How To Fix Kernel Security Check Failure in Windows 10/8/7

By | January 27, 2020

Fed up of seeing the Blue Screen of Death (BSoD)? Well so does the rest of us. This is an extremely annoying Windows Error. Kernel Security Check Failure Error is one of the main reasons that will result in BSoD. 

Causes of Kernel Security Check Failure Error

The following are some of the main causes of Kernel Security Check Failure

  • Damaged or Corrupted Hard Disk.
  • Corrupted Windows system files.
  • Outdated Drivers.
  • Memory problems.
  • Viruses.
  • Security Programs.

Among these, the most common is incompatible drivers. To be more specific if you have an older version and upgraded to Windows 8 and 10. Because the driver might work well for the previous version but not the current upgraded one. In such a case, the system will show this error. 

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Here are a few things via with you can identify the cause of the issue and fix this error. 

How To Fix Kernel Security Check Failure Error

Method 1: Boot into Safe Mode

  • Press Windows + R keys. The Run dialogue box will open at the bottom left corner of your display.
  • Type or paste: msconfig and hit Enter
  • Now go to the Boot option and select Safe boot and hit Enter
  • Select Restart. Your system will boot in Safe mode. 

Note: Usually, the Safe boot is done without an internet connection. If you want to do it with Internet Connection then select the Network option under the safe boot category.

If the Kernel Security Check failure disappears after booting, then check for the offending programs in your PC or uninstall and update the necessary drivers. 

Note: If the error still exists, it means something is wrong with the hard drive. You can also directly boot your PC from the desktop, then process the instructions to fix the Kernel BSOD error. If you can’t reboot PC on desktop, then try a hard reboot.

Hard Reboot:

  1. Press and hold the power button till the PC gets switched off. Then again press the Power Button to restart the PC.
  2. Repeat step 1 until you see Please wait appears. 
  3. Choose an option screen will appear, click troubleshoot.
  4. Select advanced options.
  5. Click on Startup settings > Restart > to boot your PC into the desktop. 

Method 2: Memory Diagnostic using System File Checker

Check the System files and bad sectors that cause Kernel Security Check Failure Error. 

Run System File Checker:

  • Go to the Windows search bar and type cmd.
  • Right-click on the Command Prompt and select Run as administrator.
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  • It will as for administrator permission, click yes.
  • Command Prompt will pop up, now type: sfc/scannow and hit Enter. 
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  • Once the scanning process completes, type exit to close. 
  • Go to the Windows search bar again and type memory.
  • Right-click on the Windows Memory Diagnostic and select Run as administrator.
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  • select ‘Restart now and check for problems’.
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  • After the restart, the OS will automatically check your RAM memory and show you the possible reasons for the BSOD error.
  • Reboot your system normally and check whether the Kernel Security Check Failure Error persists. 

Method:3 Scan and Fix Hard Disk Error

Check whether there is any error in the Hard disk.

  1. Go to the File Explorer >> This PC.
  2. Select the Hard Disk you want to check and Right-click on it.
  3. Go to properties >> Tools Tab>> Click Check

This will automatically check and fix the error. 

Method: 4 Update your PC/Laptop

Make sure that your PC has the latest Windows OS updates. Microsoft constantly rolls out updates in order to improve the system’s stability and fix various issues. 

  1. Go to the setting or simply type update in the windows search box. 
  2. Select Windows Update.
  3. Check for the updates. If there is any update, install the available updates.
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Method: 5 Restore PC

  1. First, you need Boot PC into Safe Mode (Refer Method 1).
  2. Go to the Control Panel > All Control Panel Items > Recovery
  3. Select Open System Restore > check to Choose a different restore point > hit Next.
  4. Select the exact restore point you have created and click Next.
  5. Allow executing the System Restore operation. 

Wait until the system restores the process completely. After that, the Windows system will be restored with the previous version. There will be no Kernel Security Check Failure Error after that. 

There are other methods to fix this error. But the above five methods we suggested here are checked and reliable ways to solve the Kernel Security Check Failure Error. Try them out and fix your PC. If you have any better suggestions, you can comment on us. 

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