How To Find Stop Codes And Fix Windows 10 Errors

Many times, Windows 10 suddenly crashes and your device ends up at a blue screen, also known as the blue screen of death, revealing that you have to restart your PC because it ran into a problem. There can be various reasons for the blue screen and eventually various errors. In this article, we will introduce you to stop codes and the methods to find these stop codes in Windows PC. You will also get to know various methods used in fixing the blue screen error in Windows 10 with the help of these stop codes.

What Are Stop Codes?

When your Windows crashes, it shows a hexadecimal code on the blue screen. These codes are known as stop codes where each stop code refers to a specific error. Hence, they can tell you the exact cause of the blue screen issue.

Whenever your system shuts down because of any critical error, your devices generates a specific stop code to inform you about the error found in your system. There are hundreds of stop codes, however, here are the few most common stop code errors which may occur in your system.

  • Memory Management 0x0000001A
  • System Service Exception 0x0000003B
  • Critical Process Died 0x000000EF
  • Unmountable Boot Volume 0x000000ED
  • WHEA Uncorrectable Error 0x00000124
  • System Config Info 0x00000074
  • Video Scheduler Internal Error 0x00000119
  • Critical Process Died 0x000000EF
  • HAL Initialization Failed 0x0000005C
  • Faulty Hardware Corrupted Page 0x0000012B
  • Inaccessible Boot Device 0x0000007B
  • Machine Check Exception 0x0000009C
  • Boot Selection Failed 0xc0000225
  • Windows Update Error 0x80070422
  • Windows Update Error 0x80070057
  • .NET Framework 3.5 0x800F081F
  • Windows Store Error Code 0x8000ffff

How To Find Stop Codes?

  1. Catch them at your screen: As soon as the blue screen or BSOD appears on your PC, note down the specific stop code mentioned at the bottom beside the bar code.
  2. Use event viewer from the administrative tools: Event viewer has certain information about any action or problem that has occurred in Windows. Use the following steps to find the stop codes.
  • Open Control Panel and click on administrative toolscontrol panel home
  • Click on event viewer at the administrative tools sectionevent viewer
  • Go to custom views in the event viewer and click on administrative events to check out your stop code errorsadministrative events

How To Fix Windows 10 Blue Screen Errors?

The BSOD can be either because of some recent updates or when you are using third-party software.

Follow the below-mentioned troubleshooting steps in order to try and fix the blue screen error.

Firstly, to enter the Windows Recovery Environment (WinRE), follow these steps

  1. Press the power button for 10 seconds to switch off your PC.
  2. Press the power button again to switch on your PC.
  3. As soon as the PC starts, press the power button for 10 seconds to switch off your PC.
  4. Press the power button again to switch on your PC.
  5. When Windows restarts, again press the power button to switch off your PC.
  6. Hold down the power button to switch on your PC.
  7. Let your PC fully restart to enter the WinRE environment.

Now follow these steps to enter safe mode.

  1. In WinRE mode, click on Troubleshoot > Advanced options
  2. Choose Startup Settings > Restart.
  3. After your device restarts, select 5 or press F5 to enter a safe mode with Networking.

Once your device is in safe mode, follow the below-mentioned steps to fix Windows 10 errors.

When BSOD Is Due To Recent Updates

  1. Open Control Panel and select Uninstall a program. control panel
  2. Select View installed updates on the left-hand side.installed updates
  3. Now choose Installed On to arrange your recent updates by their installation date.installed on
  4. Right-click the update which you want to uninstall & click on Yes.uninstall update
  5. To completely uninstall the update, click on Restart Now.

When Blue Screen Appears While Using The PC

Follow the below-mentioned steps to remove third party software after you enter the safe mode.

  1. Choose Settings  > System  > Apps & features.apps & features
  2. Choose Sort by name & change it to Sort by install date. Uninstall the third-party software you want to remove.sort by install date
  3. Restart your device.

If you’re still seeing the BSOD, try either of the three options to fix the errors

Rollback Third-party Drivers

  1. Open Device Manager from the search menudevice manager
  2. Choose the device that consists of the driver you want to rollbackchoose device
  3. Right-click the driver under the device & click on Properties.driver's properties
  4. Click on the Driver tab & select Roll Back Driver > Yes.roll back driver

Disable Third-party Drivers

  1. Open Device Manager from the search menu.
  2. Choose the device that consists of the driver you want to disable
  3. Right-click the driver under the device & click on Properties.
  4. Click on the Driver tab & select Disable device > Yes.disable device

Uninstall Third-party Drivers

  1. Open Device Manager from the search menu.
  2. Choose the device that consists of the driver you want to uninstall
  3. Right-click the driver under the device & click on Properties.
  4. Click on Driver tab & select Uninstall > OKuninstall third party

Final Words

These were the most reliable methods to fix the BSOD errors for Windows 10. Now that you know about these unexpected store exception errors and how to find those particular errors which are causing your device’s screen turns blue, follow the above-mentioned steps and fix your PC without any professional’s help.