If you are a long-time Windows user, you are most likely aware of the Black and Blue Screen of Death already. Unfortunately, the latest Windows 11 is also prone to these errors, as several users reported that they have been experiencing GSOD 20211113001 on Windows 11 recently.
We had a look into this issue and discovered that it can be caused by a number of different factors including:
- Outdated drivers – One of the most common reasons behind GSOD is outdated graphic drivers. Outdated drivers can cause corruption errors and bugs within the system, which results in issues like the one at hand.
- Corruption errors/bugs – If in case the error started appearing after you installed a new application, then most likely the app has a corruption error or bug that is causing the GSOD. The same goes for unwanted applications. Applications that you don’t use can cause your system to perform poorly, use valuable resources, and even result in the Green Screen of Death.
- Third-party antivirus interference – Oftentimes, third-party antivirus programs interfere with the operating system processes as a result of false positives. Unless you are surfing through risky websites frequently, it is best to disable these third-party services for the betterment of your system.
- Windows update went wrong – Some Windows updates come with corruption errors, which prevent your operating system from working properly. If the issue under consideration started occurring after you installed the latest updates, uninstalling them should do the trick.
Now that we know about the potential causes, let’s jump to the troubleshooting steps.
Update Graphics Card Driver
As we mentioned earlier, an outdated graphics card driver is one of the most common reasons behind the issue at hand.
If you haven’t updated your drivers in a long time, then try doing it now.
Here is what you need to do:
- Type Device Manager in the search area of your taskbar and hit Open to launch the Device Manager window.
- In the newly launched window, locate Display adapters and expand the option by double-clicking on it.
- This should display a list of the graphics card driver on your PC. Right-click on your graphics card and select Update driver from the context menu.
- Now, click on Browse my computer for drivers.
- In the next window, click on Let me pick from a list of available drivers on my computer.
- Finally, click on your graphics card and hit Next. This should update your driver without any issues.
Remove Unwanted Applications
If the GSOD 20211113001 on Windows 11 started occurring right after you installed a new application on your PC, removing it should fix the issue.
Follow these steps to remove the unwanted applications:
- Press Windows + I keys simultaneously on your keyboard to launch Windows Settings.
- Select Apps from the left pane and then click on Apps & features in the right pane.
- Now from the list of applications that appear, click on the More button (three dots) against the ones you want to uninstall.
- Hit Uninstall and wait for the process to complete.
We recommend doing so with all the unwanted applications on your PC.
Disconnect Peripherals From Your PC
Several users found out that the incompatible peripherals connected to their PC were leading to the Green Screen of Death in Windows 11.
If you have a pen drive, USB mouse or keyboard, or anything else connected to your PC, you should try disconnecting it and seeing if that helps.
It isn’t surprising that Windows updates are often plagued with bugs and corruption errors that damage your system.
If you recently installed a pending update, there is a chance that the update is to be blamed for the error. Luckily, you can always uninstall the updates, which is exactly what we are going to do right now.
- Press Windows + I keys simultaneously on your keyboard to open Windows Settings.
- In the Settings Window, select Windows Updates from the left panel and then click on Update history.
- Finally, select Uninstall Updates to remove the recently installed updates.
Temporarily Disable Antivirus
Some third-party antivirus programs can interfere with the legitimate processes of the operating system. These are merely false alarms, and simply disabling the antivirus program can help you fix the Green Screen of Death on Windows 11.
To temporarily disable your antivirus, follow our step-by-step guide here. You can enable the program back once the issue is resolved.
Install Pending Updates (if applicable)
When was the last time you installed the latest updates on your Windows 11? If it was not long ago, then now might be a good time to do so. This is because outdated operating systems are prone to corruption errors and bugs, which leads to errors like GSOD: 20211113001 on Windows 11.
Follow these steps to install the pending updates on your PC:
- Launch Windows Settings by pressing Windows + I keys simultaneously.
- Select Windows Update from the left panel and then click on Check for updates in the right pane.
- If the system shows any pending updates that need to be installed, install them one by one.
- Once done, restart your PC and check if the issue is resolved.
If the error persists, proceed with the next method below.
Disable Hardware Acceleration
Operating systems often call upon your computer’s specialized hardware to enhance performance, which is called hardware acceleration. However, it is very common to run into error messages because of it. Since the browsers on your operating system use hardware acceleration as well, there is a chance that your browser’s hardware acceleration is responsible for the GSOD.
Furthermore, Windows 11 is still relatively new at the time of writing this article, so it is best to disable hardware acceleration in order to avoid errors like GSOD 20211113001 on Windows 11. We have a detailed post on how you can disable the hardware acceleration on different browsers. Hopefully, it will do the trick.
Reset Your PC
If none of the methods mentioned above worked for you, then try resetting your PC as the final resort. This scenario implies that the issue cannot be resolved using conventional troubleshooting methods.
Resetting Windows will revert the operating system to its initial error-free state. You can choose whether to keep your personal files or not, so do not worry about losing your essential data. However, before you proceed, note that this process will erase your installed apps and settings.
Here is how you can reset your PC:
- Press Windows + I keys simultaneously on your PC to open Windows Settings.
- In the newly launched Windows, select Windows Update from the left panel.
- Now click on Advanced options in the right pane and select Recovery.
- Next, click on the Reset PC button as shown below.
- A prompt will appear on your screen with two options; whether to keep the files or remove everything. Select one according to your preferences to proceed.
- Finally, follow the on-screen instructions to complete the process.