In most cases, the KERNEL_MODE_EXCEPTION_NOT_HANDLED_M blue screen errors show up after the user has installed a new hardware or a software. These KERNEL_MODE_EXCEPTION_NOT_HANDLED_M blue screens can appear during program installation, while a Microsoft Corporation-related software program (eg. Windows Operating System) is running, while a Windows driver is being loaded, or during Windows startup or shutdown. Keeping track of when and where your STOP error occurs is a critical piece of information in troubleshooting the problem.
These errors are usually caused by a variety of hardware, software or driver issues. Now that we know the causes, we’re ready for the ways that can be used to treat such an issue. Let’s have a look at the below mentioned methods that can fix the issue.
Method 1: Disk Cleanup for clearing out System junk
Over time, your computer accumulates junk files from normal internet surfing as well as computer use. If this junk isn’t occasionally cleaned out, it could cause Microsoft Security Essentials to respond slowly or provides an KERNEL_MODE_EXCEPTION_NOT_HANDLED_M error, possibly due to file conflicts or an overloaded hard drive. Cleaning up these temporary files with Disk Cleanup might not just fix your 0x1000008E error, but can also dramatically speed up the performance of your PC.
Because of the shortcomings of the Windows Disk Cleanup (cleanmgr) tool, we highly recommend using a specialized hard disk cleanup/ privacy protection software such as to clean up your entire computer system. Running WinSweeper once daily (using automatic scanning) will guarantee that your computer is always clean, running fast, and free of KERNEL_MODE_EXCEPTION_NOT_HANDLED_M errors associated with temporary files.
- How to run Disk Cleanup (cleanmgr) (Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8, and 10):
- Click the Start button.
- Type “command” in the search box… DO NOT hit ENTER yet!
- While holding CTRL-Shift on your keyboard, hit ENTER.
- You will be prompted with a permission dialog box.
- Click Yes.
- A black box will open with a blinking cursor.
- Type “cleanmgr” and hit ENTER.
- Disk Cleanup will begin calculating how much occupied disk space you can reclaim.
- The Disk Cleanup dialog box will appear with series of checkboxes you can select. In most cases, the “Temporary Files” category will occupy the most disk space.
- Check the boxes of the categories you want to clean and click OK.
Method 2: Repair Registry Errors
Manually editing the Windows registry to remove invalid Error 0x1000008E keys is not recommended unless you are PC service professional. Incorrectly editing your registry can stop your PC from functioning and create irreversible damage to your operating system. In fact, one misplaced comma can prevent your PC from booting entirely!
Because of this risk, we highly recommend using a trusted registry cleaner such as WinThruster to scan and repair any Error 0x1000008E-related registry problems. Using a registry cleaner automates the process of finding invalid registry entries, missing file references (like the one causing your 0x1000008E error), and broken links within the registry. A backup is automatically created before each scan, with the ability to undo any changes in a single click, protecting you against the possibility of PC damage. The best part is that repairing registry errors can also dramatically improve system speed and performance.
To manually repair your Windows registry, first you need to create a backup by exporting a portion of the registry related to Error 0x1000008E:
- Click the Startbutton.
- Type “command” in the search box… DO NOThit ENTERyet!
- While holding CTRL-Shifton your keyboard, hit ENTER.
- Click Yes when prompted with a permission dialog box. (A black box will open with a blinking cursor.)
- Type “regedit” and hit ENTER.
- In the Registry Editor, select the Error 0x1000008E -related key (eg. Microsoft Security Essentials) you want to back up.
- From the Filemenu, choose Export.
- In the Save Inlist, select the folder where you want to save the Microsoft Security Essentials backup key.
- In the File Namebox, type a name for your backup file, such as “Microsoft Security Essentials Backup”.
- In the Export Rangebox, be sure that “Selected branch” is selected.
- Click Save.
- The file is then saved with a .reg file extension.
Method 3: Update Your Driver
0x1000008E errors can be related to corrupt or out-of-date device drivers. Drivers can function one day, and unexpectedly stop working the next day, for a variety of reasons. Fortunately is that you can often update the device driver to fix the Error 0x1000008E issue.
Finding the exact driver for your Error 0x1000008E -related hardware device can be extremely challenging, even directly on the Microsoft Corporation or associated manufacturer’s website. Even if you are experienced at finding, downloading, and manually upgrading drivers, the procedure could still be really time-consuming and very irritating. Installing the incorrect driver, or just an incompatible version of the right driver could make your problems also worse.
Due to the time and complexity associated with updating drivers, we highly suggest making use of a driver update tool such as DriverDoc (Created by Microsoft Gold Partner) to automate the process.
DriverDoc updates all your PC device drivers, not just those associated with your 0x1000008E error. DriverDoc’s proprietary One-Click Update technology not only ensures that you have right driver versions for your hardware, but it also creates a back-up of your existing drivers before making any kind of modifications. Maintaining a driver backup offers you with the safety and security of knowing that you could rollback any driver to a previous version if needed. With updated device drivers, you can finally unlock brand-new hardware features and boost the speed and performance of your COMPUTER.