Some Windows users are complaining about an issue, where, when trying to update Windows 11, or after upgrading to Windows 11, they are seeing INVALID DATA ACCESS TRAP error. Because of this, they are forced to roll back to Windows 10. In this article, we are going to talk more about this error and see how to fix it.
The INVALID_DATA_ACCESS_TRAP bug check has a value of 0x00000004. It indicates an incorrect data access trap.
What am I seeing INVALID DATA ACCESS TRAP error on Windows?
Corrupted software or faulty hardware can trigger the INVALID DATA ACCESS TRAP error in the Windows operating system. Other than that, this issue can also occur because of driver or software incompatibility.
Fix INVALID DATA ACCESS TRAP error on Windows 11/10
If you see INVALID DATA ACCESS TRAP error on Windows 11 or Windows 10, then follow the given solutions to resolve this issue. There are two scenarios:
1] You see this error and have to roll back to Windows 10
In this case, do the following and then try the Windows 11 upgrade again:
- Update Windows 10 with all available updates
- Unplug External USB Drives
- Uninstall Media related apps like PowerDVD
- Disable your antivirus software
If the upgrade succeeds, good!
2] You see this error after upgrading to Windows 11
In this case, do the following:
- Install all available Windows 11 Updates including Driver and Optional Updates
- Make sure that your device drivers are updated
- Check incompatible software and update them to their latest version
- If your User files are not on C Drive, move them to their default C drive location and see if that helps.
- Use the Microsoft Online Blue Screen Troubleshooter and see if that helps.
Here are the explanations for some of the suggestions made above.
Install all available Windows 11 Updates including Driver and Optional Updates
To install all the available Windows 11 Updates. open Settings and go to Windows Update > Additional Options. Now, you can see Optional updates, go there and install all the pending Driver and Optional Updates.
Make sure that your device drivers are updated
Outdated drivers can cause this error, so, you need to make sure that you are keeping your drivers up-to-date. Therefore, update your Device Drivers and see if the issue persists.
Check incompatible software and update them to their latest version
You need to check if a third-party application is causing the error. To do that, you can use troubleshoot the issue in Clean Boot and find what’s causing the issue. Before removing those software, try updating them and see if the issue persists.
If your User files are not on C Drive, move them to their default C drive location and see if that helps.
You need to make sure that the User files are in C drive, as that’s the drive that contains your Operating System. This solution doesn’t apply to all users as not all of us move our User folder, but if you did, then it’s time to put it where it belongs. This has helped some, reports say.
Use Online Blue Screen Troubleshooter
You should also try Online Blue Screen Troubleshooter to resolve the issue. It can resolve the issue for you easily. So, to do that, and see if the issue persists
All the best!