KMODE_EXCEPTION_NOT_HANDLED is an error that occurs whenever applications and software overwrite each other’s memory. This overwriting crash the software, resulting in the blue screen of death in some cases.
The KMODE_EXCEPTION_NOT_HANDLED error with the bug code 0x0000001E indicates that the generated exception can’t be caught by the handler.
There are mostly two things that cause issues, resulting in this error message, the first is hardware incompatibility, often being the case when you attach hardware to your Windows 10 machine that isn’t supported by the OS.
The second is a faulty device driver or some faulty system service that is either causing conflicts with the IRQ, memory, or BIOS. The Driver and/or service are often mentioned in the bug check message you get, and updating the BIOS helps to fix most BIOS incompatibility issues.
So how do you fix the Stop Code 0x1E: kmode_exception_not_handled on Windows 10 issue? Let’s take a look at some fixes that have been found to work for users.
Note: we imagine that you won’t be able to access your computer if you’re having this issue, so you’d need to use the Safe Mode when trying these fixes. To boot Safe Mode, press F8 or Shift + F8 as soon as your computer starts to boot >> you will see a list of options >> select Safe Mode with Networking, your PC should start Safe Mode.
FIX 1: Unstill Faulty drivers and System Service
This first fix will be for cases when the cause of the bug is a faulty driver, or system service causing conflicts with the BIOS, memory, and IRQ. To fix this, disable or remove any services and drivers that were recently uploaded to your computer if the error showed up either while installing or after installing a system service or driver. If the error showed during a startup sequence, confirm that the system is formatted with an NTFS file system, then use Safe Mode to disable the faulty driver in Device Manager.
Press Windows key+ R >> type Control Panel and Enter >> set to View by Category >> Select and Uninstall the faulty programs.
Note: To know the specific device that caused the issue, you can check the System Log in Event Viewer >> often, you will find additional error messages that help pinpoint the device or driver with issues. You could also run hardware diagnostics using tools like the memory scanner that came with your machine. You should also take note of your settings during your Windows setup as it’s been found that the error shows either during or after a Windows setup.
Fix 2. Stop Fast Startup
Another fix to try for the kmode_exception_not_handled issue will be disabling fast startup on your computer. Press the Windows key + R >> search Control Panel and Enter >> switch your View by to Large icons >> click Power Options >> on the left pane, click on Choose What the Power Buttons do >> select Change settings that are currently unavailable >> Deselect the box named Turn on Fast Startup (Recommended) >> Save Changes and Exit the window.
Fix 3. Update Faulty Drivers
While uninstalling drivers will fix this issue in some cases, we found that updating the drivers to their latest versions has helped in some cases, so you might want to try it whenever you are seeing the Stop Code 0x1E: kmode_exception_not_handled on Windows 10 issue. At the beginning of this article, we talked about how you’d find the earing drivers, but how do you update the drivers?
Press Windows Key + S >> type Device Manager in the pane and Enter >> find the earing driver and right-click on the driver >> select Update Driver >> select Search Automatically for the update >> it should find and update the latest, but if it doesn’t, you might need to check the PC manufacturer’s website for the latest driver, download, and choose to upload locally instead of searching automatically when you try to update the driver.
Fix 4: Update Network Driver
The kmode_exception_not_handled error is sometimes caused by your network adapter, you just have to search for these on the manufacturers’ website and upload them in Safe Mode. There are third-party repair tools, so if you’re either a newbie or you weren’t able to upload it, then you should use a third-party repair tool to make the process seamless.
Fix 5: Uninstall ON/OFF Gigabyte
If you’re seeing the kmode_exception_not_handled on Windows 10, try uninstalling ON/OFF Gigabyte, a program that is designed to work with USB power stations, but is incompatible with the operating system. You should use the IObit Uninstaller program.
Fix 6: Change the RAM
There is a very good chance that the cause of this issue, especially if the other fixes don’t work, is the RAM. Try using the windows memory diagnostic tool to check if this is the case. In the Windows search bar search for Memory Diagnostic and select >> choose Restart Now and Check for Problem >> wait for the scan to complete at the reboot >> you will see any memory-related errors, in the worst-case scenario, you might need to buy a new RAM.
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