FIX: IRQL GT ZERO AT SYSTEM SERVICE error

Milan Stanojevic
by Milan Stanojevic
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  • IRQL GT ZERO AT SYSTEM_SERVICE error is caused by incompatible hardware or software, therefore, it’s crucial for you to run Windows Update and to download the latest updates.
  • Drivers are an essential component of every operating system, and if your drivers are outdated or corrupted, you might get the IRQL GT ZERO AT SYSTEM SERVICE error. To avoid these types of errors, try to update your drivers frequently. It's relatively simple, and the easiest way to do it is by using Device Manager.
  • BSoD errors are pretty nasty but that's why we created a whole section to Troubleshoot and fix Blue Screen of Death errors.
  • There's no shortage of Windows errors, but every time you encounter one, we fix it and publish it in the Windows 10 errors hub to help you solve the problem.
How to fix IRQL GT ZERO AT SYSTEM SERVICE error in Windows 10

Blue Screen of Death errors are one of the most troublesome errors on Windows 10.

These types of errors are often caused by incompatible software and hardware, and in most cases, your computer will automatically restart whenever it encounters this type of error.

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Since these types of errors can cause so many problems, today we’re going to show you how to fix IRQL_GT_ZERO_AT_SYSTEM_SERVICE error.

How can I fix IRQL GT ZERO AT SYSTEM SERVICE error?

  1. Download Windows updates regularly
  2. Update your drivers
  3. Run the BSOD Troubleshooter
  4. Run the SFC scan
  5. Run DISM
  6. Check the hard drive
  7. Uninstall problematic software
  8. Disable Hyper-V
  9. Update your BIOS
  10. Check for hardware problems

How do I fix IRQL GT ZERO AT SYSTEM SERVICE error?

Solution 1 – Download Windows updates regularly

These types of errors are usually caused by incompatible hardware or software, therefore it’s crucial for you to run Windows Update and to download the latest updates.

Many of these updates come with new features, but in addition to new features, Windows updates often fix many software or hardware related issues.

And since IRQL GT ZERO AT SYSTEM_SERVICE error is caused by these issues, it’s crucial for you to keep Windows 10 up to date.

Solution 2 – Update your drivers

Drivers are an essential component of every operating system, and if your drivers are outdated or corrupted, you might get IRQL GT ZERO AT SYSTEM SERVICE error.

In order to avoid these types of errors, it’s highly advised to update your drivers frequently.

Updating your drivers is relatively simple, and the easiest way to do it is by using Device Manager.

Using the Device Manager to update drivers might not always be the best solution, but you can always download all the necessary drivers directly from your hardware manufacturer.

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Your hardware manufacturer will have the latest driversand in order to download them simply visit its website.

Then, locate the model of the device you want to update, and download all the necessary drivers for it.

Bear in mind to update as many drivers as you can in order to avoid any BSoD issues.

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:

  1. Download and install TweakBit Driver Updaterdriver updater starting window
  2. 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.
    scanning proccess of Tweakbit driver updater
  3. 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.
    Automatically Update complete
    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 BSOD Troubleshooter 

Another thing we can try is running Windows 10’s built-in troubleshooting tool. This tool is designed to deal with various system issues, including BSODs. So, it might be helpful in this case, as well.

Here’s how to run Windows 10’s built-in troubleshooter:

  1. Open the Settings app and go to Update & Security section.
  2. Select Troubleshoot from the menu on the left.
  3. Select BSOD from the right pane and click Run the troubleshooter.IRQL GT ZERO AT SYSTEM SERVICE Windows 10 error
  4. 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 is a command-line tool that goes through your system searching for potential issues.

Of course, if resolving these issues is possible, the SFC scan will do it automatically.

Here’s how to run the SFC scan in Windows 10:

  1. Right-click on the Start Menu button, and open Command Prompt (Admin).
  2. Enter the following line and press Enter: sfc/scannowIRQL GT ZERO AT SYSTEM SERVICE Windows 10 error
  3. Wait until the process is done (it may take a while).
  4. If the solution is found, it will automatically be applied.
  5. Now, close the Command Prompt and restart your computer.

Solution 5 – Run DISM

And the final troubleshooting tool we’re going to try is DISM. This is perhaps the most powerful troubleshooter, as it deploys the system image all over again.

We’ll walk you through both standard and the procedure that utilizes the installation media below:

  • Standard way
  1. Right-click Start and open Command Prompt (Admin).
  2. Paste the following command and press Enter:
      • DISM /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealthIRQL GT ZERO AT SYSTEM SERVICE Windows 10 error
  3. Wait until the scan is finished.
  4. Restart your computer and try updating again.
  • With the Windows installation media
  1. Insert your Windows installation media.
  2. Right-click the Start menu and, from the menu, choose the Command Prompt (Admin).
  3. In the command line, type the following commands and press Enter after each:
    • dism /online /cleanup-image /scanhealth
    • dism /online /cleanup-image /restorehealth
  4. Now, type the following command and press Enter:
    • DISM /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth /source:WIM:X:SourcesInstall.wim:1 /LimitAccess
  5. Make sure to change an X value with the letter of the mounted drive with Windows 10 installation.
  6. After the procedure is finished, restart your computer.
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