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5 Solutions to fix kernel security check failure windows 10/11

The kernel security check failure Windows 10 Blue Screen Error which has its bug check value of 0x00000139. This error can appear for different kinds of reasons like memory issues, or virus infections of Windows 10. But the most common is that the drivers you were using for the previous versions of Windows are not compatible with the new Windows 10. Thus giving you the “Kernel Security Check failure” error message followed by the error code “0x000000139”. If you are struggling with this error, Windows 10 frequently restart with BSOD here apply the solution below.

Kernel security check failure BSOD

Insert bootable media into optical media drive and Restart the computer to BIOS setup ( To Access BIOS setup press Del, F2, F12 or Esc key on the keyboard during the booting process)

Here on the BIOS setup move to the BOOT menu using the Right arrow key. here change the first boot CD-ROM Drive and the second boot to Hard Drive As shown image. after the changes press the F10 key to make changes. If asked to make save changes select yes this will restart the windows.

During Boot, you will see press any key to boot from CD or DVD. Press any key on the keyboard. Here this will open your Windows installation window. Select language, time currency and keyboard input and click next on the next screen select  Repair your computer.
windows 10 repair your computer
Now on the next screen, Select Troubleshoot Now On Troubleshoot screen, click Advanced options then

On the Advanced options screen.

Click Command Prompt when the command prompt opens On the opened Command Prompt window type C: and hit Enter. On C: prompt, type the following command and press Enter to enable the legacy advanced boot menu:


Once the command is executed successfully, type exit command to close the Command Prompt window Back on the Choose an option screen, click Continue and start your computer normally.

Boot Into Safe mode and Update essential device drivers.

Safe Mode is an inbuilt troubleshooting feature that disables unnecessary drivers and programs during the startup process. Windows 10 Safe Mode loads the operating system with a minimal set of system files and device drivers just enough to boot the Windows OS. In Safe Mode, startup programs, add-ons, etc, do not run. For Windows 7 restart the windows and press the F8 key at startup and select safe mode boot.

Safe mode For windows 10 or windows 8.1

If due to this blue screen your system is unable to start Read here how to start your system into safe mode in Windows 10 and 8.1 How to Boot your PC into safe mode

If the system starts then  Press Windows  + “R” key when run the dialog open  Type “msconfig” and press Enter to open System Configuration settings.

Safe boot on system configuration

At the Boot tab select (Check) the Safe boot option and click OK.  and Restart your computer. This will start your system in safe mode.

Update / Reinstall Corrupted or incompatible driver

The most common reason behind many BSOD errors including the kernel security check failure windows 10 Blue Screen Error is a corrupt or incompatible driver. Incompatibility is most likely to occur if you have recently upgraded your OS to Windows 10. Drivers may also become corrupt without any obvious reason.

To check if the error is caused by a faulty drive, run an automatic driver update or manually update the drivers to the latest available versions. Install the latest drivers for any newly installed hardware device. If no new hardware has been installed, make sure you have the latest drivers for the below devices.

  • Video card
  • Network card or router (if present)
  • Any removable or external disk drive

Manually Update Installed Drivers

To manually update a driver, follow these steps: click in the search box in the start menu. Type in the search box “Device Manager” and press enter key. when “Device Manager” is opened here you will find all active devices. You just have to find the device which is yellow marked.

Right-click on the device and select update driver software and follow the instruction to get driver updates. if you didn’t find any update for the driver you can uninstall from here. Download the best driver for the specific device from the manufacturer’s website and install it.

Uninstall Any Recently Installed Application

If the error started to appear, immediately after you installed an application or install a new driver, then there is a chance that this new program could be causing the error. for this, you have to uninstall the program, then evaluate your system.

First, ensure you have administrative rights to make changes or uninstall any application.

Now open  Control Panel\ All Control Panel Items\Programs and Features. Select the recently installed Application and click uninstall.

Restart windows and check. if still your pc ran into a problem and needs to restart Blue Screen problem in windows 10 follow the next step.

Make sure your system has the latest updates

Make sure your Windows system is packed with the latest service packs and other updates. Necessary patches and service packs are regularly released by Microsoft for their operating systems to fix bug and other types of issues. These updates and patches are also useful to solve the BSOD issue.

Make sure that drivers of your hardware are updated: Sometimes outdated or damaged system drivers can generate Blue Screens of Death error. This error is directly related to hardware or driver so updating system drivers could fix the cause of the STOP error.

To check the latest updates for your system type update on the start menu search and select check for updates. when the windows update screen opens select check for updates or if any updates are available then download and install them.

