With a failed attempt to use the Graphics rendering capabilities of a computer, is made by a program, Windows 11/10 might throw a Blue Screen error saying THREAD STUCK IN DEVICE DRIVER. The Stop Code for this Blue Screen error is 0x000000EA and it could be caused due to a bad video card or a bad display driver.
We will be carrying out the following fixes which hopefully will resolve the issue:
- Rollback or Update the Graphics drivers.
- Check the Graphics Card manually.
1] Rollback or Disable the device drivers
You need to either update or roll back the driver. If you just updated the Graphics driver, and the issue started after that you need to roll back the driver. If you did not, then maybe updating this device driver to its latest version will help.
2] Check the Graphics Card hardware manually
You can also try cleaning the dust off the components like the Graphics Card of the computer. I would recommend using a small blower or rubbing the components with a soft cloth. Make sure that you do not damage any parts with moisture or cause harm to any circuits while carrying out this task. Check if it is not already damaged physically.
Make sure that you do this very carefully. Because even a slight bruise can cause your computer to stop working and may cause you financial expenses. If you are not confident, you can ask a qualified technician to do this for you.
Can hard drive failure cause blue screen?
Hardware fault is one of the causes of blue screen errors on Windows computers. If your system has a faulty RAM, a faulty HDD or SSD, or another faulty hardware component, you may see Blue Screen. There are some signs that tell you that your hard drive is going to fail. BSOD errors caused due to faulty hardware can be fixed by repairing or replacing the faulty hardware.
Is Blue Screen repairable?
Blue Screen errors occur due to both hardware and software causes. in most cases, Blue Screen errors are repairable. If a BSOD occurs due to a hardware fault, replacing that faulty hardware fixes the BSOD error. If the BSOD is caused due to a software issue, like a corrupted driver, updating or reinstalling the device driver helps.
Hope that helps!
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