Kmode_Exception_Not_Handled BSOD error (Win 10, 8 & 7)

Kmode_Exception_Not_Handled BSOD error that can cause Windows-based operating systems to restart or shut down abruptly. The stop error, also known as Blue Screen of Death (BSOD), indicates that the error handler is not able to catch the exception generated by a Kernel-mode program. The error may occur in Windows 10, 8, and 7.

The error may occur for a number of reasons including a faulty hardware device, incompatible driver, recently installed software, or conflicting system devices.

Staff Asked on March 9, 2018 in Microsoft Windows.
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Solution 1. Update or reinstall Driver

Kmode_Exception_Not_Handled Blue Screen of Death (BSOD) Error possibly due to out of date, corrupt or incompatible hardware driver. Try to update your drivers, such as graphics driver or LAN port / WiFi adaptor. To update a driver, see options below. 

Option 1. Update driver using Device Manager

  1. Right-click Windows Start and select Device Manager.
  2. Look for the drivers, right-click it and select Update driver.

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  3. Then select Search automatically for updated driver software

Option 2. Update using an Installer

  1. To check Windows version, click Windows Start or Windows key + S key, then type System Information and press Enter key.
    Check for OS Name and System type.

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  2. Go to the official brand website of the Hardware.
    Example: An image for the official website for Nvidia GTX 750 Graphics card driver.

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  3. Download the compatible driver for your Window version.
  4. Install the driver.

If you’re experiencing Kmode_Exception_Not_Handled Blue Screen of Death (BSOD) Error, before Windows start-up, you might need to insert your Windows installer DVD or bootable USB,  to access Safe Mode. In Safe Mode driver will be disabled. If you successfully access Safe mode without a Blue Screen of Death, it confirms driver or hardware problem.

While in Safe mode, uninstall all drivers that could possible caused BSOD. You could uninstall it, in the device manager or, go to the Control Panel and uninstall the driver there. To access Safe mode, see options below.

Option 1. Access Safe Mode using Installation CD/DVD or USB (Windows 10, 8, and 7)

  1. Insert the Windows installation CD/DVD or USB. 
  2. For Windows installation CD/DVD: A message will appear “Press any key to boot from CD or DVD…”, press any key to boot from the Window installation CD/DVD.
    For Windows installation USB: Boot to your Windows installation USB.
  3. A window will appear to select your Language, Time and keyboard, and click next.
  4. Click Repair your computer.

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  5. Click Troubleshoot ==> Advance Option ==>Start up Setting ==> Restart.

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  6. Select Safe mode or Safe Mode with Network.

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  7. Access Control Panel and uninstall the drivers.
    Access Device Manager and uninstall the drivers.

Option 2. Access Safe Mode using the Automatic repair (Windows 10 and 8)

Automatic repair appears when your PC underwent BSOD three times. When you are in the Automatic repair, you could access Sade Mode by following the instruction below.

  1. Select Troubleshoot ==> Advance Option ==>Start up Setting ==> Restart.
  2. Select Safe mode or Safe Mode with Network.
  3. Access Control Panel and uninstall the drivers.
    Access Device Manager and uninstall the drivers.

Option 3. Press F8 before Windows Boot Up (Windows 7)

  1. Restart your PC.
  2. After the BIOS boot-up continuously press F8.
  3. In Advance Option select Safe Mode.

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  4. Access Control Panel and uninstall the drivers.
    Access Device Manager and uninstall the drivers.
Staff Answered on March 11, 2018.
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Solution 2. Uninstall newly installed Software

“Kmode_Exception_Not_Handled BSOD error” may appear but rarely when a newly installed application is having an issue. Please uninstall the application.

  1. Go to Control Panel, using the search bar in Windows Start.
  2. In the Control Panel window, select Uninstall a program.
  3. Look for the newly installed software then right-click and select uninstall. 
Staff Answered on March 11, 2018.
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Solution 3. Roll Back Windows 10

Kmode_Exception_Not_Handled BSOD  might be caused by the Windows update. Some of the drivers might be incompatible with the latest Windows update. Try to roll back your Windows 10 and see if it fixes the problem. Steps are provided below.

Step 1. Access Safe mode

See solution 1 how to access Safe mode.

Step 2. Roll back Windows 10

  1. Click Windows Start, type Settings and then press Enter key.
  2. Click Update & Security and then click Recovery.

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  3. Below the Go back to the previous version of Windows 10, click Get started.
  4. Then a window will appear, please let it load.

