Fatal bsod event detection error on Windows 10 PC

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Fatal Event Detection Error is a Blue Screen of Death (BSOD) error in Windows 10. This problem is commonly associated with faulty hardware or device drivers. Below, we take a look at various solutions to help you fix EVENT_TRACING_FATAL_ERROR.

Complete restart of the PC

Some users reported that performing a hard reset resolved the problem of the fatal event detection error. Here's how to do it.

Step 1: Press and hold the physical power button from your PC until it turns off.



Step 2: Disconnect the power supply and battery (if applicable) from the PC. Leave the PC like this for a couple of minutes.

3 pass: Reconnect the power supply or battery and turn on the PC.

Did this solve the problem?

Run the Blue Screen Troubleshooter

Use the Windows Blue Screen Troubleshooter to fix the fatal event detection error in Windows 10. Here are the steps:

Step 1: Open the Windows Settings application by pressing Win + me keys.

Step 2: In the Settings app, click Update and security option.

3 pass: When the new window opens, click Solve problems option in the left pane, then in the right pane, select the Blue Screen option and click Run the troubleshooter option.

Follow the onscreen instructions now and let the analysis run. After the scan is complete, restart your PC.

Disable Secure Boot

You can disable Secure Boot from your PC's BIOS menu to solve this problem. These are the steps:


Step 1: Open the Update and security window from settings application by following the steps provided in the method above.


Step 2: In the left pane, select the file Recovery option, then in the right pane, click Restart now button below Advanced startup section.

3 pass: When the PC restarts, it will enter Advanced startup mode.

There, click Solve problems.

So go to Advanced options.

Click on UEFI firmware settings.

Now, on the next screen, click on the file Restart button.

Phase 4: The PC will reboot and enter the BIOS setup screen. Research Safe Boot option and disable it. Save the changes and exit the BIOS setup. If you can't find the safe boot option, refer to your PC's motherboard instruction manual.

Once your PC has restarted and the problem is not resolved, try the next solution.

Disable controller health check

By disabling the driver integrity check on your PC, you can get rid of the fatal event detection error in Windows 10. Here's how to do it:

Step 1: Press the Home on your PC and type cmd in the Start Search box. In the search results, right-click Symbol of the system and select the file Run as administrator option.

Step 2: In the command prompt window, type the following command and press the key Log in key:



bcdedit.exe / set nointegritychecks on

When the command is successful, restart your PC and see if the BSOD error is still displayed.

Run the SFC scan

Follow these steps to run an SFC scan on your PC and check your system files.

Step 1: Open command prompt in admin mode by following Step 1 in the method above.

Step 2: Type the following command in the command prompt window and press the key Log in key:

sfc / scannow

Wait until the scan is complete. Now close the Command Prompt window and restart your computer.

Perform a DISM scan

If the above method did not solve the problem, you can try to run the DISM scan. There are two ways to perform DISM scan: 1) Standard DISM scan and 2) DISM scan using Windows installation media. Run the standard method first, then try the second method if you have Windows installation media handy.

Steps to perform standard DISM scan

Step 1: Follow the steps provided in the previous methods to open the command prompt in administrator mode.

Step 2: In the command prompt window, type the following command and press Log in key:

DISM / Online / Cleanup Image / RestoreHealth

After the DISM scan is finished, restart your PC and check if the problem is resolved.

Steps to run DISM Scan with Windows installation media

Step 1: Insert the Windows installation media (flash drive or CD) into the PC.


Step 2: Open Command Prompt in Administrator Mode; The steps are provided in the previous methods.


3 pass: Run the following commands from the command prompt. Press Enter after each command and wait for it to finish.

dism / online / cleanup-image / scanhealth

dism / online / cleanup-image / restorehealth

Phase 4: Now enter the command given below, but replace the X with the name of the drive that the Windows installation media is mounted on your PC. Check the What PC folder for the drive name.

DISM / Online / Cleanup-Image / RestoreHealth /source:WIM:X:SourcesInstall.wim:1 / LimitAccess

Let the command run and restart your PC once the process is complete and see if the EVENT_TRACING_FATAL_ERROR problem persists.

