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How to fix the CACHE MANAGER error in Windows 10

  1. Insert your Windows installation media.
  2. Open Command Prompt (Admin).
  3. In the command line, type the following commands and press Enter after each:
    dism /online /cleanup-image /scanhealth
    dism /online /cleanup-image /restorehealth
  4. Now, type the following command and press Enter:
    DISM /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth /source:WIM:X:SourcesInstall.wim:1 /LimitAccess
  5. Make sure to change an X value with the letter of the mounted drive with Windows 10 installation.
  6. After the procedure is finished, restart your computer.

Note: And the final troubleshooting tool we’re going to try is DISM. This is perhaps the most powerful troubleshooter, as it deploys the system image all over again.

Need more details on how to use DISM in Windows 10? Find out how it’s done right here.

6. Uninstall problematic software/antivirus

BSoD errors such as CACHE_MANAGER can be caused by both software and hardware, and in order to fix these errors, it’s recommended that you find the problematic software and remove it.

If this error started appearing recently, you might want to uninstall any recently installed software in order to fix it.

Your antivirus and firewall can be the most common cause for BSoD error, so in order to fix this issue, it’s advised that you temporarily uninstall your antivirus software.

Almost any antivirus program can cause these types of errors to appear, so make sure to uninstall any antivirus software that you have installed besides Windows Defender.

Few users reported that even after uninstalling certain antivirus software the CACHE_MANAGER error wasn’t fixed.

This is probably due to remaining antivirus files and registry entries, and in order to completely remove antivirus software you have to use the dedicated uninstaller tools.

Most antivirus companies host the uninstaller tools on their websites and you can download and use them for free.

7. Run chkdsk

  1. Open Command Prompt as administratror.
  2. When Command Prompt starts, enter the chkdsk /f /r C: and press Enter to run it.
  3. We have to mention that you’ll have to perform this scan for every hard drive partition so be sure to replace C with a matching hard drive letter.

Note: CACHE_MANAGER BSoD error can be caused by your hard drive, so it’s recommended to perform a chkdsk scan.

8. Check your hardware

If you installed any new hardware recently make sure that you remove it or replace it. The newly installed hardware might not be fully compatible with your motherboard.

If you didn’t install any new hardware recently we suggest that you check your RAM since it’s the most common cause for BSoD errors.

To check your RAM you’ll need to use tools such as MemTest86+. Simply put the tool onto a USB flash drive and boot your computer from it. Let MemTest86+ run for a couple of hours.

If you have more than one RAM module installed, you might want to test them one by one until you find the faulty one.

In addition to faulty RAM, your hard drive can also cause CACHE_MANAGER BSoD error, so make sure that your hard drive is properly connected.

If both RAM and hard drives are working properly, make sure to check if other hardware is working correctly.

Blue Screen of Death errors such as CACHE_MANAGER BSoD error can be troublesome, but you can easily fix it by using some of our solutions.

In the worst-case scenario, you might have to replace your hard drive or try if your hard drive works on a different computer. Let us know what solutions worked best for you.

FAQ: Learn more about Blue Screen of Death error messages

  • What causes the Blue Screen of Death errors?

There is no definitive reason as to why Blue Screen of Death errors occur. However, you can take a look at our guide including the most common causes for BSoD errors.

  • How do I know why I get Blue Screen of Death errors?

Blue Screen of Death errors always leaves log files that you can review later on. Follow our guide including steps on how to locate BSoD log files and how you can access them.

  • How do I permanently get rid of Blue Screen of Death errors?

If you want to know how you can get rid of BSoD errors, you can use any of these great software tools to fix BSoD errors.

Editor’s Note: This article was originally published in June 2016 and was revamped and updated in February 2021 for freshness, accuracy, and comprehensiveness.

This post was written by Milan Stanojevic and was first posted to WindowsReport

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