If the PNP devices are incompatible with your Windows 10 and 11, then you can get PNP Detected Fatal Error.
This error will lead to a blue screen of death (BSOD) and you will be unable to perform any windows task normally.
In today’s article, I will discuss what to do when you get such PNP Detected Fatal Error on your Windows 10 and 11. So, keep reading.
What To Do When PNP Detected Fatal Error?
Now follow the directions given below and perform steps to solve PNP detected a fatal error.
Also read: How to fix PFN LIST CORRUPT BSOD Error
Preliminary step 1: Run Start Up Repair
Run a startup repair first if your PC is not booting into Desktop.
To run the startup repair, follow the steps given below:
- You can boot your PC using a bootable device and after the Windows Logo appears, select the Repair your Computer option.
- It will open the Advanced Startup Recovery menu. From this window, select Troubleshoot.
- Open the Advanced Options. When the Advanced Options window opens, select the Startup Repair option as shown in the picture below.
Now Windows will commence the repairing process. Let the process complete and then restart your PC.
Preliminary Step 2: Enter Into The Safe Mode
When you get a blue screen of death and cannot boot into Windows normally, try entering into safe mode.
Safe mode starts your PC with the absolute necessary apps and services only, disabling everything else. This way you can find out the exact problem.
Follow the steps to enter into the Safe Mode:
- Open the Advanced Startup Recovery Menu and select the Troubleshoot option.
- From the next window, select Advanced Options and then Startup Settings. Now choose to Restart.
- Press F5 from your keyboard to enter into the Safe Mode with the networking option as shown below.
After you enter Safe Mode, follow the rest of the solutions.
1) Run SFC And DISM Scans
After entering safe mode, run a System File Checker scan. If you are getting PNP fatal error due to any corrupted system file, then an SFC scan can fix the problem.
After running the SFC scan, if you still get the same error, then use the DISM check health scan command.
A DISM scan will fix the corrupted Windows image, if any, and fix the problem.
So, run a DISM scan and then go to the next steps.
2) Run a Chkdsk Scan
If SFC and DISM scans could not fix the PNP BSOD error, then run a chkdsk scan following the steps given below:
- Enter CMD in the Windows search box and right-click on the Command Prompt option. Select Run as administrator.
- Copy and paste: chkdsk C: /f /r /x in the elevated Command Prompt window and hit Enter. Here ‘C’ stands for your drive letter.
3) Update Windows
If there is an error associated with the previous updates of your Windows, then updating Windows to the latest version can fix the problem.
Follow these steps to update your Windows:
- Press Win + I to open Settings.
- Select Update & Security option. Next click on Windows Update.
- From the right pane, select Check for updates, and Windows will check for any available updates. Install the update by clicking on the Next button.
Wait till Windows finishes updating to the newest version. After an update if you get the same BSOD error, go to the next step.
4) Update The Device Drivers
Due to outdated device drivers, you can get PNP fatal error.
So, update your device drivers one by one and see if this solves the problem.
- Right-click on the Start Menu and select your Device Manager.
- Now keep clicking on each device and check which one is having a yellow exclamation mark beside it.
This exclamation mark indicates that the particular device driver needs an update.
Check all the devices this way and update the drivers.
5) Uninstall Any Recently Installed App
Uninstall any recently installed apps just before the BSOD error started appearing.
Sometimes these apps have compatibility issues with your system and can create problems with the PNP devices.
So, uninstall the particular app following the steps given below:
- Open Windows Settings and click on the Apps option.
Locate the third-party software and click on it. Select Uninstall option.
After finishing the process, restart your PC.
Frequently Asked Questions [FAQs]
- What Is A PnP Device?
PnP or Plug and Play enables the PC to adapt to hardware changes with minimal effort from the users. Because of it we can easily and remove a devices without doing any manual configuration or prior computer and hardware knowledge.
- What To Do When I Get PnP Detected Fatal Error After Windows Update?
The easiest thing you can do is perform a system restore and restore a system point prior to the Windows Update. This should fix the issue for the moment.
- What Is PnP Detected Fatal Error?
This is a BSOD error and you will see it when your PnP devices fail to work, crashing the entire system into a BSOD error.
Hope the above solutions helped you to solve PNP detected a fatal BSOD error.
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