Find the root of this issue with simple and easy-to-follow steps prior to it causing damage to your system.
The WHEA_UNCORRECTABLE_ERROR (Windows Hardware Error Architecture) basically presents itself when either your BIOS settings are configured wrongly or there is a component failure on your system.
Although the majority of the instances, the problem is hardware-related however, it is recommended to ensure that there is nothing wrong in the software aspect dealing with software-related problems is comparatively easier and is possible without professional assistance.
Utilizing the suggestions in this article to pinpoint precisely the problem and the best way to fix it. In addition, if your system is causing problems because of a software glitch The solutions listed can resolve the issue for you.
There are a variety of reasons the reason you’re experiencing the issue you may require a variety of solutions listed below to eliminate the issue from your computer. Before you begin solving the issue with this guide, you must be aware of the reasons the reason for why this issue is occurring.
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Why does the WHEA_UNCORRECTABLE_ERROR occur?
The WHEA_UNCORRECTABLE_ERROR is a critical error that if and when faced is capable of crashing your system if not resolved in time, and will reset itself. This is a typical bluescreen error that occurs when your computer shuts down to prevent data loss. However, the problem could result in the removal of your personal files and folders from your PC to restore function when it resets itself.
Although the majority of the time this issue is because of malfunctioning hardware within your system a few instances, it’s been discovered that it can also be caused due to driver compatibility issues, outdated Windows versions, or even the overclocking of processors.
In addition it is impossible to exclude an eventuality that malfunctioning hard drive, memory that is not working or a CPU that is not properly installed or any other issues with hardware can cause a WHEA non-rectable error.
It is important to note that overclocking the CPU may also cause this error. If you’ve experienced the error after overclocking recently reverse the process can instantly resolve the issue for you.
1. Make sure you have checked for bad sectors on your Hard Drive
The first and most important solution you could try is to look at and repair the problematic sectors of your hard drive by using the CHKDSK command. It’s simple, quick and doesn’t rely heavily on your involvement. Additionally it is possible to invoke the CHKDSK command is able to be executed through File Explorer as well as the Command Prompt. If you want to have greater influence over the
CHKDSK option, then you are able to use command Prompt.
To execute the CHKDSK command with the File Explorer, first, double-click the ‘This PC’ icon that is on the desktop. Alternately, use the Windows+E shortcut on your keyboard to launch the command as well.
Then, right-click the drive you want to examine and select the option ‘Properties’ in the contextual menu.
Select the tab ‘Tools’ in the Windows Properties window, then click the check button within the section ‘Error Checking’.
If there aren’t any errors in the driver, you may receive a notification from the system that states this. If you want to continue scanning process, select the option ‘Scan drive’ at the prompt. If not, click the cancel button.
The scan could take some time. Be patient as the process is running on in background. You are able to use the disk during the scan but not while you are fixing it. If you find any errors following the scan, you are able to decide whether you would like to correct the errors.
If there aren’t any errors then move to the next step.
2. Run Windows Memory Diagnostics
Windows Memory Diagnostics helps you identify and fix problems in your RAM. As we’ve said previously, there is an excellent chance that the problem is caused by an issue with your hardware. This can help you decide whether the problem is caused by faulty RAM is the cause of the problem.
To begin go into your Start Menu then type in Memory Diagnostics to perform a lookup for the. After that, in the results of your search select the ‘Windows Memory Diagnostics’ tab to continue.
On the Windows Memory Diagnostic’ window, click the ‘Restart now and look for issues’ tile to continue. This will instantly restart your PC and test the RAM installed for any errors that may occur at the time of booting your PC.
3. Uninstall a Recently Installed Update
If you’ve been experiencing issues after installing an update, removing it from your computer could solve the issue. It is easy to uninstall an update from your Settings application in the Windows 11 PC.
To go back to the earlier version of your operating system, first go into the Start menu, then select the ‘Settings’ icon to launch the Settings screen. If not, enter Settings into the menu and perform the search.
Then, in the Settings window, select the Windows Update tab located in the sidebar left, to proceed.
From the left part of the window, select then click the “Update history’ tile that is located under the section ‘More options.
On the Windows history’ page, scroll down to the bottom, and select the ‘Uninstall Updates tile, which is located in the ‘Related Settings section.
Then, on another screen look for the latest update that was installed, then click the uninstall button to continue. This will open an overlay window onto the screen.
In the overlay window Click on the Uninstall button to begin the process of rolling back the update.
After the rollback is complete the system will then restart. If it doesn’t, restart the system yourself. After it has restarted, check whether the issue has been solved.
4. Update or Install the Missing Drivers
A driver that is not up-to-date or missing could be among the reasons you’ve experienced this issue with your system. As updating and/or installing a driver to the system can be a very simple process, it’s worthwhile to try. You can also upgrade the driver from the Settings app or your Device Manager.
To update or install the driver using within the Settings app, first go towards the Start Menu and click on the icon tile ‘Settings’ located under the ‘Pinned applications section’ to proceed. Alternately, use the Windows+I keys together with your keyboard and launch the application.
