Overall, if you notice Event ID 41 featuring Keywords: (70368744177664),(2) in Event Viewer following a BSOD error, Fast Startup is at fault. To prevent the resurgence of the Blue Screen of Death, you should turn off Fast Startup. In addition, you could perform SFC and DISM scans, update drivers, check out the hardware and so on. Continue reading to be able to get the most out of your PC.
A List Of Possibilities
As the name suggests, if turned on, Fast Startup reduces the time it takes for Windows to start up. Quite a few people find the feature useful but it may cause errors at times and BSOD is a prime example. Thus, once it comes to Event ID 41 and Keywords: (70368744177664),(2), you should take Fast Startup into account. Fortunately, if Fast Startup is the one responsible for Blue Screen of Death, there is no need to do much.
Various factors affect the performance of Windows but none match system files in terms of influence. If corruption exists in system files, it’s only natural that Windows would go haywire. Event Viewer on your PC keeps logging Event ID 41? Then it’s a good idea to give corruption some thought.
In layman’s terms, devices on Windows computers require drivers to work as expected and drivers must be up-to-date. If you neglect driver updates, your drivers should become outdated and BSOD is one of the consequences.
Generally speaking, as time passes by, computer components from Power Supply Unit (PSU) to RAM sticks may experience problems. Needless to say, Windows would have a hard time performing to its full potential if the hardware cannot keep up.
What Must Be Done
Solution 1: Turn Off Fast Startup
- Step 1: Press Windows key, type Power Options and hit Enter.
- Step 2: Click Additional power settings under Related settings and pick Choose what the power buttons do in Power Options.
- Step 3: Select Change settings that are currently unavailable, uncheck the Turn on fast startup (recommended) checkbox and choose Save changes. Next, click Change when the computer sleeps, pick Change advanced power settings and configure the settings based on your preference. After you finish, select Apply, choose OK and restart your computer.
Note: On occasions, it’s a good idea to disable Automatic Restart.
- Step 1: Press Windows key, type View advanced System Settings and hit Enter.
- Step 2: Select Settings under Startup and Recovery, uncheck the checkbox next to Automatically restart then choose OK.
- Step 3: Restart your computer.
Solution 2: Perform SFC And DISM Scans
- Step 1: Press Windows key, type cmd and hit Run as administrator.
- Step 2: In Command Prompt (Admin), type sfc /scannow and press Enter to perform the SFC scan.
- Step 3: Once the SFC scan concludes, type the following commands in Command Prompt (Admin) perform the DISM scan. Remember to press Enter each time you complete a command.
- DISM /Online /Cleanup-Image /ScanHealth
- DISM /Online /Cleanup-Image /CheckHealth
- DISM /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth
- Step 4: Proceed to type exit and press Enter to close Command Prompt
- Step 5: Restart your computer.
Solutions 3: Update Drivers
To update device drivers on Windows, press Windows key, type devmgmt.msc and press Enter to open Device Manager. Next, right-click each of the devices, pick Update driver and hit Search automatically for updated driver software. The moment the update wraps up, you should restart your computer. Alternatively, you may launch your web browser, download new driver versions from the Internet and run the setups to install them.
You lack the patience to update drivers on your own? In that case, it won’t hurt to pick up a driver manager.
- Step 1: Download and install a driver manager of your choice (DriverBooster, DriverEasy, Drivers Cloud, …).
- Step 2: Launch the driver manager, hit Scan and let the process go all the way.
- Step 3: Depending on the manager, you could update all drivers at the same time or one-by-one.
Solutions 4: Check Out The Hardware
You recently connected new devices to the computer? Then it’s wise to temporarily remove the devices and determine whether the issue persists. Aside from that, you should look for signs of issues on your hard drive, RAM sticks, PSU and other components. While it’s possible to resolve some hardware issues at home, feel free to send in your computer if you don’t have skills and tools.
I am Anshul Rana, an experienced author specializing in PC gear reviews and Windows 10 software tutorials. With a strong passion for technology and an in-depth understanding of the PC industry, I provide insightful and detailed analyses of computer peripherals, gaming gear, and software solutions. My writing style is concise yet informative, making complex topics accessible to both beginners and advanced users. Through my reviews and tutorials, I aim to offer valuable guidance, helping readers make informed decisions to enhance their PC experience and explore the vast possibilities of Windows 10 software.