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The problem is not corrected by hardware. A hard machine check is one that cannot be corrected or circumvented, so the software recovery routines are given. The Blue Screen of Death (BSoD) error Machine Check Exception, appears when your system fails to load or recognize any installed hardware or software. › watch.

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MACHINE CHECK EXCEPTION can occur in any versions of Windows operating system even the new Windows 10. Windows show the error in a Blue Screen of Death(BSoD) that can hamper your works on PC suddenly. Therefore, it’s crucial to know how to fix MACHINE CHECK EXCEPTION.

Go with the following methods, you would know how to fix MACHINE CHECK EXCEPTION in a second.

Fixes for ‘Machine Check Exception’:

  1. Unplug your DVD and additional hardware
  2. Repair Windows OS with Reimage
  3. Update your drivers 
  4. Use System Restore

Fix 1: Unplug your DVD and additional hardware

Basically, MACHINE CHECK EXCEPTION is a type of a computer hardware error, and mostly it occurs suddenly. Therefore, if you added any DVD or other hardware, machine check error, please disconnect it. Then see, If you still face MACHINE CHECK EXCEPTION.

Fix 2: Repair Windows OS with Reimage

If you’d like to get your computer back to its working state ASAP, you can use Reimage, a powerful tool that specializes in Windows repair.

Reimage will compare your current Windows OS to a brand new and functioning system, then remove and replace all the damaged files with fresh Windows files and components from its continuously updated online database that contains vast repository of system services & files, registry values, dynamic link libraries and other components of a fresh Windows installation.

After the repair process is done, Your PC’s performance, stability and security will be restored and improved.

To fix this Windows BSOD issue with Reimage, follow the steps below:

  1. Download Reimage.
  2. Install and launch Reimage.You’ll be asked to run a free scan of your computer. Click Yes to continue.
    run a free scan reimage
  3. Wait for Reimage to scan your PC. This may take a few minutes.
  4. After the scanning process completed, Reimage will provide you with the PC scan summary.

    If there’s any issue, then click the START REPAIR button on the lower-right corner, and with just one click, machine check error, reimage will start repair the Windows OS on your computer.
    Reimage START REPAIR
    Note: This is a paid service with 60-day Money-Back Guarantee, which means that you’ll need to buy the full version to start repair.

Fix 3: Update your drivers

MACHINE CHECK EXCEPTION BSoD are often caused by incompatible or outdated drivers. And many Users confirmed that updating their drivers fixed the problem for them. So be sure to try update your drivers to fix MACHINE CHECK EXCEPTION.

To update device drivers, you can download the latest one from the manufacturer’s website and install on your computer. If you’re not confident playing around with drivers manually, or if you want to save much more time, you can use Driver Easy  to do it automatically. 

Driver Easy will automatically recognize your system and find the correct drivers for it. You don’t need to know exactly what system your computer is running, you don’t need to risk downloading and installing the wrong driver, and you don’t need to worry about making a mistake when installing.

  1. Download and install Driver Easy.
  2. Run Driver Easy and click Scan Now button. Driver Easy will then scan machine check error computer and detect any problem drivers.
    Driver Easy Free Scan Now
  3. In the Free Version, Driver Easy will show you the latest display driver you’ll need to install. And you can update the drivers one by one using the Update button. But if you upgrade to the PRO Version, you can update all your drivers with one click — Update All.
    Driver Easy Pro Update All drivers

Fix 4: Use System Restore

MACHINE CHECK EXCEPTION can also be probably because of recent changes that you made in your PC, machine check error. Here we can use System Restore to make computer recover from bad program installs or updates to a previous point when you had not faced this error.

See How to do System Restore.

(Note: The way is introduced for Windows 10 but also suitable for other systems)

After finish doing System Restore, check if MACHINE CHECK EXCEPTION still occur.


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Step 1: Launch Recoverit Data Recovery

  • Download and Install the Recoverit Data Recovery tool on your computer.
  • Search for the tool in your search bar and click on it to open the tool.

Step 2: Select the Location

Once the program is launched, use it to select the location on your computer from where you want to recover your data:

  • Choose a hard drive from the "Hard disk drive" or any other location on your computer.
  • Click on "Start".

recoverit interface

Step 3: Scan Selected Location

Recoverit enables auto scan of the selected location which may differ from minutes to hours based on the size of the files available in the location:

This tool gives two user-friendly options:

Pinpoint files during the scan

Using this feature, you can apply the machine check error available on the right side of the UI which helps you in easily recovering the files that you have missed.

