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

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  • The BSoD error 0x000000f7 can be related to the Windows registry or corrupted system files.
  • To resolve this issue, make sure to update all your drivers manually or with a dedicated tool.
  • The stop code 0x000000f7 can also occur when you have faulty RAM, so, check if there are any problems with your computer memory.
  • A system restore is another viable solution that can help you solve this glitch easily. 
0x000000f7

Windows BSoD( Blue Screen of Deaths) issue 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, or UNEXPECTED_KERNAL_MODE_TRAP.

The BSoD error with the stop code 0x000000f7 can be related to the ntkrnlmp.exe, which is an executable file associated with Windows Operating Systems.

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 your computer drivers

Many BSoD errors are related to hardware issues or outdated drivers. Thus, make sure to have all your drivers up to date. You can do this manually from Device Manager.

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

Various errors are the result of a malfunctioning driver. When this is the case, you may need to update or reinstall completely this specific component. As the process is not straight-forward to complete, we recommend using an automated tool for the job. Here's how to do it:

  1. Download and install DriverFix.
  2. Launch the app.
  3. Wait for the software to detect all your faulty drivers.
  4. You will now be presented with a list of all the drivers that have issues, and you just need to select the ones you’d liked fixed.
  5. Wait for DriverFix to download and install the newest drivers.
  6. Restart your PC for the changes to take effect.
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2.  Run System File Checker

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

The SFC scan is a command-line tool that will scan your system for potential errors and resolve them on the way. So, it can also fix the BSoD with stop code 0x000000f7.

If you have any problems while running SFC, it stops or does not work at all on Windows 10, take a look at our dedicated guide in order to fix the issue.


3. Check for memory issues

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One of the reasons for the error 0x000000f7 is a bad memory. If your system has a removable RAM module, try changing them.

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

  1. Press the Windows key and type system restore.breakpoint has been reached restore
  2. Click on Create a Restore Point option.
  3. Click the System Restore button in the System Properties window.system restore
  4. Select Next to proceed.
  5. Select the most recently created restore point.Session has valid pool on exit
  6. Click on Scan for affected programs. This will show if Windows will uninstall any existing programs on your system.
  7. Click Next to continue with the restore process.
  8. Read the description and then click on 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.


System Restore not working in Windows 10? Use our comprehensive guide and solve the issue easily.


If you encounter any other BSoD errors and are curious why they happen, take a look at our guide including the most common causes for blue screens.

Don’t hesitate to let us know if this guide was useful in your situation. You can do so by simply leaving a comment in the section found below this article.

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