How to Fix KMODE Exception not Handled


Again Blue Screen of Death! There are so many BSOD errors. KMODE_EXCEPTION_NOT_HANDLED is one of them. KMode mean kernel mode. So, It is also known as kernel mode BSOD of windows. It is one of the mostly seen issues for windows 10, 8, 8.1 users. Windows 7 users also may face it. Everyday, Thousands of peoples search for its working solutions on Google, Bing, Yahoo and other search engines. It’s true that all methods won’t work for everyone. So, I decided to give you the best methods to fix KMode Exception not Handled errors.  Any of these should work for you. Before that, We should know about it in details.


Why KMODE Exception not Handled:

This error can be caused by incompatibility of your hardware, firmware or any software. Anyway, These are the common things that cause this BSOD –

  • Any faulty or incompatible third-party software.
  • Incompatible drivers & hardware.
  • Incorrectly configured hardware.
  • Corrupted RAM or module.
  • Erased or damaged system files.

These are the most common reasons behind KMODE_EXCEPTION_NOT_HANDLED.

What you will Experience:

If your PC become affected by this unexpected blue screen error, You may see the following symptoms –

  • PC will be slowed down.
  • PC may be hanged on any stage for a few seconds even minutes.
  • Suddenly, BSOD will appear and shows the error message KMODE_EXCEPTION_NOT_HANDLED.
  • You may face this error when you try to run a specific programs.
  • When your PC shows you the error code, It will be restarted automatically.
  • Sometimes, It prevents you to login into your PC.

Sometimes, This error appears once temporarily and goes away automatically. But when it interrupts your frequently, Then it will be serious issue. You must take necessary steps to repair this windows BSOD.


This is a serious error. Microsoft is aware of it. Anyway, To solve this problem, You an follow these methods –

Method 1: Update/Rollback/Disable Problematic Driver

IT is mainly caused by the drivers problem. So, At first you have to focus on it. You need to find the problematic drivers and fix them. You also should find out some answers. Are you facing KMODE EXCEPTION NOT HANDLED after recent update of any of your drivers? Are your PC drivers up to date? This two answers may help you a lot. Because, You have to take steps according to your situation. Anyway, To find out problematic drivers, Follow the steps below –

  • At first Press Windows Logo + R to open RUN.
  • Now type devmgmt.msc and press Enter. It will open device manager.
  • You will see all of your drivers list on windows device manager. If you find any yellow sign next to any of your drivers’ name, You should know that’s the problematic driver.
  • Right click on it and select Update driver software.

yellow sign drivers update HD

  • Now click on Search automatically for updated driver software. It will find the latest version of that driver and ask your permission to install it. Just install it. It will fix that driver’s problem.

What if you are facing KMODE EXCEPTION NOT HANDLED right after updating a specific driver? It can be happened. Because the latest version of that driver has some problem or incompatibility issue with your system. In that case, You will have to rollback it to previous version. To do it –

  • Open device manager.
  • Double click on the desired driver name.
  • It will open that driver properties. Click on driver tab,
  • Then click on Roll Back Driver.

If none of these work for you, I would like to suggest you to disable that driver to heal this BSOD. To do it-

  • Open Device manager.
  • Right click on problematic driver name.
  • Select Disable.
  • You may be asked for permission to disable that driver. Just click Yes.
  • Done.

Method 2: Use Driver Verifier

Sometimes, Device manager may not show the yellow sign next to the corrupted drivers. So, It can be so tough to know which one is the main culprit. In that case, Windows has a built-in tool called driver verifier that can help you a lot. It lets you find out the problematic driver name. Troubleshoot Windows Problems this article can help you to know how to use this tool. Just read the 3rd part of this article. If you find any problematic drivers, Update or disable that from device manager.

Method 3: Check for RAM Problems

I already mentioned above that faulty RAM or its module can cause this BSOD error. So, I would like to suggest you to check for memory problems. To find out the errors with your RAM, Run Windows Memory Diagnostic. If you see there is error with your RAM or module, You have to fix it manually. But if you are not an expert, I must suggest you to get Computer Support from an expert or a technician.

Method 4: Fix Registries

Sometimes, Corrupted registries can cause this error. Though it is rare. Anyway, You can use third-party tools like CCleaner to fix corrupted registries.

Method 5: Update BIOS

You always should keep upto date your BIOS. This is not critical. But a simple mistake can ruin your full system. So be careful. You will find the instructions in your computer manufacture website.

Method 6: Update/Upgrade Windows to Fix KMODE EXCEPTION NOT HANDLED

If your PC is not up to date, Update everything of your PC. If you are not running latest service pack, Install or upgrade your service pack to latest one.

Method 7: Safe Mode (If you can’t access your PC)

Sometimes, You may not access your PC for this error. In that case, I would like to suggest you to boot into safe mode. You already know that how to do it. Anyway, Here are the instructions –

  • Restart your PC & Press F8 continuously when your Monitor shows the first text or logo.
  • Now you will see the advanced boot menu. Select Safe Mode by arrow buttons of keyboard.
  • Press Enter.

This method will only work for windows 7 or earlier versions of windows. But if you are running modern windows 10, 8 or 8.1, You have to follow the instructions from this article:

Method 8: Fix Damaged System Files

If none of these fix kmode exception not handled, You can try to fix corrupted system files. Because, Sometimes system files corruption can create blue screen errors on windows. To know how to do it, Read: Fix Corrupted System files.

Sometimes, All of these methods may fail to repair your problem. In that case, You can do a clean installation of windows. If you know any better solution, You can share with us.