Fix 0x000000EA Blue Screen Error in Windows 10

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11 September 2018 By karan

While many blue screen of death errors are due to damaged files, faulty drivers, or other specific system problems, some are caused by recently installed software. One such case is the error:

0x000000EA Blue screen error

Why

The 0x000000EA blue screen error is usually triggered when graphics-intensive software, usually a game, overloads the system graphics. The error occurs only when starting the application.



Here are some preliminary steps you can try before moving on to the actual troubleshooting:

1] A full system virus scan.

2] Perform a system disk cleanup.

3] Uninstall any recently installed suspicious software.

Try the following solutions to fix this problem:

1} Update your graphics card drivers

2} Check that the system fan is working properly

3} Run a CHKDSK scan

Solution 1] Update your graphics card drivers

1] Press Win + R to open the Run window and type the devmgmt.msc command. Press Enter to open the Device Manager window.

2] Expand the display card list and it will show the graphics card drivers. Right click and update them.

If it doesn't help, you can consider downloading the drivers from Intel Download Center for Graphics Drivers. If you check the list, the most recent drivers mention the list of recently released games they support, in case your game falls into that category.

3] Reboot the system.

Solution 2] Make sure the system fan is working properly

When we launch a graphics-intensive application, it loads the fan. Make sure the fan is working well and that there is nothing near the vent to allow for airflow.



If these solutions don't work, you may need to consider uninstalling the software to avoid the blue screen error in the future.


Solution 3] Run a CHKDSK scan

A CHKDSK scan checks the hard drive sectors for anomalies. This is the procedure for running a CHKDSK scan:


1] Look for the command prompt in the Windows search bar. Right-click on the icon and select Run as administrator.

2] Enter the command chkdsk: / f / r and press Enter.

3] On the next line, type Y when asked if you want to run CHKDSK or not.

4] Restart the system and the command will search for bad sectors on the hard drive, repairing them if possible.

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