BSOD Critical Process Died Error

BSOD Critical Process Died error appears followed by a message “Your computer is running low on memory”. After shutting down and restarting your PC it would work fine for some time, and again you’ll encounter the same issue.

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Alternative manual troubleshooting steps are given below:

Re-run Terminated Process

As the error describes, one or more critical process was unexpectedly terminated. Critical processes are needed for your computer to run smoothly. If the error description indicates name of any process, do the following steps to start concerning process:

1. Open up Run box. (Windows Key + R)

2. Type name of the process displayed in error message, click OK.


  • <ProcessName>.exe

Boot in Safe Mode

Boot your computer in safe mode with only required drivers and no startups. Here’s how:

1. Restart your PC by opening Start Menu, clicking Power | Restart.


2. Before your operating system initiates boot process, press Shift + F8 keys simultaneously.

3. Select “Safe Mode” option under Advanced Repair Options | Troubleshoot.

Check for Driver Updates

With Device Manager tool in Windows 10 check for new driver updates.

1. Press Windows Key + X; choose Device Manager.

2. In the new window that opens, you can see the list of all devices installed on your PC.

3. Click View | Show hidden devices.


4. One by one update all devices. (Right click > Update driver software)


5. After updating restart your computer.

Diagnose Memory Problems

With the help of Windows Memory Diagnostic program conduct memory tests to identify and repair issues. Here’s how:

1. In the Search Box, type “Memory” and open “Windows Memory Diagnostic” from Search Results.


2. Click “Restart now and check for problems” button.

Check Disk Health

Check your hard drive for errors, bad sectors and other issues.

1. Double click This PC icon.


2. After right clicking a drive you want to check, select Properties > Tools > Check.


Remove Everything; Reinstall Windows

Last but not the least; go to PC Settings and remove everything and reinstall Windows. You’ll be prompted to keep your documents and files.

1. Open Start Menu, select Settings.


2. Click Update & Security | Reset this PC | Get Started.

3. Follow the on-screen instructions.

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