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  5. Then check For another reason, and then click Next.
  6. Click No, thanks ===> Next ===> Next ===> Go back to earlier build.
  7. The process might take long, please wait.
  8. Optional: When the Windows has rolled back to its previous version, reinstall your graphics driver.
Staff Answered on March 11, 2018.
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Solution 4. Test your hardware

Kmode_Exception_Not_Handled Blue Screen of Death (BSOD) error could also be due to a failing hardware in your system unit. To confirm, make sure you have installed the correct driver because it could be a driver issue only. The remove all USB devices connected to your PC, including the graphics card, LAN card, WiFi adaptor, printer, and recently installed hardware. It could be the caused. If the issue persists, check each hardware on your PC. Before doing a test, make you have cleaned your hardware, reconnect and check all cables for burn, and reset the BIOS (see steps below).

To reset BIOS

  1. Turn off your Computer.
  2. Open the case.
  3. Locate the CMOS battery of the motherboard and remove it for at least three minutes.

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  4. After reseating the CMOS battery, turn on the computer.
  5. Restore the BIOS to default settings. 

After resetting the BIOS, test your hardware one by one. See some hardware test below.

Check the Fan

  1. Clean the CPU fan from dust
  2. Connect the CPU fan cable properly.
  3. Test if the CPU is running. 

Test RAM/Memory

To test your RAM/Memory, see this link here.

Test Hard Disk Drive

  1. Insert the Windows installation CD/DVD or USB.
  2. For Windows installation CD/DVD: A message will appear “Press any key to boot from CD or DVD…”, press any key to boot from the Window installation CD/DVD.
    For Windows installation USB: Boot to your Windows installation USB.
  3. A window will appear to select your Language, Time and keyboard, and click next.
  4. Click Repair your computer.
  5. Click Troubleshoot ==> Advance Option ==> Command prompt. Type in chckdisk /r, then press Enter key and wait until the process is finished.

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  6. If you encounter any error report such as the image above, consider replacing your HDD. 

Remove the Graphics card

Remove the graphics then run the PC. If no error was found while the graphics card is detached, the graphics card might be faulty.  While the graphics card is detached, remove the graphics driver, reconnect the graphics card and then install the driver again. If the error still exists, connect the graphics card to another PCI-E slot. If an error appears, warranty the graphics card. If error disappears, the motherboard 1st PCI-E slot might have a problem.

Staff Answered on March 11, 2018.
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Solution 4. Reset Windows 

If the caused of “Kmode_Exception_Not_Handled Blue Screen of Death (BSOD) error” could not be determined. Try restoring Windows 8 or 10 to its default settings using the guide below or watch it here on YouTube.

  1. Click Windows Start, type in Reset this PC and press Enter key.
  2. In the Settings window, click Get Started.
  3. In the Reset this PC window select from the follow below
    Keep my files: If you want to keep your personal files.
    Remove everything: Restoring Windows to default and all files will be deleted.
  4. If you select Keep my files, click Next and then click Restart.
    If you select Remove everything, select Only the drive where Windows is installed and then select Remove files and clean the drive.
  5. The process may take time, please wait until it is finished.
Staff Answered on July 19, 2018.
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Solution 6. Reinstall Windows 

If all the hardware is in good condition, or you replace an HDD due to defect, please install a new Windows. It is possible that the error is due to your Windows system components, resulted in “Kmode_Exception_Not_Handled Blue Screen of Death (BSOD) error.”

YouTube video tutorials are provided below;

For Windows 7 see link here.
For Windows 8 see link here.
For Windows 10 see link here.

  1. Insert the Window installation DVD or USB.
  2. A message will appear “Press any key to boot from CD or DVD…”, press any key to boot from the Window installation CD/DVD or USB.
  3. A Windows will appear, select your language, time and keyboard, and click Next.
  4. Click Install Now.
  5. Click I accept the terms of the license, and then click Next.
  6. Click Custom (Advanced).
  7. Select the partition, and click Delete. NOTE: Delete all partition.

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  8. Select the Unallocated space and click Next. NOTE: If you want to define the size, click new, set the size and then click Apply. 
  9. Click ok to confirm.
  10. Wait until the installation process is finished.
Staff Answered on July 19, 2018.
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