Kernel PNP Error 411: How to Fix It in 5 Efficient Steps?

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  • Plug n Play manager has two parts: Kernel PNP and user mode PNP managers. 
  • These PNP managers enable a computer to adjust to hardware changes with minimal intervention. 
  • If you see an error related to Kernel in Event Viewer, it could be due to outdated drivers or misconfigured devices. 
  • This guide will explain all the methods to fix the issue.
kernel pnp error 411 How to fix it in 5 steps

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If you keep getting Kernel PNP error 411 in the Event Viewer and are concerned about what to do, then you are in the right place. 

This guide will discuss what Kernel PNP is and how to deal with Kernel PNP errors. Let’s start!

What is Kernel PNP?

Kernel PNP

Kernel mode PNP manager is a part of Plug and Play manager. It interacts with OS drivers and components to manage, configure and maintain devices. PnP drivers support a machine’s physical, logical, and virtual devices.

What is the Kernel PNP error?

A Kernel PNP error usually comes up on Windows if you have malfunctioning hardware or outdated device drivers. Therefore, for PNP mode to work, all the drivers installed must work properly.

How do I fix Kernel PNP Error 411?

Before moving to the detailed troubleshooting, let us try some quick fixes that can help us with the error: 

1. Clean Boot your PC

  1. Press the Windows + R key to get the  Run console.CLEAN BOOT 1
  2. Type msconfig and press Enter.
  3. On the Services tab, place a checkmark beside Hide all Microsoft Services and then click Disable all.Clean BOOT 2
  4. Go to the Startup tab, and click Open Task Manager.CLEAN BOOT 3
  5. Locate each Enabled item, right-click on it, and select Disable.Clean BOOT 4
  6. Close Task Manager. Click Apply and OK on the System Configuration window.CLEAN BOOT 5
  7. Restart your computer when prompted.

2. Use Command Prompt

  1. Press the Windows key, type CMD, and click Run as administrator.CMD
  2. Type the following command and press Enter: sfc/scannow
  3. Copy and paste the following commands and press Enter after every command: Dism /Online /Cleanup-Image /CheckHealth Dism /Online /Cleanup-Image /ScanHealth  DISM /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth CMD DISM & SFC
  4. Restart your computer.

 3. Install/ Update Drivers 

3.1 Install Drivers Manually

  1. Press Windows + R to get the Run window.
  2. Type devmgmt.msc and hit Enter.Device Manager RUN COMMAND
  3. Click on Display drivers to expand, right-click on the Graphics Driver, and click Update driver.Update driver Kernel PNP error 411
  4. Now go to System devices, expand it, and follow the same process to update the chipset drivers.
  5. Reboot your computer.

3.2 Use a third-party tool

Keeping your device drivers updated with a reliable driver updater tool such as DriverFix is easy and less time taking. This driver updater downloads and installs the best drivers for your device in a few clicks.

  1. Download and install Driverfix.
  2. Launch the app to scan your computer for obsolete drivers.Driverfix 1
  3. Once the scan is complete, select the drivers and click Update.DriverFix 2
  4. The tool will start downloading the latest drivers for your PC.driverFix-3
  5. Now click Next and follow the on-screen instructions, then restart your computer.DriverFix- 4

Using DriverFix will make sure that all drivers are updated safely and your PC will automatically receive any other future updates.

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4. Disable Fast Startup

  1. Press the Windows key, type Control Panel, and click Open.Control Panel
  2. Go to the right side of the panel and select Large icons from View by drop-down menu.
  3. Click Power OptionsPower options
  4. Now select Choose what the power buttons do.Power options 2
  5. Click Change settings that are currently available.Power options 3
  6. Remove the checkmark beside Turn on fast startup.Power options 4
  7. Click Save changes.

5. Perform in-place upgrade

  1. Go to Microsoft’s software download page, and select the Windows version to install.
  2. Download Windows 11 ISO and select Windows 11 (multi-edition ISO).Inplace upgrade 1
  3. Select the product language, select English, click Confirm, and then Download.Inplace upgrade 2
  4. Right-click on ISO and choose Mount. Now click Setup.exe.Windows-11-ISO-mount
  5. On the Install Windows 11 dialog box, select Next.
  6. Now, click Accept to agree to the license terms.
  7. Follow the on-screen prompts to complete.
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When you get to the Ready to Install page, select Keep personal files and apps to ensure your files are not deleted during the process.

So, these are steps to fix Kernel PNP error 411 on Windows. Try these steps and let us know which method worked for you in the comments section below.

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