The Critical process died error Windows 10 appears when Windows detects that data has been modified when it shouldn’t be. One possible solution is to run an SFC scan using a command-line tool from your operating system. You can also restore your system with the help of a third party. Uninstalling the latest Windows updates can also fix this problem.
Launch SFC scan to fix Critical process died Windows 10
1. Type cmd into the Windows search tab and click Run as administrator to launch Command Prompt with full permissions.
2. Type the following line and press enter:
3. Wait for the process to finish (it will take a few minutes).
4. Restart your computer.
After running SFC, see if the Critical process died error still causes BSoD. If not, you can continue to run the SFC scan. If BSOD still occurs, try some of the following solutions.
Launch System Restore to fix Critical process died Windows 10
1. Enter Settings, click Update & Security and click Recovery in the left frame.
2. Click Get Started in Reset this PC and choose Keep my files.
3. Follow the on-screen instructions to complete the computer reset.
If Critical Process Died errors started appearing recently, select System Restore to restore the previous configuration. If that doesn’t work, you can always reset your system by performing the previous steps.
The manual process doesn’t always work and it can be complicated at times. It’s a lot easier to restore your system using a dedicated third-party tool. See how create a system restore point on Windows 10.
The solution suggested below can automatically solve this problem in no time and it works quite well so give it a try on your PC.
Restoro is powered by an online database with the latest functional file system for Windows 10 PCs, allowing you to easily replace any component that could cause BSoD errors.
This software allows you to easily restore to a previous version of your system if something goes wrong.
Here is how you can fix Registry errors using Restoro:
1. Download and install Restoro.
2. Launch the application.
3. Wait for the software to identify the problem and corrupt files.
4. Press Start Repair.
5. Restart the PC for the repair to take effect.
As soon as the repair is complete, your PC will be up and running without problems and you won’t have to worry about BSoD errors or slow response times anymore.
Uninstall the latest updates
1. Enter Settings and choose Update & Security.
2. Drag the slider down and select View update history.
3. Click Uninstall Updates.
4. Select the updates you want to uninstall and click Uninstall.
Some users discovered that the latest Windows 10 updates actually caused the Critical process died error and to fix it, you just need to remove that update.
Cumulative updates (CUs) include all previously released updates. When Microsoft releases a new CU and you download it, you have to uninstall the previous update because it causes BSoD.
See the instructions How to turn off Windows 10 updates?
Download the latest driver update
Bad drivers or drivers that use the wrong memory can also cause the Critical process died error in Windows 10.
Go to Device Manager and make sure that all drivers are up to date and compatible with Windows 10.
Important driver updates, such as those for the graphics card or the sound card, are also updated through Windows Update.
All your drivers need to be updated, but doing it manually is difficult, so the update should be done automatically.
Auto Update Tool will help you avoid damaging your PC by downloading and installing incompatible driver versions.
Clean Boot the computer
1. Enter System Configuration in the search box and press Enter.
2. On the tab Services, select cell Hide all Microsoft services and click Disable all.
3. Click Open Task Manager.
4. On the tab Startup in Task Manager, select all items and click Disable.
5. Close Task Manager.
6. On the tab Startup of the dialog box System Configuration, press OK and restart the computer.
Check the drive for errors
1. Start Command Prompt with Admin rights and type the command chkdsk C: / f, then press Enter (replace C with the letter of your hard drive).
2. If you don’t use parameter /f, chkdsk will display a message that the file needs to be repaired. Command chkdsk D: /f will detect and repair problems affecting your drive.
To repair physical problems, run parameter /r.