How to Fix BHDrvx64.sys BSOD Error on Windows 10/11?

The error bhdrvx64.sys BSOD is a random error reported by the Windows 10/11 users while restarting and normal booting their windows computer. This error generally appears with a small message saying: Attempted_Execute_of_Noexecute_Memory (BHDrvx64.sys)”. And as a result, the Windows 11 system crashes and restarts all of a sudden.

BHDrvx64.sys BSOD Error
BHDrvx64.sys BSOD Error

So, here we had investigated the error and found that the bhdrvx64.sys blue screen of death error is caused due to various reasons. Below find out the complete details related to the error as well as the possible troubleshooting solutions to fix the error.

What is BHDrvx64.sys Bsod?

BHDrvx64.sys is a driver for Windows. It is called Bash Driver or Symantec Heuristics Driver that belongs to Bash Software of Utility Common Driver developed by Symantec.  This error has mostly been encountered while the user is working on the system, during the startup or shutting down of Windows, or during the Symantec device drivers is being loaded.

Below has a look at some of the possible culprits:

  • Outdated Drivers– The outdated drivers are most likely to cause a blue screen of death error on Windows. So, it has been recorded in forums that having outdated drivers might trigger such errors. Therefore, try updating the system drivers to the latest one to avoid such error issues.
  • Corrupted Files on System– If your system carries the corrupted files then it might have the chance to get faced with such a problem. If this is the cause applied in your situation then you can perform SFC or DISM scan on your system to tackle such a problem.
  • Virus or malware– If your system is somehow coming in contact with a virus or malware then it might be possible that you may face this problem. However, it results in damaging your system files thereby causing your whole system to get dis-functioned. So, if this is the cause then try fixing it by using any antivirus software or performing a full system scan.
  • RAM Corruption– If your RAM got corrupted or faulty then it might cause this error BSOD error to arise. So, if this is the cause found behind the problem then try resolving the problem by changing the RAM slot.
  • Change in Registry- If you have recently installed a new program, driver or if there is a change in registry configuration then it might result in you flashing this error message with the blue screen of death. In this case, then you might try fixing it by performing System Restore.
  • Outdated Windows version- Using an outdated Windows version might be the reason for the occurrence of such a problem. If this is the case then try updating your outdated Windows version to the latest.
  • Issues with Antivirus programs- Most of the time it has been found that the antivirus software installed on your system starts conflicting with applications thereby considering some files to be malicious or infective. Therefore, it is suggested to disable all such security software to get rid of such BSOD problems.

Now as you are aware of some of the most possible causes of this bhdrvx64.sys BSOD error, you will be easily able to get rid of this issue in no time by applying the suitable solution among various mentioned below:

But before starting with the listed solutions if you are unable to boot your system due to a BSOD error then try to start your Windows System in Safe Mode. You can read our article to follow the steps to boot Windows 11 in safe mode.

Once you boot your system in safe mode then start with the below-listed solutions one by one.

Perform SFC or DISM scan

As we have already discussed above corrupted or missing system files are also one of the main culprits of this problem. In the majority of cases, it has been found that file corruption is caused when you have interrupted or incomplete the installation process. So, it’s necessary to repair or replace the missing files to fix the blue screen bhdrvx64.sys error

So, try to uninstall and then reinstall the game files or perform an SFC scan to fix the error on Windows 10 or Windows 11.

To repair the corrupted system files, you can run the inbuilt system file checker tool, this is an advanced tool available in the Windows system which after scanning the system detects and replace the corrupted files automatically.

Simply follow the steps below to do so:

  1. Go to start search box or Win+R and type cmd to run Command Prompt
  2. Now run the Command Prompt as admin.
  3. Then on the cmd panel execute System File Checker by typing the sfc/scannow command and hitting Enter.
    Command Prompt window, type “sfc/scannow”
    Command Prompt-sfc/scannow
  4. SFC scan will now automatically search for the corrupted files and repair them.
  5. Wait for the scanning process to get complete.

Note: [Do not perform any other action while the scanning is in process]

Now, check if the error is resolved but if still seeing the error then scan your system with the DISM tool, this allows out to repair the corrupted system data files using DISM, follow the below guide:

  1. Go to start search box or Win+R and in the Run box that appears type cmd to run Command Prompt.
  2. Now run the Command Prompt as admin.
  3. Then on the cmd panel execute DISM by typing DISM /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth command and hit Enter.
    Run the DISM commands to repair the Windows operating system
  4. Once the DISM did with the scanning and repairing process, restart your PC and look for whether the error is fixed or not.

Update Windows Version

As it turns out the outdated Windows version might also trigger such a blue screen of death error. Also, various Windows updates are released by Microsoft not to make the Windows system more stable and secure but also to fix various issues and errors related to the error.

So, it is always suggested to use the latest Windows version check if you haven’t updated your Windows system for a while then follow the below steps to update your Windows:

  1. Go to Settings from the Start menu.
  2. Tap on Update & Security.
    Open Update & Security
  3. Select the Windows update option from the left panel, and tap on Check for Updates button.
    Check for Windows Updates
  4. Now your Windows will automatically download and install the latest version if any is available.

Once the installation process is completed restart your system and checks for the error is fixed or head to the next solution.

Update the Drivers

The driver is very essential for the Windows system to run various programs and games properly. But if in case you are having outdated or corrupted drivers then it is more likely to cause various trouble to the Windows system.

