To function properly and as intended, Windows 10 depends on a number of resources and software components. Even with a simple task as powering the machine, there are already several smaller software components supporting it. However, if any of these resources or components experience issues, it will affect the overall function of the computer. One of the errors reported is the Kernel Power Blue Screen error which is triggered by the Windows Kernel that mostly comes with a Windows Kernel Event ID 41 error. This kind of error can turn off and reboot the computer randomly.
Here’s an example of a Bugcheck code entry with the same event:
PowerButtonTimestamp 0Converts to 0x9f (0x3, 0xfffffa80029c5060, 0xfffff8000403d518, 0xfffffa800208c010)”
This kind of BSOD error is caused by an issue with the Power Supply components in both the software and hardware parts of your computer. In such cases, if your computer is stuck in a reboot loop, you need to troubleshoot the problem via Safe Mode or in the Advanced Startup options screen.
Option 1 – Try disabling Overclocking
If you have enabled Overclocking, you might have to disable it as some users reported that the Kernel-Power Blue Screen error started to appear right after overclocking. To disable it, follow the steps below.
- Go to the Start Menu and open Settings.
- Next, select Update and Security and go to the Recover tab.
- From there, click on Restart now in Advanced startup. This will restart your computer.
- Once you’re in the Advanced startup, go to Troubleshoot and then select Advanced Options.
- From there, select the UEFU Firmware Settings.
- Now click on Restart. Once your computer has restarted, it will automatically open BIOS.
- From the BIOS, go to the Advanced tab and navigate to Performance and then look for Overclocking.
- Once you’ve found Overclocking, make sure that it is disabled. If it’s not, then disable it and then save the changes made by tapping the F10 key.
- Start your computer normally and check if the Kernel-Power Blue Screen error is now fixed.
Option 2 – Try to run the Power troubleshooter
The next thing you can do is to run the Power troubleshooter. To do so, follow these steps:
- Go to Settings and navigate to Update & Security > Troubleshoot.
- After that, look for the “Power” option from the given list of built-in troubleshooters and click on it.
- Next, click on the “Run the troubleshooter” button to run the Power troubleshooter.
- Once the troubleshooter is done identifying the problems, follow the next on-screen instructions to resolve the problem.
You could also try to run the Blue Screen troubleshooter to fix the Kernel-Power BSOD error. You can find it under the same page as the Power troubleshooter.
Option 3 – Try to replace the Power Supply Unit
You could also try to consider physically replacing the Power Supply Unit or PSU of your computer and see if that helps or not.
Option 4 – Run the Windows Memory Diagnostic tool
Since this error could be caused by some issues in the memory, you can try running the Windows Memory Diagnostic tool and see if it helps.
- Tap the Win + R keys to open Run and type exe and hit Enter to open the Windows Memory Diagnostic Tool.
- After that, it will give two options such as:
- Restart now and check for problems (Recommended)
- Check for problems the next time I start my computer
- Once your computer has restarted, perform a basic scan or you could also go for the “Advanced” options such as “Test mix” or “Pass count”. Simply tap the F10 key to start the test.
After you select the option, your PC will restart and check for memory-based issues. If it finds any issues, it will automatically fix them and if there’s no issue found, then it’s most likely not a memory-based issue so you should try the other options given below.
Option 5 – Try to check physically check your RAM
In this option, you have to check your RAM physically especially if you tend to use multiple physical RAMs on your computer so it can be quite tricky and technical. You have to check first if they are of the same frequency and then verify if the chip is compatible or not. You also have to check if the sockets are attached using some adapter or non-recommended apparatus as it can cause some problems while giving performance hit to your computer.
Option 6 – Try to update the BIOS
Updating the BIOS can help you fix the Kernel-Power BSOD error but as you know, BIOS is a sensitive part of a computer. Even though it is a software component, the functioning of the hardware depends on it largely. Thus, you must be careful when modifying something in the BIOS. So if you don’t know much about it, it’s best if you skip on this option and try the other ones instead. However, if you are well-versed in navigating the BIOS, then follow the steps below.
- Tap the Win + R keys to open the Run dialog box.
- Next, type “msinfo32” in the field and press Enter to open System Information.
- From there, you should find a search field on the bottom where you have to search for the BIOS version and then press Enter.
- After that, you should see the developer and version of the BIOS installed on your PC.
- Go to your manufacturer’s website and then download the latest version of BIOS on your computer.
- If you are using a laptop, make sure that you keep it plugged in until you have updated the BIOS.
- Now double click on the downloaded file and install the new BIOS version on your computer.
- Now restart your computer to apply the changes made.
If updating the BIOS didn’t help, you might want to consider resetting it instead.
Option 7 – Disable Fast Start-up
If you want your computer to boot faster, then you might have enabled Fast Start-up. This feature is ideal for computers that are using a hard disk drive. However, turning on this feature also means that when the computer boots, it might lag some drivers that are loaded when it initially boots up. Thus, it might be the potential cause of the Kernel-Power BSOD error. Thus, you need to disable Fast Start-up. To do that, follow these steps:
- Boot your PC into Safe Mode.
- Then tap the Win + R keys to open the Run dialog box.
- Next, type in “control” to open Control Panel.
- After that, select Hardware and Sound and click on Power Options.
- Select “Choose what the power buttons do” from the left side menu pane and click on Change settings that are currently unavailable.
- Afterward, uncheck the “Turn on fast startup (Recommended)” entry and click on Save Changes.
- Now restart your PC for the changes to take effect and then check if the problem’s fixed afterward.