How to fix the CACHE MANAGER error in Windows 10

Milan Stanojevic
by Milan Stanojevic
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  • Hardware incompatibilities as well as conflicting software can result in Blue Screen of Death error messages.
  • The CACHE MANAGER error is a type of Blue Screen of Death error, and we will be looking over several way you can fix it in case it appears.
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Blue Screen of Death errors can be rather problematic since they cause your PC to frequently restart. These errors can affect any operating system, and Windows 10 is no exception.

Since BSoD errors can be problematic, today we’re going to show you how to fix CACHE_MANAGER BSoD error.

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How do I fix the CACHE MANAGER BSoD on Windows 10?

Table of contents:

  1. Update Windows 10 regularly
  2. Update your drivers
  3. Run the BSOD Troubleshooter
  4. Run the SFC scan
  5. Run DISM
  6. Uninstall problematic software/antivirus
  7. Run chkdsk
  8. Check your hardware

1. Update Windows 10 regularly

Microsoft is always working on Windows 10 and it releases new features through Windows Update. In addition to new features, many security and bug fixes are released, and many of these updates are fixing different compatibility issues.

Since CACHE_MANAGER BSoD can be caused by outdated or incompatible hardware, it’s always good to keep your Windows 10 up to date with latest updates.

By downloading Windows updates regularly you’ll reduce the chance for any incompatibility issues and BSoD errors, so we strongly advise you to update Windows 10 as often as you can.

2. Update your drivers

Many BSoD errors are caused by outdated drivers that aren’t fully compatible with Windows 10.

Many users reported that after updating their Realtek drivers the CACHE MANAGER error was resolved, therefore if you’re using the aforementioned drivers, make sure to update them with the latest version.

It’s worth mentioning that almost any outdated driver can cause this error to appear, so you’re advised to update as many drivers as you can.

Updating your drivers is relatively easy, and in order to update a driver simply visit your hardware manufacturer’s website and download the latest drivers for your device.

In some cases, it’s enough to install the drivers that you got on a CD alongside your hardware.

2.1 Update drivers automatically

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  1. Download and install TweakBit Driver Updaterdriver updater starting window
  2. Once installed, the program will start scanning your PC for outdated drivers automatically.
    • Driver Updater will check your installed driver versions against its cloud database of the latest versions and recommend proper updates.
    • All you need to do is wait for the scan to complete.
      scanning proccess of Tweakbit driver updater
  3. Upon scan completion, you get a report on all problem drivers found on your PC.
  4. Review the list and see if you want to update each driver individually or all at once.
    • To update one driver at a time, click the ‘Update driver’ link next to the driver name.
    • Or simply click the ‘Update all’ button at the bottom to automatically install all recommended updates.
      Automatically Update complete

Note: Some drivers need to be installed in multiple steps so you will have to hit the ‘Update’ button several times until all of its components are installed.

Searching for drivers on your own can be time-consuming. So, we advise you to use a tool that will do this for you automatically.

Using an automatic driver updater will certainly save you from the hassle of searching for drivers manually, and it will always keep your system up to date with the latest drivers.

Tweakbit’s Driver Updater (approved by Microsoft and Norton Antivirus) will help you update drivers automatically and prevent PC damage caused by installing the wrong driver versions. After several tests, our team concluded that this is the best-automatized solution.


3. Run the BSOD Troubleshooter

  1. Open the Settings app and go to Update & Security section.
  2. Select Troubleshoot from the menu on the left.
  3. Select BSOD from the right pane and click Run the troubleshooter.CACHE MANAGER Windows 10 error
  4. Follow the instructions on the screen to complete the troubleshooter.

If updating your drivers didn’t resolve the CACHE_MANAGER BSoD error, we’ll try with a troubleshooting tool. Windows 10 features a handy built-in troubleshooter that can help you with various issues, including the BSOD errors. So, we can try it and see if we have any luck.


4. Run the SFC scan

  1. Right-click on the Start Menu button, and open Command Prompt (Admin).
  2. Enter the following line and press Enter: sfc/scannowCACHE MANAGER Windows 10 error
  3. Wait until the process is done (it may take a while).
  4. If the solution is found, it will automatically be applied.
  5. Now, close the Command Prompt and restart your computer.

The SFC scan is another troubleshooting tool we’re going to try. This is a command-line scanning tool that scans your computer for potential issues, and resolves them along the way. A lot of users have reported that the SFC scan can be useful when dealing with BSOD issues in Windows 10.


