How to Fix Critical Service Failed BSOD on Windows 10

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Read this article to fix Critical Service Failed BSOD error message on Windows 10. We will show you multiple solutions for your PC.

Run the Windows 10 Startup Repair

If you're seeing the dreaded "Critical Service Failed" blue screen error on your Windows 10 machine, don't panic. In most cases, you can solve the error by running the Windows 10 Startup Repair tool.

To do this, boot your PC into the Windows Recovery Environment (WinRE) by following these steps:

  1. Restart your computer.
  2. As soon as your machine starts up, press the F8 key repeatedly until you see the "Please select an option" screen.
  3. Select "Troubleshoot."
  4. Select "Advanced Options."
  5. Select "Startup Repair."

If you're lucky, this will fix the issue, and you can boot into Windows 10 normally. If not, you can try running the "Automatic Repair" tool from the same menu. This will attempt to repair any corrupted system files that may be causing the BSOD.

Disable Drivers Signature Enforcement Startup Option

To do this, follow these steps:

  1. Restart your computer and press the F8 key before the Windows logo appears.
  2. When the boot menu appears, select "Disable Drivers Signature Enforcement."
  3. Windows will now boot without the drivers' signature enforcement. You can now install unsigned drivers.

If you still have issues, try the "Last Known Good Configuration" option. To do this, follow these steps:

  1. Restart your computer and press the F8 key before the Windows logo appears.
  2. When the boot menu appears, select "Last Known Good Configuration."
  3. Windows will now boot with the last known good configuration. You can now install unsigned drivers.

Run System Restore of Windows 10

System Restore is a Microsoft tool that lets you roll back your computer to a previous state. This is useful if you're having problems with your computer and need to revert it to a time when it was working properly.

To run a System Restore, follow these steps:

  1. Go to Start > Settings > Update & Security.
  2. Under the "Recovery" tab, click the "Get started" button under "Reset this PC."
  3. You'll be given two options: "Keep my files" and "Remove everything." Choose "Keep my files."
  4. On the next screen, choose "Troubleshoot > Advanced options > System Restore."
  5. Follow the prompts to choose a restore point. Make sure to select a restore point before you start having problems with your computer.
  6. Once the restore is complete, your computer will restart and should be back to normal.

Update Your Drivers

One of the most common causes of critical service failed BSOD is outdated or incompatible drivers. If you're using hardware that's not compatible with Windows 10, you may see this error. To fix this, you'll need to update your drivers. You can do this manually or automatically.

  • To update them manually, you'll need to find the correct hardware drivers and install them. This can be tricky, and creating a backup is always a good idea before you start.
  • To update automatically, you can use a tool like Driver Easy to scan your system and update your drivers automatically. Driver Easy will automatically recognize your system and find its correct drivers. You can then download and install them with a few clicks.
  • Either way, once you've updated your drivers, restart your computer and see if the BSOD error has been fixed.

Try to Run a Clean Boot on Your PC

A clean boot is when you start Windows with a minimal set of drivers and startup programs. This can help to fix problems caused by programs that start automatically when Windows starts.

To do a clean boot, follow these steps:

  1. Go to the Start menu and type "msconfig."
  2. Click on the 'Boot' tab and check the "Safe boot" option.
  3. Click "OK" and restart your PC.

Once your PC has restarted, you should insert any USB devices needed and then try to reproduce the BSOD error. If the error doesn't occur, one of the programs or drivers that's loading automatically is likely causing the problem.

You can then go back into 'msconfig' and uncheck the 'Safe boot' option to boot normally again.

How to Fix "Critical Service Failure BSOD" Error

If you're seeing the Critical Service Failed blue screen of death error on your Windows 10 OS (operating system) laptop, don't panic. This error can be caused by various things, including malware or software issues.

If you followed our article and you still couldn't fix the issue, then try these tips:

  • First, try restarting your laptop.
  • If that doesn't work, you can try running a malware scan.
  • If you think the issue is with a particular piece of software, you can try uninstalling and reinstalling it.
  • You can also try updating your drivers.
  • If you still see the Critical Service Failed BSOD error, contact your computer's manufacturer or a qualified technician for help.
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