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. Repair system files
  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This problem may occur if you are using the wrong or outdated device drivers.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3) Click Update All to automatically download and install the correct version of ALL the drivers that are missing or out of date on your system (this requires the Pro version – you’ll be prompted to upgrade when you click Update All).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: Repair system files

The win32k.sys BSOD issue could be caused by missing, corrupt or damaged system files on your computer. There are two ways you can repair possible issues with your system files:

  1. Repair & replace corrupt system files with Reimage
  2. Run SFC scan

Repair & replace corrupt system files with Reimage

Reimage is a tool specializing in Windows repairing. With Reimage, the preliminary will scan your computer’s operating system for virus, malware, missing, damaged, or corrupt files, then it removes all problematic files found and replace them new healthy files. It’s like a clean reinstall of your operating system, except that you won’t lose any user data and all programs, settings are exactly as they are before the repair.

Here’s how to use Reimage to run a Windows repair:

1) Download and install Reimage.

2) Open Reimage and click Yes.

3) Wait for Reimage to run a scan on your PC. The process might take a couple of minutes.

4) Once the scan finishes, you will get a summary of the issues found on your computer. If you need to proceed with the repair function, you’ll be required to purchase the full version.

The full version of Reimage comes with a 60-day money-back guarantee and full custom support. If you run into any problems while using Reimage, or if it doesn’t work for you, don’t hesitate to contact Reimage support team.

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

6) Check your computer to see if the win32k.sys issue has been fixed.

Run SFC scan

System File Checker (SFC) is a handy feature in Windows that helps scan your system files and repair missing or corrupted system files(including those related to BSOD). 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.


2) Click Yes when prompted to confirm.

3) 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.

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

5) Check your computer to see if the win32k.sys blue screen of death has been fixed. If yes, then congrats! If the issue still persists, please move on to Fix 5, below.


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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