Solved: Critical Process Died BSOD Error in Windows 10

Fixed: Critical Process Died BSOD Error in Windows 10

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Dec 03, 2020 • Filed to: Windows Computer Solutions • Proven solutions


Have you booted your computer recently only to find an error prompt on a blue screen with this message "Critical Process Died Error"? Do not be alarmed as this error is not unique to your system. This error is a common one others have had to deal with and we want to show you how to address this issue to get your system functioning again just like before.

Overview of Critical Process Died Error

If you experience this error it means that your system has stopped working due to some of the following reasons.

There are so many causes of this kind of error and pinpointing the exact cause can be very difficult but there are ways to fix the error though. Here are 9 solutions for resolving a Critical Process Died Error

How to Fix the Critical Process Died Stop Code?

There are so many troubleshooting steps but here are 9 of them

1. Run a Device and Hardware Troubleshoot

Running a troubleshoot is the quickest and easiest way to solve this problem. To run a device troubleshoot, go to setting and navigate to Update and Security – Troubleshoot. Select hardware and devices and click "Run Troubleshooter". It takes only a few minutes to troubleshoot for errors. When completed the scan will give you a report if errors were found and will provide you with quick fixes.

2. System file checker

You can also run the system file checker tool. This utility tool is a solution provider for diverse issues related to Microsoft Windows. Although file checker does not always solve all issues but it is worth the try when looking for a solution to a BSOD error. To run file checker open Command prompt as admin and search for "cmd".  Click the result and run as an administrator.

Open the command prompt and type this key "sfc/scannow". Press Enter. When the process is complete, a list of problems if found will be displayed with steps on how to resolve them.

3. Perform an Anti Virus Scan

If the error was caused by a malware infection, an anti-virus scan will reveal it. You can download any third party anti-virus software to perform a quick scan. If a virus is detected, the anti-virus will eliminate it so your device can function well again (It is important to make sure that your device is protected using an anti-virus software at all times?

4. Use the DISM Tool

If none of the methods listed above work, run the Deployment imaging and servicing management tool to repair corrupted images.

As an administrator, open Command prompt. Once open, type this code "DISM/Online/Clean-Image/Restore health. Press Enter

The process takes between 10-30 minutes so you will need to be patient. After the scan, restart the device.

5. Update system drivers

An outdated driver may cause this type of error to occur. You can't be so sure so updating drivers may fix the problem.

6. Uninstall recently downloaded updates

In a situation where you noticed the error soon after downloading a recent update, consider uninstalling it to see if the issue will be resolved. To do this,

Open Settings and navigate to Update and Security- Windows Update- History- Uninstall updates. Choose the exact update you want to uninstall by clicking the Uninstall button.

7. Clean Boot

Another option you can explore is to perform a clean boot. Clean boot mode uses few drivers and programs so it may work. To clean boot your device,

8. Restore system to a previous state

Try taking your device back to its previous state with the Restore tool. You can only use this tool if the creation of a restore point was enabled before the stop code started. To use the Restore tool, Open Settings – Update and Security – Recovery - Reset this PC – Get started – Keep Files.

From this point follow the instructions on the screen to restore the system to the original state.

9. Update Computer BIOS

Finally, you can update the computer BIOS and see if it works. Different devices have different processes on how to update their BIOS so you will need to follow the instructions unique to your device to get this done.

Tracing the exact cause of a Critical Process Died BSOD Error is almost impossible but with any of these solutions provided, we are sure that at least one of them will fix the error and get your system running again.

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