The file “win32kfull.sys” is one of the kernel-mode device drivers present in your operating system. There are two types of device drivers, one is normal drivers which communicate between your hardware and the OS and the other are kernel-mode drivers. They are necessary for booting the operating system. The error “win32kfull.sys” is experienced in many blue screen conditions such as:
- SYSTEM_SERVICE_EXCEPTION (win32kbase.sys)
If you experience this error, there are mostly two possibilities; either the driver is corrupt with incomplete files or it is clashing with other drivers/software already installed on your computer. We will go through the solutions one by one and see if they fix your problem.
But before moving on with the solutions mentioned here, have a good look at common fixes for BSOD.
Solution 1: Update All Drivers
As mentioned before, the error message “win23kfull.sys” occurs primarily because of drivers being outdated or incompatible with your hardware. These drivers include but are not limited to sound, display, network, hard drive, etc. If you are unable to access your computer’s internet, you can do a manual update and download the driver files from another PC.
It is also worth noting that there are numerous cases where the driver files are ‘considered’ up to date by various third-party applications such as NVIDIA etc. but in reality, they are not. Therefore, you have to research yourself and see which files are outdated and which are compatible with your system. It is advised that you download drivers for all hardware modules and update them to the latest build.
- Press Windows + R, type “devmgmt.msc” and press Enter.
- Once in the device manager, right-click on the hardware and select “Update driver”.
- Select the second option Browse my computer for driver software.
- Now click on Browse and navigate to the driver file which you just downloaded.
Update all your drivers this way and don’t leave any behind. Once you are done updating the drivers, restart your computer completely and check if the problem has been solved.
Solution 2: Uninstall Problematic Programs
Another issue that causes this BSOD is the presence of problematic programs that clash with your existing operating system and computer architecture. Numerous programs are either not compatible with or conflict with your existing drivers or software.
You should identify such programs and try uninstalling them manually. Look for software products that are third-party and may cause compatibility issues. These programs are like Volume 2 etc.
- Press Windows + R, type “appwiz.cpl” in the dialogue box and press Enter.
- Here all the applications installed on your computer will be listed. Right-click on the problematic application and uninstall it accordingly.
- Restart your computer after the uninstallation process and check if the problem at hand got solved.
Solution 3: Perform Windows Updates
Windows roll out frequent updates to targets bugs and difficulties which users experience. This blue screen of death “win32kfull.sys” is officially acknowledged by Microsoft and it releases frequent updates to prevent users from experiencing this error.
Make sure your Windows is fully updated to the latest version and no updates are pending. This solution can be a game-changer.
- Press Windows + S, type “update” in the dialogue box and open the system setting which returns in the result.
- Now check for updates. Download and install them if necessary.
- Restart your computer completely after the update and check if you still get the blue screen.
In addition to the above-mentioned solutions, you can also look up the article with the complete error code (for example SYSTEM_SERVICE_EXCEPTION) on our website and you will get a detailed solution for the problem. You can also perform the tips mentioned below:
- Undo all the recent changes which were made before the error started appearing.
- Run an SFC scan on your computer to check for any file corruptions.
- Run a check disk and the driver verifier on your computer. This will inform you regarding the bad sectors on your computer and if there are any driver problems.
- Perform a system restore to a previous build where your computer was working. If you don’t have any restore points, you can go ahead and install a clean copy of Windows. Make sure that you backup your data.