How To Easily Fix BSOD "SYSTEM_SERVICE_EXCEPTION" Error On Windows 10?
Blue Screen of Death (also known as a blue screen or BSoD or a STOP error) is an error screen displayed on a Windows computer system after a fatal system error, also known as a system crash: when the operating system reaches a condition where it can no longer operate safely or Windows must stop completely. It usually appears when Windows encounters a critical error and it cannot recover. There is a number of blue screen types and it also depends on the version of Windows operating system.
Blue screens are generally caused by problems with your computer’s hardware or issues with its hardware driver software. At this point there is only one thing that you can do - to restart your computer, but if there is some programs with their data open, Windows won't be able to save it. But there is one thing that will be definitely saved: Windows automatically creates a file called “minidump” that contains information about the crash and saves it to your disk. You can view information about minidumps to help identify the cause of the blue screen. However, a minidump file does not contain as much information as a full crash dump file, but it contains enough information to perform basic debugging operations.
If you are reading this article most probably it is because you got the "SYSTEM_SERVICE_EXCEPTION" error on your computer. This error could show up on any Windows operating system, just in a different visual approach. This can be a software, hardware, firmware or a driver problem. There is more than one reason why you could get this error and usually it means that there is a driver (or drivers) which is configured incorrectly or that there is some damaged registry on your operating system. Other reasons for this error could be: malware or virus infection, damaged or deleted files after installing software related to Windows controllers, damaged RAM (Random Access Memory), hard disk error (or errors) etc. In most cases this error contains the name of the file that caused the system crash.
In this article we are going to show you how you can fix this "SYSTEM_SERVICE_EXCEPTION" error by using our provided methods. Try out these methods one by one and see which one helps you to fix this error.
Table of Contents:
- Check Your Disk For Errors
- Update Your Graphics Drivers
- Run Windows Troubleshooter
- Run Memory Diagnostic Tool
- Disable/Remove Third-party Antivirus
- Video Showing How To Fix "SYSTEM_SERVICE_EXCEPTION" Error
Check Your Disk For Errors
It is always a good idea to periodically check your disk for errors. There is a built-in tool in Windows tool to check the integrity of disks. It examines disks and corrects many types of common errors. You can run this tool from the command line or through a graphical interface. To run it from the command line, open Command Prompt, type "command prompt" and right-click on the "Command Prompt" result, select "Run as administrator" from the drop-down menu.
In Command Prompt window type the "chkdsk C: /f" command and press Enter on your keyboard. Replace "C" with the letter of your hard drive if it is not the C: drive you want to scan (or your Windows operating system is on another drive) on your computer. The "chkdsk C: /f" command detects and repairs logical issues affecting your drive. To repair physical issues, run the "chkdsk C: /r" command as well.
Update Your Driver Graphic Drivers
A graphics (video) driver is the software that allows your operating system and programs to use your computer graphics hardware. Updated graphics drivers are important and often deliver better performance. Driver updates typically provide bug fixes and compatibility with newer software.
This "SYSTEM_SERVICE_EXCEPTION" error might be caused by outdated, faulty or incorrect drivers. In this case, you need to get updated/new drivers for your hardware. There is an easy way to do this automatically with Snappy Driver Installer. You will need a computer with a working internet connection in order to download it.
Snappy Driver Installer (SDI) is a powerful free driver updater tool for Windows that can store its entire collection of drivers offline. Having offline drivers gives Snappy Driver Installer the ability to have access to fast driver updates, even if there is no active internet connection. Snappy Driver works with both 32-bit and 64-bit versions of Windows 10, Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista, and Windows XP. Drivers are downloaded through Snappy Driver Installer in what are called driverpacks, which are just collections (packs) of drivers for various hardware like sound devices, video cards, network adapters etc. It can also show duplicate drivers and invalid drivers and it separates the updates that require you to restart your computer so it would be easier to distinguish them from the rest. You can download Snappy Driver Installer from here.
You can also update your drivers manually but you will need a computer with a working internet connection or to have your drivers in USB drive. Go to your device manufacturer website and download the latest driver for your graphics card, copy that driver into your USB drive. Go to Device Manager (type "device manager" in Search and open it). Expand your video hardware device section, select your driver and right-click on it, then choose "Update Driver".
You will be asked how do you want to search for drivers and given two options - to search automatically for updated driver software and to browse your computer for driver software. Choose the option which suits you the best and follow the instructions.
Alternatively, you can uninstall the driver by choosing "Uninstall device" and let Windows install drivers for you the next time you start Windows. Ensure that the "Delete the driver software for this device" checkbox is marked when uninstalling the device.
Run Windows Troubleshooter
Windows includes a number of troubleshooters designed to quickly diagnose and automatically resolve various computer problems. Troubleshooters cannot fix all problem, but they are a good place to start if you encounter a problem with your computer or operating system. To start troubleshooting, go to Settings and type "troubleshoot", select "Troubleshoot" from the list.
Find "Blue Screen" under "Find and fix problems" and select it, click "Run the troubleshooter" and follow the instructions. Restart your computer when finished troubleshooting.
Run Memory Diagnostic Tool
This "SYSTEM_SERVICE_EXCEPTION" error message might appear due to a problem with your Random Access Memory (RAM). If your RAM is failing, then you should consider replacing it, but you need to be sure that this is where the problem exists. There is a built-in Windows tool called Windows Memory Diagnostic. We recommend that you run it to see if there is a problem with your computer memory. To open Windows Memory Diagnostic tool, type "memory" in Search and click on the "Windows Memory Diagnostic" result.
You will be given two options: restart your computer now and check for problems immediately or check for problems the next time you start your computer and let it do a scan before loading the Windows operating system. Choose which option suits you. This tool will report you if there are any problems with your RAM.
Disable/Remove Third-party Antivirus
It is possible that your third-party antivirus is causing this "SYSTEM_SERVICE_EXCEPTION" error on your Windows operating system. We suggest you to disable it temporarily to see if this helps to get rid of the error. If thats solves the problem, then you know what to do: disable your antivirus permanently or remove it from your computer. Before doing so, try to check if your third-party antivirus is updated. If it is updated and you are still getting the "SYSTEM_SERVICE_EXCEPTION" error then we recommend you to use a built-in Microsoft's Windows Defender.
We hope that at least one of the solutions helped you to fix the "SYSTEM_SERVICE_EXCEPTION" error on your Windows and now you can use your computer without any system crashes.
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