Saturday, 24 December 2016

Fix Whea Uncorrectable Error BSOD on Windows 7/8/8.1/10

There are many errors associated with Windows operating systems. While some are minor, others turn out to be serious errors that often cause the dreaded blue screen of death (BSoD). One such error is the Whea Uncorrectable Error, which sometimes occurs as Whea_Uncorrectable_Error once your computer screen has turned blue.

All BSOD errors are stop errors. However, the Blue Screen of Death(BSOD) means that you can no longer use your computer. The occurrence of a stop error such as the Whea Uncorrectable Error is a brilliant way of the operating system shutting down to protect loss of data and your computer as well.

The Whea Uncorrectable Error is technically assigned error code 0x0000124. You can encounter it with any of the Windows OS. Unlike most stop errors, the occurrence of the error signals a serious issue with hardware attached to your computer. Such hardware can be the disk hosting the OS (CPU), graphics card and memory modules among other hardware.

The most likely moment you may encounter the Whea Uncorrectable Error soon after or several days after installing new hardware. It is also possible to encounter the error after installing new software. The actual point of occurrence can vary. It can be when starting your computer or when launching a program or application.

Reasons for Whea Uncorrectable Error BSOD

  1. Damaged hardware (hard disk, memory modules, video card, processor, e.t.c.).
  2. An issue with driver incompatibility.
  3. Damaged/outdated drivers.
  4. Low CPU voltage.
  5. Heating problems.
  6. Corrupt/Damaged registry files.
  7. Corrupt/Damaged system files.
  8. Virus/malware infection.
Although the error message indicates that it is “uncorrectable”, there are several ways of resolving the error. The fact that there are many possible causes means that you need to try fixing the error in different ways. It is a good idea to note when the error occurs to give you an idea on what may be the cause.

How to fix Whea Uncorrectable Error Blue Screen

Method 1 – Basic Troubleshooting to fix Whea Uncorrectable Error

Your first move to resolving any Windows error should always be to perform simple housekeeping routines that can correct system anomalies capable of causing errors.
Solution 1. Strip down your computer by resetting all the installed hardware. Clean the motherboard and all the hardware using a can of compressed air. This ensures that any dirt on the hardware and in the sockets and connectors is removed. Install all the hardware back to their respective locations.

Solution 2. Test to ascertain whether or not the motherboard is adequately cooled. You can do this by pointing the main fan at the motherboard to see whether or not it supplies sufficient air. 

Solution 3. Run a full scan of your computer using the installed anti-virus/malware program. Note that this will only be possible if the error occurs after starting your computer. Running the program can adequately address any virus/malware in your pc system.

Restart your computer to see whether or not the error is resolved or perform the action you had performed before the error occurred to see if it still happens.

Method 2 – Remove Junk Files (Disk Cleanup)

Leaving your computer to accumulate a lot of junk files can lead to serious conflicts capable of causing Whea Uncorrectable Error. Remove all junk files to eliminate any possible conflicts.

1. Press the combination of Win+ X keys open up menu.

2. Select “Command Prompt (Admin)” option.

3. Click “Yes” to run the command prompt as an administrator.

4. Type “cleanmgr” before hitting Enter.

5. The tool will begin to run automatically. It calculates how much used space you can claim on the hard disk. Check all the dialogue boxes occupied by unnecessary files including the temporary files box.

6. Click “OK” to let the tool remove all junk files. Revert to what you were doing before the error occurred to see if this fixes Whea Uncorrectable Error error for you.

Method 3 - Run System File Checker

Running the built-in system file checker tool can be helpful in resolving Whea Uncorrectable Error. The tool scans and attempts to repair corrupt files that may be causing the error.

1. Click “Start.

2. Type “cmd” in the “Search programs and files” box.

3. Press the combination of CTRL + Shift + Enter before clicking “OK” to open the command prompt.

4. Type “chkdsk/f/r” into the prompt before hitting Enter.

5. Type “Y” in response to the resultant notification.

Restart the computer to allow disk check to run. You need to give the tool time to complete before trying to do what you were doing before the error appeared to know if Whea Uncorrectable Error persists

Method 4 – Run Disk Check Utility

The built-in disk check (chkdsk) utility is another valuable tool that can resolve the error. The utility scans the hard disk and attempts to repair any damaged sectors and files as long as you have specified parameters. The following procedure is specific to running dick check in Windows 10 but should give you an idea on how to do the same on any other Windows OS.

1. Press the combination of Win + X keys open up menu.

2. Select “Command Prompt (Admin)” option.

3. Click “Yes” to run the command prompt as an administrator.

4. Type “chkdsk

5. Leave an empty space after the “chkdsk” before typing in the drive letter (C) that you need scanned.

Running disk check only identifies damaged sectors and files if any. You need to specify parameters before the utility can perform necessary repairs.

