{Solved} Fix atikmpag.sys Blue Screen of Death (BSOD) Error

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SYS files such as atikmpag.sys are third-party device drivers or critical system files which come as part of Windows operating system. These SYS files allow internal PC hardware to communicate with third-party software.

These type of errors can occur due to faulty hardware or corrupt device driver files. Any corruption or damage to the atikmpag.sys BSOD file can cause the Blue Screen of Death. (BSOD)

How to Fix atikmpag.sys Blue Screen of Death (BSOD) Issue

Below I have compiled nine methods likely to get you out of this error.

Method 1: Update Display Card And Chipset Drivers

Your PC may fail to reset the display driver. And subsequently, it fails to recover from a timeout and the atikmpag.sys Blue Screen of Death error occurs. You need to update your drivers.

  1. First, right-click on My Computer.
  2. Then Select Properties from the drop-down menu.

    my computer properties
    my computer properties
  3. Afterward, Choose Device Manager. Also, check for any Display Driver has Stopped Responding Error.

    Choose Device Manager
    Choose Device Manager
  4. Then See through the devices are given. Check for any that has a yellow exclamation mark on it.
  5. Afterward, Right-click on any of these devices. Then choose Update Driver.
yellow exclamation mark update drivers
yellow exclamation mark update drivers

After the update is done, finally, restart your PC. Check if updating your drivers has solved the atikmpag.sys error for you.

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Method 2: Re-install Drivers In Safe Mode

For this, you need to have the latest version of AMD/ATI graphics card driver.

  1. First, open the Safe Mode in Windows 10. Reboot your PC. Press F8 before the Windows logo comes on screen. It will open the Boot Options. Select Safe Mode from the list.

    enable safe mode
    enable safe mode
  2. Then Go to Device Managers. Follow steps from the previous method.
  3. Afterward, Expand Display adapters. Right click on AMD/ATI device. Click on Uninstall.
  4. Then Click OK.

    uninstall display adapters
    uninstall display adapters
  5. Afterward, reboot your system in normal mode. Install the latest version of the Intel chipset driver.
  6. Then Reboot your computer again.
  7. Finally, try installing the AMD/ATI graphics driver again.

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Method 3: Replace Atikmpag.sys File

You can try to replace the corrupted file with a new, problem free one. Follow these steps:

  1. At First, Download the latest version for the AMD/ATI graphics driver first.
  2. Then Follow this path: C:\Windows\System32\drivers
  3. Within the window, locate the atikmpag.sys file. Rename the file as atikmpag.sys.old.

    atikmpag
    atikmpag
  4. Then Go to the ATI directory, usually in C:\ATI. Find the atikmpag.sy_.
  5. Afterward, Copy this file to your desktop.
  6. Then On the keyboard, press Windows key. Type cmd, click on Command Prompt.
  7. Now in the prompt window, type chdir desktop. Hit Enter. This changes directory to Desktop.

    chdir desktop
    chdir desktop
  8. Then Next type expand atikmpag.sy_ atikmpag.sys and press Enter. Or you can type expand –r atikmpag.sy_ atikmpag.sys

    expand atikmpag.sy_ atikmpag.sys
    expand atikmpag.sy_ atikmpag.sys
  9. Afterward, Wait for the expansion to complete. After this, copy the new atikmpag.sys file to C:\Windows\System32\drivers
  10. Finally, Restart your system. This should have solved your problem and the Blue Screen of Death error code will not occur.

Method 4: Repair Registry Entries Associated With Windows 8 Pro

Third party program installation and malware infection can cause corrupt the registry entries. It, in turn, causes the atikmpag.sys blue screen of death error. Before you manually repair the Windows registry, we suggest keeping a backup of the registry. Follow these steps for creating the backup:

  1. First, Click on the Start button.
  2. Then Type “command” in the Search box. Hold Ctrl+Shift and press Enter.

    command
    command
  3. Afterward, A permission dialog box will appear. Click Yes.
  4. Then Type in regedit. Press Enter. Also, check for any Windows Error Code 0x80070570.

