kmode exception not handled windows 10

The KMode exception not handled error, or error code 0x0000001E usually occurs on Windows 10. It is accompanied by a Blue Screen Of Death (BSoD). BSoDs are considered to be a serious problem among PC users. It usually occurs due to a faulty hardware or driver and is a critical error that is not easily recovered from. In some cases, BSoDs can result in an infinite restart loop if not resolved.

kmode exception not handled windows 10


BSoD errors differ in looks based on what version of Windows you are using. They usually cannot be caused by regular apps, the reason is most definitely a deeper internal issue. They occur when Windows experiences a “STOP Error”. When this happens it creates a mini dump to store any crucial information regarding the crash and saves this file onto your disk.

Note: Windows will automatically restart the computer if it encounters a BSoD.

To view information and then troubleshoot BSoD errors on Windows, use the Action Center in Control Panel, under Security and Maintenance to check for any recommended solutions.

Windows 10 Blue Screen Troubleshooter

Opens the Blue Screen Troubleshooter via Settings > Update & Security > Troubleshoot and run it and see if it helps.

Disable Fast Startup

You may disable Fast Startup and see if that helps.

Visit the online Blue Screen Troubleshooters web page

Visit the Microsoft site to run the online Blue Screen Troubleshooter. You will see a simple wizard that will walk you through the process of troubleshooting Blue Screens.

You will first be asked – When did you get the blue screen error?

  • While upgrading to Windows 10
  • After an update was installed
  • While using my PC.

Select your options as and when they are asked, and hopefully, you will get the proper guidance on what needs to be done.

What causes the ‘KMode Exception not handled’ error?

This error can be caused by any of the following issues:

  • Faulty device drivers. This could be due to a recent Windows upgrade or downgrade, or a misconfigured, outdated or corrupt device driver.
  • Corrupt system software or services
  • Incompatible software applications
  • Malfunctioning RAM. A faulty RAM module that causes frequent read or write errors.
  • Other hardware problem
There are several ways to fix the 0x0000001E error. All may not work for everybody, so we have given below a set of options for you to try in order to fix your computer. Let’s start with the easiest method.

Disable Windows 10 Fast Startup

Fast Startup is a feature in Windows 10 that allows fast recovery from Windows hibernation and shutdown. However this does not eliminate any preexisting driver problems and will load them back on.

Steps to disable Fast Startup:

  • Open up the Control Panel from the Start menu.


  • Go to System and Security and then click on Power Options.



  • From the menu on the left, click on Choose what power buttons do.



  • Under Shutdown settings uncheck the Turn on Fast Startup.
  • Save changes and restart your PC.
  • This is a quick temporary fix, but if you are still facing the KMode exception not handled error, you will have to look into the more complex solutions given below.

This is a quick temporary fix, but if you are still facing the KMode exception not handled error, you will have to look into the more complex solutions given below.

Check your RAM

As mentioned above, this error could also be caused by a faulty RAM. This can be verified by using the Windows Memory Diagnostic Tool.
Steps to identify if there’s an issue with the RAM:
  • Search for “Windows Memory Diagnostic” in the search bar.

  • Right-click and run the Windows Memory Diagnostic as administrator.

  • Click on Restart now and check for problems.
  • During the PC reboot, wait for the scan to be complete.
If the scan results in any errors, this indicates a faulty RAM and there is a high probability that your RAM is what is causing the BSoD on your PC.

Another method to discover issues with your RAM is to use Easy Recovery Essentials.

Update device drivers

Installing the wrong driver, or configuring an incompatible version of the right driver can cause the error. So, it is essential to check and install the right version of the required driver. Refer to our post – Uninstall, Disable, Roll Back, Update Device Drivers for more information.


I am sure something here will help you. If this does not help you, there are some more tips to help you fix Blue Screen of Death in Windows 10 under different scenarios. If you need more detailed help, check out this detailed BSOD guide.

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