How To Fix The “ WORKER_THREAD_RETURNED_AT_BAD_IRQL ” Error
“Hi Wally, I have a big problem!! My computer isn’t working anymore. It crashes everytime with this error on the screen ” Worker_Thread_Returned_At_Bad_Irql ”. Please help.“ - Nancy H., USA
Before addressing any computer issue, I always recommend scanning and repairing any underlying problems affecting your PC health and performance:
- Step 1 : Download PC Repair & Optimizer Tool (WinThruster for Win 10, 8, 7, Vista, XP and 2000 – Microsoft Gold Certified).
- Step 2 : Click “Start Scan” to find Windows registry issues that could be causing PC problems.
- Step 3 : Click “Repair All” to fix all issues.
Setting up weekly (or daily) automatic scans will help prevent system problems and keep your PC running fast and trouble-free.
Wally’s Answer: Blue screen errors can take you by surprise and appear out of nowhere. Errors like the Worker_Thread_Returned_At_Bad_Irql error can be fixed by following some simple steps. Here we will be explaining some of them.
The Worker_Thread_Returned_At_Bad_Irql or STOP 0x000000E1 error appears and the computer restarts.
The Worker_Thread_Returned_At_Bad_Irql error is caused by
Here are some ways to solve the Worker_Thread_Returned_At_Bad_Irql error:
Check For Outdated Drivers
You can do this by using the Windows Device Manager.
- Press the Windows Key > type device manager > click Device Manager
- Click the triangular Arrows on the left side of any category to expand it.
- Right-click a driver and click Update Driver Software.. to attempt to update it.
- You can repeat these steps for all important drivers to to make sure that they’re updated.
You can also use third-party software like DriverDoc to make sure you get driver update notifications. This is a much faster way to find driver updates as well.
Try to keep only one antivirus software running at a time. Sometimes, they can have resource sharing conflicts with each other and cause blue screen errors like this.
Refresh Windows 8
If you’re using Windows 8 then you can perform a complete Refresh of your Windows 8 installation. You can also Reset the installation if things get too out of control.
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Is Your PC Healthy?
I always recommend to my readers to regularly use a trusted registry cleaner and optimizer such as WinThruster or CCleaner. Many problems that you encounter can be attributed to a corrupt and bloated registry.
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