How to fix Hypervisor BSOD Error on Windows 10 /11 ?

👤 Diwas Poudel    🕒 02 Jul 2023    📁 TECH

What is Hypervisor BSOD Error?

Actually, Hypervisor_error is a kind of blue screen of death (BSOD) error in Windows OS.

This error indicates a problem or failure within the hypervisor. A hypervisor is a software that lets you run multiple operating systems at the same time on one computer by sharing its resources such as storage, CPU, and memory.

The Hypervisor_error in Windows 10 or 11 can occur due to a variety of factors, including:

  1. Corrupted or outdated drivers, can lead to issues with the hypervisor.
  2. Faulty memory module, which can also cause hypervisor-related errors.
  3. Conflicts with certain antivirus programs can interfere with the hypervisor and trigger the error.
  4. Windows updates can potentially cause hypervisor errors.

Ways to fix Hypervisor BSOD Error

So, let's look at some of the ways you can try to fix this Hypervisor_error in Windows 10 or 11.

1. Update Drivers

You can manually update your driver or update using driver tools.

To manually update drivers, follow these steps:

  1. Press the Windows + R keys on your keyboard.
  2. Type "devmgmt.msc" (without quotes) and press Enter. This will open the Device Manager.
  3. Locate the driver you want to update. For example, if you want to update the Display Driver, click on the corresponding driver in the list.
  4. Right-click on the driver and select "Update Driver."
  5. Choose the option "Search automatically" to download and install the latest driver from the internet.

By following these steps, you can update each driver individually based on your requirements.

If you prefer to update all your drivers at once, you can utilize software such as DriverEasy, Driver Booster, Device Doctor, Driverpack Solution, etc.

2. Disable Hyper-V

If you are not running multiple virtual machines on a single physical computer, each virtual machine can operate with its own operating system and applications, just like a physical computer. If you don't want to utilize this feature, you have the option to disable the Hyper-V features on your Windows machine.

Follow these steps to disable the Hyper-V features on your Windows machine:

  1. Press Windows + R to open the Run Command.
  2. Type "Control" and click on the Ok button to open the Control Panel.
  3. Click on "Programs".
  4. Under "Programs and Features", click on "Turn Windows features on or off".
  5. Search for "Hyper-V" or "Windows Hypervisor Platform" and uncheck the box if it is checked.
  6. Click on the Ok button to save the changes.

3. Update Windows 

Microsoft regularly releases updates to address bugs and security vulnerabilities, which means updating Windows might resolve the Hyper-V error. Follow these steps to check for and install Windows updates:

  1. Search for "Settings" and click on the "Settings" app from the list of results.
  2. Click on "Windows Update".
  3. Next, click on "Check for updates".
  4. If your system is already up to date, you will see a message stating "You are up to date," indicating that no new updates are available. In my case, since my system is already updated, I receive this message.
  5. If updates are available, they will be downloaded and applied to your Windows machine.

4. Run Memory Diagnostics

Here are the steps for running a memory diagnostics test in Windows.

  1. Press Windows + R and type "mdsched.exe" in the Run dialog box, then press Enter.
  2. Select the first option, which is "Restart now and check for problems (recommended)."
  3. Your computer will restart, and the memory diagnostic test will run automatically.
  4. After the diagnostic test is completed, your computer will restart again.

5. Checking System files

You can check whether system files are corrupted or not and fixed them automatically. These corrupted system files can also cause Hyper-V-related issues.

Open Command Prompt as Adminstrator and then type sfc /scannow and press Enter. Then this will try to find an error and try to fix it if there are any errors.