Getting the BSoD error 0x000000f7? Fix it in 4 simple steps

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RIVER_OVERRAN_STACK_BUFFER

Windows BSoD error 0x000000F7 can occur due to multiple reasons and often shows different error messages. Some of the error 0x000000F7 messages include:

  • RIVER_OVERRAN_STACK_BUFFER
  • KMODE_EXCEPTION_NOT_HANDLED
  • UNEXPECTED_KERNAL_MODE_TRAP

This error can occur due to a bad RAM module, incompatible drivers, glitch in any of the recently installed Windows updates, or hardware issues as reported by the users in the Microsoft community forum.

I keep getting a blue screen and the: “DRIVER_OVERRAN_STACK_BUFFER” Message!! when playing game. This can happen 10-30 mins in the game.
I use Advanced SystemCare 10.2 Pro to fix but nothing works. i also update all driver with Driver Booster 4.2 Pro. HELP!!!

In this article, we explore a few common solutions to fix the BSoD error 0x000000f7 in Windows computers.


How do I fix the BSOD error 0x000000f7?

1. Update drivers

Fix error 0x000000f7

  1. Press Windows Key + R to open Run.
  2. Type devmgmt.msc and click OK to open Device Manager.
  3. Expand the Display Adapters category.
  4. Right-click on the Intel display device.
  5. Select Update Driver.
  6. Click on “Search automatically for updated driver software”.
  7. Windows will scan for any pending updates and install them.
  8. Once installed, reboot the computer and check for any improvements.

If the issue persists, try to update your Bluetooth as well as WiFi adapters.

Update Bluetooth driver

Fix error 0x000000f7

  1. Open Device Manager.
  2. Expand the Bluetooth category.
  3. Right-click on Qualcomm Atheros Bluetooth adapter.
  4. Select Update Driver.
  5. Select Search automatically for updated driver software.
  6. Windows will scan and install any pending updates.

Update WiFi driver

Fix error 0x000000f7

  1. In Device Manager, expand Network Adapters.
  2. Right-click on Qualcomm Atheros Wireless Network Adapter.
  3. Select Update Driver.
  4. Select Search automatically for updated driver software.
  5. Download and install the pending updates.

Additionally, try updating your GPU driver as well. You can use AMD’s driver utility or NVIDIA’s GeForce Experience to keep your driver up to date.

You may also want to check the external devices for hardware issues. Peripheral devices like an external hard drive or printer can cause a blue screen of death error.

Disconnect all the connected devices and reboot the computer to see if you can reproduce the error.


2.  Run System File Checker

Fix error 0x000000f7

  1. Press the Windows key.
  2. Type cmd.
  3. Click on Run as Administrator for Command Prompt.
  4. In the Command Prompt, enter the following command and hit enter:
    sfc /scannow
  5. Wait for the system file checker tool to scan and validate the system files.
  6. The tool will fix missing or corrupted files in the system if required.
  7. Once the scan is 100% complete, reboot the computer and check if the error is resolved.

3. Check for memory issues

RIVER_OVERRAN_STACK_BUFFER

One of the reasons for the error 0x000000f7 is a bad memory. If your system has a removable RAM module, try changing them. Remove the back cover of your laptop and remove the external RAM module.

Restart the device to see if the error is resolved. If you have a custom-built PC, you should be able to remove all the RAM modules. Remove all but one stick and boot the PC to see if the error is resolved.

Try these will all the RAM modules to see which memory kit is causing the error. In some cases, it could be the RAM slot that is causing the error, so avoid using the faulty RAM slot.


4. Use system restore point

RIVER_OVERRAN_STACK_BUFFER

  1. Press the Windows key.
  2. Type system restore.
  3. Click on Create a Restore Point.
  4. Select the System Restore button.
  5. Click Next to proceed.
  6. Select the most recently created restore point.
  7. If you want to know what programs will be affected, click on scan for affected programs.
  8. Click Next.
  9. Read the description and click Finish.

The system restore process may take some time depending on the size of the restore point. The PC will restart once the restore process is complete and show a success message.

Install Windows updates

RIVER_OVERRAN_STACK_BUFFER

  1. Click on Start and select Settings.
  2. Go to Update and Security.
  3. Click on Windows Update.
  4. Download and install all the pending updates.

The Windows BSoD error 0x000000f7 is usually triggered due to faulty drivers. Try updating the driver to see if it resolve the error. Proceed with other steps if the issue persists.


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