6. Type the following into the prompt immediately after the drive letter “/f/r/x”.

Note that letter “f” tells the utility to fix errors, letter “r” shows it to identify any bad sectors in the disk and letter “x” tells it to dismount the drive before the commencement of the scanning process. Dismounting the drive is necessary because the utility cannot run if the disk is in use.

Press “Enter” to run the scan and let it complete before restarting your computer and reverting to what you were doing before the Whea Uncorrectable Error error occurred.

Method 5 – Install any Pending Updates

It is possible for pending updates to cause conflicts that can lead to the occurrence of the Whea Uncorrectable Error. Check to see if there are any pending updates to install them. Note that this will only be possible if the error occurs long after you have started your computer.
  • Click “Start”.
  • Type “Update” in search box before hitting Enter.
  • Look for any uninstalled update(s) on the resultant Windows Update dialogue box that appears. Right-click on each and update the same.
Now see if you are still getting Whea Uncorrectable Error on your system or it is fixed.

Method 6 - Update Computer Drivers

Drivers are critical components of your computer system. They facilitate communication between the system and all installed programs and applications. They need to be installed and must be up-to-date for smooth computer operations. Check to ensure that all the drivers are up-to-date. Note that this will only be possible in case the error occurs long after you have started your computer.

To Update Drivers for all your Hardware components, you will need Driver Agent tool. This is because the below mentioned method is a basic one. Tools Like Driver agent allows you to download Correct and up-to-date drivers on your PC from their huge database.

1. Right-click on “My Computer” before selecting “Properties”.

2. Select “Device Manager”.

3. Navigate through all the Devices listed while looking out for any device with a yellow exclamation mark.

4. Right-click on any such device before choosing “Update Driver”.

5. Restart your computer after the update before reverting to what you were doing before the error occurred to see whether or not the Whea Uncorrectable Error problem is resolved.

Method 7 – Uninstall Software or Hardware

Installing software or hardware can cause both minor and major issues. For instance, you may download and install third-party software that ends up causing issues with OS files. Similarly, you may install a hardware whose drivers cause driver conflicts with system drivers. All these can lead to the occurrence of the Whea Uncorrectable Error.

Failure by any of the above methods to resolve the error makes it necessary to uninstall any software or hardware you recently installed.

You may also consider disconnecting all hardware attached to your computer before restarting the computer to see whether or not the error continues to occur. You will then need to install the device one at a time while restarting your computer every time to identify the hardware causing the error.

Method 8 – Run Windows Memory Diagnostics Tool

This process will apply in a case where you recently upgraded your computer’s memory by adding a memory card. It is important that you check its status to be sure that it is not incompatible with your computer and does not cause any memory conflicts. This method applies to Windows 8.1 OS but should give you an idea on how to do the same with a different OS.

1. Go to “Start Screen”.

2. Type “Windows Memory Diagnostic” in the search box.

3. Click “Windows Memory Diagnostic” on the resultant screen.

Allow the diagnostic tool to run. You will need to replace a memory module should the tool encounter any problem. Replace a memory module before reverting back o what you were doing to see if this Fixes Whea Uncorrectable Error BSOD for you.

Method 9 – Disable Over-lock Feature

One common way of fixing the Whea Uncorrectable Error is by disabling the overlocking feature. This requires that you access your computer’s BIOS.

1. Click to open “Start Menu”.

2. Click “Settings”.

3. Click “Update and Security” before clicking on “Recovery” tab.

4. Click “Advanced Startup”.

Your computer should restart automatically with advanced startup option.

5. Go to “Troubleshoot” >Advanced Options > UEFI Settings.

6. Click “Restart”.

Your computer should restart and open BIOS.

7. Go to “Advanced” tab” >Performance. Search for the Over-locking feature and disable it.

8. Press F10 to save the change in BIOS.

Restart your computer normally to find if you are getting Whea Uncorrectable Error Blue screen of death this time.

Method 10 – System Restore

You will need to perform system restore in case any of the above methods fails to address the error. Performing system restore reverts your computer to a working state it was before it was infiltrated by factors that may be causing the error.

1. Press the combination of Win + Q Key.

2. Click on “Settings.”

3. Choose “Recovery” icon.

4. Select “System Restore” from the resultant open window.

5. Select an earlier date when your computer worked without any issues.

6. The tool should start to run before shutting down the computer and restarting it again.

Revert to what you were doing before the error occurred. This procedure should resolve the error. Although system restore does not delete your personal documents, it is a good idea to backup the documents before initiating the process.

Method 11 – Clean Windows OS Installation

This is the only sure way of resolving serious Windows errors including the Whea Uncorrectable Error.

It is important to note that your computer will be having a severe issue that can only be resolved by performing a clean installation of the OS. You will need to be concerned in case you perform clean OS installation and still encounter the error. 

This will only mean that your computer system including the motherboard and its components have serious issues that require technical expertise to resolve.

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