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 This problem occurs because of outdated drivers, corrupted system files, GUI errors, and sometimes faulty hardware.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 on how 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.


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 SYSTEM_SERVICE_EXCEPTION error. But if the issue is still present, proceed to the next method.

Method 2: Check for Windows Updates

The next thing to do whenever Windows encounters a problem is to check for system updates. System files that are outdated could cause unexpected errors such as Error Code 43.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 on “Windows Update” on the side menu.


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

Step 4: Reboot the computer after windows finished 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 its logical integrity. It is designed to check for and repair errors on hard drives.

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

Command Prompt

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

run as Administrator

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

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


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 as well. Follow the steps below:

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

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

Memory Diagnostic

Step 3: A pop-up screen will appear that will ask 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 problem is resolved.

restart now

Method 5: Disable your webcam (for laptops)

Sometimes, webcams that are built into your laptop can cause 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 Windows key + S, search for “Device Manager” and open it.

Device Manager

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

disable Imaging Devices

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

Method 6: Check for Virus 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 Windows key + S and search for “Windows Defender” then run it.

Windows Defender

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

Scan now

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 error are listed below:

  • RAM
  • Hard Drive
  • Graphics Card
  • Motherboard
Shayne Sherman
Meet the author

Shayne is an expert at 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. He also enjoys spending time with his family, including his English bulldog, Fergie as well as entertaining at his home theater.