Fix: Screen Death after CorsairVBusDriver.sys failure

In this guide, we will show you how to fix the Screen Death after CorsairVBusDriver.sys failure. Corsair is a computer peripheral and hardware company that has firmly established itself in the gaming hardware segment. To use their devices on your PC, you need to install the recommended drivers as well. However, these drivers seem to be giving a tough time to the end-users, especially to the ones who have installed the latest Windows update.

After installing a recent Windows 10 update on their PC, many users have started facing the CorsairVBusDriver.sys failure error. As a result, they are instantly taken to the BSOD or the dreaded Blue Screen of Death screen. Alongside that, they are greeted with the error message that reads out “System Thread Exception Not Handled”. As of now, this driver issue seems to prevent the PC from booting to the OS.

In some instances, users are able to boot up to the OS but after a few seconds are taken back to the BSOD screen. All in all, they seem to be stuck in a never-ending bootloop. If you are also facing this issue as of now, then you have come to the right place. This tutorial will list out detailed instructions that will help you fix the Screen Death after the CorsairVBusDriver.sys failure.

Fix Screen Death after CorsairVBusDriver.sys failure

Fix: Screen Death after CorsairVBusDriver.sys failure

Well, issues with drivers are nothing new. To fix most of these driver issues, you could update, rollback, or uninstall the problematic drivers right from the Device Manager itself. However, when the driver issues get coupled with the Blue Screen of Death screen, things take turn for the worse.

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This is because when you face a BSOD error, you wouldn’t able to boot to the OS in the first place. Fortunately, there does still exist a handy way of dealing with such issues. And in this guide, we will be sharing just that. Follow along for the steps to fix the Screen Death after the CorsairVBusDriver.sys failure.

Method 1: Rename the Drivers and preventing Windows from Booting it

In this section, we will be renaming the Corsair drivers from the Advanced Recovery option using CMD. As a result, Windows will not be able to identify this issue-causing driver and wouldn’t load it as well. Hence, your PC would then be booted to the OS and you could easily uninstall this driver from the Device Manager. Here are all the instructions in this regard.

  1. To begin with, since you are stuck on the BSOD screen, you might see the ‘Choose an option’ menu.
  2. However, if that is not the case, then restart your PC. As soon as you see the initial boot-up screen, hold the Shift key, and continuously keep on pressing the F8 key. This should take you to the ‘Choose an option’ screen.
  3. Now select Troubleshoot, go to Advanced options, and select Command Prompt.
    command prompt advanced
  4. Once the CMD window opens up, type in the below command to load the Diskpart tool:
    diskpart
  5. After this, you will have to get hold of all the Disk Volumes. Hence execute the below command for that:
    list vol

    disk volume

  6. It will now bring up a list of all the Volumes. Take a note of the drive letter where the OS is installed (refer to the Ltr section of the output).
  7. Now launch another Command Prompt window and type in the disk name where the OS is installed. Since in our case, it is installed in C drive, we will be using the following command:
    c:
  8. After this, you need to access this directory, so use the below command:
    dir

    c drive cmd CorsairVBusDriver.sys

  9. This should load all the system files and folders, indicating that you are inside the drive where the OS is installed.
  10. Moving on, you will now have to access the driver folder via the CMD window itself (using the Change Directory command). Hence we would then be able to access the CorsairVBusDriver.sys and fix its failure issue. So execute the below command for that:
    cd \windows\system32\drivers

    change directory to CorsairVBusDriver.sys

  11. Now that you are inside the driver folder, it’s time to change its name. Type in the following command and hit Enter:
    ren corsairvbusdriver.sys corsairvbusdriver.bad
  12. Once done close the CMD window and reboot your PC. Windows will no longer be able to identify the Corsair drivers and hence wouldn’t boot it. This way your PC should now directly boot to the OS.
  13. When it does boots up, right-click on the Windows icon on your taskbar and select Device Manager.
  14. Now select the Corsair drivers, right-click on it, and select Uninstall.

Once the drivers are removed from your PC, it should fix the Screen Death after CorsairVBusDriver.sys failure. However, some users have reported that they aren’t able to boot their PC to the OS after renaming the drivers. If you fall into this category as well, then refer to the next method given below.

Method 2: Uninstall Drivers from Advanced Recovery Startup

If your PC doesn’t boot up after renaming the drivers, then it’s obvious you wouldn’t be able to uninstall drivers via Device Manager. In that case, there is another way out. You could carry out the said task via the Advanced Recovery option using the CMD window. Follow along.

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  1. Go to Troubleshoot > Advanced options and select Command Prompt.
  2. Now you will have to get hold of the drive where the OS is installed ( in our case it came out to be the C drive).
  3. Likewise, change its directory accordingly (as already mentioned in Step 4 to Step 8 in Method 1 above).
  4. When that is done, type in the below command to get a list of all the installed drivers on your PC.
    dism /image:c:\ /get-drivers
  5. You will now get an output in the form of all the systems and third-party installed drivers. Our aim will be to find the CorsairVBusDriver.sys driver and fix its failure issue.
  6. Refer to the Original File Name section and check out the one that says corsairvbusdriver.inf. Then keep a note of its Publisher Name section (in some cases, it would just be named as Drivers). It should be something along the lines of oem17.inf, oem18.inf, or likewise.CorsairVBusDriver.sys version
  7. Now that you know the Publisher Name of the issue causing Corsair Drivers, use the below command to remove it from your PC (make sure to replace xx with the publisher name version).
    dism /image:c:\ /remove-driver /driver:oemxx.inf
  8. For example, in our case, the corsairvbusdriver.inf was named as oem18.inf, so the command transformed to:
    dism /image:c:\ /remove-driver /driver:oem18.inf
  9. When that is done, close the CMD window and restart your PC, the issue would have been rectified.

With this, we conclude the guide on how to fix the Screen Death after CorsairVBusDriver.sys failure. We have shared two detailed methods for the same. If you have any queries concerning the aforementioned instructions, do let us know in the comments. Rounding off, here are some iPhone Tips and TricksPC tips and tricks, and Android Tips and Tricks that deserve your attention as well.

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