FAST_RESOURCE_PRECONDITION_VIOLATION is a BSOD (Blue Screen) error that can occur at any time while working on a Windows computer. As a rule, it appears with heavy use of resources, for example, when playing games or watching / editing HD video. In addition to the fact that the problem can cause data loss, it also indicates that something is wrong with the operating system.
FAST_RESOURCE_PRECONDITION_VIOLATION has verification code 0x000001C6. The error can be caused by various system files including volmgr.sys and ntoskrnl.exe. And although there are many reasons for its appearance, most often it is associated with changes made to the OS, such as installing incompatible software or changing hardware components (loading them incorrectly), as well as incompatible / damaged drivers. Below are several solutions, each of which will be useful in different situations.
Solution 1: Check drivers for errors
Since BSODs can be associated with drivers, the first step is to check their status for errors and available updates.
- Right click on the Windows icon and select Device Manager.
- Expand the Video adapters section, and then update each of the drivers by right-clicking on them and the corresponding item.
- In the next window, select Search automatically for updated software.
- Wait for the installation and reboot the system.
In addition, you can go to the official website of the developer of the driver you have installed, and download the current software from there. To upgrade in this way, you must specify the make and model of your equipment.
Solution 2. Run SFC and DISM scan
How to start:
- Right-click on the Windows icon and select Command Prompt (Admin).
- In the system window that opens, enter the sfc / scannow command, and press Enter.
- Wait for the scan to finish.
- Reboot the system if any fixes have been made.
- If the SFC says it cannot fix the errors it finds, paste the following commands, pressing Enter after each one:
Dism / Online / Cleanup-Image / CheckHealth;
Dism / Online / Cleanup-Image / ScanHealth;
Dism / Online / Cleanup-Image / RestoreHealth.
Solution 3: Check your computer memory using Windows diagnostics
- Search Windows: Memory Checker and select the appropriate option.
- When a new window appears, click Reboot and Verify.
- This will automatically reboot the system and perform a memory check.
- Beforehand, it is worth saving all documents and processes running on the computer.
Solution 4. Run chkdsk command
Hard disk errors can be one of the main causes of blue screens. Therefore, you need to check it for errors. This is done as follows:
- Open Command Prompt as Administrator as mentioned in the second solution.
- In the system window, enter the following: chkdsk C: / f / r / x
- Press Enter and wait for the scan to complete and then restart the system.
Solution 5: Perform a clean boot
- Right-click on the Windows icon and select Run.
- In the window that opens, enter msconfig and click OK.
- In the System Configuration window, click the Services tab.
- Select the Do not display Microsoft services check box.
- Then disable all remaining services by clicking Disable All and Apply;
- Next, go to the Startup tab and select Open Task Manager.
- Disable all non-Windows startup items.
- Return to the System Configuration window and click the Boot tab.
- Check the Safe Mode option, click Apply and Ok.
- After that, Windows will restart.
If the error in this mode is resolved, it means that the problem is with some software or driver. You should remove recently installed applications, and check the system performance, thus calculating incompatible software.
Solution 6. Use system restore
An alternative to the previous solution is System Restore. This method rolls back Windows settings to the previous saved state when everything was working fine. It should be borne in mind that all components installed later than the return point will be removed. However, the save files will remain and after reloading the deleted programs and games, you can continue to work with them.
- Go to the Control Panel by right-clicking on the Windows icon.
- Go to the Recovery section and start the system recovery.
- In the next window, click Next.
- Check the Show other restore points checkbox, and select the date when the computer was stable.
- Click Next and follow the system prompts.
The device will reboot in the process, so save any open documents first.
Solution 7. Reset Windows to original settings
If none of the above solutions helped, the last resort is to reset Windows to its original settings. This process will not remove your personal files, but you will need to reinstall some programs and applications. In particular, browsers will be uninstalled, so first export your bookmarks to the cloud storage, or simply save them in a separate file.
- Go to the Control Panel again as described in the previous option.
- Go to the Recovery section and select PC Settings.
- Click the General tab and select Recover your PC without deleting files.
- Follow the further instructions of the system.
- Then wait for Windows to install the required files and complete the process.
After resetting the system, you need to check if the automatic installation of Windows updates is enabled, or to download the updates manually.