A Guide to Fix Windows 10 Blue Screen Error 0x0000000D

You might have come across this message that says, “MUTEX_LEVEL_NUMBER_VIOLATION error 0x0000000D”. This is a Blue Screen of Death type of error that typically shows up when you start your system. This error interrupts you from using your Windows 10 system as it keeps coming up again and again.

The error comes up with a blue screen with an error code 0x0000000D. Generally, BSOD is related to a few hardware or software problems. If you are surprised to see a blue screen on your computer and have no idea what you should do, then continue reading. We are going to talk about different issues that cause the error code 0x0000000D and its solutions.


What is causing the error code 0x0000000D?

 The error generally arrives when you start your system. It takes only a few steps to fix this error and you can do it easily by following our solutions. First, let’s talk about the reasons behind this error.

Most commonly the error happens when you try to update your Windows. This is perhaps due to some external Antivirus software or virus that is interfering with the important registry keys. The error code 0x0000000D can happen due to damaged Windows registry keys. Incompatible Device drivers can be responsible for this error. Corruption present in the backup software is also a reason for the error code 0x0000000D.

As we discussed earlier, BSOD is related to both software and hardware problems. Bad sectors or using new external hardware can give rise to this issue. If there is no free space (At least 2-10GB is needed for Windows 10) in your system disk, error 0x0000000D can affect your computer.

Solutions to fix Windows 10 Blue Screen Error 0x0000000D:

Solution 1: Restart your system in Safe Mode

When the error code 0x0000000D restricts you from opening your windows, you should try to start the computer in Safe Mode. Follow these steps to know how you can restart your computer in Safe mode.

  • First, find the
  • Choose Update & Security and go to the Recovery
  • Click on the Advanced startup
  • Press the Restart now
  • You can troubleshoot when you are restarting your Windows.
  • Choose the Advanced Options from the Troubleshooting menu.
  • Now, open the Startup Settings.
  • Choose the Enable Safe Mode option and press the Restart
  • Press F4 and again choose the Enable Safe Mode

Solution 2: Update device driver

When you are using a new device driver which is not from Microsoft, you have to update your device driver to fix the error 0x0000000D. You can do it manually by following this guide.

  • Click on the Windows button on your keyboard and search for the Device Manager.
  • Choose the category under which your new device comes. And check the box beside that category.
  • When you right-click on your device name, you can see the Update Driver Software
  • When you choose the option Update Driver Software, a new Window will open up with two options.
    • Search automatically for updated driver software.
    • Browse my computer for driver software.
  • Choose the second option and after the process is complete, reboot your computer. If the error continues to show up, follow the next solution.

Solution 3: chkdsk  

Bad sectors are known to produce different errors. Chkdsk helps you with detecting any problem present in your hard disk and it also fixes the problem for you.

  • Keep it in mind that to run chkdsk, you need to have administrative privilege.
  • To open the Command Prompt, type “cmd“.
  • Now, right-click on the Command Prompt and use it as an administrator.
  • Run the command linechkdsk c: /f
  • Instead of “c”, you can use the letter of the drive where your system is installed.
  • Press Enter and wait for the process to complete.
  • Restart your computer and check for the error.

Solution 4: System File Checker

Your Windows computer has a built-in utility to fix damaged system files. The utility is known as System File Checker(SFC). To run an SFC scan, you need to follow these steps given below.

  • Open the Command Prompt and launch it as an administrator.
  • Type the command linesfc /scannow
  • Press Enter.
  • The scan will detect any possible corruption present in the system files and fix it.
  • After the process is complete, restart your computer and see if the error is still present.

Solution 5: Disable the unnecessary programs using Task Manager

As the error is known to come up when you are just starting your system, you should also check the Startup menu. First, you have to open your Windows in a safe mode, then follow the next steps.

  • Go to Task Bar and open Task Manager.
  • Open the Startup
  • You have to select the unnecessary programs and click on the Disable
  • See if this can fix the error.

Solution 6: Windows Updates

When you update your Windows, the updated version helps you to fix bugs present in the previous version. To update your Windows, follow these steps.

  • Open the Start menu and find Settings.
  • Under the Settings section, you will find the Update & Security
  • Now, click on the Check for updates
  • If any updates are pending, they will be downloaded and installed.

Solution 7: Malware infection

The error 0x0000000D comes when there is any virus present in your system. The virus can infect your systems and damage it in future. So, you should look for Antivirus software. Install it on your computer and let it scan any virus present in your system.

Solution 8: Use the Windows Memory Diagnostic tool to check your RAM

Sometimes the error can happen because of a memory stick which is set incorrectly. Using the Windows Diagnostic Tool, you can easily check your RAM. Follow these steps.

  • Press Windows key + R.
  • Search for “mdsched” and press OK.
  • Your Windows Diagnostic tool will start but you have to choose the “Restart now and check for problems” option.
  • Wait for the process to complete and if the tool finds something wrong, follow the on-screen instructions and you will get rid of the problem.

The Blue Screen error code 0x0000000D is terrible but not impossible to fix. It can certainly hamper your work or may harm certain files. You can’t sit still and wait for the error to vanish itself.

If you want to get trouble-free experience with your Windows 10, fix the error by following the solutions given above. They are simple and can be done manually. Hope this article saves you from the Blue Screen of Death. If you have any queries or feedback, please write down the comment in the below comment box.

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