The Blue Screen of Death with the code 0x00000139 appears when you start your computer after updating the OS, installing new hardware or software. On more modern versions of Windows, for example 8.1 and 10, this BSoD comes without a number: it is signed as Kernel Security Check Failure.
Reasons for the appearance of 0x00000139
- Driver incompatibility.
- Damage to system files.
- Problems with the computer’s RAM.
- Hardware problem.
Solution methods 0x00000139
Method # 1 Windows Update
Considering that this BSoD does not block access to the system, we recommend installing all available updates for your Windows. In rare cases, the absence of certain updates can cause BSoDs to appear under certain conditions.
To update your Windows, you need to do the following:
- right-click on Start and select “Settings”;
- go to the “Update and Security” section;
- then go to the subsection “Windows Update”;
- click on the “Check for Updates” button;
- follow the instructions on the screen to install all available updates;
- restart your computer when the update process is complete.
Watch the computer boot carefully – wait for the blue screen of death 0x00000139 to appear.
Method # 2 Running System File Checker
Damage to system files can definitely lead to the appearance of BSoDs on the user’s computer. To repair damaged system files, you should use the System File Checker.
To run SFC, you need to do the following:
- right-click on Start;
- select the “Command line (administrator)” item from the list;
- write command sfc / scannow and press Enter;
- wait for the scan to complete (you will understand if something was damaged or not);
- restart your computer.
Well, did you manage to get rid of 0x00000139? If not, let’s move on.
Method # 3 Checking the disk for errors
Blue screens of death often occur due to various errors on the user’s disk. For such cases, there is just a system disk checker, which can be run through the Command Line. Try the following:
- open the Command Prompt by the same steps as shown earlier;
- write command chkdsk C: / f / r / x and press Enter;
- press Y to agree to restart the computer and start checking the disk.
This tool will take some time to work. Upon completion of the scan, fixing potential errors and recovering information from bad sectors, you will enter Windows – see if BSoD 0x00000139 appears.
Method # 4 Removing the problematic driver
Incorrectly working drivers can cause a blue screen of death. You need to check the memory dump after BSoD with code 0x00000139 and understand which driver is causing the problem.
First, you need to make sure your system is configured to generate a memory dump when critical errors occur. Do the following:
- press Windows + S;
- write the query “Control Panel” and select the found result;
- go to the “System” section (select large icons in the view);
- click on the line “Additional system parameters”;
- click on the “Options …” button in the “Startup and Recovery” section;
- put a tick next to the option “Write event to system log”;
- in the debug information record, select “Small memory dump”;
- apply changes, restart your computer and wait for BSoD 0x00000139 to appear.
Now let’s try to read the generated memory dump with you. To do this, you need download a small utility BlueScreenView… Run it and select a fresh memory dump. Examine the elements highlighted in red at the bottom of the program window.
All that remains for you to do is to break through the find on the Internet and understand what exactly it is. Perhaps it will be a driver for your graphics accelerator, or a driver for some other device, such as USB speakers. Next, you need to reinstall, update, or completely get rid of this driver. Then 0x00000139 should disappear.
Method # 5 Checking RAM
Memory problems can lead to a variety of errors during the operation of the OS. You need to check your RAM with the Windows Memory Checker. Do the following:
- press Windows + S;
- write down “Memory checker” and select the found result;
- in the window that appears, select the option “Reboot and check (recommended)”.
Next, your PC will reboot and the RAM check will begin. This process can take quite a long time – it all depends solely on the type of RAM itself and its size. You can safely count on 10 or 15 minutes.
Once the check is complete, your computer will restart again and you will be logged in. A summary of the RAM test performed appears in the notification area of the taskbar. From it you will understand whether 0x00000139 appears due to RAM or not.