How to Fix Error Code 0x1f

You’ve a computer that freezes, shows black screen with white arrow followed by Windows error code 0x1f. Some incorrect changes to your system settings or a recently installed program may have caused this error.

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Fix Corrupt File System

It’s like your hard drive has corrupted. You should go through Disk Check-Up tool to ensure integrity of the information stored on your hard drive.

For Windows 10:

1. Double click This PC desktop icon; right click a partition you want to scan.


2. Select Properties, and then click Tools tab | Check.


3. Start the process.

For Windows 8.1/ 8/ 7/ Vista:

1. Double click Computer desktop icon.

2. Open Properties dialog of a drive by right clicking it, choosing Properties option.

3. Start the disk check-up process by clicking Check Now button under Tools tab.

Repair Operating System Files

Some of the critical system components are missing or deleted, moved. A recently uninstalled software may have deleted a shared DLL file that was part of your operating system or the program you’re currently trying to open. Scanning for missing system files with the help of SFC will be helpful.

For Windows 10/ 8.1/ 8:

1. Open up CMD as Admin. To do so, press Windows Key + X; choose Command Prompt (Admin).


2. Type following command:


3. Press ENTER.

For Windows 7/ Vista:

1. Click Start; point to All Programs | Accessories.

2. Right click Command Prompt; choose Run as administrator.

3. Run “SFC /ScanNow” command to perform the task of verification of your system files.

Perform Driver Signature Verification

Corruption of any digitally signed driver file lead to error 0x1f. Scan multiple drivers simultaneously to test for valid signatures. Here are steps to identify issues with device drivers:

For Windows 10:

1. Type “Verifier” in Search Box on Taskbar.


2. Open that from Search Results.

3. Select the option named “Create standard settings”, and then click Next.


4. In the subsequent page, select the option named  “Automatically select unsigned drivers”, and then click Next.


5. Follow the on-screen instructions, delete unsigned drivers, if any, and then restart your computer.

6. Again, open the Driver Verifier Manager and perform scan by selecting “Automatically select drivers built for older versions of Windows” in Page # 2.

For Windows 8.1/ 8/ 7/ Vista:

1. Press Windows Key + R to open up Run dialog box.

2. Type “Verifier” and click OK.

3. Refer Steps # 3-6 under Windows 10 section.

Download New Updates

Latest security updates from Microsoft may fix 0x1f for you. To correct the problem, open up Windows Update utility and start downloading & installing available updates.

For Windows 10:

1. Click Start; select Settings.


2. Click Update & Security icon.


3. Download and install new updates available.

For Windows 8.1/ 8:

1. Press Windows Key + C to open Charms Bar.

2. Click Settings | Change PC Settings.

3. Click Update and Recovery | Windows Update.

4. Click Check Now to start the process.

For Windows 7/ Vista:

1. Click Start; type ‘Windows Update” in Search Box.

2. Open that from Search Results.

3. Start the process by clicking “Check for Updates” button.

Restore Windows Store Proxy & Cache

If you’re encountering error while launching a Windows Store app, clear the cache contents and proxy settings. These contents might have been corrupted.

For Windows 10/ 8.1/ 8:

1. Press Windows Key + X; choose Command Prompt (Admin).


2. Execute below commands:

  • WSReset.exe
  • Netsh winhttp reset proxy

3. Restart the PC when you’re done.

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