December 20, 2018

How to Fix Win32kbase.sys BSOD error on Windows 10

How to Fix Win32kbase.sys BSOD error on Windows 10

How to Fix Win32kbase.sys BSOD error on Windows 10

Nothing is perfect, even on latest edition of Windows 10. Sometimes you face some errors in Windows 10 more spesifically BSOD / Blue Screen of Death. There are many number of BSOD errors you might have encountered and this post is about the file win32kbase.sys. 

How to Fix Win32kbase.sys BSOD error on Windows 10

This error can be encountered along with the following error messages:

A problem has been detected and Windows has been shut down to prevent damage to your computer. The problem seems to be caused by the following file: Win32kbase.sys.


Your PC ran into a problem and needs to restart. If you would like to know more, you can search online later for this error: win32kbase.sys.

STOP 0x0000000A: IRQL_NOT_LESS_EQUAL – win32kbase.sys
STOP 0x0000001E: KMODE_EXCEPTION_NOT_HANDLED – win32kbase.sys
STOP 0×00000050: PAGE_FAULT_IN_NONPAGED_AREA – win32kbase.sys.
Fixing this error is fairly straightforward.

Win32kbase.sys is a Windows OS Base Win32 Kernel Driver file. It's located in the System32 folder. If it gets corrupted or goes missing, your Windows 10 could face a BSOD. To fix this error, you can try the following 3 solutions:

1. Run Check Disk Utility

Run ChkDsk on your System Drive (C), using the command line, type the following command and click Enter from your keyboard. Now restart your computer.

chkdsk /f C:

2. Using System File Checker

Right-click on the Start button and click on Command Prompt and run it as Admin Privilages. Type the following command and then hit Enter. Restart your system after the scan is completed

sfc /scannow

3. Using DISM

You can use the Deployment Imaging and Servicing Management (DISM) tool to update the files and correct the problem. To run the DISM Tool, hit the WINKEY + X combination and click on Command Prompt (Admin).

Now enter the following three commands sequentially and one by one:

Dism /Online /Cleanup-Image /CheckHealth
Dism /Online /Cleanup-Image /ScanHealth
Dism /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth

Now you can wait and let these DISM run until they finish.


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