Windows has a long history with blue screen errors, and even with its latest operating system, Windows 10, you may still encounter an occasional BSOD error. Blue screen of death error messages are some of the most annoying Windows issues since they happen so randomly.
They seem to only happen when you are working on something important, you may not have the chance to save it before BSOD occurs. In this case, it is important to ensure that your computer is working properly all the time so that it won’t affect your productivity.
One of the most common error codes on a BSOD is a WHEA uncorrectable error on Windows 10.
The WHEA (Windows Hardware Error Architecture) uncorrectable error usually occurs when there’s an issue with your hardware drivers, temperature, corrupted system files, and in worst cases, faulty hardware. Today, we are going to show you a few tips and tricks on how you can fix this kind of issue on Windows 10.
Let’s get started.
Method 1: Update Windows 10.
The first thing to do when you are having issues with Windows is to try and check for an update. It is possible that the current version of Windows 10 already has problems in the first place and Microsoft might roll out a newer version to address the issue.
To update the current version of Windows 10 on your computer, follow the steps below.
1. On your computer, press on the Windows key on your keyboard to open the Start Menu.
2. After that, click on the Gear icon to open Windows Settings.
3. Next, inside Windows Settings, click on Update & Security.
4. Lastly, Windows will automatically check for an update. Follow the on-screen prompts to download and install the update on your computer.
After updating, restart your computer and try to use it normally to see if the issue would still occur after updating the version of Windows.
Method 2: Check Your Ram.
In some cases, the WHEA uncorrectable error also occurs when your computer memory is not seated properly on the RAM slot. If you know how to work around computers, you can try opening your computer case to access the motherboard. Then, carefully remove the RAM sticks on your motherboard and wipe its contact point with alcohol and cotton.
After that, put back the memory on your motherboard’s RAM slots and turn on your computer normally. Now, try to use it for a couple of minutes to see if the WHEA blue screen error message would still occur after cleaning your memory.
However, if you are still having problems with the WHEA error message after checking your RAM you can proceed to the next method below to try and fix the issue on your computer.
Method 3: Run CHKDSK.
Windows Check Disk is a built-in tool on Windows 10 that lets you scan system files on your computer and automatically attempt to repair any issues found. It is possible that some of your system files got corrupted during use or while updating the Windows operating system.
To run Windows Check Disk, follow the steps below.
1. On your computer, press on Windows key + S and search for Command Prompt.
2. Now, click on Run as an Administrator to launch Command Prompt with administrative privileges.
3. Lastly, inside Command Prompt type chkdsk /r and hit Enter.
Now, Windows Check Disk will attempt to repair all the broken files on your operating system. Wait for the process to complete, then restart your computer and use it normally to see if the WHEA blue screen error would still occur.
Method 4: Reset BIOS Settings.
Another possible cause of the WHEA uncorrectable error message on Windows 10 is stability issues. If you have overclocked your computer and did not tweak the settings correctly, it can cause stability and temperature problems on Windows 10.
To fix this, you can try resetting your BIOS settings so that the system overclock that you have set would be restored back to its default settings. Check out the steps below to guide you through the process.
1. First, make sure that your computer is completely powered off. Then, press on the power button to turn it on and tap the DEL key on your keyboard repeatedly until the BIOS settings appears.
2. After that, go to the Exit tab on your BIOS Settings.
3. Lastly, load the default configuration of your BIOS and save the changes.
Now, start your computer normally and check if the WHEA uncorrectable error message would still appear on your computer after removing overclock settings on your BIOS.
On the other hand, if you are still experiencing issues with Windows 10 after resetting BIOS you can try doing the next method below.
Method 5: Update Your Drivers.
Corrupted and outdated drivers can also be the culprit when it comes to blue screen error messages on your computer. Drivers are essential for your operating system to communicate with the hardware devices that are connected to your computer.
To check for an update on your drivers, follow the step-by-step guide below.
1. On your computer, press on the Windows Key + S and search for Device Manager.
2. After that click on Open to launch the Windows Device Manager.
3. Next, click on each of the devices installed on your computer to expand it.
4. Lastly, right-click on the driver installed on your computer and click on Update Driver.
Now, repeat the process until all of the drivers on your computer is updated. After updating the drivers, restart your computer and use it for a few minutes to check if the issue would still occur.