FIX: Critical Process Died Error in Windows 10/11 (5 Best Ways)

The critical process died error is caused when the critical component of Windows detects the data has been modified when it should not have been. The error appears on the blue screen, that might occur due to a faulty driver, malicious app or software, and more.

Due to this error on Windows 10, your system might get stuck in a booting loop or might get crash. So, you will end up losing the data of your PC. Most of the time, this error occurs, when you are working on the PC.

There are a couple of fixes that will help you get rid of this “Critical Process Died” error.

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How to Fix Critical Process Died error in Windows 10?

It is a common issue on Windows 10. Let’s take a look at how to fix the Critical Process Died stop code in Windows 10.

Method 1: Clean Boot your Computer

Corrupted system apps or programs might cause the “Critical process died” error. So, uninstall such apps by following the given steps:

  1. In the search box, type Run and open the dialogue box
  2. type MSConfig and open system configuration Utility
  3. Go to the Services tab and click on the Hide all Microsoft services box (at the bottom left side)
  4. Then click on Disable all option
    System configuration
  5. Now, click on the Startup tab on the top of the window screen and open Task manager
  6. Search and look for the faulty items and click on Disable.
    Disable faulty startup
  7. Close Task Manager and click on OK
  8. Reboot the system and follow the on-screen instructions and uninstall the app and then restart your PC.

Method 2: Run SFC scan

  1. In the Windows Search type cmd and then open command prompt (run as administrator)
  2. Enter the given command: sfc/scannow and press enter
  3. Wait till the scanning is complete
  4. Once the process is completed, close Cmd and restart your system.

Method 3: Run System Restore

  1. Open Settings by pressing the Windows key + I
  2. Click on Update & Security, under that click on Recovery from the left side menu
  3. Under Reset this PC, click on Get Started and select Keep my files
  4. Follow the instructions given on the screen

Method 4: Uninstall Latest Updates

  1. Open Settings by pressing the Windows key + I
  2. Go to Update and Security
  3. Click on Windows Update from the left side
  4. Scroll down and click on the View Update history button on the right-hand side.
  5. Click on Uninstall updates
  6. Select the files you want to uninstall and then click on uninstall option.

Uninstall latest updates

Method 5: Run Full System Anti-Virus Scan

  1. In the search box, type Defender and click on Windows Security
  2. Select Shield icon on the left-hand side
    Run Full system anti virus scan (1)
  3. Click on Scan options and then on the Full Scan option
  4. To launch a full system malware scan click on Scan now

Virus Scan

To remove the virus, you can use Windows built-in antivirus, Windows Defender, or third-party programs.


No matter what is the actual cause for the Critical Process Died error, these fixes will definitely help you to solve the error. If nothing works, then reset your PC. We hope this article was helpful to you.

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