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How to fix the critical process died stop code in Windows 10

The “Critical Process Died” stop code in Windows indicates that a critical system process has terminated unexpectedly, causing the system to crash.

This error can be caused by various factors such as corrupted system files, hardware issues, or incompatible drivers.

Upon encountering this stop code, it is important to troubleshoot and identify the underlying cause through methods such as running system file checker (SFC), updating drivers, or checking hardware components for errors.

However, the good news is that it is possible to fix this error by following some simple steps.

How to Fix : Critical Process Died

Now, there are several ways to repair the issue that you have on your computer but having said that the keyboard is not working when you boot up to windows with the command prompt, troubleshooting needed requires us to use a working keyboard. You might need to get an external one to run the repair on your computer.

Assuming that you have the keyboard/external keyboard up and running here are some steps that might help you repair your windows.

Step 1: Running SFC Scan on the computer

The SFC Scannow utility is a widely utilized tool for identifying and resolving corrupted or absent system files on Windows operating systems. It scans the system thoroughly and aids in restoring any damaged files, ensuring the proper functioning of the OS.

successful sfc scannow

To do that, you just need boot again your computer with command prompt with administrator privileges and type sfc /scannow and hit enter. It will going to find any integrity issues and violations on your computer and will attempt to repair it. As you can see in the screenshot above Windows Resource Protection has fixed the corrupted files automatically.

Step 2: Run DISM to repair the corrupted Windows image

The DISM (Deployment Image Servicing and Management) utility is recommended for repairing corrupted Windows images. It allows users to scan and restore any damaged system files, consequently improving the stability and performance of the Windows operating system.

Once SCF completes its scan, you need to run the below command one at a time to repair any windows corrupted images.
*Dism /Online /Cleanup-Image /CheckHealth
*Dism /Online /Cleanup-Image /ScanHealth
*Dism /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth

Step 3: Run Check Disk on your computer

On the same windows command prompt, you can try to run a check disk on your computer to check to repair both file system errors and scan for and recover bad sectors. To do this type chkdsk /r on the command prompt and hit enter. Wait for the process to complete and restart your computer.

If all the troubleshooting steps mentioned above didn’t work, you might need to create a Windows Bootable Media to repair the computer. You can do that by visiting this link and follow the instruction on how to create a bootable media to repair windows: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/software-downlo…

Last resort if all repair fails, you might need to re-install windows on your PC using custom installation to save your personal files from being deleted permanently on your computer.

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Raj Maurya

Raj Maurya is the founder of Digital Gyan. He is a technical content writer on Fiverr and freelancer.com. He loves writing. When not working he plays Valorant.

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