You may encounter blue screen of death due to ntoskrnl.exe. Else, It may cause other problems too. If you face BSOD for it, You may see a name ntoskrnl.exe+14dca0 or similar to this with the error code. But, Sometimes, You may not see that name. From XP to Windows 10, This is a very common problem. Anyway, You can repair this error easily, If you follow proper steps.
If your PC has any problem related to it, You will experience following things –
- High CPU Usage and overheating.
- Slow performance.
- Sudden BSOD problem.
- Finally, Getting the following message during boot up –
/system32/ntoskrnl.exe file is missing
Steps to Fix Ntoskrnl.exe Related Blue Screen Error:
Obviously every problem has solution. It has also some effecting methods. These also help you to fix ntoskrnl.exe corrupted or missing problem.
Method 1: Last Known Good Configuration
If you are using windows 7 or any earlier version of windows, You can follow this method. It is applicable when you can’t access your PC. After getting BSOD several times, You may find your PC can’t boot. It is just showing ntoskrnl.exe is missing. In that case, Restart your PC and continuously press F8 during boot up. You will see advanced boot menu. Select last known good configuration from there and press Enter. It will fix the temporary problem and you will be able to access your PC. But for permanent solution, You have to follow next methods.
Method 2: Update Drivers
Most of the times, Users face this problem after updating or upgrading windows. Because, Your existing drivers may not be compatible with latest windows build. That’s why, It may create many problems. In that case, I would suggest you to update all of your drivers. You can do it very easily from your device manager. To do it –
- Just press Windows Flag Key + R from keyboard.
- Type devmgmt.msc and press Enter.
- In device manager, You will get all of your drivers list. Just right click on any and select Update Driver Software.
- Then click on Search automatically for updated driver software.
Method 3: Run chkdsk
Many users found it helpful to fix BSOD related to Ntoskrnl.exe. To do it, You will need to open command prompt as administrator.
- Right click on start button and then click on Command Prompt (Admin)
- Type chkdsk /f and press Enter.
- Then type Y and press Enter.
- Your PC will be restarted and fix any disk drive related problem automatically.
It will also help you to repair the BSOD that was caused by ntoskrnl.exe.
Method 4: Run Memory Test
Actually, Blue Screen of Death can be a problem related to memory. So, I would like to suggest you to run windows memory diagnostic tool and check if there is anything problem with it. Then you can take further actions to solve RAM problem.
Method 5: Run SFC and DSIM Command
Running sfc command fixes missing or corrupted system files. It will help you to resolve ntoskrnl.exe related problem too. DSIM command also help so much. You can know details from here.
I hope, This article will help you to fix any BSOD problem related to ntoskrnl.exe. Else, This thread from microsoft answer may help you. To know other blue screen error solutions, You can search in XtremeRain.