While turning on your computer you may encounter a Blue Screen Of Death (BSOD) that shows the KMODE EXCEPTION NOT HANDLED error and it isn’t disappearing. Even if you restart your computer, this screen will appear every time and prevent you from logging in to your Windows.
If this is the case, then we know your frustration. But fortunately, there is an easy way to get out of this boot loop and you can fix this issue permanently using that method. The method is “System Restore” which has proven helpful for many users to fix this problem.
But, how do you perform System Restore if you can’t log in to your Windows? Well, that’s why we are here. In this article, we will show you how you can access the troubleshooting window from the KMODE EXCEPTION NOT HANDLED boot loop and fix the error. Let’s get started below.
Reasons Behind for KMode Exception Not Handled Error
The ‘Kmode_exception_not_handled’ error can occur due to various software and hardware-related issues. Here are the most common reasons for this error –
- Incorrect File Name: The suffix for the system file of the driver may have changed or corrupted. As a result, the drivers can’t detect the system file and can’t load Windows. Consequently, the ‘Kmode exception not handled ntfs.sys/netio.sys/ ndis.sys/ syntp.sys/ wdf01000.sys/ etd.sys/ tcpip.sys/ tppwr32v.sys/ usbport.sys/ igdkmd64.sys/ intelppm.sys/ iastora.sys’ error may appear.
- Faulty RAM: If the RAM is damaged or not detected by the system, then the ‘Kmode exception not handled RAM’ error may occur. It also happens if the RAM module is displaced from the slot or isn’t installed correctly.
- Faulty GPU: If the graphics card is displaced, damaged, and can’t be detected by the system, or, if the graphics driver is faulty then you might face the ‘Kmode exception not handled loop’ error.
- Too Much Overclock: If you overclock your components too far than your system can handle, then the ‘Kmode exception not handled overclock’ error may occur.
- Faulty USB: Due to a faulty driver, your USB ports may work incorrectly. So, if you have any device inserted into the ports, then it may interfere with loading the system and cause the ‘Kmode_exception_not_handled USB’ error.
- Problem with the Installation: If the Windows update is installed incorrectly or something occurs during the installation of the system file that interrupted the installation process, then the ‘Kmode exception not handled during installation’ error will appear.
Now, if the error is occurring due to hardware-related issues like faulty RAM, GPU, or overclocking, then you need to check the hardware physically or stop overclocking from the BIOS setup to fix this error.
But if you are encountering this error suddenly the day after you performed a Windows Update, faulty driver, or other software-related issues, then you can try the solutions below to fix this issue.
How to Fix KMODE EXCEPTION NOT HANDLED Boot Loop Error
According to the discussion from the reasons section, it is confirmed that this error is occurring due to a faulty graphics driver, driver, or faulty system file as you can’t access the Windows due to the KMODE EXCEPTION NOT HANDLED Boot Loop Error.
To fix this issue, you can do the following things –
- Access the Troubleshooting Utility
- Access Safe Mode
- Update or Roll-Back Graphics Driver
- Perform System Restore
- Factory Reset the System
Let’s start with the first and easiest solution below:
Solution 1: Perform Startup Repair
First, you need to get yourself out of the boot loop and repair the startup. For this,
Step 1: Hard power off your computer 3 times in a row to access the Troubleshoot Mode.
Note: If you can’t access the Troubleshooting Window, you need to burn the Windows Media creation tool ISO file to a DVD from another computer and insert that into your computer.
Step 2: From the “Choose an Option” window, navigate to Troubleshoot > Advanced Options > Startup Repair
Step 3: It will take a while to detect and fix things.
But if something like the picture below appears, then it means this solution hasn’t proved effective and you need to try another solution. In that case, select the “Advanced Option” option and move to the next solution below.
Solution 2: Access the Safe Mode
If you can access the safe mode, you can easily reinstall drivers or roll back the Windows Update. It will fix the KMODE EXCEPTION NOT HANDLED Boot Loop Error. For that, here are the steps to follow:
Step 1: On the “Advanced Option” window, select Startup Settings > and press F4 to restart your PC into the safe mode.
Once your PC starts in Safe mode, uninstall and reinstall the graphics driver from the device manager and roll back the previous Windows update by navigating Settings > Update & Security > Windows Update > View Update History > Uninstall Update.
But if you are unable to access the Safe mode, then bring the troubleshooting Window back by hard restarting the PC 3 times in a row and move to the net solution below.
Solution 3: Uninstall Updates
To uninstall the faulty driver or system updates,
Step 1: Go back to the Troubleshoot > Advance Option and choose Uninstall Update.
Step 2: Then select Uninstall Latest Feature Update first. If this doesn’t work, then try “uninstall the latest quality Update”.
Solution 4: Perform System Restore
If you have chosen a restore point already before, then this solution will surely fix this issue. Here are the steps to follow:
Step 1: From the Troubleshoot > Advance Options, select System Restore.
Step 2: Now, select a restore point before update and click Next.
Step 3: After that, click Finish, Yes, and wait until the process ends.
Step 4: Finally, click restart to finish the system restoration process and go back to the previous state of your Windows where there was no KMODE EXCEPTION NOT HANDLED error.
Option 4: Factory Reset
However, if there is no restore point to perform the system restore for your PC, then there is no option in your hand except to factory reset the PC. For that, follow the steps below:
Step 1: From the Troubleshoot windows, select Reset this PC.
Step 2: If you do not have any important files on your computer, you can perform a clean factory reset on your PC to fix the BSOD error. But if you have important files, then you need to select the “Keep my files” option.
Step 3: Wait until the factory reset process ends.
FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions and Answers)
How Do I Get Rid of The Blue Screen Error on Windows 10?
If you face a blue screen error on your Windows 10, you need to uninstall the latest update. For that, you need to open the Troubleshooting panel by hard restarting the PC 3 times and navigate to Choose an Option > Troubleshoot > Advance Option > Uninstall Update and choose Uninstall Latest Feature Update or Uninstall the Latest Quality.
What Causes Blue Screen Error?
The Blue Screen of Death (BSOD) error is caused by faulty drivers or sometimes issues with the hardware. However, some apps may crash, have flaws, or be incompatible with Windows which are also can be the reason for BSOD.
Kmode_exception_not_handled loop during boot is a common error that can be easily fixed if you have a restore point set previously to perform a system restore. If not, then the alternative solution to this issue is also mentioned in this article. Hopefully, you can fix this issue using any of these given solutions after reading this article. If this is the case, then don’t forget to mention the solution in our comment section below. Thanks for reading!
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