Fixed : Error Code 0x000000EF on Windows 10

Have you ever experienced BSOD (Blue Screen of Death) Have you ever faced error code 0x000000EFwhen you were using your laptop or computer? This is one thing is actually quite annoying. The value 0x000000EF is a bug check indicating that a critical Windows System process filed to run properly.

Error Code 0x000000EF
(Error Code 0x000000EF)

How to Fix Error Code 0x000000EF on Windows 10

When you experience the BlueScreen, the first thing you should try is to unplug all external devices like printers, Scanner, external HDD, and other external devices. Then start windows normally, this will fix the problem if a device driver conflict is causing this BSOD error.

If you are using a PC maybe this is caused by hardware, the first is RAM and Hard Drive. If you see one of the errors caused by this two hardware. for RAM try removing it and cleaning the dust around it and make sure the slot is also clean, then plug it back in the slot. And if the problem is from hard drive, make sure the connector to the motherboard is not loose.

If because of this BSOD windows 10 often restarts at startup, it is not possible to perform troubleshooting steps, We recommend booting into Safe Mode.

1. Uninstall Recently installed Software/Windows Update

If you encounter this problem after you install software or update windows, this can also be a BSOD problem, because it does not support the version of windows you are using. We recommend you uninstall the software whether this problem is resolved or not.
  • Press 'Windows + R' Button, and type appdwiz.cpl then OK to open program and features window.
  • Look for recently installed third-party Software, Right-click, and select uninstall.

2. Uninstall  Windows Updates

If this problem appeared after updating windows, maybe this could also be the cause. You can uninstall the update to see if the issue will be resolved this way.
  • Open Settings.
  • Open Update & Security and click Update History, then Uninstall Updates.
  • Highlight the update you want to remove from your system.
  • Then Uninstall at the top of the Window.

3. Reinstall Driver

Incompatible drivers are a common problem that occurs when getting bluescreen problems on Windows 10.
  • To check your driver status, on Start Menu find Device Manager and open it.
  • It will show all lists of installed Drivers.
  • Scan the list to see if any Drivers Have a yellow exclamation mark next to them.
  • If you find an exclamation mark, right-click on the Driver in question and select Update Driver.
  • Select 'Search automatically for updated driver software' and let windows download and install the latest drivers available to you.
Or visit the device manufacturer's website, Download the latest driver and install it on your device. We recommend that you update and reinstall the Display driver (Graphics), Network adapter, and Windows Audio Driver to the latest version.

4. Run DISM and SFC utilities

DISM (Deployment Image Servicing and Management) this tool was created to check, repair, and restore files caused by human error causing the bluescreen. Running DISM recovery command with System file checker utility is very helpful to fix most of windows 10 problems including different BSOD errors.
  • Open CMD with run administrator. Then type the command:
Dism /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth
  • Wait until 100% finished the scanning process.
  • After that, type command:
sfc /scannow
  • Then Enter to run the system file checker utility which scans for corrupted system files.
  • If found, the sfc utility restores them from the compressed folder located at %WinDir%System32dllcache.
  • Restart after completing the scanning process and check no more BSOD in your Windows 10 system.

5. System Recovery

If this problem happened recently, and you think it was caused by a program you installed. Then the last resort is to use System Restore. If the problem is caused by a program or a virus, then a system restore to an earlier point should be able to solve the problem for you.

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