The PNP_Detected_Fatal_Error is a Blue Screen of Death (BSoD) error. This error forces your computer to display a blue screen before crashing it.
The pnp_detected_fatal_error is usually caused by incompatibility of recently installed software, driver, or hardware. So to fix this BSoD error, you need to do either of the following:
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Update Windows 10
Blue Screen of Death errors, such as the pnp_detected_fatal_error causes not just user experience problem, but also problem for the computer’s operating system (OS), which in this case is Windows 10.
So, Microsoft, the developers of Windows 10, are always working round the clock to provide a fix for any BSoD error that their users may encounter.
Thus, when it comes to fixing the pnp_detected_fatal_error, your first option should be to update your Windows 10 OS.
Doing this will ensure that you get the latest patch (fix), which Microsoft developers has provided.
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Run a Scan with a Repairer Tool for Windows 10.
Microsoft are not the only developers working hard to provide a fix for BSoD errors. Repairer Tools for Windows 10 specializes in curating fixes from other developers and applying them when need be.
So, if after updating your Windows 10, the error was not fixed, your next best option is to run a scan using a Repairer tool.
Restoro and Reimage are repairer tools with a good reputation. So, download either of them and use. If you have another reputable repairer tool, please use it. Also, tell us about it via comment so we can check it out.
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Disable or Remov Third-Party Antivirus.
While it might sound odd, the fact is, many users have reported that they were able to fix the pnp_detected_fatal_error only after they have disabled or uninstalled/remove third-party antivirus on their computer.
So, if you are using a third-party antivirus, I will recommend that you first, update it. If after the update, the error was not fixed, then either disable or uninstall it for the main time.
Note however that, if you are disabling or uninstalling your third-party antivirus, you should not disable the Windows Security program. Doing this will leave your computer completely vulnerable to attacks.
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Uninstall Incompatible Programs
Did you start experiencing the pnp_detected_fatal_error after you installed a program/software into your computer? If yes, then you should consider uninstalling the software, if you have gone through the steps above with no success.
You should know that sometimes, there are some programs that will not want to leave your system even after you have uninstalled them.
In this case, you will need the help from a third-party uninstallation program.
This program will remove all the redundant files, including the registry entries that the software will want to leave behind. Thus, completely removing the program that is causing the error from your computer.
RevoUninstaller or IObit Unistaller are good uninstallation program worth your usage.
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Drivers Updates can also fix the Error.
As mentioned from the onset, the pnp_detected_fatal_error is usually caused by either software or hardware compatibility issue. So far, we have been expanciating on how to fix the error if it was caused by a software. Now, let’s talk about how to fix it if it is caused by an hardware.
Drivers are bit of program that enables your computer to recognize and use any hardware that is attached to itself.
So, if a driver is outdated, it means it will cause compatibility issues. Thus, updating your hardware device driver is a sure way of ensuring that your computer hardware remains compatible with the software (Windows 10).
Visit your hardware manufacturer website, download the latest driver update, and install it on your system.
If you do not want to update the drivers manually, you can use either DriverEasy or DriverFix to update them automatically.
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Change your Faulty Hardware
Most times, the fault is not the driver, but the hardware itself.
The RAM especially is a common cause of Blue Screen of Death errors, and the pnp_detected_fatal_error is no exception.
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Motherboard, graphics card, hard drive, and others, are also hardware that can cause BSoD error. So, if your RAM is working properly. Do make sure that the other hardware are also not faulty.
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