Win32k.sys BSOD in Windows 10/7 [SOLVED]
If you keep getting random blue screens with this win32k.sys (with stop code driver_irql_not_less_or_equal, page_fault_in_nonpaged_area etc.) error, you’re not alone. Many users have reported the same.
But luckily they’ve solved this woe with the 3 fixes below. So read on and check them out…
3 fixes for win32k.sys
All the fixes below work in Windows 10 and 7. Just work your way down the list until you find the one that works for you.
One of the common causes of this win32k.sys blue screen of death(bsod) issue is a corrupted/outdated driver in your system. It can be difficult to put finger on which one is offending our system so we need to update ALL the drivers available to help resolve the situation.
There’re two ways you can update your device drivers — manually or automatically:
Update your drivers manually – To troubleshoot the issue, you can update all available drivers manually ONE BY ONE until you pin down the exact driver at fault. Firstly you’ll have to go to the manufacturer’s website, search for the most recent correct driver for the devices. Be sure to choose only drivers that are compatible with your variant of Windows system versions. Then download & update them all by yourself.
Update your drivers automatically – Updating all the drivers manually is no picnic. If you don’t have the time, patience or computer skills to update your drivers manually, you can, instead, do it automatically with Driver Easy. 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):
- Download and install Driver Easy.
- Run Driver Easy and click the Scan Now button. Driver Easy will then scan your computer and detect any problem drivers.
- 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and click Update All to automatically download and install the correct version of ALL the drivers that are missing or out of date on your system.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.
- Restart your computer and see if the blue screen and crashing problem disappears.
This should solve your bsod win32k.sys in your Windows 10/7 issue. But if it persists, don’t worry – there’re two more fixes for you to try.
System File Checker (SFC) is a handy feature in Windows that helps scan your system files and repair missing or corrupted .sys files that are causing our system the blue screen error. To run the SFC scan:
- On your keyboard, press the Windows logo key and type cmd. Then right click on Command Prompt and click Run as administrator.
Click Yes when prompted to confirm.
- In the command prompt window, type sfc /scannow and press Enter.It’ll take some time for the SFC to replace the corrupted system files with new ones if it detects any, so please be patient.
- Restart your computer and see if it works fine ever since.
Another culprit for this win32k.sys error is the potential disk errors on our hard drives. So we can run a disk check to see if it fixes the issue.
- On your keyboard, pressthe Windows logo key and E at the same time, then click This PC.
- Right-click on Local Disk and click Properties.
- Click the Tools tab > Check.
- Click Scan drive.
- Follow the on-screen instructions for Windows to detect and fix the errors found.
- Restart your computer and see if your computer works without fail now.
That’s it – top 3 fixes for your win32k.sys bsod in Windows 10/7 problem. Hope this helps and feel free to drop us a comment if you have any further questions.