Got the BSOD error 0x00000109? Try these 6 simple methods

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The Bluescreen of Death errors are no stranger to the Windows OS and can occur due to multiple reasons. However, with the use of error code, you can diagnose and fix the issue.

Several users have reported the BSOD error 0x00000109 when booting or working on their Windows computer. One Windows user took to Microsoft forum to explain the issue.

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I was doing nothing on the computer at the time… I wasn’t even on it.  I walked in and noticed the window saying it had recovered from a bugcheck.

If you are also troubled by this error, here are a couple of troubleshooting tips to help you resolve the BSOD error 0x00000109 error in Windows.


How do I fix the BSOD error 0x00000109?

1. Scan your system for malware

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  1. This BSOD error can occur due to a malfunctioning driver or if the system is infected with malware.
  2. If you have an antivirus installed, perform a deep/complete scan of your system.
  3. If you don’t have an antivirus installed, check out Malwarebytes. Malwarebytes is an effective malware removal solution and comes with a fully functional free trial.
  4. Download and install Malwarebytes and remove any virus and adware detected by the tool.
  5. Once quarantined, restart the PC and check if the BSOD is resolved.

2. Restart your PC in Safe Boot mode

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  1. Press Windows Key +R to open Run.
  2. Type msconfig and click OK.
  3. In the System Configuration window, open the Boot tab.
  4. Under Boot options, check Safe Boot and click Apply and OK.
  5. System Configuration will ask you to restart the computer.
  6. Click Restart.

In Safe Boot mode Windows loads the computer with minimal drivers and functionalities. This will allow you to analyze if the error is caused by third-party software or hardware.

If the BSOD error 0x00000109 does not occur in Safe Boot mode, you may have a third-party app creating conflict with the system.


3. Remove peripheral devices

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  1. If the BSOD error started to occur after installing a new USB device, try disconnecting the devices.
  2. In case you haven’t installed any new devices, unplug all the peripheral devices and restart the computer.
  3. If the BSOD does not occur, try connecting all the devices one by one to find if a specific device is causing the error.
  4. If found, open Device Manager and try updating the device driver.

4. Remove third-party apps

  1. If the BSOD started after installing a new application, try uninstalling the app.
  2. Press Windows Key + R.
  3. Type control and click OK.
  4. Go to Programs > Programs and Features.
  5. Select the recently installed app and check for any improvements.

5. Check for Windows updates

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  1. Click on Start and select Setting.
  2. Go to Update and Security.
  3. Click on Windows Updates.
  4. Check for any pending updates. Click on Download to install the updates.
  5. Once the updates are installed, reboot the system and check for any improvements.

6. Use System Restore Point

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  1. Press the Windows key and type system restore.
  2. Click on Create a Restore Point option.
  3. Click the System Restore button.
  4. Check the “Show all the restore points” option if available.
  5. Select the most recent restore point and click Next.
  6. Make sure you read the description and click on Finish.
  7. The restore process can take a few minutes to complete. Windows will restart and show a success message when the process completes.

The Restore Point does not delete any personal files in the process. However, it may uninstall any updates or applications installed after the restore point was created.

If the issue persists, check for BIOS update. You can download the required update for BIOS from the motherboard manufacturer’s website or from the computer manufacturer in case of laptops.


The BSOD error 0x00000109 can occur due to various reasons including driver issues as well as malware. Follow all the steps in this article to resolve the error.

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