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The WHEA_UNCORRECTABLE_ERROR is Blue Screen of Death error which often occurs in Windows 10 and Windows 8. The error appears on screen with the following message:

Your PC ran into a problem and needed to restart. We’re just collecting some error info, and then we’ll restart for you.


  • Hardware issue.
  • System Overclocking.
  • Corrupted or outdated Driver.
  • Corrupt Windows Registry.
  • Corrupt or removed Windows-specific system files.

To resolve WHEA_UNCORRECTABLE_ERROR try the methods given below.

Method 1: Disable Overclock in BIOS

  • Open Start Menu and go to Settings.
  • Go to Update and Security, and then click on Recovery tab.
  • Click on Restart now in Advanced startup.

  • On Advanced startup, go to Troubleshoot, then Advanced Options and then UEFI Firmware Settings. Click Restart.
  • After the restarted, computer should open BIOS automatically, so go Advanced tab.
  • Go to Performance, and look for Overclocking.
  • Make sure overclocking is disabled.
  • Save changes to BIOS.

Method 2: Check for Drivers in Safe Mode

  • Reboot or close the PC.
  • When the PC starts press F8 on the keyboard or another combination would be Shift + F8.
  • The Recovery Mode should start. Select Safe Mode by following the on the screen instructions.
  • Move the mouse cursor to the right side of the screen and click in the search box in the start menu.
  • Type in the search box Device Manager.
  • Update the drivers one by one.
  • Reboot the PC and see if you get the same error message.

Method 3: Check for Windows Update

  • Press Win + I and go to Settings.
  • In Settings window click Updates and Security.
  • In the Updates menu, click Check for updates under Update status.
  • Now Windows will check for updates and will install if there are any.

Method 4: Update Driver

  • Open Run window by pressing Windows + R.
  • Type devmgmt.msc in the Run Window and hit Enter.

  • The Device Manager window will open where you will see a list of hardware associated with your system. Expand it.
  • Now look for a yellow triangle with an exclamation mark against any device driver.
  • If you find any such driver, right click on it. Then click on Update.

Method 5: Run Disk Check

  • Enter Safe mode as explained above.
  • Type chkdsk in the search box.
  • Start the chkdsk program and let it run.This will then check and repair your disk for errors.

Kindly do not shut down the computer during this process.

Method 6: Run Windows Memory Diagnostic

  • Click Start.
  • Type Windows Memory Diagnostic in the search box.
  • Choose Restart now and check for problems.

  • The Windows Memory Diagnostic tool will restart your computer and run shortly after booting.

Method 7: Fix Corrupted System Files

  • Press Windows Key + X then click on Command Prompt(Admin).
  • Now type the sfc /scannow in the cmd and hit enter.

It will start to scan for important files and replace the corrupted one.

Method 8: Perform a System Restore

  • Type Recovery in the Search bar and select Recovery from the list.
  • Select Open System Restore.
  • System Restore window will now open. Click on Next to proceed.

  • If available, check Show more restore points. Select the desired restore point, and click on Next.
  • Follow the instructions on the screen to complete the restoration process.
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