click Power & sleep settings.
2) Click Change when the computer sleeps. Then Change advanced power settings.
3) Double-click Hard disk > Turn off hard disk after, then set to Never. Then double-click Sleep > Sleep after and also set to Never. Click OK.
4) Restart your computer and check to see if it works fine.
Method 3: Repair corrupted system files
If you are facing persistent issues and none of the previous solutions have proven effective, it is possible that your corrupted system files are to blame. To rectify this, repairing the system files becomes crucial. The System File Checker (SFC) tool can assist you in this process. By executing the “sfc /scannow” command, you can initiate a scan that identifies problems and repairs missing or corrupted system files. However, it is important to note that the SFC tool primarily focuses on scanning major files and may overlook minor issues.
In situations where the SFC tool falls short, a more powerful and specialized Windows repair tool is recommended. Fortect is an automated Windows repair tool that excels in identifying problematic files and replacing malfunctioning ones. By scanning your PC comprehensively, Fortect can provide a more comprehensive and effective solution for repairing your Windows system.
- Download and install Fortect.
- Open Fortect and run a free scan of your PC. Wait a few minutes, and it will give you a detailed report of your PC status.
- If Fortect detects any issues on your PC, click Start Repair to start the repair process.
Once finished with the repair, check if the error has been resolved.