KMODE Exception Not Handled is an error in the windows operating the system. It is an error of BSOD (Blue Screen of Death) error or stop error or Bug Check or Kernel Error. Stop error is an error screen displayed on a windows computer system after the error occurs in the system as a whole.

Kmode Exception Not Handled in Windows Error

It is the case where system software that manages computer software and hardware resources and provides common services for computer programs reaches a condition where it no longer operates safely.


What Causes Kmode Exception Not Handled Error?

The error is in existence since Windows 3.1 was introduced. There are multiple reasons for this error few of the main reasons are as follows:

1. Poorly written device drivers.

2. Hardware malfunctioning resulting when enough memory space is not available; power supply issues; etc.

3. Instability and lack of memory protection.

4. Bugs in the operating system, etc.

How to Fix Kmode Exception Not Handled in Windows 10

It is rightly said that no lock is manufactured without a key. The same applies to Stop Error. When you know the reason behind the persistent error, you may apply one of the alternatives mentioned below. The following methods are best to overcome the problem of stop error:

Method 1: Uninstall the Driver Displayed in the Error Message

This method states that the error message displayed shows the name of the driver which causes the problem in the operating system. To overcome the impediment you should uninstall that particular driver whose name is displayed. Install the latest version of the driver which you uninstalled. Follow these steps to uninstall the driver causing the problem:-

Step 1: Press the Windows Key + X to open up the pop up for various services.

Step 2: From the appeared list choose device manager.

Step 3: Select that particular driver whose name appeared in the error message, then select uninstall the device.

Step 4: After the uninstall of the driver is completed, download the latest version of the driver again.

Step 5: Install the latest driver in your computer system.

Step 6: Restart your computer.

When you follow all the above mentioned steps, the KMODE Exception Not Handled Error will be dissolved but if it is not so, then follow other alternatives mentioned below.

Method 2: Free Up Memory Space on Computer

Kmode Exception Not Handled error in the discussion may also occur if enough memory space is not available in your system. If your system is not working properly or at frequent intervals, insufficient memory space is being highlighted.

A bad entry in the Windows registry can also convince Windows that critical resources are insufficient. The following ways are plausible to free up memory space:

Step 1: Check your free memory or disk space.

Step 2: Remove unwanted files.

  • Select Start > Settings > Control Panel. On the Control Panel screen, select Internet. A multi-tabbed Internet Options dialog box appears.
  • Click the General Tab. Under the Temporary Files group box, select Delete All Temporary Internet Files, click Apply. Click Close to close the Internet Options box, then close the Windows Control Panel.
  • Go to Start > Find > Files > Folders. Enter *.TMP in the Name box and click Find Now. Delete each of the files found by right-clicking the file and selecting Delete from the menu.
  • Select My Computer, scroll down to your local hard drive (usually drive C) and open it. Open the Windows folder. (You might need to check the box labeled Show All Files). Go to the temporary folder and delete all the files which are not necessary for operating your system.
  • Browse your hard drive and remove any folders you no longer need. Make sure you uninstall an application through the Windows Control Panel before deleting the contents of its program folders.

Step 3: Determine the application using most of the resources

  • Save your data, close all running applications.
  • Press CTRL + ALT + DELETE to display the Close Programs dialog box.
  • Highlight each program (except Explorer or Systray) one at a time, and select End Task. Please note that you must leave Explorer and Systray running.
  • After you close each program, look at the percentage of resources now free. This figure can be found under: My computer > Properties > Performance.
  • Try to duplicate the insufficient memory error. If the error happens only when certain programs are loaded, you will have to determine why these programs use excessive resources. Sometimes restarting the system solves the problem. If the problem occurs consistently when a particular application runs, contact the manufacturer of that application.

Step 4: Clean Up the Hard Disk

Use the following procedure to clean your hard disk:

  • Navigate to Start > Programs > Accessories > System Tools and select the SCANDISK program.
  • In the SCANDISK main dialog box, select the checkbox for Thorough. Make sure SCANDISK is set to scan all of your local hard drives, click Start. Wait until SCANDISK finishes attempting to repair hard disk problems.
  • Close all running programs.
  • Navigate to Start > Programs > Accessories > System Tools and select the Disk Defragmenter.
  • In Disk Defragmenter’s main dialog box, be sure all local hard drives are selected for defragmenting, click Start. Wait until defragmentation is complete, shut down the system completely.

Method 3 – Update the Driver to the Latest Version

When your operating system is using the same old drivers, this may also result in a stop error. Before updating your system’s driver you must do in safe mode so that your stored data is not lost. To update your driver follow the following steps:

Step 1: Press the Windows Key + X simultaneously and choose Device Manager from the context menu that will pop-up.

Step 2: Once in the Device Manager, look for Other Devices.

Step 3: Right-click on the Unknown Device (the probable cause of your BSOD)

Step 4: Click on Update Driver.

Step 5: In the screen that will pop-up click on Search automatically for updated driver software

Step 6: Wait until the drivers are updated

Step 7: Restart your computer.

Method 4 – Open the Computer System in Safe Mode to Check for Errors

The steps to open the computer system in safe mode to check for errors are as follows:-

Step 1: Start the system and press any key.

Step 2: Select the repair of your computer.

Step 3: Choose the Troubleshoot option.

Step 4: Click on Advanced options.

Step 5: Select startup settings.

Step 6: Click on the restart on the right bottom of the screen.

Step 7: Press F4, F5, and F6 which correspond to boot in the safe mode.

This will make your system recover in safe mode and you find the cause for the Kmode_Exception_Not_Handled error and fix it.

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Final Words

Using one of the alternatives mentioned above you may overcome the Kmode Exception Not Handled error or bug check or kernel error. But if you are not able to solve your operating system issue after this also you may take the device to a professional so that your system’s recovery is done.