It’s the middle of the day, and just when you’re about to open your computer, a blue screen jumps up, saying that you’re having the KMODE_EXCEPTION_NOT_HANDLED problem. Frustrating as it seems, this problem can be fixed easily. Below we’ll show you how to do that step by step.

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4 fixes for Kmode_Exception_Not_Handled 

Here are four fixes for you to try. You may not have to try them all; just work your way down until you find the one that works for you. 

  1. Disable fast startup 
  2. Update faulty drivers
  3. Uninstall problem software / drivers
  4. Check for hardware compatibility
  5. Repair damaged system files
You’ll need to be logged into Windows on the problem computer to try any of these solutions. If you can’t log into Windows, power on and off your PC 3 times to perform a hard reboot and restart it in Safe Mode, then try these solutions.

1: Disable fast startup

To fix the Kmode_Exception_Not_Handled error, you can try to disable fast startup. Follow these steps:

1) On your keyboard, press the Windows logo key and R at the same time. Type control panel and click OK

2) Select to View by Large icons and click Power options

3) Click Choose what the power buttons do

4) Click Changed settings that are currently unavailable

5) Untick the box next to Turn on fast startup (recommended). Click Save changes to save and exit. 

6) There you go. See if the Kmode Exception Not Handled error is gone now. 

2: Update faulty drivers

Installing incompatible or faulty device drivers will also trigger the Kmode_Exception_Not_Handled error and a variety of PC issues. To keep your drivers up and running and prevent similar BSOD errors, you could update the drivers following the methods below:

Manual driver update – You can update your drivers manually by going to the manufacturer’s website for them, and searching for the most recent correct driver. Be sure to choose only drivers that are compatible with your Windows version.

Automatic driver update – If you don’t have the time, patience or computer skills to update your video and monitor drivers manually, you can, instead, do it automatically with Driver Easy. Driver Easy will automatically recognize your system and find the correct drivers for your exact hardware devices, and your Windows version, and it will download and install them correctly:

1) Download and install Driver Easy. 

2) Run Driver Easy and click the Scan Now button. Driver Easy will then scan your computer and detect any problem drivers. 

3) Click the Update button next to the mouse driver to automatically download and install the correct version of this driver (you can do this with the FREE version). Or click Update All to automatically download and install the correct version of all the drivers that are missing or out of date on your system (this requires the Pro version – you’ll be prompted to upgrade when you click Update All).

4) Check to see if the Kmode_Exception_Not_Handled error is gone. 

3: Uninstall problem software / drivers

Whenever your PC runs into problems, the very first thing you should do is to check for all the recent changes you’ve done to the computer.

For example, if you’ve just added a new hardware piece to your computer, and the Kmode Exception Not Handled error occurs, you can remove the hardware piece to see how the computer works. Or if you’ve recently downloaded a new program or updated your device drivers, uninstall them or remove them completely to test. 

To remove the suspected faulty programs, follow the steps below: 

1) On your keyboard, press the Windows logo key and R at the same time to open the Run command.

2) Type appwiz.cpl and press Enter

3) Click the program that you suspect to be the culprit and click Uninstall.  

4) When you finish uninstalling the programs, restart your computer and see if the error appears again. 

4: Check for hardware compatibility

If the Kmode_Exception_Not_Handled error frequently occurs after you upgraded your gig it’s likely the hardware is incompatible with your operating system. You could check the official documentation provided by Windows to learn more details about the hardware compatibility. 

5: Repair damaged system files

BSOD errors like Kmode_Exception_Not_Handled may indicate that critical system files on your PC are missing or damaged. To identify what’s the exact problem with your system and fix it, you could run an in-depth scan of your computer with Fortect.

Fortect is a professional system repair kit for scanning and fixing various computer issues. By comparing your system to a healthy one, this tool can repair missing or damaged system files, detect privacy vulnerabilities, and remove potential malware and viruses.  It’s much like a fresh reinstallation of Windows but keeps your programs, user data, and settings as they are.

1) Download and install Fortect.

2) Open Fortect and click Yes to run a free scan of your PC.

3) Fortect will scan your computer thoroughly, which may take a few minutes.

4) Once done, you’ll see a detailed report of all the issues on your PC. To fix them automatically, click START REPAIR. This requires you to purchase the full version. But don’t worry. If Fortect doesn’t solve the issue, you can request a refund within 60 days.

So here are 5 simple fixes for the Kmode_Exception_Not_Handled error. Please feel free to leave a comment below if you have any questions or suggestions.

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