Fix: INVALID_PROCESS_DETACH_ATTEMPT Windows 10 error
Blue Screen of Death is one of more serious problems on every version of Windows since it’s usually caused by a problematic driver or software, or in worst case scenario, a faulty hardware. INVALID_PROCESS_DETACH_ATTEMPT error can appear on almost any version of Windows, and Windows 10 is no exception, but fortunately, there are few ways to fix this problem.
How to fix INVALID_PROCESS_DETACH_ATTEMPT error
Quick solution to fix various PC errors
- Step 1: Download this PC Scan & Repair tool
- Step 2: Click “Start Scan” to find Windows issues that could be causing BSOD errors in Windows 10
- Step 3: Click “Start Repair” to fix all issues (requires upgrade).
Solution 1 – Make sure that Windows 10 is updated
BSoD errors can be caused by a hardware incompatibility, and in order to avoid this issue, users are advising to keep your Windows 10 up to date. If Microsoft is aware of this issue, it will probably be fixed in one of the upcoming updates, so make sure to update Windows 10 regularly.
Solution 2 – Update your graphic card driver
Number of users reported that this issue is caused by an outdated graphic card driver. If your graphic card driver isn’t compatible with Windows 10, we strongly advise you to update it. To update your graphic card driver you just need to visit your graphic card manufacturer’s website and download the latest driver for your graphic card.
In order to prevent BSoD errors, it’s advised that you update all drivers on your PC. Downloading drivers manually can take a while, but you can use this Driver Update software to download all the necessary drivers with just a single click.
Solution 3 – Reinstall Office
Few users reported INVALID_PROCESS_DETACH_ATTEMPT while using certain older versions of Microsoft Office. If you are using an older version of Office, make sure to completely remove it from your PC. After removing Office, you need to disable your antivirus software and reinstall Office again. This is just a potential solution, but it worked for few users, so you might want to try it out.
Solution 4 – Uninstall your antivirus software
In certain cases antivirus software can cause INVALID_PROCESS_DETACH_ATTEMPT to appear, and in order to fix this error you’ll have to temporarily uninstall your antivirus software. Tools such as Norton, AVG, Avast or even Malwarebytes can cause a BSoD error to appear. Even if you don’t use any of these tools for system protection, you should know that almost any antivirus can cause this issue to appear, therefore it’s advised to remove your current antivirus.
If the issue persists even after you removed the antivirus software, maybe few of its files or registry entries remained in your computer. To completely remove a certain antivirus software, it’s advised to use an uninstaller tool, and many antivirus companies offer these tools for download, so make sure to get one for your antivirus software.
After you removed your antivirus, you can try reinstalling the updated version or you can download one of the best antivirus programs from Windows 10 and use it instead.
Solution 5 – Enter Safe Mode
If your computer constantly restarts while giving you INVALID_PROCESS_DETACH_ATTEMPT error, you should try entering the Safe Mode. Safe Mode uses only limited software and drivers in order to run, and by entering Safe Mode you can find if a problem is related to your software. To enter Safe Mode, do the following:
- While your computer boots, restart it. Repeat this process 3 or 4 times. This should start Automatic Repair.
- Choose Troubleshoot > Advanced options > Startup settings. Click the Restart button.
- When your computer restarts, you should see a list of options available. Press 5 of F5 to select Safe Mode with Networking.
Try using your PC in Safe Mode for a while to see if the INVALID_PROCESS_DETACH_ATTEMPT error appears. If the problem doesn’t manifest, it’s probably caused by a certain software or a driver, and you’re advised to find and uninstall the problematic software. As we previously mentioned, antivirus can cause this BSoD error, but at the same time, this issue can be caused by almost any other software. If the blue screen error started appearing recently, make sure to remove any software that you installed in past few days or weeks.
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In some cases, certain driver can cause a BSoD error, and you’re advised to find the problematic driver and remove it. Removing an installed driver is simple, and you can do it by following these steps:
- Open Power User Menu by pressing Windows Key + X and select Device Manager from the list.
- Locate the problematic driver, right click it, and choose Uninstall from the menu.
Solution 6 – Check your hardware
BSoD errors are often caused by a faulty hardware, most commonly RAM, so if you’re having INVALID_PROCESS_DETACH_ATTEMPT error, we advise you to use MemTest86+ and check if your RAM is working properly. In addition to RAM, this issue can be caused by any other hardware component or even by a newly installed hardware.
Sometimes your new RAM, graphic card or even wireless adapter might not be fully compatible with your motherboard and that can cause this error to appear. If you installed any new components recently, we advise you to replace them with previous components to see if the issue still persists.
Solution 7 – Perform System Restore or reset your PC
If all other solutions don’t work, you can try performing a System Restore. To perform a System Restore you need to do the following:
- While your PC boots, restart it few times. This should start Automatic Recovery.
- Choose Troubleshoot > Advanced options > System Restore.
- Select your user name and enter your password.
- Follow the instructions and select a system restore point you wish to restore to. Click Next and follow the instructions.
If System Restore doesn’t work for you, you can always reset your PC. To do that, do the following:
- Start the Automatic Recovery by restarting your computer few times while it boots.
- Choose Troubleshoot > Reset this PC.
- You can choose between Keep my files and Remove everything. In our experience, sometimes it’s better to use Remove everything option, since that options works similarly to clean install. If you choose Remove everything remember to choose Only the drive where Windows is installed > Just remove my files. By using this option all files and folders from your C drive will be removed, so make sure that you back them up.
INVALID_PROCESS_DETACH_ATTEMPT BSoD error can be troublesome and sometimes hard to fix, but we hope that some of our solution were helpful to you.
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