ntoskrnl.exe Windows 10 fix

The system process ntoskrnl.exe can cause a blue screen of death (BYOD) and it can cause the Windows 10 system to crash. Various posts have been released on what can cause this, and some even claim that it can be caused by malware that is capable of bypassing the software update.

So let’s get a couple of things noted down:

Use a clean installation if possible, we need this as it will remove a lot of points which we will need to check to resolve the Windows 10 ntoskrnl.exe error. If that is not possible, scan the device for malware with an up to date antivirus scanner and try to install the Windows 10 operating system again. Researchers claims that ntoskrnl.exe error can be caused by outdated drivers. So just to be sure, you can update all your drivers to the latest version.

Runtime Broker System Process

The latest option is to disable the runtime broker system process. This process consumes a large portion of CPU cycles. You can disable the runtime broker system process by navigating to start menu -> settings app and then open System -> Notifications and Actions and then deselect the option “Show me tips about Windows”.

Once you have perform the task above, you can reboot the system and hope that the ntoskrnl.exe error won’t come back.

The ntoskrnl.exe Windows 10 fix

CLEAN Environment

  1. Use a clean environment
  2. Update drivers which can be updated
  3. Install Windows 10
  4. Disable the Runtime Broker System Process in Windows 10 (start menu -> settings app and then open System -> Notifications and Actions and then deselect the option “Show me tips about Windows”)

Old environment

  1. update your drivers to the latest version.
  2. scan your device for malware and clean the device from malware if it is infected
  3. Try to install Windows 10
  4. Disable the Runtime Broker System Process in Windows 10 (start menu -> settings app and then open System -> Notifications and Actions and then deselect the option “Show me tips about Windows”)