Machine Check Exception Error in Windows 10 PC Fix

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The machine check exception error in Windows 10 is a BSOD (Blue Screen of Death) error that has worried many users. While the error clearly does not specify what the reason could be, it has been found that the problem is usually related to the system hardware or its drivers.

In this article, we bring you a number of solutions that users have reported to fix machine check exception BSOD error in Windows 10.

Update the device drivers on your PC

The above error may appear on your PC if the drivers installed on it are out of date, incompatible or not working properly. Therefore, it is important to keep your PC drivers updated to the latest versions. Here are the steps to update the device drivers on your PC:

Step 1: Press the Win + X keyboard keys to open the power menu. Here, select the file Device administrator option.

Step 2: A Device administrator , you will find a list of hardware devices connected to your PC. Click on any device in the list to expand it and view the drivers for that device.

3 pass: To update a driver, right-click on it and then select the file Update Driver option.

Phase 4: In the new window that opens, click Automatically searches for updated driver software option. Windows will now search your PC and the Internet for the latest driver version and install it if it finds it.

5 pass: In case the latest version is already installed, the screen shown below will appear. If a newer version of the driver is found, follow the instructions on the screen.

Once you're done with just one controller, you'll need to go through the same process for the other controllers as well.

The aforementioned process of manually updating all drivers can seem lengthy; If so, we suggest you use any of these Windows driver update software.

Running the BSOD troubleshooter

The built-in Windows 10 troubleshooter can scan your PC for various problems and fix them. The Machine Check Exception error is one of the problems that can also be resolved with the troubleshooter.

Step 1: Open the settings window on the PC by pressing the button Win + me keys together. There, scroll down and click Update and security option.

Step 2: The Update and Security The configuration window will now open. In the left pane of the window, select the file Solve problems option. Then from the right pane, scroll down and after selecting the file Blue screen click on the option Run the troubleshooter button.

Now, a new window will open where you need to follow the on-screen instructions to successfully carry out the process. If the troubleshooter detects and fixes any problems, restart your PC and see if the error message is still displayed.

Run an SFC scan

The Machine Check Exception Error in Windows 10 could be a problem due to corrupt or faulty files related to your PC hardware or drivers. To check for such files, it is recommended that you run an SFC scan on your PC.

Step 1: Go to the Start menu search box and type cmd. Now you will see Symbol of the system in the search result; right-click on it, then select the file Run as administrator option.

Step 2: This will open the file Symbol of the system in administrator mode. Here, write SFC / scannow e premium pulsating Log in button.

The SFC scan will start and search for damaged files that need to be repaired. Once the scan and repair processes are complete, close the Command Prompt window and restart your PC.

If the problem persists, try the next method.


DISM is a powerful Windows repair tool that can fix various issues including BSOD issues. DISM can be done in two ways; standard and with Windows Installation Media. It is recommended that you run the standard DISM scan first, and if that doesn't work, try the other method.

Let's start with the Standard DISM scan:

Step 1: Open Command Prompt in Administrator Mode using the Step 1 of the previous method.

Step 2: When Command Prompt opens, type the following command and press the key Log in button:

DISM / Online / Cleanup Image / RestoreHealth

Let the DISM scan run and restart your PC when done. If the problem is not solved, you should try the next method.

Run DISM Scan with Windows installation media:

Step 1: Get the Windows installation media (flash drive or CD) and mount it on your PC.

Step 2: Now open Command Prompt in Administrator Mode following the steps mentioned in the previous solution.

3 pass: At the command prompt screen, type the commands listed below and press Log in:

dism / online / cleanup-image / scanhealth

Type the following command and press Log in:

dism / online / cleanup-image / restorehealth

Now, type the following command and replace the file X on it with the name of the drive on which the Windows installation media is mounted, then press Log in.

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

Wait for the scan to complete (it may take some time) and restart your PC when it's done.

Check your PC hardware

It is recommended to quickly check your PC hardware from time to time whether you have a problem or not. In this case, we recommend that you check the hardware components such as RAM, processor, GPU, network adapter, cables, etc. on your PC. Check if the RAM is properly inserted in its slots. Make sure the CPU and GPU fans are working properly. If you've recently installed new hardware or changed some components, take a look at them too. Also, look for loose connections, especially around the network adapter, media cards, etc.

It is also important to clean the accumulated dust inside the PC case from time to time. When checking hardware and connections, remove dust, especially from the fan area.

Run Chkdsk Analysis

Chkdsk or Check Disk Scan is a Windows built-in tool that scans your PC's hard drive for problems and fixes them when it finds them. Follow the steps below:

Step 1: Open Command Prompt in Administrator Mode seguendo Step 1 in the SFC scan method listed above.

Step 2: At the command prompt, type the following code and press Log in:

chkdsk C: / f / r / x

Let the analysis run to completion. It is a time-consuming process as it performs bad sector recovery, error correction and various other processes to make sure your PC hard drive problems are resolved, if any. Once the scan is complete, restart your PC. Follow the next solution in case the problem is not solved.

Disable the LAN adapter

Machine check exception BSOD error in Windows 10 is closely associated with network or LAN adapters. Therefore, you need to make sure that your network card device and drivers are working properly.

Step 1: Open the Power User menu by pressing the button Win + X keys at the same time. Now, click on the file Device administrator option.

Step 2: In the Device Manager window, find and click Network adapters option.

3 pass: Now, right-click the device drivers and click Disable device option.

Phase 4: After disabling all network drivers, restart your PC.

If this solves the problem, there is a problem with the drivers. If so, open Device administrator again and update the network drivers. If the problem persists even after disabling the drivers, the problem is with the network card hardware. If so, you will need to change it.

Update the BIOS

One of the solutions to fix BSOD errors like this is to update the PC's BIOS. Let me remind you that updating the BIOS is not just a usual workaround and is only suggested if you know what you are doing. If not done correctly or carefully, it can irreversibly damage your PC and can even render it unusable.

It is recommended that you read the PC motherboard user manual carefully before updating the BIOS.

Disconnecting DVDs and other hard drives

Some users reported getting the MACHINE CHECK EXCEPTION error when installing Windows 10 on their PC. One of the solutions to this problem is to disconnect the DVD drive and other hard drives connected to the PC, except the one which is the installation media. Make sure you disconnect the drives before starting the installation process.

Disabling Fast Boot and CMS in the BIOS

One of the ways to fix the problem as reported by the users is disable fast startup e CMS in the PC BIOS setup. BIOS settings differ on PCs, so it is recommended that you consult your motherboard manual to learn how to disable these features in the BIOS.

Configure SATA fast boot for all devices

Another way to fix machine check exception BSOD error in Windows 10 is to enter BIOS setup and setup SATA quick boot to All devices. Again, to perform this process, carefully follow the instructions as indicated in your PC motherboard manual.

Disable Intel SpeedStep Technology

Another BIOS setting that you can change to resolve the machine check exception problem is to disable Intel SpeedStep Technology. Being a BIOS setup, the instructions should be followed carefully by the computer motherboard manual.


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