FIX: Kernel Security Check Failure stop code in Windows 10, 11

There are many BSOD (Blue Screen Of Death) errors that occur in Windows 10 that show a blue screen and a specific stop code. Each error has specific stop codes, and from that, one of the stop codes is “Kernel Security Check Failure.” This error means one or more data files are corrupted or has failed a compatibility check.

If you see this error, don’t worry, it’s not a big problem. There are few major reasons due to which you see the blue screen stop code Kernel security check failure. The cause of this error is a virus infection, memory problems, installed software conflicts, corrupted Windows system files, damaged or corrupted hard disks, and more.

You can get this issue on your Windows 10 PC, and you get the Kernel Security Check Failure Error from time to time. There is the possibility that you can’t log in to your operating system, and you see this error message every time you power on the system.

After knowing the various reasons, try to solve the error in Windows 10 PC. Before solving the issue, make sure you take a backup of important files.

Also Read- FIX: System Service Exception BSOD Error on Windows 10, 11

Steps to fix Kernel Security Check Error in Windows 10, 11

Check out the methods given below and try to fix the Kernel Security check error in windows 10.

Method 1: Enable Legacy Advanced Boot Menu

  1. Restart your computer and enter the Windows 10 bootable media to the optical media drive
  2. On the Windows Setup box, click on Next
  3. Then tap on Repair your computer.
  4. Next, you will see choose an option screen, there click on Troubleshoot.
  5. Then on Advanced Options
  6. Now, select Command Prompt
    Command Prompt
  7. In the Command prompt window, type C: and press enter
  8. Now type the following command and press enter to enable the legacy advanced boot menu
  9. Once the command executes, type EXIT to close the CMD window
  10. In the Choose an options screen, click on Continue and start your computer

Method 2: Check and Fix Hard Drive Errors

The Kernel Security Check Failure stop code might occur due to a damaged or corrupted hard disk. So, check and fix the hard drive errors.

  1. In the search box, type cmd and do right-click on it, and select Run as administrator.
  2. In CMD type CHKDSK *: /f and press enter
  3. After that, exit from the command prompt.

Use /f and /r to check and fix the hard drive errors.

Method 3: Use System File Checker and Memory Diagnostic

  • If Windows 10 doesn’t start properly, then go to Settings and select Advanced Startup
  • Open See Advanced repair options
  • In the new window, click on Troubleshoot
  • Go to Advanced Options and click on Startup Settings.
  • Do left-click on the Restart button at the bottom right side of the screen
  • Your system will boot with minimum system requirements.
  • Once the PC is booted, move the mouse to the top right side of the Window.
  • In the Search box, type cmd and click on Run as administrator to open CMD
  • Type  sfc /scannow and press enter
  • Wait for the process to complete, and then type Exit to close the CMD and press enter.
  • Again move the mouse cursor to the top right side of the screen.
  • In the Search box feature, type memory and select Run as administrator under Windows Memory Diagnostic.
  • Select Restart now and check problems
    Windows Memory Diagnostic
  • After that, the OS will automatically check RAM and show the reasons as to why you are getting the error.
  • Reboot your PC normally and check if the Kernel Security Check Failure error occurs or not.

Method 4: Update and Fix Drivers Automatically

All the BSoD errors can be caused by missing drivers, so update or replace the drivers to fix the Kernel Security Check Failure error.

  • In the search box, type Device Manager and open it
  • Click on disk drivers and do right-click and click on update

However, it takes time, and you won’t get the perfect results. So, it is recommended to use a dedicated third-party app.


These are some of the fixes to solve the Kernel Security Check Failure error on Windows 10. We hope this article was helpful to you.

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