How to fix kernel security check error in Windows 10

Kernel_Security_Check_Error is one of the errors that leads to BSOD (Blue Screen of Death) on Windows computer. Below are different methods to fix kernel security check error in Windows 10.

Kernel security check error in Windows 10

Kernel Security Check Error in Windows 10 can appear due to various reasons ranging from outdated device drivers, corrupted system files, viruses, memory issues to corrupted or damaged hard drives.

If you’re lucky, the computer may run a self-test and restart to the login screen.

If not, the computer will return to the BSOD screen Kernel_Security_Check_Error message and you cannot log on to the computer.

1. Use automatic repair

To bypass the BSOD screen, you need to restart your computer with a bootable USB drive.

If you don’t have a bootable USB drive, now you can easily create one by following the steps in this guide: How to create a bootable USB drive in Windows 10.

1. Use the power button to turn off the computer.

2. insertion Bootable USB drive into the computer and press the power button to start your computer.

3. Select on the Windows Setup screen language, currency, keyboard and click the Next Button.

Windows setup screen

4. On the next screen, click Fix your computer Option is in the lower left corner.

Repair your computer option in Windows 10

5. On the next screen navigate to Troubleshooting > Expanded options > jumpstart (or Automatic Repair).

Startup repair option in Windows 10

6. Click on Next > select windows 10 and follow the on-screen instructions to complete the startup repair process.

7. Wait patiently for the startup repair process to complete (it may take a long time), do not try to exit or cancel this process.

Note: If your computer does not boot from the USB drive, you may need to enable the USB drive boot option on your computer.

2. Use Chkdsk

1. Press the power button to turn off the computer.

2. insertion Bootable USB drive into the computer and press the power button to restart the computer.

3. After the computer restarts, click Next > select Fix your computer Possibility.

Repair your computer option in Windows 10

4. Navigate to Troubleshooting > Expanded options > command prompt.

Use command prompt for troubleshooting option in Windows 10

5. In the command prompt window, type chkdsk /rc: and press the Enter key on your computer’s keyboard.

Windows Check Disk command.

Chkdsk may prompt you to run at the next system reboot. In this case, enter Y and restart your computer.

Wait patiently for Chkdsk command to find and fix disk errors on your computer. Once the Chkdsk command is complete, reboot your computer and see if the problem is resolved.

3. Use SFC scan

SFC or System File Checker is another Windows built-in utility that you should try to fix this problem.

1. Use the power button to turn off the computer.

2. insertion Bootable USB drive into the computer and press the power button to restart the computer.

3. After the computer restarts, click Next > select Fix your computer Possibility.

Repair your computer option in Windows 10

4. Navigate to Troubleshooting > Expanded options > command prompt.

Use command prompt for troubleshooting option in Windows 10

5. Enter on the prompt screen sfc /scan and press the Enter key on your computer’s keyboard.

Run the Windows SFC scan command

Wait patiently while Windows 10 tries to scan and fix system file problems on your computer.

4. Repair the Master Boot Record

The Master Boot Record (MBR) helps the computer find the Windows operating system and load the operating system properly.

1. Use the power button to turn off the computer.

2. insertion Bootable USB drive into the computer and press the power button to restart the computer.

3. After the computer restarts, click Next > select Fix your computer Possibility.

Repair your computer option in Windows 10

4. Navigate to Troubleshooting > Expanded options > command prompt.

Use command prompt for troubleshooting option in Windows 10

5. Enter on the prompt screen bootrec /fixmbr and press the Enter key.

Fix Master Boot Record using Command Prompt

Wait for the command to complete and run bootrec /fixboot and bootrec /rebuildbcd Commands to fix this problem.

After running the above commands, type Exit and press Enter to close the command prompt screen and restart your computer.

5. Use System Restore

If there is a system restore point available on your computer, you can hope to fix the problem on your computer by restoring it to its previous working state.

1. Boot the computer with a bootable USB drive.

2. choose yours language, currency, keyboard and click Next.

3. Navigate to Fix your computer > Troubleshooting > Expanded options > click system recovery Possibility.

System Restore option in Windows Advanced Options screen

4. Follow the onscreen instructions to recover your computer.

6. Reinstall Windows 10

If there is no system restore point available on your computer and none of the above methods work, the only option left is to reinstall the Windows operating system.

This practically means that you will end up losing all files, programs and data on your computer unless you have backed up your computer.

1. Press the perfomance Computer shutdown button.

2. insertion Bootable USB drive into the USB port of your computer and start the computer by pressing perfomance Button.

3. choose yours language, currency, keyboard and click Next.

4. On the next screen, click Install now.

Install the Windows option on the Windows setup screen

5. Follow the on-screen instructions to complete the setup process and reinstall the latest version of the Windows 10 operating system on your computer.

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