    Type regedit
    Type regedit
  5. Afterward, In the Registry Editor, select atikmpag.sys related key.
  6. Then From the File menu, choose Export.

    export atikmpag.sys
    Export atikmpag.sys
  7. Afterward, Select a folder from Save In the list, for where you want to save the file.
  8. Then Ascertain a name for the file.
  9. Afterward, In the Export Range box, ensure that “Selected Branch” has been checked.
  10. Finally, Click on Save.
save atikmpag
save atikmpag

It has now created a backup, with the .reg file extension. Manual repairing registry involves high risk to the system. You can use other trusted registry cleaners like WinThruster.

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Method 5: Uninstall Recently Installed Program Associated With Atikmpag.sys

If the error code shows only for a specific program, reinstalling Windows 8 Pro related software can help.

  1. First, Bring up the Start Menu.
  2. Then Click on Programs and Features.

    Programs & Features
    Programs & Features
  3. Afterward, In this window, locate the program that is associated with atikmpag.sys. You will find this under the Name column.
  4. Then Click on the Windows 8 Pro-associated entry.
  5. Afterward, Click on Uninstall/Change on the menu ribbon at the top.

    uninstall atikmpag
    uninstall atikmpag
  6. Finally, Keep following the instructions on screen for successful uninstallation.

After you have uninstalled, reinstall it correctly. It will likely solve the atikmpag.sys issue.

Method 6: Check For Hard Drive Corruption

Sometimes the BSOD errors can be caused due to hard drive corruption. You can use the Microsoft inbuilt Check Disk facility to scan and repair hard drive corruption.

  1. First, Click on the Start button.
  2. Then Type “command” in the Search box. Hold Ctrl+Shift and press Enter.
  3. Afterward, A permission dialog box will appear. Click Yes.

    command
    command
  4. Then Type in “chkdsk /f” and press Enter. Now, this is also used to detect and fix Windows Detected a Hard Disk Problem.

    Chkdsk
    Chkdsk
  5. “chkdsk /f” will start scanning for hard disk corruption.
  6. Finally, Follow the on-screen commands. If there is corruption, the issue will be solved likely.

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Method 7: Test Your Memory (Ram) For Corruption

If you experience random systems reboots, “beep” codes on startup, or other PC crashes, it is possible that your memory is corrupted. We will run Memtest86 for checking.

  1. First, Get an unused USB flash drive. Connect it to PC.
  2. Then Download Windows MemTest86 USB image from this link: http://www.memtest86.com/downloads/memtest86-usb.img.zip
  3. Afterward, Right-click on the file, and extract it to your Desktop.

    extract to desktop
    extract to desktop
  4. Then Go inside the folder. Run the included imageUSB tool. Choose your USB drive to turn into a bootable drive. Note: This erases all data on the USB drive.

    imageUSB
    imageUSB
  5. Then Memtest86 is now installed on your PC. Restart your PC with the USB installed.
  6. Afterward, Memtest86 begins testing for memory corruption. Keep following the instructions on the screen.

If Memtest86 tests successful for memory corruption, the atikpoag.sys error is due to bad memory. You need to replace it.

Method 8: Run The Windows File Checker

Running the system file checker helps in repairing corrupt files.

  1. First, Click on Start.
  2. Then in the Search programs and files box, type “cmd.”
  3. Afterward, Press the keys Ctrl + Shift + Enter. Then click on OK. This will open the command prompt. Alternatively, press Windows + X keys. Then click on Command Prompt (Admin).

    Command Prompt Run as Administrator
    Command Prompt Run as Administrator
  4. Then type “sfc/scannow” at the command prompt.

    SFC Scannow
    SFC Scannow
  5. 5Finally, The process will take some time. Replace the corrupt files.

Restart the system. If your atikmpag.sys file had been corrupted, this would restore it.

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Method 9: Clean Installation Of Windows

It is the last method you should try, which will likely solve the atikmpag.sys issue. Before you proceed, you should back up all your relevant documents, pictures, and other data. It is a time-consuming step. It will also erase everything from your hard drive. A clean installation will also remove all the junk, and get your computer ready for normal usage. Moreover, it will also remove any Windows 10 Random Restart Error or Slow Shutdown Error from your PC.

It concludes the article. Hopefully, either of the methods works and solve the issue for you.

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