Then, in the Settings window, select the Windows Update tab located in the lower left-hand sidebar, to move on.
From the left part of the window, select the ‘Advanced Options Tile’ that is located under the section ‘More options.
On another screen, you can scroll to the bottom and click on the ‘Optional Updates Tile’ that is located under the section ‘Additional options.
Then, find and click on the “Driver Updates tile to expand it. From the list of drivers available you can find the driver that is available and then click on the checkbox that is next to the specific item. Then, click the Download & Install button at the bottom of the page to begin the installation process of this driver.
You could also install the driver that is not installed using the device Manager. It’s a simple process. In addition, if you want to update or install multiple driver on the system at hand, then using the Device Manager is more efficient.
Then, go to the Start Menu and type in Device Manager into the search bar to perform a lookup for the. After that, in the results of your search you can click on the ‘Device Manager tile to launch the application.
NOTE: Just for showcasing the procedure, we will be updating the Bluetooth drivers. The similar procedure for other driver that are listed within the Device Manager.
Then, in the “Device Manager window, find and click on the downward arrow that is located before the category ‘Bluetooth. From the options that are expanded, select the Intel Wireless Bluetooth driver, and then right-click it to open the contextual menu. Then, select the option ‘Properties’ to continue. It will display a new display on the screen.
In the window that is opened separately You can see the current state of the driver for the hardware on your computer. If no driver is identified the window will say that it is. After that, click the button ‘Update driver’ located just below the “Device status” area.
If you’re trying to update an existing driver, simply click the tab ‘Driver’ in the upper part in the main window. After that, click on the button ‘Update driver’ located within the window to continue. This will open a new display on the screen.
In the window that is opened separately Click on the “Search automatically for drivers” option to let the Windows look for the most recent driver on Microsoft servers.
If your computer already has a driver update program then click the ‘Browse your computer to find drivers’ button to continue. This will bring up an File Explorer window on your screen, which you can use to navigate to and choose the driver package you want to update.
After the installation or update is completed successfully You may require restarting your computer to make the changes effective. It is possible to restart it via your Start Menu.
5. Disable External Audio Devices
A few users have been able to solve the issue by removing the external audio device on their system. Although this solution may be a little unconventional but it’s definitely worth a try.
Then, go into the Start menu, then select the ‘Settings’ tile that is located under the ‘Pinned applications section to proceed. Alternately, you can use the Windows+I keys together on your keyboard to accomplish this.
In the Settings window, ensure that you’ve selected the tab ‘System’ in the sidebar on left.
Then, in the right side in the windows, find then click the “Sound” tile to continue.
Then, scroll to the end of the page then click on the ‘More options for sound’ tile in the Advanced section. It will display a new display on the screen.
On the “Sound” window click on the listing that is not default for playback, and then click the option to disable it in order to continue. If there is multiple non-default list that is on your system, repeat the procedure for all of them.
6. Reset Your PC
If you haven’t been able to resolve the problem on your PC then the final option is resetting your computer. Luckily, you won’t lose your personal files or folders, but reset your computer will delete all programs you’ve installed, and restore all settings to the default settings.
For a reset on your PC go into the Start menu, and then click on the ‘Settings tile that is located in the ‘Pinned applications’ section. You can also type Settings into the search bar to conduct the search.
Then, in the Settings window, make sure that you’ve selected the tab ‘System’ in the sidebar on left.
In the right-hand side in the windows, you can scroll to find and click on the “Recovery” tile to continue.
On the ‘Recovery settings screen, look for the ‘Reset this computer tile, and then click the button ‘Reset PC’ located on the right side of the tile. This will allow you to continue. This will open a new display on the screen.
From the newly open window, click the ‘Keep my data to continue. If you want to delete all of personal data after resetting, select the option to delete everything.
In the next screen on the next screen, you’ll need to select a method of reinstalling the operating system on your device. Because there may be issues with the copy that is already installed on your system, it’s advised to click the option to download it via cloud.
NOTE: ‘Could download’ requires an internet connection that is active and can consume up to 4GB of data.
Then, Windows will list the settings you’ve selected. If you want to alter any of them then click the option to change settings.
If you decide to alter the settings then, on the next screen, you can decide not to restore the settings and apps by pressing the toggle switch under the ‘Restore installed apps option to change it back to the position of ‘No. You can also change from Cloud download to local installation by pressing the toggle switch under the “Download Windows?’ option to alter the method of installation. After you have adjusted it to your preferences Click on the button ‘Confirm’ to continue.
Then, in your main screen, simply click on the button ‘Next’ to proceed.
If your computer was recently updated and you receive an alert on your screen that states that you won’t be in a position to roll back the update once you have reset your PC. To continue, press the Next button.
Then, Windows will list out all the effects that reseting your PC can affect your system. Take a look at them and then click on the Reset button to begin the process of resetting.
WHEA_UNCORRECTABLE_ERROR is a critical error and should be resolved as soon as possible. Hopefully, these solutions provided in this article can assist you to resolve the issue in your computer.