Full Fix: NO EXCEPTION HANDLING SUPPORT error in Windows 10
Blue Screen of Death errors are probably one of the most serious errors that you can encounter on Windows 10. These errors can create many problems, so today we’re going to show you how to fix NO_EXCEPTION_HANDLING_SUPPORT error.
How to fix NO EXCEPTION HANDLING SUPPORT BSoD error
- Install the latest Windows 10 updates
- Install the latest drivers
- Run the BSOD Troubleshooter
- Run the SFC scan
- Run DISM
- Check the hard drive
- Remove the problematic applications
- Remove overclock settings
- Update your BIOS
- Check for faulty hardware
Solutions to fix NO EXCEPTION HANDLING SUPPORT error
Solution 1 – Install the latest Windows 10 updates
Hardware or software issues can cause Blue Screen of Death errors to appear, therefore it’s important to fix these issues as soon as possible. To fix both hardware and software issues, it’s recommended to use Windows Update and download the latest patches for Windows 10.
Microsoft is constantly improving Windows 10 by releasing new patches frequently. Many of these patches bring bug fixes related to both hardware and software, but there are also various security improvements. If you want to keep your PC stable and safe from errors, we strongly suggest that you download the latest patches frequently.
Solution 2 – Install the latest drivers
Drivers are a key component of your operating system, therefore if you wish your system to be stable, it’s highly recommended that you keep your drivers updated. If your drivers are outdated, or if they aren’t compatible with Windows 10, you won’t be able to use the hardware that is related to those drivers and you might get a NO_EXCEPTION_HANDLING_SUPPORT BSoD error. Updating drivers is fairly simple, and you can do it by following these steps:
- Press Windows Key + X on your keyboard to open Power User Menu. Select Device Manager from the list.
- When Device Manager opens locate the device that you want to update, right click it and choose Update Driver Software.
- Select Search automatically for updated driver software and wait for Windows 10 to download the appropriate driver.
- Repeat the same steps for all drivers that you want to update.
As you can see, updating your drivers with Device Manager is pretty straightforward, but bear in mind that Device Manager doesn’t always download the latest drivers. If you want to have the latest drivers installed, we strongly suggest that you download the necessary drivers manually. Downloading drivers manually is relatively simple and all that you need to do is to visit your hardware manufacturer’s website and download the latest drivers for your device. Bear in mind that you might have to update all your drivers in order to fix this problem.
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:
- Download and install TweakBit Driver Updater
- 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.
- 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.
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
If updating your drivers didn’t get the job done, we’re going to try Windows 10’s built-in troubleshooting tool. This tool can be used for resolving all sorts of problems inside the system, including the BSOD errors.
Here’s how to run Windows 10’s troubleshooting tool:
- Open the Settings app.
- Head over to Update & Security section.
- Select Troubleshoot from the menu on the left.
- Select BSOD from the right pane and click Run the troubleshooter.
- Follow further instructions to complete the troubleshooting process.
Solution 4 – Run the SFC scan
The next thing we’re going to try is running the SFC scan. The System File Checker is a command-line tool that scans all the system files for potential issues. So, if a corrupt system file is the cause of the NO_EXCEPTION_HANDLING_SUPPORT error, the SFC scan will likely resolve it.
Here’s how to run the SFC scan in Windows 10:
- Go to Search, type cmd, and open the Command Prompt as Administrator.
- Enter the following line and press Enter: sfc/scannow
- Wait for the scan to complete (it will take a while)
- The tool will automatically resolve the problem, if possible.
- Now, close the Command Prompt and restart your computer.
Solution 5 – Run DISM
And the third troubleshooter we’re going to use here is DISM. This tool re-deploys the system image, which usually leads to resolving various problems. In that manner, DISM could also be helpful when dealing with the NO_EXCEPTION_HANDLING_SUPPORT error.
We’ll walk you through both standard and the procedure that utilizes the installation media below:
- Standard way
- Right-click Start and open Command Prompt (Admin).
- Paste the following command and press Enter:
- Wait until the scan is finished.
- Restart your computer and try updating again.
- With the Windows installation media
- Insert your Windows installation media.
- Right-click the Start menu and, from the menu, choose the Command Prompt (Admin).
- In the command line, type the following commands and press Enter after each:
- dism /online /cleanup-image /scanhealth
- dism /online /cleanup-image /restorehealth
- Now, type the following command and press Enter:
- DISM /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth /source:WIM:X:SourcesInstall.wim:1 /LimitAccess
- Make sure to change an X value with the letter of the mounted drive with Windows 10 installation.
- After the procedure is finished, restart your computer.
Solution 6 – Check the hard drive
A broken hard drive is alarming. And the first warning messages come in the form of BSOD issues. So, go and check the current state of your hard drive. To do that, you should run the chkdsk command. This command will scan your partitions, and apply solutions, if possible.
Here’s how to run the chkdsk command in Windows 10:
- Enter the Advanced Startup (Restart your computer while holding the Shift key).
- Choose Troubleshoot > Advanced Options.
- Select Command Prompt from the list of options.
- When Command Prompt appears, enter the following lines and press Enter after each line in order to run it:
- Some users are also suggesting that you need to run additional chkdsk commands as well. To perform these commands, you need to know drive letters for all your hard drive partitions. In Command Prompt you should enter the following (but remember to use the letters that match your hard drive partitions on your PC):
This is just our example, so keep in mind that you have to perform chkdsk command for every hard drive partition that you have.
- Restart your computer and check if the issue is resolved.
Solution 7 – Remove the problematic applications
Third-party applications can cause NO_EXCEPTION_HANDLING_SUPPORT and other Blue Screen of Death errors to appear, therefore if you installed or updated any applications recently we urge you to remove them.
One common cause for BSoD errors can be your antivirus software or firewall. According to users, almost any antivirus can cause this error to appear, and in order to fix this problem, we strongly suggest that you remove all third-party antivirus programs from your PC. In addition to uninstalling the antivirus, it’s also recommended that you use dedicated removal tool to remove all files and registry entries associated with your antivirus. Most antivirus companies have dedicated removal tools available for download, so be sure to download one for your antivirus program.
Solution 8 – Remove overclock settings
By overclocking your PC, you’ll get improved performance, but bear in mind that overclocking can cause certain issues. If your overclock isn’t stable, your PC will crash and give you the NO_EXCEPTION_HANDLING_SUPPORT error. To fix this error, we strongly suggest that you remove all overclock settings and check if your PC works well without them.
Solution 9 – Update your BIOS
Sometimes certain hardware isn’t fully compatible with your motherboard, and that can cause Blue Screen of Death error to appear. To fix this issue, and to unlock new features of your motherboard maybe you should update your BIOS. Updating BIOS is somewhat an advanced procedure, therefore we advise you to be extra cautious if you want to avoid causing permanent damage. To see how to properly update your BIOS, we suggest that you check your motherboard manual for detailed instructions.
Solution 10 – Check for faulty hardware
NO_EXCEPTION_HANDLING_SUPPORT and other Blue Screen of Death errors can be caused by faulty hardware, therefore we suggest that you check if your hardware is working properly.
Users reported that issues with RAM and motherboard can cause this error to appear, therefore be sure to check those components first. Few users reported that they managed to fix this issue on their HP laptop by removing the wireless mouse, so you might want to try that as well.
NO_EXCEPTION_HANDLING_SUPPORT BSoD error is usually caused by your hardware, but before you check your hardware, we advise you to try all other solutions from this article.
Editor’s Note: This post was originally published in June 2016 and has been since completely revamped and updated for freshness, accuracy, and comprehensiveness.
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