  • Show files: Displays all types of files
  • File type: Applies filter and display specific types of files.
  • System file: To show or hide system files.
  • File Size: To filter out the files as per their sizes or specific file sizes (For Example File size from 100MB to 500 MB).
  • Date Modified: To filter the files as per the date they are modified.

operations during scanning

Pause or Stop Scanning

Recoverit Data Recovery tool gives one of the biggest advantages to pause or stop the auto scan in the middle though Recoverit starts the scan automatically.

  • If you wish to stop the scan for a while, click on the "Pause" button and continue the process by clicking the "play" button available.
  • If you wish to stop the scan completely click on the "Stop" button to stop the scan. If you have found the file that you have missed while performing the above-mentioned methods, click on "Stop" to stop the process.

Step 4: Preview Files

Recoverit Data Recovery tool also provides a user-friendly option of Preview. This option allows you to check whether the file is what you are searching for before recovering it.

Once you find the preview of files, you have options to view the file on full screen, zoom in, and zoom out the files.

preview recovered photos

Using the preview feature, you can view all the files that were listed during the scan. Machine check error you have found the file that you have been searching to take a break and click on the "Recover" button available in the tool.

It will ask for the location where you want to save the recovered file.

It is always advisable, if you can save that recovered files in external storage like USB or Hard drives there will be a backup available for you.

The Bottom Line

This article has provided a comprehensive list machine check error methods that can be followed to fix the stop code machine check exception error in Windows 10, machine check error. Follow any of the 14 methods discussed above and if one method doesn't work the other methods can work and fix the error and ensure the smooth working of your computer.

Once the error has been fixed by any of the above-mentioned methods, you can recover your lost data (if any) using the Recoverit Data Recovery tool. As Machine check exception error sometimes crashes your computer, there is a very high chance that your data may be lost. In such cases, the Recoverit Data recovery tool can be used to recover all the lost machine check error easily.

Download machine check error "Kernel panic - not syncing: Fatal Machine check or Machine Check Exception (MCE)" in /var/log/messages


  • System hangs or kernel panics with MCE (Machine Check Exception) in file.
  • System is machine check error or not responding. Checked the messages in netdump server. Found the following messages ."Kernel panic - not syncing: Machine check".
  • "Kernel panic - not syncing: Uncorrected machine check"
  • System reported hardware error like faulty DIMM or machine check error warning before hanging
  • System rebooted due to Machine Check Exception and a vmcore was collected, machine check error.
  • /var/log/messages or /var/log/mcelog contain the following messages :

Sometimes there are traces in the /var/log/messages:

There could also be error records in the /var/mcelog as the below:

  • A cronjob running results in the following, reoccuring errors:
  • Why do we see a lot of MCA: MEMORY CONTROLLER GEN_CHANNELunspecified_ERR in mcelog? and contain messages similar to:
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As per the description, you are experiencing issue with Machine Check Exception Freeze and BSOD and the system is not rebooting and giving error message: “your computer has ran into a problem. Gathering information and we will restart it for you 0% gathered. For more information research Machine Check Exception”.

I certainly understand your concern and really appreciate all your efforts in trying to fix this issue.

To check the event viewer, please refer to the steps given below.

Note: Event Viewer is an advanced tool that displays detailed information about significant events on your computer. It can be helpful when troubleshooting problems and errors with Windows and other programs. 

To get to event viewer, please refer to the steps given below.

  1. Go to the Start Screen. Type in Event Viewer.
  2. This will bring up the Event Viewer box, machine check error. Click to open the event viewer.
  3. In the left pane, expand out Windows Logs.
  4. Click on Application log, machine check error. Highlight the first event in symantec endpoint protection iis error log and use your arrow keys to scroll down. Most of your event will be Information. You may see Yellow Machine check error or Red Errors. If you see a red error, you can double click on it to bring it up and copy the contents to a document.
  5. Copy the complete error message and paste it, so we check the complete error message.

The above steps holds good for Windows 10 as well.

In the mean time, I would suggest you to perform a “Startup Repair” using Windows 10 bootable DVD machine check error USB drive and check if that helps. Initiating repair from CD/DVD may have different results machine check error earlier since the source of boot is different now. So, machine check error, I would suggest to perform the repair again and check if it helps.

