Fix: RDR_FILE_SYSTEM error on Windows 10
Computer errors are relatively common, and for the most part these errors aren’t usually serious. Blue Screen of Death errors on the other hand can be caused by faulty hardware, therefore it’s crucial to fix these errors as soon as possible. Since BSoD errors are a serious issue, today we’re going to show you how to fix RDR_FILE_SYSTEM error on Windows 10.
Fix RDR_FILE_SYSTEM BSoD error on Windows 10
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Solution 1 – Make sure that your Windows 10 is up to date
Most common cause for BSoD error is a software or hardware incompatibility, and you can avoid most of the compatibility issues by downloading the Windows updates regularly. Updates often fix compatibility issues and security flaws, so it’s a good practice to download them frequently.
In addition to Windows 10 updates, we advise you to regularly update your drivers. Since BSoD issues are often caused by faulty or incompatible drivers, make sure that your motherboard, network adapter and graphic card drivers are up to date in order to avoid getting RDR_FILE_SYSTEM error. If you need to update your drivers, you can easily do so by downloading them manually from your hardware manufacturer’s website.
To fix BSoD errors it’s important to update all drivers on your PC. Downloading drivers manually isn’t the most efficient method, so you might want to use this Driver Update software to update all necessary drivers.
Solution 2 – Uninstall / reinstall your antivirus software
It was reported by users that Norton antivirus can often cause RDR_FILE_SYSTEM error to occur. Apparently, Norton has some minor issues with Windows 10, and in order to fix the aforementioned error you need to completely uninstall Norton antivirus from your PC.
Sometimes uninstalling an antivirus software leaves certain files and registry entries on your PC, and those files can also cause RDR_FILE_SYSTEM error to appear. In order to completely remove all remaining Norton files, you should use Norton Removal Tool. Simply download this tool and run it, and it will remove Norton and all its file from your PC completely.
Although Norton is confirmed to cause this issue, any other antivirus software can also cause RDR_FILE_SYSTEM error, therefore it’s advised that you remove any antivirus software that you currently have installed. Many antivirus companies offer uninstaller tools for their software, so make sure to download them and use them to completely remove a certain antivirus.
After you’ve uninstalled your antivirus software, you can reinstall it again, but be sure to use the latest version, since the latest version will probably have most of the older bugs fixed. Alternatively, you can just install a different antivirus program on your PC.
Solution 3 – Remove any recently installed software
RDR_FILE_SYSTEM BSoD error can be caused by incompatible software, and if you recently installed any third-party software, that software can be the cause of this error. To fix this issue, we advise you to uninstall any software that you installed few days before this issue occurred. Most commonly BSoD errors are caused by antivirus, VPN or overclocking software, so if you’re using any of those, make sure that you uninstall them.
In some rare cases, even recently installed drivers can cause BSoD error to appear. If you installed any new drivers in the past, make sure to remove them or to rollback to previous version of the driver. To do that, simply follow these steps:
- Press Windows Key + X to open Power User Menu and choose Device Manager from the list.
- Once the Device Manager opens, locate the recently installed driver, right click it and choose Properties from the menu.
- Go to the Driver tab and click on Roll Back Driver button.
If rolling back the driver doesn’t work, uninstall the driver, download the older version and install it again.
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Solution 4 – Run the chkdsk command
In certain cases, these errors can be caused by a corrupted files and folders on your hard drive, therefore you need to perform a chkdsk command. If you can access Windows 10, perform the chkdsk by following these steps:
- Press Windows Key + X and choose Command Prompt (Admin) from the menu.
- Once the Command Prompt starts, enter the chkdsk /f /r C:. You can replace C with the letter that matches your hard drive partition. You might have to restart your computer in order to perform chkdsk for the C drive, so keep that in mind.
If you cannot access Windows 10 due to RDR_FILE_SYSTEM error, you’ll need to do the following:
- Restart your computer few times while it boots. This should start Automatic Repair process.
- Choose Troubleshoot > Advanced options > Command Prompt.
- When Command Prompt starts enter chkdsk /f /r C: to perform a chkdsk scan. Be sure to perform chkdsk for all hard drive partitions that you have.
Solution 5 – Check your hardware
Often the cause for RDR_FILE_SYSTEM is a faulty hardware, most commonly RAM. Users reported that after replacing the faulty RAM module, the issue was permanently fixed, so be sure to test your RAM memory.
In order to check your RAM memory you need to do the following:
- Download MemTest86+.
- Burn the tool to a CD or create a bootable USB flash drive.
- Connect the CD or USB flash drive and boot your PC from it.
- Let the MemTest86+ run for couple of hours.
- If any errors are found, it means that one or more RAM modules are corrupt and that you need to replace it.
In addition to RAM, almost any other hardware component can cause this BSoD error to appear, so you might have to check other installed hardware. It also worth mentioning that any recently installed hardware can cause RDR_FILE_SYSTEM BSoD error if that hardware isn’t fully compatible with your motherboard. To diagnose the problem, you should replace recently added hardware and check if your PC works without it.
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RDR_FILE_SYSTEM BSoD error can create certain problems on Windows 10, but you can fix this error easily by following one of our solutions.
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