SYSTEM THREAD EXCEPTION NOT HANDLED M error in Windows 10

Milan Stanojevic
by Milan Stanojevic
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Blue Screen of Death errors such as SYSTEM_THREAD_EXCEPTION_NOT_HANDLED_M can be quite problematic. This error will restart your PC every time it appears, therefore it’s important to know how to fix this error on Windows 10.

How to fix SYSTEM THREAD EXCEPTION NOT HANDLED M error

Table of contents:

  1. Update Windows 10 and install the latest drivers
  2. Run the BSOD Troubleshooter 
  3. Run the SFC scan
  4. Run DISM
  5. Check the hard drive
  6. Remove your antivirus software
  7. Remove problematic applications
  8. Reset your BIOS
  9. Reset Windows 10
  10. Check for faulty hardware

Fix – SYSTEM THREAD EXCEPTION NOT HANDLED M Windows 10 error

Solution 1 – Update Windows 10 and install the latest drivers

Windows 10 has a few errors with certain hardware and software, and in order to fix these errors, it’s important that you update Windows 10. Microsoft is aware of these issues, and it’s trying to fix them with latest Windows 10 updates. In addition to bug fixes, new updates also bring new features and security improvements, therefore if you want your PC to be stable and free from errors, we strongly advise to use Windows Update and download the latest patches.

In addition to downloading the latest patches, it’s also important to have the latest drivers installed. Windows 10 relies heavily on drivers in order to work with your hardware, and if your drivers are outdated or just not fully compatible with Windows 10, you might get SYSTEM_THREAD_EXCEPTION_NOT_HANDLED_M BSoD error. To prevent these errors from appearing it’s important that you keep your drivers up to date. Updating your drivers is fairly simple, and you can do it simply by visiting your hardware manufacturer’s website and downloading the latest drivers for your device.

Users reported that updating Nvidia or AMD graphic card drivers fixed the issue for them, so be sure to update those drivers first. Few users also reported issues with Qualcomm Atheros wireless adapter drivers, so if you’re using the aforementioned adapter, make sure to install the latest drivers for it. If updating those drivers doesn’t fix the issue, update all drivers on your system.

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 2 – Run the BSOD Troubleshooter 

The next thing we’re going to try here is Windows 10‘s built-in troubleshooting tool. This tool is designed to deal with all kinds of system issues, so it might be helpful with the SYSTEM_THREAD_EXCEPTION_NOT_HANDLED_M error, as well.

Here’s how to run Windows 10‘s troubleshooting tool:

  1. Open Settings app.
  2. Go to the Update & Security section, and select Troubleshoot from the menu on the left.
  3. Select BSOD from the right pane and click Run the troubleshooter.SYSTEM THREAD EXCEPTION NOT HANDLED M
  4. Follow the further instructions on the screen to complete the troubleshooter.

Solution 3 – Run the SFC scan

The SFC scan is another troubleshooting tool we’re going to try. This is a command-line scanning tool that scans your computer for potential issues, and resolves them along the way. A lot of users have reported that the SFC scan can be useful when dealing with BSOD issues in Windows 10.

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/scannowSYSTEM THREAD EXCEPTION NOT HANDLED M
  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.

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