“I got to my system about an hour ago and I tried starting windows as I have a deadline of a quotation to be submitted. In a nutshell, I’ve spent 12 minutes starting and rebooting my windows 10 HP… I have checked through the net but all the contents I’ve found only make me feel dumb as they are so techy I cannot apply them on my system. I will like to learn what the issue is, and how to resolve this issue by reading contents that are written in a simple, not-so-techy language, and to learn this fast too. Thank you”
KMode Exception Not Handled is a very common error with the windows 10 computer system, and although it can be utterly frustrating, it is quite easy to fix too. The error results in a restart loop where the computer system is constantly restarting. Most of the time, a faulty driver is all that is needed for your Windows 10 system to sink into the restart loop caused by the KMode Exception Not Handled error.
Continue reading to learn about the error, but if it’s the case that you have basic knowledge about the error and just want to get straight to fixing the issue, then you should skip the next section. But if you do not know so much about the error, you should go through the next section to understand the rudiments of the error and some of its causal factors.
What is Kmode Exception Not Handled?
Kmode Exception not handled is a situation when different applications on a computer overwrite each other’s memory and then cause errors or crashing software, and in more serious cases of a blue screen, it leads to a full system crash. This error is most times not so serious and can be solved with a simple reboot, but sometimes you run into a repeat of this episode.
What Are The Causal Factors of the Kmode Exception?
When discussing the issue of Kmode Exception Not Handled; the BSOD error, several factors can be tagged causal factors. But chief among these factors is having faulty, corrupted, or incompatible drivers. One in every three cases of Kmode Exception Not Handled is caused by faulty drivers. Another important causal factor is the presence of faulty and corrupted system files in your system. But basically, whenever there is an exception causing Kernel-mode programs, the error occurs.
How does the Kmode Exception not Handled Affect Windows 10 Computer Systems?
This particular error will make your computer restart each time you encounter it and in some cases, you might not be able to access Windows 10 at all. And in cases like this, you’ll have to fix this problem from Safe Mode.
Note! The solutions we found may also work for other errors that users reported such as:
How to Fix Kmode Exception not Handled
There are different ways to tackle the issue of Kmode Exception not handled. Especially with the fact that there are more than one factors that cause this error.
Solution 1: Disable Fast Startup
This is one of the numerous ways of solving the issue of KMode Exception Not Handled and it is by far one of the easiest too. The process is a 7-step repair process. Here are the 7 steps:
Step 1: Go to the Control Panel of the computer system.
Step 2: check out for the System and Security button and click.
Step 3: Here, you have to make a choice. Choose Power Options
Step 4: Click on “Choose what power buttons do”
Step 5: Just click on Change settings that are currently available
Step 6: We are almost there, now untick the box that reads Turn on fast start-up
Step 7: Lastly, save the changes.
You should give this a try and get your Windows 10 up and running in no time. You should however realize that the chances that this solution option will fix the system are not totally guaranteed. However, the chances that this resolve method will not suffice are very slim but just in case of this rx44 the unlikely event that it persists, there are other solutions you can try if you’re still getting the KMode Exception Not Handled BSOD in your Windows 10 operating system.
Solution 2: Update Your Drivers
This might seem pretty easy and straight forward until you start out. The popularly known causal factor of the Windows 10 KMode Exception Not Handled issue is the presence of corrupt drivers on the computer. So your best bet in solving this issue might just be to silence the triggers. Update them.
But in taking this route, you’ll have to be careful. There is the possibility that attempts at updating your drivers might result in the KMode Exception Not Handled BSOD. Unless of course, you do it in safe mode.
So here is the way out, while your computer is running its normal booting process, interrupt the process three times. To achieve this, turn on your PC and press the power button to turn it off before it finishes booting up. To ensure that you disrupt the booting process, long-press the power button for up to 4 seconds.
By the fourth time, you’ll attempt to boot your computer, it’ll have reset to automatic repair. This automatic repair will run a check on the computer to tell what the problem is and display the Automatic Repair screen.
Once your screen displays the Automatic Repair screen, then choose Advanced Options, and Troubleshoot.
After troubleshooting, go to Advanced Options, into Startup Settings, press the number 4 on your keyboard, and restart computer. Be at alert, when the system comes back on and is booting, just hit the number 4 key on your computer for it to boot up in safe mode.
If you made it to this point then you are in safe mode, so now follow these steps strictly:
Step 1: Simultaneously press the Windows Key and X.
Step 2: A context menu will pop up. Choose the Device Manager on the menu.
Step 3: Once in the Device Manager, look for Other Devices
Step 4: The device titled ‘unknown device’ is most probably the cause of the issue so right-click on the Unknown Device.
Step 5: Click on Update Driver Software
Step 6: Search automatically for updated driver software and wait.
Step 7: Once the drivers are updated, restart your computer.
This method is also a 7-step method but is more complicated than the first.
Solution 3: Use Driver Verifier to identify issues with Windows Driver
If for any reason you try all these given solutions and the KMode Exception Not Handled BSOD still persists then run a Driver Verifier. A Driver Verifier can help discover some BSOD issues. And once the particular windows driver issue has been verified, it then becomes easier to launch a solution strategy on the driver.
Solution 4: Uninstall faulty software
Having faulty software packages on your Windows 10 computer is a red flag and a causal factor of the blue screen error. So, after ascertaining that you do not have driver issues, uninstall any detected faulty software. To uninstall, go through the following processes.
Step 1: Go to windows via the Windows logo key, simultaneously press the key and button R, type in the control panel, and hit Enter.
Step 2: choose to view by category and click on the ‘Uninstall a program’ key
Step 3: Now, specify the software program that you intend to uninstall and click on the uninstall button. Repeat the process if there is more than one faulty software program.
Step 4: After uninstalling all the faulty software, restart your computer. After following through with all these procedures your computer system should be fine.
Conclusively, all of the mentioned solution strategies are quick and easy-to-use ways of tackling the KMode exception not handled error. If you try this and your Windows 10 computer still doesn’t come back on, then you might just need to install a new Windows 10 on your computer. Another way to go about it is to check out for the BIOS version. Using an old BIOS version might be the cause of the error. So having discovered this, update your BIOS. Note that your update is dependent on the motherboard the computer uses so before updating, google how to update your particular model.