How to Fix Kernel Security Check Failure Error?

Hello Guys, Please let me know How to fix the Kernel Security Check Failure error? I don't know how to fix it. I tried many times but unable to fix it. So can anyone have any idea?

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Kernel Security Check Failure Error

Want to know how to fix Kernel Security check failure error? This article is going to discuss and also discuss its causes.

Causes of Kernel Security Check Failure

The kernel security check failure error comes because of:

  • Memory problems
  • Outdated drivers
  • Viruses
  • Corrupted Windows system files
  • Security programs
  • A damaged or corrupted hard disk

Generally, there’s a check process in the Windows operating system during startup. 

This process shows the Kernel_Security_Check_Failure error when it identifies corruption in any critical data structure.

Steps to Fix Kernel Security Check Failure

With the help of these steps you can fix Kernel Security Check Failure error easily, though you may have to try different steps to identify the cause.

Let’s see how to identify and fix this error.

Memory Problems

You can identify memory problems with the memory diagnostics tool available in Windows 10, 8, and 7. This tool also tests the RAM on your computer.

To run this tool, go to the Control panel and type “memory” in the search bar. 

Tap on ‘recognize computer memory problems’ to open this tool. You can also type “mdsched” in the start search and hit Enter to open this tool.

You have two options: restart the computer and check for problems right away or check for problems when you restart.

Choose either of the two options based on your preference. If you select to restart right away, make sure you save your work.

If you’re an advanced user and want to adjust this tool’s settings, press F1 when the tool starts. You can change the following parameters.

  • Test: There are three types of tests, namely, basic, standard, and extended. Each of these tests is described on the screen and you can choose whichever you want.
  • Cache:Choose the cache setting
  • Pass count:  Decide how many times you want the system 

to repeat this test.

After making the changes, type F10 to start the test.

In case, this tool shows up errors, contact your manufacturer as these errors show a problem in the memory chip or RAM.

Corrupted Windows File System

If you find the kernel security check failure is because of a corrupted or damaged file system, run the system file checker tool.

Perform this utility tool if you’ve changed or replaced any system files while customizing your operating system. Also, run this tool when you think some other program could’ve tampered with your system files, though it’s quite unlikely if you’re using Windows Vista, 7, 8, or 10. This is because in these versions, the system file checker is integrated with the Windows Resource Protection, so all critical system files are in protected mode. Even if there’s any change, the original file is restored from a cached copy of the folder automatically.

However, to run this tool, open your command quick, type ‘sfc/scannow’ and tap enter. This tool will perform and if there are any problems then it’ll remove the corrupted files from cache during restart.

Driver Issues

Driver Verifier is a best device to check for driver inconsistencies. To open this tool, type ‘verifier’ in the start menu search box and hit enter. Alternately, type ‘verifier/?’ in the command prompt. Both these options should open the Driver Verifier.

Choose ‘create standard settings,’ which is the default and tap next. You can also select ‘create custom settings’ to select individual options or settings.

Scan Hard Disk

Scan your hard disk for errors and inconsistencies using the check disk tool. Windows 8/10 has a redesigned chkdsk utility tool for detecting any problems in your hard drive automatically. This is because Windows 8 has a new type of file system called ReFS that doesn’t need an offline chkdsk tool to repair problems. Since this file system uses a different model for resiliency, this check is not needed. But if you still wish, you can manually run a scan.

To do that, run the command ‘chkdsk /f c:’ on your command prompt. Restart your computer if needed.

In earlier versions, you can run this tool manually. In fact, it’s recommended you run this check once in a while to check for hard disk errors that can happen due to improper shutdown, corrupted software, and more. Viruses

When you can’t identify the problem, try checking for viruses and ransomware. Install the latest Windows updates and run the antivirus software. In case of viruses, take the necessary action to remove them from your computer.

Absolutely, kernel security check failure error displays a BSoD, but don’t get scared by it. This error appears because of many reasons such as memory issues, viruses, driver incompatibilities, and hard disk failures

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