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Windows 10 frequently restart with MACHINE_CHECK_EXCEPTION BSOD error after installing the latest updates. Or due to this Windows 10 BSOD loop system fails to start normally? The MACHINE_CHECK_EXCEPTION bug check value 0x0000009C indicates that a fatal machine check exception has occurred, because of driver incompatibility between Windows and hardware devices. Also, corrupted system files, hardware failure, or memory problems cause this MACHINE_CHECK_EXCEPTION BSOD. If you are also struggling form this error here is how to fix Machine_check_exception Windows 10.


First of all, Disconnect all external devices, and restart windows. Check if this helps start windows normally.

If due to this BSOD loop, the System restarts frequently, then we need Windows installation media to access advanced options and perform a Startup repair. That scan and fix problems prevent windows start normally. In case if you don’t have check how to create Windows 10 Bootable media from here.

  1. Insert the installation DVD or USB and boot Windows 10 from it.
  2. In the ‘Windows Setup’ page, select the language to install’, ‘Time and currency format’ and the ‘keyboard or input method’ and click on ‘next’.
  3. Click on ‘Repair your computer and select ‘Troubleshoot’.
  4. Click on ‘Advanced options’ and select ‘Automatic Repair’ and select the operating system.

Windows Advanced Options


Note: You might also be required to change the boot priority in BIOS in order to allow the computer to boot from CD/DVD.

Important: While scanning the hard drive if any bad sectors are found, the scanner tries to repair that sector, any data available on that might be lost.

Boot into Safe mode

If startup repair fails to fix the problem, then boot into safe mode start Windows in a basic state, using a limited set of files and drivers. It can help you troubleshoot problems on your PC.  Let’s start Start your PC in safe mode with networking and apply the troubleshooting steps below to get rid of this Windows 10 Blue screen machine check exception.

Update the Display driver

Now when your PC starts on safe mode, the first thing you have to do, update or reinstall the display driver.

  • Press Windows + X select device manager, and expand Display adapters.
  • Right-click the display driver and click Update Driver Software.
  • Select Search Automatically for Updated Driver Software.
  • Follow on-screen instructions to let Windows check for and install the latest driver software.

Reinstall Display Driver

If the issue persists, I would suggest you uninstall and reinstall the Display driver.  To do this

  • Open Device Manager.
  • Expand Display adapters.
  • Right-click the display card driver and click Uninstall.
  • Windows will prompt you to confirm the device’s removal. Click OK to remove the driver.
  • After the uninstallation is complete, reboot your computer as soon as possible.
  • The computer will load the generic display drivers.

Or go to the manufacturer’s website, download and install the compatible display card drivers for your computer, and check.

Also, try installing the drivers in compatibility mode and check if that helps.

To install the drivers in compatibility mode:

  • Right-click on the setup file of the driver and select Properties
  • Select Compatibility Tab
  • Place a checkmark next to Run this program in Compatibility mode and select the operating system accordingly from the drop-down list
  • Let the driver install and then check the functionality.

Restart Windows and check if Windows start normally without any BSOD error.

Disable fast boot Windows 10

  • Open control panel,
  • Search for and select “Power options”.
  • Click “Choose what the power buttons do” on the left side of the window.
  • Click “Change settings that are currently unavailable.”
  • Under “Shutdown settings” make sure “Turn on fast startup” is unchecked.

Fast Startup

Check for system file corruption

Corrupted, missing system files also, especially after the Windows 10 upgrade mostly cause different blue screens at startup. Run DISM RestoreHealth command and system file checker utility that scans and restores missing files with the correct ones.

  • To do this open the command prompt as administrator,
  • type DISM command and hit enter key : DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth
  • Wait for 100% complete the scanning process,
  • After that run, SFC utility command sfc /scannow press enter key.
  • This will scan the System for missing files, and restore them with the correct ones from %WinDir%\System32\dllcache
  • Restart windows after complete the scanning process, check there is no more BSOD at startup.

dism restore health command

Check CPU and Power Supply Fans

Sometimes, Your PC or laptop fans may be stuck due to dust. In that case, Your PC may become overheated. Then, Any user may face this BSOD. In that case, You can open your CPU and then switch the power button ON and see if the fans are OK. Sometimes, You may find that fans are very slow or stuck. In that case, You will need to clean them or replace them with a new one. After doing it, You should not face “MACHINE CHECK EXCEPTION” again.

Clean RAM Or Graphic Card slots

Also Sometimes Due to Dust on RAM and Graphic Card slots you may face No Screen or Different Blue Screen Errors on your Windows computer. As the Hardware Troubleshooting part, we strongly suggest removing the Installed RAM and graphic Card ( if installed ) and clean the slots with a soft cloth, and attach the memory / Graphic as it is. Also, Check SATA Cable And Power Cable Are attached properly to Hard Disk Drive.

clean RAM slots

This error can also be caused by an overloaded internal or external power supply, in which case the solution to the problem would be to upgrade the power supply that is being overloaded.

After performing the above Steps now Close your Computer Cabinet Attach only power cable, VGA cable with the keyboard & mouse Let’s Turn on your Computer Normally.

Did these solutions help to fix machine_check_exception Windows 10? Let us know in the comments below.

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