Also, in most cases, it has been found that updating the drivers to the latest version actually fixes the error. Well to do so follow the guided instructions mentioned accordingly:

  1. Press Win +X keys and click on Device manager from the menu
  2. Launch Device Manager.
    Open Device Manager
  3. Search for the outdated driver the one with a yellow exclamatory mark near any device.
  4. If being found expand the section and right click then go for the option Update Driver.
    Update the Graphics Driver in the Device Manager
  5. Click on Search automatically for updated driver software.
  6. If any update is prompted, tap on the Update button to update.
  7. Lastly, restart your system and check if the problem resolves or not.

Moreover, you can also update the driver simply by heading to the official manufacturer’s website and searching for the latest driver compatible with your system.

Performing Clean Boot

Another potential solution to fix the error is to perform a clean Boot. Clean boot will restart your Windows with minimal drivers and start-up tasks thereby minimizing the chances of error and app conflicts.

Also, this will allow you to disable the third-party startup programs which conflict with the Windows apps and software and leads to the blue screen of death error with sudden startup:

Below are the steps to perform a clean boot:

  1. Open the Run box and type msconfig and hit Enter.
    Accessing the MsConfig interface
  2. Select the Services tab and check the box Hide all Microsoft services.
    Hiding all Microsoft Services
  3. Now select the option Disable All and proceed to the Startup tab.
  4. And choose open Task manager.
    Opening Task Manager
  5. On the Task Manager tab, right-click on every program and disable them.
  6. Now exit the task manager and get back to System Configuration.
  7. Finally, tap on Apply and then OK

And now restart your system and check for the bhdrvx64.sys BSOD issue.

Launch Windows Defender Scan

A virus or malware is another possible cause that may trigger such an error. The virus or malware infection present on your system eats up system resources and can cause the system to hang, freeze or overheat which ultimately causes various errors like Blue screen error, Black screen death error.

But dealing with such problems is not so difficult with Windows Defender. So, scan your system with the inbuilt Windows Defender tool to detect and remove various malicious programs from your Windows system. To perform a Windows Defender scan, follow the guide below mentioned accordingly:

  1. Go to Search and look for Windows security and hit Enter.
    Open Windows Security
  2. Once opened, select Virus & Threat protection.
    Virus & Threat Protection area
  3. Now go for Scan options.
  4. After that on the next appeared tab select the Full Scan option.
    Running Full Scan
  5. Now Windows defender will start scanning your whole system. This will take a long time. So it is suggested to wait till the scanning is done.

Once the defender is done with its scanning process, restart your system and check whether or not the problem is fixed.

It is also recommended to go for the 3rd party security programs as the inbuilt Windows defender sometimes can’t detect the malicious codes, malware programs etc which can lead to several damages. There are many antivirus programs available on the web you can check and pick the best one.

Performing System Restore

If you have recently installed a driver, program or if made a change in registry configuration then it might be possible that you may face this BSOD error. In this case, performing System Restore might help you to get rid of such a problem by reverting back the system to the stage where there was no sign of BSOD.

Follow the steps to perform System restore:

  1. Press Windows + R key to open the Run dialogue and open System Restore by typing rstrui and hitting Enter.
  2. Once launched, go for the option Choose a different restore point.
    Choosing a Different Restore Point
  3. Now on the next tab, select the date & time when there was no BSOD problem.
  4. Then hit the Next option.
  5. And lastly chose Finish.
    Finish up the System Restore procedure
  6. If prompted for verification tap on Yes.

Now your system will start the restoration process and can take hours to complete its whole process. Till then have patience and wait. Once completed, restart your system and check if the bhdrvx64.sys BSOD problem is resolved or not.

Uninstalling Other Antivirus Programs or Security Firewall

As it has been already discussed above that sometimes due to interference of installed third-party antivirus software on your system you can face the blue screen error. So make sure to uninstall or temporarily disable the security software to get past the problem. To do so simply follow the below steps:

First, it is suggested to temporarily disable the antivirus program to verify if this causing the error. So, click on the Taskbar and then click on the antivirus icon and then click on settings. Now choose the option Disable and choose the time period like 1 hour or 24 hours and reboot your system.

After starting the Windows system, check if the error still appears. If the error won’t appear now then it is clear the antivirus program is conflicting and causing the error. So in this situation uninstall the antivirus program by following the steps given:

  1. Go to Settings on your system.
  2. And click on the option Apps and then Apps & Features.
    Apps Settings to Apps & Features
  3. Search for your third-party antivirus/firewall and right-click on it and choose the option ‘Uninstall’.
    Uninstall the 3rd party antivirus
  4. After uninstalling the antivirus program successfully, restart your system and check if the problem is fixed or not.

Perform Clean Installation

If none of the above fixes works for you to fix bhdrvx64.sys BSOD error then tries performing clean installation as this removes all the corrupted and damaged files that might be causing the error But, before starting with the solutions here it is suggested to create a backup before performing clean installation as it wipes out data from your system. To do so follow the guidelines below:

  1. Download the ISO files for your Windows 11/10.
  2. Choose to Create installation media for another PC option and go for Next to proceed.
    Download the Windows 11 ISO File
  3. Now choose the ISO file and then go for Next and then tap on Finish.
    Select ISO File Type
  4. After that open the downloaded ISO files.
  5. Launch Setup and again go for Next.
  6. Now tap on Accept button and wait for a while as it may take some time.
  7. And then tap on the Install button when prompted.
    Installing Windows 11 from ISO
  8. Now your system will restart and install Windows automatically.

So, these are the most effective solutions among various mentioned in this article to fix bhdrvx64.sys BSOD error on Windows in no time. Try the solutions listed one by one and fix the error easily.


Hardeep Kaur

Hardeep is a passionate technical writer with more than 7 years of experience. She has a keen interest in PC games, Windows OS and everything surrounding it. She is a technology enthusiast and fascinated with technology since her childhood days.