Fixing Blue Screen of Death: System Service Exception Error in Windows 10

Fixing Blue Screen of Death: System Service Exception Error in Windows 10

/ Shayne Sherman

Imagine working on a research paper due the next day, and your computer suddenly flashes a blue screen and shuts down. This is called a BSOD or blue screen of death error.

One type of error is the SYSTEM_SERVICE_EXCEPTION ERROR. This problem occurs because of outdated drivers, corrupted system files, GUI errors, and sometimes faulty hardware.

To guide you in fixing this problem, see the different methods below:

Method 1: Use Third-Party System Repair Tool (RESTORO)

Restoro is a program that analyzes your computer and automatically repairs issues on your PC that may cause the SYSTEM_SERVICE_EXCEPTION error.

Follow the steps below to download and use Restoro on your computer.

NOTE: These steps will require you to temporarily deactivate your anti-virus to prevent it from interfering with Restoro.

Step 1: Download and Install Restoro for free.

Step 2: Accept the license terms agreement by checking the “I Accept the EULA and Privacy Policy” to continue.

Step 3: After installing restoro, it will automatically scan your computer for the first time.

restoro scan

Step 4: You can view the details of the scan by expanding the “Details” tab.

Step 5: To fix the issues found, expand the “Recommendation” tab and choose between “Clean” and “Ignore.”

Step 6: Click on “Clean Now” at the bottom part of the program to begin fixing the issue.

Most of the time, Restoro will fix the problem on the SYSTEM_SERVICE_EXCEPTION error. But if the issue is still present, proceed to the following method.

Method 2: Check for Windows Updates

Whenever Windows encounters a problem, the next thing to do is check for system updates. Outdated system files could cause unexpected errors, such as Error Code 43. To check for updates, follow these steps:

Step 1:  Press the “Windows key” on your keyboard and click on the “Settings” icon.

Step 2:  Select “Windows Update” on the side menu.

windows update

Step 3: Wait for the system to check for updates and then download it.

Step 4: Reboot the computer after windows finish installing the update.

Method 3: Run Windows Check Disk

Try running a check disk scan using the command prompt. CHCKDSK is a system tool for Windows that scans system files and checks their logical integrity, and it is designed to fit for and repair errors on hard drives.

Step 1:  Press the “Windows key + S” and search for “Command Prompt.”

Step 2: Right-click the command prompt and run it as “Administrator.”

run command prompt administrator

Step 3:  A pop-up screen will appear asking if you want to allow the program to make changes on this device. Just Click “Yes.”

Step 4:  Type chckdsk in the command prompt and press enter on your keyboard.

chkdsk command

Step 5: Wait for it to finish and Reboot your computer.

Method 4: Run Windows Memory Diagnostic Tool

After checking the system files on your hard disk, check your RAM. Follow the steps below:

Step 1: Press the “Windows key + S” and search for “Memory Diagnostic.”

Step 2: Right-click on Memory Diagnostic and select “Run as Administrator.”

search windows memory diagnostic

Step 3: A pop-up screen will appear asking if you want to allow the program to make changes on this device. Just Click “Yes.”

Step 4: Select “restart now” and check for problems. Wait for the scan to finish and see if the issue is resolved.

windows memory diagnostic

Method 5: Disable your webcam (for laptops)

Sometimes, webcams built into your laptop can cause an SYSTEM_SERVICE_EXCEPTION error. Faulty webcam hardware may interfere with your display drivers, which causes the SYSTEM_SERVICE_EXCEPTION error.

Follow these steps to disable your webcam:

Step 1: Press the “Windows key + S,” search for “Device Manager,” and open it.

search device manager

Step 2: Look for “Imaging Devices” and Right Click on it. Select “disable” on the pop-up menu.

disable usb camera

Step 3: Reboot your computer and see if the SYSTEM_SERVICE_EXCEPTION error is solved.

Method 6: Check for Viruses and Malware

Computer viruses and malware can cause instability in your computer’s operating system. Checking for and removing viruses can fix the SYSTEM_SERVICE_EXCEPTION error.

