Kernel Security Check Failure in Windows 10 [Fixed]

By Sophie Luo  Blue Screen Error   2 Comments
4 easy fixes for the Kernel Security Check Failure error in Windows 10

If you’re seeing the blue screen of death error Kernel Security Check Failure on Windows 10, don’t worry. Here are 4 ways for you to try. Just choose an easier way and follow the instructions step by step to fix the problem

  1. Undo recent changes
  2. Update available drivers
  3. Run Memory Diagnostic tool
  4. Scan hard disk for error
You’ll need to be logged into Windows on the problem computer to try any of these solutions. If you can’t log into Windows, power on and off your PC 3 times to perform a hard reboot and restart it in Safe Mode, then try these solutions. 

1: Undo recent changes 

One of the causes of the  blue screen error could be recent changes you’ve made to your system. If you’ve added new hardware or software to your system recently, remove them to see if the problem is fixed. 

2: Update available drivers

This blue screen of death error is very likely to be caused by incompatible drivers. You should verify that all your devices have the right driver, and update those that don’t. There are two ways you can get the right drivers for your hardware devices: manually or automatically. 

Manual driver update – You can update your device drivers manually by going to the manufacturer’s website for your hardware devices, and searching for the most recent correct driver for each. 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 EasyDriver Easy will automatically recognize your system and find the correct drivers for your exact video card and monitor, and your variant of Windows 10, 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 all flagged devices to automatically download and install the correct version of their drivers (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Or click Update All to automatically download and install the correct version of all the drivers that are missing or out of date on your system (this requires the Pro version  which comes with full support and a 30-day money back guarantee.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: Run Memory Diagnostic tool

If the above methods fail to help you solve the problem, you should check if your RAM is at fault. You can check the status of RAM by: 

1) On your keyboard, press the Windows logo key and R at the same time to invoke a Run command. Type mdsched.exe in the run box and press Enter

2) You could choose Restart now and check for problems(recommended) to check the status of your memory card right now, or choose Check for problems the next time I start my computer if you are too occupied now. 

3) You will be seeing this page showing the progress of the check and number of passes it will run on memory.

If you don’t see any error here, it’s likely that your memory card is not causing any issues. If error is detected, it is suggested that you exchange the current memory card for a new one.

4: Scan Hard Disk for Error 

Another cause of this blue screen error is faulty hard drive. You should check if you need to get your hard drive replaced: 

IMPORTANT: Please make sure you have closed all open programs and files before your disk check.

1) On your keyboard, press the Windows logo key and E at the same time. Click This PC

2) Right-click the hard drive that you want to check and click Properties.

3) Go to the Tools tab and click Check option.

4) If your hard disk drive is problem free, you will see the notification like this:

If you don’t see this notification, please consider buying a new hard disk drive to get this problem solved. 

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