5. Run DISM

5.1 Standard way

  1. Right-click Start and open Command Prompt (Admin).
  2. Paste the following command and press Enter:
      • DISM /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealthCACHE MANAGER Windows 10 error
  3. Wait until the scan is finished.
  4. Restart your computer and try updating again.

5.2 With the Windows installation media

  1. Insert your Windows installation media.
  2. Right-click the Start menu and, from the menu, choose the Command Prompt (Admin).
  3. In the command line, type the following commands and press Enter after each:
    • dism /online /cleanup-image /scanhealth
    • dism /online /cleanup-image /restorehealth
  4. Now, type the following command and press Enter:
    • DISM /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth /source:WIM:X:SourcesInstall.wim:1 /LimitAccess
  5. Make sure to change an X value with the letter of the mounted drive with Windows 10 installation.
  6. After the procedure is finished, restart your computer.

And the final troubleshooting tool we’re going to try is DISM. This is perhaps the most powerful troubleshooter, as it deploys the system image all over again.


6. Uninstall problematic software/antivirus

BSoD errors such as CACHE_MANAGER can be caused by both software and hardware, and in order to fix these errors it’s recommended that you find the problematic software and remove it.

If this error started appearing recently, you might want to uninstall any recently installed software in order to fix it.

Your antivirus and firewall can be the most common cause for BSoD error, so in order to fix this issue, it’s advised that you temporarily uninstall your antivirus software.

Almost any antivirus program can cause these types of errors to appear, so make sure to uninstall any antivirus software that you have installed besides Windows Defender.

Few users reported that even after uninstalling certain antivirus software the CACHE_MANAGER error wasn’t fixed. This is probably due to remaining antivirus files and registry entries, and in order to completely remove antivirus software you have to use the dedicated uninstaller tools.

Most antivirus companies host the uninstaller tools on their websites and you can download and use them for free.


7. Run chkdsk

  1. Press Windows Key + X to open Power User Menu.
  2. Select Command Prompt (Admin).
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  3. When Command Prompt starts, enter the chkdsk /f /r C: and press Enter to run it.
    • We have to mention that you’ll have to perform this scan for every hard drive partition so be sure to replace C with a matching hard drive letter.
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CACHE_MANAGER BSoD error can be caused by your hard drive, so it’s recommended to perform a chkdsk scan.

Number of users reported that they can’t even access Windows 10 due to CACHE_MANAGER error, and if that’s the case, you can perform chkdsk scan by doing the following:

  1. Restart your computer while Windows 10 boots. You’ll have to repeat this step few times before Automatic Repair starts.
  2. Choose Troubleshoot > Advanced options > Command Prompt.
  3. Once Command Prompt starts, enter chkdsk /f /r C: and wait for scan to complete. Remember to perform the scan for all other partitions by changing the C to the matching letter.

8. Check your hardware

If you installed any new hardware recently make sure that you remove it or replace it. The newly installed hardware might not be fully compatible with your motherboard, and that could be the cause of CACHE_MANAGER error.

If you didn’t install any new hardware recently we suggest that you check your RAM since it’s the most common cause for BSoD errors.

To check your RAM you’ll need to use tools such as MemTest86+. Simply put the tool onto a USB flash drive and boot your computer from it. Let MemTest86+ run for a couple of hours.

If you have more than one RAM module installed, you might want to test them one by one until you find the faulty one.

In addition to faulty RAM, your hard drive can also cause CACHE_MANAGER BSoD error, so make sure that your hard drive is properly connected.

In worst-case scenario, you might have to replace your hard drive or try if your hard drive works on a different computer. If both RAM and hard drives are working properly, make sure to check if other hardware is working correctly.


FAQ: Learn more about Blue Screen of Death error messages

  • What causes the Blue Screen of Death errors?

There is no definitive reason as to why Blue Screen of Death errors occur. However, we’ve covered most of them in this in-depth guide.

  • How do I know why I get Blue Screen of Death errors?

Blue Screen of Death errors always leaves log files that you can review later on.  Check out this guide to see where they are located and how you can access them.

  • How do I permanently get rid of Blue Screen of Death errors?

If you want to know how you can get rid od BSoD errors, check out this complete guide.


Blue Screen of Death errors such as CACHE_MANAGER BSoD error can be troublesome, but you can easily fix it by using some of our solutions.

Editor’s Note: This post was originally published in October 2018 and has been since revamped and updated in April 2020 for freshness, accuracy, and comprehensiveness.

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