How to fix SYNTP.SYS Blue Screen error in Windows 10

SYNTP.SYS is the system file created by Synaptics TouchPad drivers. These Synaptics drivers are responsible for all the gestures and tracking our touch on the TouchPad. But what if this driver fails? This means that our TouchPad will either stop working partially or may even stop working fully. Also, for the same file, there are multiple error codes too. You can see the following errors codes for the same file:

SYNTP.SYS Blue Screen

To fix this error, there is nothing complicated that you need to do. We will try and discuss every potential fix for this error.

SYNTP.SYS Blue Screen error

We should carry out the following tasks to fix this error:

  • Test your memory.
  • Reinstall Synaptics TouchPad driver.
  • Run System File Checker.
  • System Restore.
  • Check the disk for errors.

1. Test your Memory

Run the Memory Check on your computer. Start by hitting the WINKEY + R button combination to launch the Run utility. Then type in, mdsched.exe and then hit Enter. It will launch the Windows Memory Diagnostic Tool and will give out two options-

  1. Restart now and check for problems (Recommended)
  2. Check for problems the next time I start my computer

Now, according to the option selected by you, the computer will restart and check for memory based problems. If you get any issues there, it will fix it automatically else if no issues are detected, this is probably not the cause of the issue.

2. Reinstall Synaptics Driver

Start by hitting the WINKEY + R button combinations to open up the Run box. Inside it, type in appwiz.cpl and then hit Enter. This will now open up Programs and Features section of the Control Panel.

From the list of programs generated, you can select the listing called Synaptics Point Device Driver.

Right click on it and click on Uninstall to uninstall it from your computer.

Reboot your computer.

Now Check for Updates in the Windows Update section and it will automatically find the latest available stable Synaptics Driver and install it for you.

Reboot your computer for the changes to take effect again. Check if this fixed the error.

3. Run System File Checker

This will repair potentially corrupted or damaged Windows system files. You will need to run the sfc /scannow command from an elevated command prompt.

You can also use our freeware FixWin to Run the System File Checker utility with a click.

4. System Restore

You can try to use System Restore and revert your computer to a previously known stable state. If you tend to not use this feature, you can always start using it because it comes down to being a very reliable fix when troubleshooting a number of errors.

5. Check the Disk for errors

A corrupted NTFS volume can also generate this error. Run Chkdsk /f /r in a command prompt window to detect and repair disk errors.

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Ayush has been a Windows enthusiast since the day he got his first PC with Windows 98SE. He is an active Windows Insider since Day 1 and is now a Windows Insider MVP. He has been testing pre-release services on his Windows 10 PC, Lumia, and Android devices.