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How to Solve WIN32K_ATOMIC_CHECK_FAILURE Error

Feb 19th 2020 at 9:46 PM

The error code WIN32K_ATOMIC_CHECK_FAILURE is one of the blue screens of death errors. It has a bug value of 0x00000160. The error message generally appears when the OS is outdated of a system, unsupportable and old version of drivers, faulty RAM could also trigger the issue. The lost DLL files can also cause problems due to active malware. Sometimes damaged computer resources, low storage space can also trigger the 0x00000160 error.

Troubleshooting the WIN32K_ATOMIC_CHECK_FAILURE Error

Follow the steps given down below to fix the issue:

  1. Tap the Win + D keys on the computer keyboard.
  2. find the This PC icon and then make a right-click on it.
  3. Head to the Properties option.
  4. Head to the Advanced system settings option.
  5. locate the Startup and Recovery option.
  6. Head to the Settings option.
  7. head downwards to the System failure option
  8. Now unselect the option saying Automatically restart.
  9. Finally, head to the OK option.

1] Check for latest Windows 10 patches

Now follow the instructions mentioned down to fix the ongoing issue:

  1. Head to the Settings.
  2. Hit the Win + I keys on the keyboard.
  3. Press the Update & Security option.
  4. Head to the Check for updates option.
  5. Navigate to the Download option.
  6. Reboot the computer to see the effects when the update gets completed.

2] Removing the Viruses

  1. Tap on the Win + I keys on your keyboard and tap on Update & Security.
  2. Head to the Virus & threat protection option.
  3. Press on the Scan options link.
  4. Head to the Full scan option and press on Scan Now option.
  5. Head to the Clean threats option.

3] Solve the WIN32K_ATOMIC_CHECK_FAILURE Error

See the instructions given below to fix the issue:

  1. Tap the Win + X keys and then select the Device Manager window.
  2. Find the drivers that show yellow marks.
  3. Now open the device driver and right-click on it.
  4. Head to the Update driver option.
  5. Select the Search automatically for updated driver software.
  6. Now follow the steps on your screen.
  7. Next, do the same to the other drivers until all outdate and corrupted error resolves.

4] Disabling Incompatible Drivers

Follow the guidance given down to fix the error message:

  1. Head to the Device Manager window.
  2. See the recently updated drivers that are likely to cause problems.
  3. Then make a right-click on the one you think is incompatible.
  4. Select the Properties option.
  5. head to the Driver option.
  6. Navigate to the Roll Back Driver option or Disable Device option.
  7. Follow the onscreen prompts to wrap up the process.

5] SFC Scan

Follow the instructions mentioned down here to fix the issues:

  1. Tap on the Win + R keys on your keyboard.
  2. Enter the cmd.exe command.
  3. Tap on the Ctrl + Shift + Enter keys altogether to open Command Prompt.
  4. Press on the Yes option.
  5. Type in sfc/scannow and then tap on the Enter key.
  6. Let the process.

Source :- https://elinajohn.wordpress.com/2020/02/20/how-to-solve-win32k_atomic_check_failure-error/

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