Fix 0x000000EA Blue Screen Error

0x000000EA Blue Screen Error is a stop code caused by hardware acceleration, conflicting graphics card driver, physically damaged hardware graphics card, overclocked CPU and GPU or outdated BIOS.

The 0x000000EA Blue Screen Error means that a program tried to use the Graphics rendering capabilities of the system and failed and because of this, Windows threw a blue screen of death.

0x000000EA Blue Screen Error

What causes 0x000000EA Blue Screen Error?

After carefully going through the reports submitted by users, our team has concluded that this error can mainly occur due to the issues related to software and rarely due to the issues related to the system’s hardware. Some of these issues are:

  • Hardware Acceleration: When Hardware Acceleration of the system is enabled, then your PC runs graphics at the maximum, which can generate the 0x000000EA Blue Screen Error.
  • Conflicting Graphics Card Driver: A conflicting Graphics card driver can force the system to show 0x000000EA Blue Screen Error.
  • Physically Damaged Graphics Card: Physically damaged Graphics Card can throw the system in 0x000000EA Blue Screen Error.
  • Overclocking of CPU and GPU: Overclocked CPU and GPU can cause the system to throw 0x000000EA Blue Screen Error.
  • BIOS: Outdated BIOS can cause problems relating to BSOD including 0x000000EA Blue Screen Error.
  • Anti-Virus and Firewall Issues: An important system driver/service/file which is marked as malware by the security software of your system and resultantly the access to that particular component is blocked by the Anti-virus.
  • Corrupted System Files and Drives: System can throw 0x000000EA Blue Screen Error if any of the system files/drives have corrupted/missing/damaged.
  • RAM Issues: If RAM cannot perform an operation, it can force the system to throw 0x000000EA BSOD.
  • Conflicting Drivers: Conflicting device drivers can cause the system to throw 0x000000EA BSOD.
  • Outdated Device Drivers: Outdated Device Drivers cause a lot of problems including the 0x000000EA BSOD.
  • Conflicting Update: The buggy Update by Microsoft can cause the system to show the 0x000000EA screen.
  • Outdated OS: Outdated Windows can cause a lot of issues for the system including 0x000000EA error BSOD.

Solution 1: Change The Hardware Acceleration

The “Hardware Acceleration” of your graphics card is how much Windows relies on it to power the graphics of your PC. If you accelerate the hardware, your computer will use it to the highest settings and options on all your games and graphics-intensive applications. And if it is not accelerated, the PC will run the graphics within the Windows system. Disabling the Hardware Acceleration may solve the 0x000000EA error, you should disable the hardware acceleration.

Solution 2: Remove Conflicting Graphics Card Driver

A missing/outdated/corrupted device driver is usually the most suspected culprit to create a BSOD error and the 0x000000EA error can occur because of Graphics Drivers. Replacing it with the default driver may solve the problem.  But before replacing, you must uninstall the current Graphics Card Driver first. To uninstall use the utility Display Driver Uninstaller. You can uninstall without this utility but this utility ensures that there are no remnants of the drivers.

  1. Download and install Display Driver Uninstaller.

    Download DDU
  2. After installing Display Driver Uninstaller (DDU), launch your computer in safe mode.
  3. Launch the application Display Driver Uninstaller (DDU).
  4. Select the first option “Clean and restart”. When you do this, the currently installed drivers will automatically be uninstalled.
    “Clean and restart” in DDU
  5. Boot your computer into normal mode, press Windows + R, type “devmgmt.msc” in the dialogue box and press Enter to open Device Manager.
  6. The default drivers will be installed. If you don’t see the drivers installed, right-click on any space and select Scan for hardware changes to implement the default graphics driver.
    Update Driver in Device Manager

You should update all the drivers that require updates. For this, you can refer to the section of Update Device Drivers

Also, old CPU audio drivers can conflict with the GPU audio support for your high definition sound support driver. So, also update the audio driver of your CPU. If you are not you using the GPU high definition sound support then you can disable it.

After updating the Graphics drivers, check if the problem is solved.

Solution 3: Check the Graphics Card Physically

Driver errors are often related to hardware errors which can result in BSOD errors, and the system’s graphics card can have a hardware issue, such as overheating.

To know if the problem is in graphic/video card, try the same PC graphic card in another Windows laptop/computer to see whether the card is corrupted/failed physically somehow. If it is damaged, replace it with a new one. Moreover, if the card has the blower fan type, there’s a good chance it’s clogged. So, it is always a good idea to clean the computer and especially the Graphics Card of any dust, etc.

Physically Check Graphics Card

After cleaning the system check if the system if cleared of 0x000000EA Blue Screen Error.

Solution 4: Remove Overclocking of CPU/GPU

Overclocking CPUs and GPUs is a common practice in the computing world, and if you are using an overclocked CPU/GPU and facing the 0x000000EA Blue Screen Error then your system cannot handle that overclocking. In that case, reverting overclock to its base clock speed may solve the problem.

Remove Overclocking

Warning: Enabling or disabling Overclocking uses the same technology and if not done properly, you may brick your system and it can cause non-recoverable damage to the whole system. So, proceed at your own risk.

After disabling overclocking, check if the problem is solved, if not, then proceed to the next solution.

Solution 5: Update BIOS of the System

BIOS loads firstly when the computer is powered on along with all the attached input-output devices and then OS is loaded. If BIOS cannot connect and load any of the devices then it may result in the 0x000000EA Blue Screen Error. So, updating the BIOS may solve the problem.

BIOS

Warning: Proceed at your own risk as interrupting or failing to update the BIOS at any point might brick your computer and non-recoverable damage to the whole system.

To update BIOS of your system, follow our undermentioned articles.

  1. Updating Gateway Desktop or Laptop BIOS
  2. Updating Dell BIOS
  3. Updating BIOS On A HP Desktop/Laptop

Hopefully, your 0x000000EA Blue Screen Error is solved and you are using the system without any problem.

Kevin Arrows
Kevin is a dynamic and self-motivated information technology professional, with a Thorough knowledge of all facets pertaining to network infrastructure design, implementation and administration. Superior record of delivering simultaneous large-scale mission critical projects on time and under budget.

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