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Kernel_auto_boost_invalid_lock_release BSoD error [Fix]

Among them, you may find old or outdated device drivers in your operating system, junk files that have accumulated, system running on low space, and others.

Here’s what what user says:

I have been getting this BSOD for a while but apparently it starts during night time so I have not noticed it until now. Started up a game through Steam and as soon as the menu appears, I get this error. Admin Events shows the error being linked to my phone, which is connected through the USB to my computer.

It’s clear that encountering the kernel_auto_boost_invalid_lock_release error can be frustrating. This is the reason why we have prepared several solutions that will allow you to solve it.

How to fix kernel_auto_boost_invalid_lock_release?

1. Disable Windows Automatic restart

  1. Right-click on This PC, select Properties and navigate to System.Select This PC 
  2. Choose Advanced system settings and select the Advanced tab.Advanced settings
  3. Navigate to Startup and recovery and click on Settings.
  4. Navigate to System failure and uncheck the Automatically restart option.
  5. Select OK.

If you allow your Windows 10 PC to perform his automatic restart, this will be beyond your control. By canceling this feature, you can implement resolutions that will fix this error.

2. Perform a full scan to remove malware

  1. Navigate to the right side of the Taskbar, click on the Show hidden icon.
  2. Click the Shield icon to open Windows Security.Virus scan
  3. Choose Virus & threat protection and click on Scan options
  4. Select Full scan and then click on Scan now.
  5. If malware was detected, then click on the Clean threats option.
  6. On the next page, choose Remove and then Start to eliminate viruses.

Malware can be found everywhere on the web, sometimes in our e-mails, or when we use a USB memory stick. We must do our best and prevent these malicious files to enter our system.

If your operating system contains malware, then by using this solution, you will be able to remove those files. The presence of malware will also contain various issues such as Kernel auto boost invalid lock release.

When you perform regular scanning activities using Windows Security, this practice keeps your computer malware-free.

3. Launch the Windows Memory Diagnostic tool

  1. Press Windows + S keyboard shorcut and type in Memory in the Taskbar Search.
  2. Choose Windows Memory Diagnostic from the results.Windows Memory Diagnostic
  3. Select Restart now and check for problems (recommended).Restart now
  4. After reboot, a blue screen will appear detecting memory issues.
  5. After the progress rate has reached 100%, Windows will restart again.
  6. Check the diagnosis result in the Notification section of System Tray.

This solution will correct the wrong allocation of memory resources. This means your RAM memory contains poor segments, so make sure to apply the above steps.

4. Use Windows Device Manager for a quick drivers update

  1. Right-click on the Start menu, select Run, and type in devmgmt.msc.Open Windows Device Manager
  2. Hit Enter and search for icons with an exclamation mark.
  3. Right-click on those found and choose the Update driver option.Update driver
  4. Repeat the previous step for every outdated driver found. 

When your computer has outdated drivers, rest assured that this will lead to such errors.

This post was written by Vladimir Popescu and was first posted to WindowsReport

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