10 Ways to Fix System Service Exception Error in Windows 10


A System Service Exception error is a blue screen of death (BSOD) error. It has an error code 0x0000003B. It indicates the system processes are malfunctioning. In other words, the Windows installation and the drivers are incompatible. There’s one Kmode  Exception, Not Handled Error, but we’ll not dive deep into this.

system service exception error in windows 10

The most common cause of this error is corrupt, outdated, or malfunctioned drivers. Bad memory or incorrect registry configuration can also cause it.

How to Fix System Service Exception Error in Windows 10

Here, I have given ten ways that will help you in solving this error:

Method 1: Run Startup Repair

Running startup repair helps in solving system_service_exception. Follow the given steps:

1. First, Restart your system. During the process, press the Shift + F8 function key. It will open the Legacy Advanced Boot Options.
2. The Choose an option window will open. From the given options, select Troubleshoot.

Troubleshoot option

3. Now, from the Troubleshoot screen, select Advanced options.


4. The Advanced options screen will show. Now choose Startup/Automatic Repair.

Automatic Repair

5. When you select this, the system will check for issues independently. It will also help to fix them automatically.
6. Finally, Restart your PC. It should fix the System Service Exception Windows 10 error. If it does not solve, move to the following method.

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Method 2: Run Disk Check & System File Checker

1. At First, Press Windows Key + X.
2. select Command Prompt(Admin) from the drop-down options.

Command Prompt

3. When the command prompt screen opens, type the following commands. Then Press Enter after each order.

chkdsk /f C:

Sfc /scannow

4. Let the above processes now run. It will help in identifying, repairing, and fixing bad sectors. Your hard drive will be cleansed of these sectors.
5. Finally, Reboot your PCIt will apply all the changes made.

Method 3: Install the Latest Drivers

1. At First, Press Windows Key + R. This will open the Run dialog box.
2. Now Type devmgmt. msc. Hit Enter, and this will open the Device Manager.


3. Then, Update all drivers with a yellow exclamation mark attached to them. It also includes Video Card Drivers and Sound Card Drivers.


4. Read the on-screen instructions given. Then follow them to complete the driver updates.
5. If the above does not work, uninstall your driver. Then reboot your PC.
6. the drivers will be installed automatically when you restart the system.
7. Now, download and install Intel Driver Update Utility.
8. Then, Run the program, and click Next. Accept the license agreement and click Install.
9. When System Updates completes, click Launch.
10. Within the utility program, select Start Scan. When the driver scan completes, click Download.
11. Now, Click Install to install the latest Intel drivers required for your system.
12. When driver installation completes, restart your PC.
13. Finally, this should solve the Windows 10 System Service Exception Error.

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Method 4: Remove Windows Update Number KB2778344

1. First, Boot into safe mode before uninstalling Windows Security Update KB2778344.
2. Now Go to Control Panel>>Programs>>Programs and Features.

Programs & Features

3. In the top left area, click on View installed updates.

View installed updates

4. Then, Use the search bar. Type in “KB2778344“.
5. When it shows the particular Windows Security Update, right-click on it. Then Select UninstallIt will remove the update.


6. Then Select yes when asked for confirmation.
7. Finally, Reboot your PC. It will remove the System Service Exception Error, hopefully.

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Method 5: Run Windows Memory Diagnostic

1. Use the Windows Search Bar—select Windows Memory Diagnostic. Type in memory.
2. Two options will be shown. Then Select Restart Now and check for problems.
3. Windows will now start checking for possible RAM errors. Hopefully, it will explain the possible reasons for the System Service Exception Error message.
4. Now Reboot your PC now. Then Check if your problem has been solved.
5. If the issue is still not resolved, run Memtest86.

Method 6: Run Windows BSOD Troubleshoot Tool

1. Type “Troubleshoot” in the Windows Search Bar. Select Troubleshoot from the given options.


2. Now, Click on Hardware and Sound. From there, select Blue Screen under Windows.

Hardware and Sound

3. Next, click on Advanced. Then make sure that the “Apply repairs automatically” checkbox is selected.

Apply Repairs Automatically

4. Then Click Next and let the process finish.
5. Finally, Reboot your PC. It should solve your System Service Exception Error or any minor Windows Update Error.

Method 7: Install Microsoft Hotfix

1. First, Click on this link to visit Microsoft Support.
2. Click on Hotfix Download, available there, then install it.
3. Finally, Reboot your PC next.

Method 8: Run CCleaner & Antimalware

1. In the first place, Download and install CCleaner and Malwarebytes.
2. Now Run Malwarebytes. Let it scan your system for any malicious files.
3. If it finds any malware, it will automatically remove them.
4. Under the Windows tab, there is a Cleaner section.
5. Then Check the valid points under it. Then click on Run Cleaner. CCleaner will run its course.
6. To clean your system more, then select the Registry tab. Now Check all the required options.’
7. Then Select Scan for Issue and allow CCleaner to run. Than Click on Fix Selected Issues.
8. When you are asked, “Do you want backup changes to the registry?“, select Yes.
9. Once all backup is done, choose Fix All Selected Issues.

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Method 9: Uninstall Specific Programs

Try to disable or uninstall the following programs one by one. Check if the problem then persists:

1. At First, McAfee (Turn it off)
2. Then Webcam (Disable it)
3. Virtual Clone Drive
4. BitDefender
5. Xsplit
6. Then MSI Live Update
7. Then, any VPN Software
8. AS Media USB Device
9. Then Western Digital Driver or any other External Hard Disk Driver
10. Finally, Nvidia or AMD graphic card software

Method 10: Revise Recent Changes

Sometimes recent changes to the system cause the blue screen error; if you have added any new software or hardware, remove it. Then check if the problem is fixed.

All the above solutions can certainly help you in getting rid of the System Service Exception Error. Hopefully, they have helped you as well.