How To Recover Unexpected Kernel Mode Trap Windows 10

Windows 10 is one of the most trusted OS in the world developed by Microsoft. But, at the same time, many users face a common problem “Unexpected Kernel Mode Trap in Windows 10”. This is a certain type of error that triggers the Blue Death of Screen. The proper reason for this error is still unspecified. There are many causes behind this error. You can try out the certain fixes that are mentioned in the article.


Unexpected Kernel Mode Trap In Windows 10: Causes


We already mentioned that there are many reasons behind this problems. Follow the listed below.


  • Dust particles of components.
  • Faulty software or hardware.
  • Malware infections.
  • Corrupt system files.
  • Outdated drivers.
  • Installation of new software.

How To Fix Windows 10 Unexpected Kernel Mode Trap


Step 1- Clean The Dirty Parts

Windows 10 Unexpected Kernel Mode Trap error often seen on Windows 10 PCs. Many times this happens because of the messy scrap covering internal components. So, to clean your these components first shut down your device and disconnect all hardware.

If possible then pull out the cover of CPU and clean the messy stuff from the components.


Step -2 Diagnose New Software

We already said that the error of Windows 10 Unexpected Kernel can be caused after installing a new software. If you have recently installed new software or hardware then you can try to uninstall them then modify if the error problem still persists.

Step-3 Scan PC With An Antivirus

We are already told that this error also arises beacause of virus infections. So, the best solution is running a full scan of your PC with an antivirus.

Step-4 Run System File Checker

Corrupted Windows system files can also cause the ‘Unexpected Kernel Mode error’. However, Windows comes with a system file checker tool which can easily fix any corrupt files in a matter of seconds. You can use this system file checker to fix your windows corrupted files related issue.

At first, press the Windows Key+X together and select the option Command Prompt(Admin) from the generated list.

When a new page will appear type on this Command Prompt, type ‘sfc/scannow’ and hit the Enter button.

This will take a few seconds to complete. It scans for corrupted files trying to fix the Unexpected Kernel issue.


Step-5 Update Drivers

An outdated driver also can cause this error issue. A broken driver generally affects the connection between the hardware and the system. Outdated drivers are known to trigger the Windows 10 Unexpected Kernel Mode issues. So, you should update your old drivers to resolve such problems.

To update your driver you can choose any of these two steps which are listed below.

How To Update Drivers Manually

Press the Windows Key + R together to open Run. When a new box opens, type in ‘devmgmt.msc’ and click on OK.
Now the Device Manager windows will appear.
Go to the Arrow then click on it next to the device which drives you to want to update. This will show the drivers associated by using that device. Right click on the driver and select the option Update Driver.
When a new window appears, to go to this window and select the first option for finding the new version of drivers.
After searching the new version completes, Windows will ask you to update it.


How To Update Drivers Automatically


Go to the search bar on your desktop and type in ‘Control Panel’ then hit the Enter.

Click on ’View Devices and Printers’ from under the Hardware and Sound section.

Right click your PC and select Device Installation Settings option.

Select ‘Yes’ to automatically update the drivers.


We hope that this article will help you to resolve your error problem. Read this article carefully and use all these steps which are mentioned above. Here are 6 solutions to resolve your unexpected kernel related error issue. All these steps are very helpful don’t ignore any of them.

Nathaniel Villa
Nathaniel Villa