If you receive CRITICAL_STRUCTURE_CORRUPTION error in Windows 10/8/7, you might be able to solve it using the solutions mentioned in this article. This Blue Screen of Death message can appear due to unsupported hardware, driver, and even software. Along with the message you may even see error codes like 0x00000109, 0x8A287C67, 0x0B76E031, 0x3590B8E7, and 0x559F80CD.



1] Use Event Viewer for additional message

The System Log in Event Viewer can reveal a lot of things about any error message happened on your computer. So open Event Viewer and navigate to Windows Logs > System. On the right-hand side, you should find the error. Upon clicking on it, you should get a detailed message and the cause of this issue.

However, if the Event Viewer does not have anything to offer, try these suggestions.

2] Use Windows Memory Diagnostic

As CRITICAL_STRUCTURE_CORRUPTION error can occur due to a corrupted RAM, you can use the Windows Memory Diagnostic tool to find out more. Search for Windows Memory Diagnostic and select the option that says Restart now and check for problems.


It should restart your computer and perform a diagnosis. See if anything there is able to help you.

3] Install Driver updates

As per the official Microsoft statement, this problem can be caused due to outdated drivers. If the hardware cannot perform properly with the system due to a very old driver, users can get this BSOD error message. Therefore, do check out the official website of your hardware manufacturer for the pending driver updates. If anything is available, download and install it right away.

Also, you should check whether your existing and new hardware is compatible with your Windows version.


Chkdsk is a command line tool available for Windows OS. By using different parameters, you can fix various hard disk related issues. Open Command Prompt using the ‘Run As Administrator’ option and enter this command-

chkdsk /f /r

It will take some time for the scan to complete.

5] Use Driver Verifier Manager

Driver Verifier Manager is yet another Windows tool that helps users fix driver related issues. To get started, search for Verifier in the Cortana search box in Windows 10. Following that, select Create custom settings. In the next window, make sure you have ticked everything except Randomized low resources simulation and DDI compliance checking.

Next, choose Select driver names from a list option.

After that, you need to select all the drivers from any unofficial provider. In other words, you need to select all the drivers those are not supplied by Microsoft.

Finally, click on Finish button.

Now open Command Prompt with administrator permission and execute this command-

verifier /querysettings

This will display the Driver Verifier settings.

If any of the flags are enabled, boot your Windows 10 PC into Safe Mode, and run this command in command prompt after opening it with admin permission-

verifier /reset

This will reset Driver Verifier. Restart your PC and see.

For advanced troubleshooting, you may visit Microsoft.

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