Step 1: Press the “Windows key + S,” search for “Windows Defender,” and then run it.

search windows defender

Step 2: Click on scan now and wait for windows defender to finish checking your system for viruses and malware.

windows defender full scan

Step 3: Reboot your computer after the scan has finished and check if the issue is fixed.

If the problem is still there after trying the given solutions above, it may be related to faulty hardware. Bring your computer to a repair shop to diagnose the problem.

Some faulty hardware that can cause SYSTEM_SERVICE_EXCEPTION errors are listed below:

  • RAM
  • Hard Drive
  • Graphics Card
  • Motherboard

Final Thoughts

System Service Exception is a prevalent error on Windows 10. If you face this error, you can try one of the above methods. If none of the methods work, it is most likely due to hardware-related issues, and you should take your device to a professional.

Frequently Asked Questions

How to fix system service exception?

If you’re encountering a System Service Exception error, there are a few potential fixes you can try. First, you can try restarting your computer. If that doesn’t work, you can try running a System File Checker scan to check for and repair any corrupted Windows system files. Additionally, you can try updating your drivers and ensuring your Windows operating system is up to date. Finally, if you’re still encountering the error, you can try performing a clean boot of your computer.

What causes system service exception?

There can be several reasons for a system service exception error, but typically it is caused by a problem with either the hardware or software on the computer. Sometimes it can be caused by outdated drivers or by a corrupted file. In some cases, replacing the affected component or reinstalling the operating system may be necessary.

What is stop code: system service exception what failed: igdkmd64.sys?

The stop code system service exception indicates a problem with igdkmd64.sys, a driver file for the Intel Graphics Display Kernel Mode driver. This driver is responsible for managing your computer’s display and graphics settings. When it fails, it can cause your computer to crash or freeze.

When I play league of legends, i get a blue screen with error system service exception windows 10?

The blue screen with error system service exception windows 10 is a common error for many League of Legends players. There are a few reasons this error may occur, but the most common reason is that your computer’s graphics processing unit (GPU) is incompatible with the game. Another reason could be that your computer’s drivers are outdated or not correctly configured.

How to fix system service exception BSOD error 0x0000003b?

A system service exception error 0x0000003b can be fixed by following these steps: 1. Restart your computer in Safe Mode. To do this, press the F8 key while your computer is booting up. When the boot options menu appears, select Safe Mode. 2. Once your computer has booted up in Safe Mode, open the Device Manager. 3. Find the device causing the system service exception error in the Device Manager. For example, if your graphics card causes the error, it will be listed under Display adapters. 4. Right-click on the device and select Uninstall. 5. Restart your computer, and Windows will automatically reinstall the device. If the system service exception error persists, you may need to update the drivers for the device. You can do this by visiting the device manufacturer’s website and downloading the latest drivers.

How to use Windows driver verifier?

Driver Verifier is a tool that runs in real-time to examine Windows drivers’ behavior. If a driver on your computer behaves suspiciously, Driver Verifier will mark it so that Windows can take action. This action might be a simple warning or a complete blue screen error that forces Windows to restart. To use Driver Verifier, you must first enable it. To do this, open the Start menu and search for “verifier.” This should bring up the Driver Verifier Manager. Click “Create standard settings” and then “Select individual settings from a full list.” Enable every option in the list and then click “OK.” Next, you must select which drivers you want to verify. The best way to do this is to select “Automatically select all drivers installed on this computer.” This will ensure that all drivers are checked. Click “Finish” and then “Yes” to confirm. Driver Verifier will now be running in the background. It will monitor all drivers on your computer and take action if any of them behave suspiciously.

Why system_service_exception when playing plex?

There are a few potential reasons for this error, but the most likely one is that your computer’s graphics card is incompatible with the graphics settings you selected in the Plex media player. Outdated or corrupted drivers can also cause this error, so check for updates and reinstall any drivers causing the problem.

Shayne Sherman
Meet the author

Shayne is an expert on all things Microsoft Windows and computer security. As a Windows user of over 30 years, he has been featured on Business Insider, Yahoo, Tech Republic, Hacker Noon, Techopedia, and many other publications. Aside from entertaining at his home theater, he enjoys spending time with his family, including his English bulldog, Fergie.