“WHEA_UNCORRECTABLE_ERROR” On Windows 8.1 And Above: 4 Easy Fixes

How to fix Whea_Uncorrectable_Error on Windows 8.1 and above

The Whea_Uncorrectable_Error, technically termed as a stop code, happens to protect your PC from further losing important data. It is usually caused by some hardware error. The overclocking setting on your PC’s BIOS is the most likely culprit. It may also be caused by incompatible device drivers for  your hardware/Windows combination.

You have a deadline for that important project at work. It may well get you a promotion. You wanted to finish it as soon as possible but when you opened your PC, you get this “Whea_Uncorrectable_Error” –

Whea Uncorrectable Error

The Dreaded Windows’ Blue Screen Of Death (WHEA_UNCORRECTABLE_ERROR)

Don’t panic. We have 4 quick fixes you can use to help fix the issue. Start from the top and work your way down the list if one doesn’t work. In other words, the first solution is the easiest and most common fix, the last is the least common.

See also: Fix Windows AppStore Not Opening In Windows 8.1


Fix 1: Deactivate Overcloking in the BIOS

1. Click the Start menu and then choose Settings

2. Find the Update and Security

Windows 10 Update and Security Setting

Find The Update & Security Setting

3. After clicking the Update & Security setting, go to the Recovery tab.

4. On the Advanced Startup, click Restart now. Your PC will reboot.

Windows 10 Recovery Screen

Click Restart Now

5. After rebooting, you will see Advance Startup, Troubleshoot, Advanced Options, then choose the UEFI Firmware Settings.

UEFI Firmaware Settings

Choose UEFI Firmaware Settings

6. Click the UEFI Firmware Settings and click Restart.

7. The BIOS will open after restarting.

8. Go to the Advance tab, Performance, then Overclocking.

9. Check if Overclocking is disabled, if not, disable it.

10. Save the setting by using the Fn+F10 keys (Windows 8 and above.

11. Restart your computer.

This should fix your Whea_Uncorrectable_Error issue. If the problem still persists, then you can try this next method:

Fix 2: Update Your Windows Drivers (via Safe Mode)

1. Restart your computer into Safe Mode by pressing the F8 key or Shift+F8 keys simultaneously.

2. You can also restart your computer into Safe Mode on the login screen by pressing the Shift key down and then click the Restart.

Windows Login Screen

Windows Login Screen

3. Once in the Safe Mode, type in “Device Manager” in the Windows search box on the lower left hand corner of the screen.

4. Open Device Manager and check if there are any error messages (usually indicated by a question mark or an exclamation point beside the device with driver problem).

Windows 10 Device Manager Screen

Windows 10 Device Manager Screen

5. Update the drivers for your installed devices.

6. After updating the drivers, check for hardware changes and then reboot your computer.

Now the error should be corrected.

See also: Fix Error 651 In Windows 8

If you are really unlucky and the two fixes above still do not solve your problem, then you can try this third method.

Fix 3: Scan Your Hard Disc For Errors

  1. Boot up to Safe Mode.
  2. On the Start Screen, key in “chkdsk“.
  3. Run the program.
  4. Wait for the program to complete and if there are any errors on your hard drive, it will be reported by the program and will try to fix the error.

Again, this should solve the nuisance, but if you are still getting the same error, there is a fourth and final method to try to fix the problem.

Fix 4: Use Windows’ Memory Diagnostic Program

  1. In the Windows’ Search box, key in “Windows Memory Diagnostics“.
  2. Left click the program and run it as administrator.
  3. Let the program finish and if any error is found, it will be reported. If this is the case, then it’s time to replace the erring memory module.

The four methods outlined should do the trick in solving your Whea_Uncorretable_Error in Windows 8 and above. For any reason that these method do not work or if you encounter an issue that needs help from a trained technician, write down the errors/messages you get from trying these suggested solutions. Take your computer to the professional to have it fixed.

See also: Windows Recommendation for Fixing Whea_Encorrectable_Error

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