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How to fix error 0x0000001E: KMODE EXCEPTION NOT HANDLED on Windows

Error 0x0000001E: KMODE EXCEPTION NOT HANDLED indicates that the system error handler could not handle the exception generated by the kernel-mode program. It is mainly displayed as a blue screen error or a stop code. When this error occurs, the computer shuts down unexpectedly.

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Causes of error 0x0000001E

1. RAM module is damaged

The most common cause of this error is a damaged RAM module, which causes a read/write error. In this case, you should scan the system memory and replace the damaged RAM module.

2.Device drivers are broken or not updated

After updating or downgrading Windows, sometimes device drivers may be misconfigured, corrupted, or not updated to the latest version.

Error message

In addition, some newly installed software is not compatible with the computer or
Outdated BIOS can also be the reason for the “Kmode Exception Not Handled” error.

How to fix error 0x0000001E on Windows

The methods below apply to versions of Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1, and Windows 10.

1. Check RAM

If this error is caused by the RAM, check the RAM with the Windows Memory Diagnostic Tool. Refer to the article on 2 ways to check RAM and the most accurate way to check RAM errors on a computer.

Check RAM

If you can’t boot into your computer, you can use Easy Recovery Essentials’ Automated Repair tool to check RAM, HDD, and CPU from the boot CD/DVD.

Step 1. Download Easy Recovery Essentials.

  • https://neosmart.net/EasyRE/

Step 2. Burn the ISO image or create a recovery USB. Refer to the article How to create a USB toolkit to solve all computer problems.

Step 3. Boot into Easy Recovery Essentials.

Step 4. Select Automated Repair.

Step 5. Click Continue and wait for the automatic editing process to finish. It will then report problems found in the hard drive or RAM.

Check Ram by Easy Recovery Essentials tool

2. Update device driver

Refer to the article: 5 basic ways to update and install drivers for your computer.

3. Disable anti-virus software

In some cases, anti-virus software, backup programs, and remote control software can cause this error. Please disable anti-virus software or malware.

4. Check out new software

If the 0x0000001E issue is not brought on by a device driver that is incompatible with the hardware, you can search your computer for newly installed programs, attempt to delete them, and then restart the system.

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5. Update BIOS version

Try updating the BIOS to the latest version if none of the above methods help you resolve the “Kmode Exception Not Handled” error.

Updating the BIOS version is not straightforward and is not a commonly performed operation. As a result, the article warns you against using this approach unless you are a skilled computer user.

But if you think you can afford to try this solution, read the article: BIOS Upgrade Guide to learn how to update your BIOS to the latest version, then try again with the updated BIOS.

6. Disable corrupted and problematic drivers

It is possible that a corrupted driver is the cause of this error if you still have not resolved the “Kmode Exception Not Handled” error on your computer.

To detect such problematic drivers on your computer and disable them, you need to run Windows’ built-in Driver Verifier tool. How to do it in detail is in the article: How to use Driver Verifier on Windows 10.

7. Repairing the Windows 10 installation

If none of the methods have helped you to resolve the “Kmode Exception Not Handled” error up to this point, the last fix you can try is to repair your Windows 10 installation.

If you are afraid that installing Windows 10 will erase all system data, then you do not need to worry, as the installation repair process can also be performed, leaving all current files intact. In fact, the installation and repair hardly take much effort and time to perform.

Here is a quick overview of how to perform an installation repair on a Windows 10 computer:

– The first and most important step is to download the Windows 10 setup from this link.

– Now, click the Download tool now and download the file to your PC.

– In the next step, agree to the license and click the Create installation media for another PC option in the new window.

Click the Create installation media for another PC option in the new window
Click the Create installation media for another PC option in the new window

– Now, follow the on-screen instructions to complete the Windows 10 installation repair process.

We wish you success!

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