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In some cases, there might also be an issue with your antivirus. Most of the time, Avast Antivirus is the problem behind the UNEXPEXTED_KERNEL_MODE_TRAP error message in Windows 10.

So let’s see what are the most efficient solutions that can help you solve the error on your Windows 10.


1. Update with a professional tool

The first solution for fixing the UNEXPEXTED_KERNEL_MODE_TRAP problem is to update your drivers with a dedicated tool that will scan your computer for out of date elements and provide you with the latest patches.

DriverFix Updater ResultsSome of the most common Windows errors and bugs are a result of old or incompatible drivers. The lack of an up-to-date system can lead to lag, system errors or even BSoDs.To avoid these types of problems, you can use an automatic tool that will find, download, and install the right driver version on your Windows PC in just a couple of clicks, and we strongly recommend DriverFix.Follow these easy steps to safely update your drivers:

  1. Download and install DriverFix.
  2. Launch the app.
  3. Wait for the software to detect all your faulty drivers.
  4. You will now be presented with a list of all the drivers that have issues, and you just need to select the ones you’d liked fixed.
  5. Wait for DriverFix to download and install the newest drivers.
  6. Restart your PC for the changes to take effect.


Keep your Windows safe from any type of errors caused by corrupted drivers, by installing and using DriverFix today!

Disclaimer: this program needs to be upgraded from the free version in order to perform some specific actions.

1. Check your hardware

  1. Remove from the device any RAM memory driver or other HDD driver that you installed recently.
  2. Reboot the Windows 10 device.
  3. Without the new hardware, you recently installed on your device, please check if you still have the UNEXPEXTED_KERNEL_MODE_TRAP error message appearing.
  4. If you don’t, then the hardware part you took out is not compatible with your device thus making your system react in this way.

Before proceeding with the troubleshoot process check and see if you made any changes to the hardware configuration of your Windows 10 device.

Users stated that certain drivers from their PC were the factor causing the error message UNEXPEXTED_KERNEL_MODE_TRAP and removing those certain drivers fixed the problem.

See what other factors generate this type of error, by accessing this comprehensive guide that explores all the causes for the BSoD errors.

2. Disable your antivirus

  1. Insert your Windows10 media CD/DVD into the CD/DVD drive and reboot your operating system.
  2. When the PC starts it should boot from the Windows 10 media DVD, tap on the Next button in the first window that shows on the screen.
  3. Click the Repair your computer feature, go to Choose an option window and click on the Troubleshoot feature.
  4. Select Advanced Options, then click or tap Command Prompt.
  5. In the black box C: and press Enter. In Command Prompt write the line below and press Enter: BCDEDIT /SET {DEFAULT} BOOTMENUPOLICY LEGACY
  6. After the command was executed, write EXIT and press Enter.
  7. Exit Command Prompt, and click the Continue button to reboot your device. While Windows10 restarts press F8 button continuously.
  8. This should get you to the Advanced Boot options with the arrows select Safe Mode feature, press Enter.
  9. Disable the antivirus or just uninstall it for the duration of this step, take out the Windows10 media CD/DVD and reboot the Windows 10 operating system.

In most cases, when you get this error message this is because of the antivirus you are using. So, for this step, we will uninstall or disable it to see if it fixed the issue.

After performing this troubleshooting procedure, check and see if you still get the UNEXPEXTED_KERNEL_MODE_TRAP error message.

If you do not, we suggest you try installing another version of the Antivirus to see if it helps with the current version you won’t be able to operate your Windows10 properly.

  1. Move the mouse cursor over to the bottom right corner of the window.
  2. From the menu, you will need to left click or tap on the Settings feature.
  3. In the Settings window left click or tap on the Control Panel icon.
  4. Left click or tap on the Device Manager window.

If you still get the UNEXPEXTED_KERNEL_MODE_TRAP(wdf01000.sys), start again in Safe Mode as you did above but this time click on the Desktop icon present in the Start screen of Windows 10.

This post was written by Ivan Jenic and was first posted to WindowsReport

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