Fix: DRIVER_UNMAPPING_INVALID_VIEW error in Windows 10
Most errors on your Windows 10 PC are relatively harmless, but Blue Screen of Death errors can cause your computer to crash and lose unsaved work. Since these types of errors can cause so many problems, today we’re going to show you how to fix DRIVER_UNMAPPING_INVALID_VIEW error.
How to fix DRIVER_UNMAPPING_INVALID_VIEW BSoD error
Table of contents:
- Download the latest updates for Windows 10
- Download the latest drivers
- Run the Hardware Troubleshooter
- Run the SFC scan
- Run DISM
- Remove / disable problematic applications
- Perform Windows 10 reset
- Check for faulty hardware
Fix – DRIVER_UNMAPPING_INVALID_VIEW Windows 10 error
Solution 1 – Download the latest updates for Windows 10
To make sure that your system is running without any problems, be sure to download the latest Windows 10 updates frequently. Windows 10 might have certain issues with both hardware and software, and these issues can cause Blue Screen of Death errors, such as DRIVER_UNMAPPING_INVALID_VIEW to appear.
In order to prevent these errors from appearing it’s important that you download the latest Windows 10 updates. Microsoft is frequently releasing new updates through Windows Update, and many of these updates address both hardware and software issues, therefore if you wish to keep your PC safe and free from BSoD errors, we strongly advise that you download these updates frequently.
Solution 2 – Download the latest drivers
Your operating system relies heavily on drivers in order to work with your hardware, and if certain drivers are out of date, you won’t be able to use your hardware properly, and you’ll most likely encounter a DRIVER_UNMAPPING_INVALID_VIEW error. To fix this error, it’s important that you find the driver that is causing it and update it. Usually Blue Screen of Death errors tell you which file is causing them, and with little research you can find what driver caused this error.
If you cannot determine which driver is responsible for this error, we strongly advise you to update all drivers on your PC. Updating drivers isn’t hard, and all that you need to do is to visit your hardware manufacturer and download the latest drivers for your hardware.
Update drivers automatically
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.
Here is a quick guide on how to use it:
- Download and install TweakBit Driver Updater
- 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.
- Upon scan completion, you get a report on all problem drivers found on your PC. 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.
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.
Solution 3 – Run the Hardware Troubleshooter
If updating Windows and drivers didn’t get the job done, we’re going to try Windows 10’s built-in troubleshooter. This tool can be helpful when dealing with all sorts of issues, including the DRIVER_UNMAPPING_INVALID_VIEW BSOD error.
Here’s how to run Windows 10’s troubleshooter:
- Open the Settings app and go to Update & Security section.
- Select Troubleshoot from the menu on the left.
- Select BSOD from the right pane and click Run the troubleshooter.
- Follow the instructions on the screen to complete the troubleshooter.
Solution 4 – Run the SFC scan
The next troubleshooter we’re going to try is the SFC scan. This tool scans your system for potential issues, and resolves them. If the solution is possible, of course. The SFC scan can be helpful when resolving BSOD problems, as well.
To run the SFC scan in Windows 10, follow these instructions:
- Right-click on the Start Menu button, and open Command Prompt (Admin).
- Enter the following line and press Enter: sfc/scannow
- Wait until the process is done (it may take a while).
- If the solution is found, it will automatically be applied.
- Now, close the Command Prompt and restart your computer.
Solution 5 – Run DISM
And the third troubleshooter we’re going to try is DISM. Deployment Image Servicing and Management is a tool that deploys the system image all over again. So, it’s possible that the BSOD error will get resolved along the way.
We’ll walk you through both standard and the procedure that utilizes the installation media below:
- Standard way
- Right-click Start and open Command Prompt (Admin).
- Paste the following command and press Enter:
- Wait until the scan is finished.
- Restart your computer and try updating again.
- With the Windows installation media
- Insert your Windows installation media.
- Right-click the Start menu and, from the menu, choose the Command Prompt (Admin).
- In the command line, type the following commands and press Enter after each:
- dism /online /cleanup-image /scanhealth
- dism /online /cleanup-image /restorehealth
- Now, type the following command and press Enter:
- DISM /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth /source:WIM:X:SourcesInstall.wim:1 /LimitAccess
- Make sure to change an X value with the letter of the mounted drive with Windows 10 installation.
- After the procedure is finished, restart your computer.
Solution 6 – Remove / disable problematic applications
Sometimes third-party applications can cause these types of errors to appear, therefore it’s crucial that you find the application that is causing this error and remove it. We have to mention that you should uninstall any applications that you installed or updated recently because they might be the cause for DRIVER_UNMAPPING_INVALID_VIEW error.
One of the simplest ways to find problematic application is to perform a Clean boot. To do that, just follow these steps:
- Press Windows Key + R and enter msconfig. Press Enter on your keyboard or click OK.
- System Configuration window should now open. Select Selective startup and uncheck Load startup items.
- Go to Services tab. Check Hide all Microsoft services and click the Disable all button.
- Click Apply and OK to save changes. If you’re asked to restart your computer, choose not to.
- Press Ctrl + Shift + Esc to open Task Manager.
- Go to Startup tab and disable all applications on the list from starting. You can do that simply by right clicking each list entry and choosing Disable from the menu.
- Once all applications from Startup list are disabled, close Task Manager and restart your PC.
After disabling all startup applications and services, check if the BSoD error is fixed. If the error doesn’t appear anymore, it means that it was caused by one of the disabled applications or services. To find out which application is causing this error you need to repeat these steps again and enable applications and services one by one until you find the one that is causing this error to appear.
Solution 7 – Perform Windows 10 reset
If the DRIVER_UNMAPPING_INVALID_VIEW error is caused by software, you can fix it by performing a Windows 10 reset. We have to warn you that Windows 10 reset is similar to clean install, and it will delete all files from your C partition, so be sure to back up your important files. To perform Windows 10 reset, you might also need a bootable USB flash drive, so be sure to create one by using Media Creation Tool. Once you’re ready, you can perform Windows 10 reset by following these steps:
- Restart your computer few times during the boot sequence to start Automatic Repair.
- Choose Troubleshoot > Reset this PC > Remove everything. If you’re asked to insert Windows 10 installation media, be sure to do that.
- Choose Only the drive where Windows is installed > Just remove my files and click the Reset button.
- Reset process will now start. Follow the instructions in order to complete it.
Once the Windows 10 reset is done, you’ll have a new installation of Windows 10. If the Blue Screen of Death error appears again, it means that it is caused by a hardware problem.
Solution 8 – Check for faulty hardware
DRIVER_UNMAPPING_INVALID_VIEW and many other BSoD errors can be caused by faulty hardware, so it’s crucial that you remove any recently installed hardware since it might not be fully compatible with your PC. If the recently installed hardware is not the problem, be sure to check your RAM, motherboard, hard drive and all other major components. Few users reported issues with Intel wireless adapter, and after removing the adapter and updating its drivers, the issue was resolved.
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DRIVER_UNMAPPING_INVALID_VIEW error can be problematic, but we hope that you managed to fix this error by using one of our solutions.
Editor’s Note: This post was originally published in June 2016 and has been since completely revamped and updated for freshness, accuracy, and comprehensiveness.
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