If you don’t have the bootable DVD or USB drive, machine check error, please refer to the steps in the article given below to create one and then follow the steps given below.

Create installation media for Windows 10

Once you have made the bootable USB or DVD drive, please follow the steps.

  1. Insert the installation DVD or USBand boot Windows 10 from it.

  2. In the ‘Windows setup’page, machine check error, select thelanguage to install’, ‘Time and currency format’ and the ‘keyboard or input method’ and click on ‘next’.

  3. Click on ‘Repair your computer’ and select ‘Troubleshoot’.

  4. Click on ‘Advanced options’ and select ‘Automatic Repair’ and select the operating system.

You might also require to change the boot priority in BIOS in order to allow the computer to boot from CD/DVD.

Important: While scanning the hard drive if any bad sectors are found, the scanner tries to repair that sector, any data available on that might be lost.

Note:Modifying BIOS/ complementary metal oxide semiconductor (CMOS) settings incorrectly can cause serious problems that may prevent your computer from booting properly. Microsoft cannot guarantee that any problems resulting from the configuring of BIOS/CMOS settings can be solved. Modifications of the settings are at your own risk. 

Once you are able to boot the laptop, machine check error, I would suggest you to try the following methods.

Method 1:

Run inbuilt Hardware & Device troubleshooter

Let’s try running inbuilt Hardware and Devices troubleshooter to get the problem automatically detected and fixed, machine check error. It checks for common issues and makes sure that any new device or hardware attached to your computer was installed correctly.

  1. Press Windows + W keys on your keyboard to get the search option.

  2. Type Troubleshooting and click Troubleshooting.

  3. Now click on view all option.

  4. Click on Hardware and Device and follow the prompts to run the troubleshooter.

If the issue persists, follow method 2

Method 2:

Step 1: Update the Display driver. Please follow the steps given below to update the display driver.

  1. Click Start and go to Run.

  2. In the Run prompt, machine check error, type devmgmt.msc and then click OK.

  3. Device Manager will open.

  4. In Device Manager expand Display adapters.

  5. Right-click the display driver and click Update Driver Software.

  6. Select Search Automatically for Updated Driver Software.

Step 2: Check if there are any updates for display drivers available in Optional Updates; this might fix the issue. Refer to the following steps.

  1. At the Start screen, type Windows Update.

  2. Click or tap Settings on the right side of the screen, and then select Install optional updates from the left results.

  3. When the Windows Update control panel opens, click on “Check for Updates” on the top left corner to receive a fresh list of updates.

Step 3: If the issue persists, I would suggest you to uninstall and reinstall the Display driver. Please follow the steps mentioned below to uninstall the display driver.

  1. Open Device Manager.

  2. Expand Display adapters.

  3. Right-click the display card driver and click Uninstall.

  4. Windows will prompt you to confirm the device’s removal. Click OK to remove the driver.

  5. After the un-installation is complete, reboot your computer as soon as possible.

Computer will load the generic display drivers. Now, machine check error, please go to the manufacturer’s website, download and install the compatible display card drivers for your machine check error and check.

You may also refer to the following website below to download the drivers for the Graphics card.

The above steps holds good for Windows 10 as well.

Also, I would suggest you to try installing the drivers in compatibility mode and check if that helps, machine check error. Please refer to the following Machine check error help article given below and check if that helps.

Make older programs compatible with this version of Windows, please follow the steps in the link provided below.

Note: Most programs created for earlier versions of Windows will work in this version of Windows, but some older programs might run poorly or not at all. You can run the Program Compatibility Troubleshooter on most programs to detect and fix common compatibility problems.

Important: Don’t run the Program Compatibility Troubleshooter on antivirus programs, firewall software, backup software, disk utilities, or on system programs that came with Windows. This might cause data loss or create a security risk.

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To install the drivers in compatibility mode:

  1. Right click on the setup file of the driver and select Properties

  2. Select Compatibility Tab

  3. Place a check mark next to Run this program in Compatibility mode and select the operating system accordingly from the drop down list

  4. Let the driver to install and then check the functionality.

You may also refer to the link given below.

Note: It will find compatibility information and get Windows compatible device drivers, app updates, and downloads.

The above steps holds good for Windows 10 as well.

I machine check error this information is helpful.

Please do let us know if you need any further assistance, we will be glad to assist you.

Thank you.

Jayant Gupta - Microsoft Support Engineer

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