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How to Fix Kernel Mode Heap Corruption Error


What causes the BSOD ‘Kernel Mode Heap Corruption Error’?

After receiving several reports from users and conducting our own investigation, we came to the conclusion that the BSOD is caused by several different issues. Some of the reasons as to why you might experience this issue are but not limited to:

  • Outdated graphics drivers: This error message was mostly caused by outdated or corrupt graphics drivers. Whenever the users started the game or any graphic intensive application, the blue screen occurred.
  • Corrupt system files: Another issue which was quietly noticeable was where the Windows files were corrupt and were causing issues in the computer. Usually, running the system file checker solves the problem instantly.
  • Conflicts with unstable Software: Another reason why users might face the BSOD is when specific software is conflicting with the computer and if a race condition gets induced or the software changes some important parameters, the computer might face the BSOD.
  • Hardware issues: The possibility of corrupt hardware cannot be ignored. If there is a faulty RAM or there are any malfunctioning modules, the system will not be able to handle them and hence cause the BSOD.

Before we start with the solutions, make sure that you are logged in as an administrator. Also, make sure that you have an active internet connection and have saved all your work.

My PC keeps crashing with the error messge kernel mode heap corruption. This keeps on happening, how do I fix?


Hi after driver version 416.94 i have got a lot of crashes and bluescreen. Then 417.01 came and i installed the new driver but i still get this bluescreen issue. Here is my Crash Dump Analysis On Tue 2018-11-27 18:54:27 your computer crashed or a problem was reported crash dump file: C:\Windows\MEMORY.DMP This was probably caused by the following module: nvlddmkm.sys (nvlddmkm+0xDDB7A) Bugcheck code: 0x13A (0x11, 0xFFFFBE0378402100, 0xFFFFBE03928829B0, 0x0) Error: KERNEL_MODE_HEAP_CORRUPTION file path: C:\Windows\System32\DriverStore\FileRepository\nv_dispi.inf_amd64_e59b844303b9907e\nvlddmkm.sys product: NVIDIA Windows Kernel Mode Driver, Version 417.01 company: NVIDIA Corporation description: NVIDIA Windows Kernel Mode Driver, Version 417.01 Bug check description: This indicates that the kernel mode heap manager has detected corruption in a heap. This appears to be a typical software driver bug and is not likely to be caused by a hardware problem. A third party driver was identified as the probable root cause of this system error. It is suggested you look for an update for the following driver: nvlddmkm.sys (NVIDIA Windows Kernel Mode Driver, Version 417.01 , NVIDIA Corporation). Google query: nvlddmkm.sys NVIDIA Corporation KERNEL_MODE_HEAP_CORRUPTION 2 crash dumps have been found and analyzed. A third party driver has been identified to be causing system crashes on your computer. It is strongly suggested that you check for updates for these drivers on their company websites. Click on the links below to search with Google for updates for these drivers: nvlddmkm.sys (NVIDIA Windows Kernel Mode Driver, Version 417.01 , NVIDIA Corporation) Is there any nvidia graphic driver that can look at that problem as soon as possible



Fix the problem by following the steps below.

How to fix Kernel Mode Heap Corruption BSOD in Windows 10

1. Check Graphics Drivers for Issues

  1. Press Windows Key + R to open Run.
  2. Type devmgmt.msc and press OK to open the Device Manager. 
  3. In the Device Manager expand the Display Adapter section.
  4. Right-click on your video card and select Update Driver.
    Update Graphic Card driver - Kernel mode heap corruption
  5. Click on Search automatically for updated driver software.
  6. Wait for Windows to search and download any pending update for the driver.
  7. Reboot the system and check for any improvements.


Method 2


  1. Reinstall Windows.

    Even if it is just a driver problem or some other issue, the Windows Registry and swap file are easily corrupted. Reinstalling Windows is the least painful way to correct many issues. install updated drivers, not the original ones.

    I wouldn’t be surprised if it were Windows 10 with a bad update.

  2. Try reinstalling just your drivers. Do this if #1 is not a possibility. Your Windows install may still be damaged, but less likely to crash.
  3. Worse case, you may have a bad memory stick. You may need to purchase a replacement or borrow for testing. Do diagnostics first if possible, such as a RAM test to rule it out.

    This should be your last option. Memory is not cheap, and even if it is a bad bank, you cannot discard electronics in the trash. You have to pay for disposal in many jurisdictions.

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