Modify the Memory Dump setting

Sometimes Memory issues may cause to display this error message Your PC Ran Into a Problem and Needs To Restart kernel security check failure windows 10 Blue Screen Error. Let’s modify the memory setting to solve this issue.

To modify the Memory Dump setting in System Properties:  Press  ” Windows  + “R” keys to load the Run dialog box. Now Type “control sysdm.cpl” and press Enter. Next move to  Advanced tab and click at “Start-up and Recovery” Settings.
Here Uncheck “Automatically Restart” In “Write Debugging Information” Select “Complete Memory Dump” from the drop-down menu. And Click on Apply and OK It may say you all to restart. Restart your PC and You are done.

Scan and Fix Damaged System Files

It is possible to be due to the corrupted system files or missing system files you will get this “kernel security check failure windows 10 Blue Screen Error”. In this case, you can use SFC /Scannow command to check the file system. If this System File Checker finds out the protected files are overwritten by incorrect files, it will extract the correct system file from the system file backup (namely dllcache) and replace the incorrect file. This command is useful to repair system files, and you can do the following steps:

First of all, you will have to Open Command Prompt as Admin. Press Windows + X or Right Click on Start Button to Click on Command Prompt (Admin).

Now Type “sfc /scannow” and hit enter.

Run system file checker

This will scan your system for all its important system files, and replace them where necessary.  Wait until Windows scans and repairs system files. When the System file check and repair is completed, restart your computer and check if your computer works smoothly.

Check Memory (RAM) corruption

If none of the methods help you, You can try to find out your memory problems. Because Corrupted RAM can cause this blue screen problem. To determine whether or not this is the case, you will first, need to test your RAM. This can be done, by running the Memory Diagnostic Tool 
Memory diagnostic tool
To do This On Start Type Memory Diagnostic Tool and select it you will got Windows Memory diagnostic Tool Screen, Here Select Restart Now And Check for problems ( Recommended)

This Will Restart your windows and check for Memory Errors.

Wait until complete, When complete the process restart windows. If this Kernel Security Check failure Blue screen is related to a Memory problem you will not face any Error After restart.

Scan and Check Hard Disk For Errors

If the problem persists, even after attempting all the above methods, then the problem could be due to a fault in your hard drive, bad sectors being the likely culprit. In order for you to determine whether or not you’re hard drive is damaged, you will need to scan it.

Press the shortcut key Win + X, and click on Command Prompt (Admin). In the command prompt window, type chkdsk c: /f /r command and press the Enter key.
Tip: CHKDSK is the short of Check Disk, C: is the drive letter you want to check, /F means fix disk errors and /R stands for recover information from bad sectors.

When it prompts “Would you like to schedule this volume to be checked the next time the system restarts? (Y/N)”. Answer Yes to that question by pressing the Y key on your keyboard and press Enter. Restart your computer.

After restarting, the disk checking operation should start. Wait until Windows check your disk for errors. If you found errors by checking the hard disk and memory, You should try to fix them. There are many system optimizer tools available online. You can use anyone If you trust that program.

Perform System Restore

One of the Most Useful Features in Windows is Restore Point. If you already have Created a Restore Point earlier when your computer was working fine, Then its the right time to utilize that restore point. If you do not have Restore point then Read Here How To Create System Restore Point on Windows 10

For New Windows Users, You need to open Control Panel, and in top right search bar, Type “Recovery” and click on it. And then you will see open System Restore option, Now click Next and choose your restore point.

click next this will restore your system when your system running fine.

This is One useful Feature, It helps you to take your PC back at the point where your PC was running absolutely fine. That is why one must always Create a Restore point on windows PC, it is of great help.

Refresh or Reinstall Windows

If nothing works from the things mentioned above, then you might very well be forced to Refresh or Reinstall Windows.  Refreshing Windows will keep your Personal data, but your base operating system will be reinstalled.

Reinstalling Windows will Remove Everything from your System Drive, which in most cases is C Drive. So you better take a backup of anything present in your C drive. This Option Pretty much guarantees to Solve the Critical_Process_Died Error.

Keep my files

To Refresh your PC, Simply Mouse hover on the right corner of your screen, Click on Settings > Change PC Settings > Update and Recovery > Recovery. Now Click Get Started just below “Refresh your PC without affecting your Files. Read How To Refresh or Reinstall Windows 10

Here Check This video Steps performed to fix  “Kernel Security Check failure” Blue Screen Error In Windows 10

These are some best solutions to fix the blue screen kernel security check failure Windows 10, kernel security check failure windows 10 Blue Screen Error permanently. Hope after reading and perform the above steps your problem get solved. Have any queries, suggestion feel free to comment below.

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