Either you have a hardware failure or you have problems with your Windows 8.1, Windows 10 drivers that are probably not compatible with your Windows 8.1, Windows 10 operating system.
In any case you will basically not be able to use your desktop PC or laptop until you fix the issue.
In a worst case scenario the error message “whea uncorrectable error” you get on a blue screen while running Windows 8.1, Windows 10 could be caused by any number of hardware failures like : Hard drive not responding, your RAM memory not responding or your main board is not working correctly.
A good case scenario would be that after updating your PC to Windows 10, Windows 8.1 some drivers on the machine won’t work as it should. But we will see how to check all of these in the tutorial below.
Whea uncorrectable error variations
Whea Uncorrectable Error can be serious and many users reported the following errors as well:
- Whea Uncorrectable Error windows 10 sysprep – According to users, sometimes this error can occur while using sysprep. However, you should be able to fix the issue by using one of our solutions.
- Whea Uncorrectable Error overclock – Many users reported that this error started appearing after overclocking. To fix the problem, try changing or removing your overclock settings.
- Whea Uncorrectable Error hal.dll, ntoskrnl exe – In some cases this error can be caused by certain files. Many users reported that both hal.dll and ntoskrnl.exe can cause this error to appear.
- Whea Uncorrectable Error overheat – Sometimes this error can appear due to overheating. If your PC overheats, try cleaning it or check if your fan is working properly.
- Whea Uncorrectable Error startup – Several users reported that this error message appears as soon as their PC starts. To fix this problem, you’ll need to use one of our solutions in Safe Mode.
- Whea Uncorrectable Error BIOS update – Sometimes a BIOS update can cause this issue to appear. To fix the problem, you might have to go back to the older version of BIOS.
Steps to fix whea uncorrectable error on Windows PC
- Disable Overclock in BIOS
- Start Windows in Safe Mode and Check for Drivers
- Check if There Are Any Hardware Issues
- Run Windows Memory Diagnostics
- Uninstall the problematic Windows Updates
- Disable Turbo Boost feature in BIOS
- Disable additional audio devices
Solution 1 – Disable Overclock in BIOS
The most common fix for whea uncorrectable error is disabling overclock from your BIOS. Keep in mind that overclocking your PC can cause many issues including overheating, Blue Screen of Death, and other technical glitches.
So overclocking software may trigger whea uncorrectable errors. You can disable or unninstall any overclocking software that you might have on your PC to fix this problem.
To do that, just follow these steps:
- Open Start Menu and go to Settings.
- Go to Update and Security, and then to Recovery tab.
- Click on Restart now in Advanced startup and your computer will restart.
- On Advanced startup, go to Troubleshoot, then Advanced Options and then UEFI Firmware Settings.
- Click Restart.
- After the computer is restarted, it should open BIOS automatically, so go Advanced tab.
- Naviateto Performance, and look for Overclocking.
- Make sure overclocking is disabled.
- Save changes to BIOS (by pressing F10 on your keyboard), and start your computer normally.
After disabling overclocking, you shouldn’t face this issue anymore, but if it’s still present, check out one of the following solutions.
Solution 2 – Start Windows in Safe Mode and Check for Drivers
- Reboot or close the Windows 8.1, Windows 10 PC.
- When the PC starts press F8 on the keyboard or another combination would be Shift + F8.
- The Recovery Mode should start.
- From within the Recovery Mode you need to select Safe Mode by following the instructions on the screen.
- After the Computer boots up in Safe Mode, hover the mouse to the right side of the screen and click in the search box in the start menu.
- Type in the search box Device Manager.
- After Device Manager is opened we need to update the drivers one by one. This way we will see if one of our drivers has caused this error to appear.
- After updating the drivers we need to reboot the PC.
- See if you get the same error message.
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Solution 3 – Check if There Are Any Hardware Issues
- Enter Safe mode as explained in the first tutorial.
- Open the Start screen and type chkdsk.
- Click (left click) on chkdsk.
- Start the chkdsk program and let it run, if you get any stops along the way with errors it will probably be that you’re hard drive is not working properly.
Solution 4 – Run Windows Memory Diagnostics
- To check the Hardware memory we need to go on the Start screen of Windows 10, Windows 8.1.
- Type in the search box Windows Memory Diagnostic.
- Click (left click) on Windows Memory Diagnostic.
- Let the Windows Memory Diagnostic run, if you get any stops along the way like in the hard drive check with errors then try to replace the memory.
Solution 5 – Uninstall the problematic Windows Updates
According to users, Whea Uncorrectable Error can sometimes appear due to problematic Windows updates.
If you noticed this error after a recent update, you might have to remove the update in order to fix this problem. To do that, follow these steps:
- Press Windows Key + I to open the Settings app.
- Now go to Update & security section.
- Click on Update history.
- Now click on Uninstall updates.
- List of updates will now appear. Double click on a specific update in order to remove it.
After removing the problematic updates, check if the issue still appears. If not, it might be a good idea to block problematic Windows updates from installing.
To do that simply download Show or hide updates troubleshooter and run it. Select the update you want to prevent from installing and the problem should be resolved.
Solution 6 – Disable Turbo Boost feature in BIOS
Sometimes certain features in BIOS can cause Whea_Uncorrectable_Error to appear. Several users reported that disabling Turbo Boost in BIOS fixed the problem for them, so be sure to try that.
To see if your BIOS supports this feature and how to find it, we strongly advise you to check your motherboard manual. If you have Intel Turbo Boost installed on your PC, we advise you to remove it as well.
It’s worth mentioning that other settings can also cause this problem to appear, and to fix it you might have to reset BIOS to the default settings. After doing that, the problem should be resolved.
Solution 7 – Disable additional audio devices
According to users, Whea_Uncorrectable_Error message can appear due to your audio devices.
To fix the problem, you need to find and disable additional audio output and input devices. To do that, follow these steps:
- Press Windows Key + S and enter sound. Select Sound from the list of results.
- When Sound window opens, go to Playback tab and right click each non-default audio device and choose Disable. Repeat the same steps for all recording devices as well. After doing that, click on Apply and OK to save changes.
Some users are also recommending to disable additional audio devices from Device Manager. To do that, follow these steps:
- Press Windows Key + X to open Win + X menu and choose Device Manager.
- Locate your audio devices and disable all devices except your default one. To disable a device, simply right click it and choose Disable device from the menu.
- When confirmation message appears click on Yes.
After disabling all non-default devices, the problem should be resolved.
These tutorials should help you along the way to determine what exactly is causing the blue screen error message you get.
If it is a hardware problem it might also be from the graphics card, from the motherboard or a possible power supply failure.
In this case I would suggest you go to your nearest tech support for PC’s shop and make them aware of the issues.
They will probably have there all the hardware parts needed for your PC to replace them and tell you what part is having issues.
Write us below your opinions on the subject and best of luck with the debug on your Windows 8.1, Windows 10 PC. If you have been hit by other BSODs, here are some more fixes:
Editor’s Note: This post was originally published in August 2014 and has been since completely revamped and updated for freshness, accuracy, and comprehensiveness.