Run Chkdsk to check your hard drive

The fatal event detection error in Windows can sometimes be fixed by running a Chkdsk scan.

Step 1: Run the command prompt on the PC in administrator mode. Instructions are provided in the previous methods.

Step 2: Copy the command given below, paste it into the command prompt, then press the key Log in button.

chkdsk C: / f / r / x

Wait for the process to complete, which may take some time. Make sure you don't interrupt the process midway. When the review is complete, restart your PC.

Update device drivers

One of the ways to fix EVENT_TRACING_FATAL_ERROR is to make sure all device drivers on your PC are up to date. Follow the steps below to update the drivers:

Step 1: Open the Power User menu by pressing Win + X keys together. From the menu, select the file Device administrator option.

Step 2: In the Device Manager window, you will see a list of devices. Click on a device to expand it and view associated drivers. Now, right-click on a controller and select the file Update Driver option.

3 pass: From the new window that opens, click Automatically searches for updated driver software option.

The PC will start searching the Internet for the latest driver version. If available, you will need to follow the onscreen instructions to install it.

Repeat the same procedure for all device drivers on your PC.

If you want to skip the manual checking process for all drivers, try one of these driver update software for Windows. This software automatically updates outdated drivers for your PC.

Update Windows 10

If your Windows OS is not up to date, it may cause BSOD issues like Fatal Event Detection Error.

Step 1: Go to Windows settings application, then select the file Update and security option. The steps are provided in the Blue Screen Troubleshooter.

Step 2: In the new window that opens, go to the left panel and select the file Windows update option, then from the right pane, click Look for updates option.

Your PC will start looking for an update. If available, you will need to follow the on-screen instructions to perform the update.

Reset your PC

If your PC won't boot, you can try to restore your PC settings to a restore point in the past when your PC was OK with EVENT_TRACING_FATAL_ERROR. Note that this method won't work if you haven't created a restore point.

Step 1: Log into Windows Advanced repair mode. To do this, restart your PC and as soon as it starts booting and displays the PC manufacturer icon, press and hold the physical power button for about 5 seconds, until it restarts. Keep repeating this 3-4 times until your PC enters Advanced Repair Mode.

Step 2: Now go to Troubleshooting> Advanced Options> System Restore.

3 pass: The System recovery the option will open. Click on The next.

Phase 4: You will now see a list of restore points you may have created in the past. Select a restore point when the error doesn't concern you, then click The next.

Follow the onscreen instructions and wait for the reset to complete. This would solve the problem.

Automatic repair of your PC

Another solution you can try to get rid of the BSOD problem is to run a file Auto Repair. To do this, you'll need a Windows 10 installation CD or flash drive. Insert the CD / Flash Drive into your PC and reboot.

When the PC starts up, a black screen will appear; there, select the Windows installation CD / drive. Sometimes the screen for choosing whether to run installation media or start Windows normally may not appear. If so, keep pressing the button F11 o F8 while the PC starts up.

You will now get a blue screen. There, select Repair your computer.

So go to Troubleshooting> Advanced Options> Automatic Repair.

Follow the instructions now until the repair is complete.

Uninstall the problematic software

Some software, including antivirus software, has been reported to cause BSOD errors. Do you remember recently installing software after which the problem started to worry you? Delete them from your PC, restart your PC and then check for the error. You may also want to remove any antivirus software from your PC and then check if the problem persists. The ANtivirus software leaves traces of files and registry entries on the PC, so it is important to use the Antivirus Remover software to completely remove the Antivirus.

Check for hardware problems

You may also want to check your PC's hardware component for problems. Check that the components are inserted correctly into the slots. Check for RAM, network cards, sound cards, graphics cards, etc. to detect problems. Make sure you clean up the accumulated dust inside the CPU. Also, check if the fans are working properly. If you remember installing a new hardware component after which the problem started, reinstall it and if the problem persists, it may need to be replaced.

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