If you keep getting random blue screens with win32k.sys, don’t worry. It’s often not hard to fix at all…

3 fixes for win32k.sys in Windows 10, 7 and 8.1

Here are 3 fixes that have helped other users resolve the win32k.sys blue screen issue. Just work your way down the list until you find the one that works for you.

  1. Update your device drivers
  2. Run SFC
  3. Run a disk check

Fix 1: Update your device drivers

This problem may occur if you are using the wrong or outdated device drivers. So you should update your drivers to see if it fixes your problem. If you don’t have the time, patience or skills to update the driver 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 be troubled by the wrong driver you would be downloading, and you don’t need to worry about making a mistake when installing. Driver Easy handles it all.

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 steps (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3) Click Update All to automatically download and install the correct version of ALL the drivers that are missing or out of date on your system (this requires the Pro version – you’ll be prompted to upgrade when you click Update All).

You can also click Update to do it for free if you like, but it’s partly manual.

4) Restart your computer for the changes to take effect.

5) Check to see if the win32k.sys blue screen of death issue has been resolved. If yes, then congrats! If the problem remains, please move on to Fix 2, below.


Fix 2: Run SFC

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:

  1. 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.
  2. 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. 
  3. Restart your computer for the changes to take effect.
  4. Check to see if the blue screen problem has been eliminated. If yes, then great! If the problem persists, please try Fix 3, below.

Fix 3: Run a disk check

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. 

The disk error scanning takes only a few minutes. But once it detects any errors, the fixing procedure can take HOURS to complete. Make sure you have enough time set aside.
To do so: 
  1. On your keyboard, pressthe Windows logo key 
     
    and at the same time, then click This PC.
  2. Right-click on Local Disk and click Properties.
  3. Click the Tools tab > Check.

  4. Click Scan drive.
  5. Follow the on-screen instructions for Windows to detect and fix the errors found.
  6. Restart your computer and see if your computer works without fail now.

Hopefully you have successfully fixed the win32k.sys problem by now. If you have any ideas, suggestions or questions, please leave us a comment below. Thanks for reading!

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