Are you stuck with the infamous blue screen of death (BSOD) on your Windows 10 computer with an error message saying “Invalid Process Attach Attempt”?

The BSOD error on devices running Windows is a common issue and often caused by a corrupted driver, improper installation of Windows update, antivirus programs, and in worst cases faulty computer hardware.

 

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But, don’t lose hope yet. This kind of issue on Windows 10 can still be resolved by doing a few troubleshooting techniques. In this guide, we are going to show you a few methods that you can do to possibly fix the “Invalid Process Attach Attempt” blue screen of death error on your Windows 10 device. 

Let’s get right into it.

 

 

1. Update Windows 10. 

The simplest thing that you can do if you encounter random BSOD errors on your computer is to update its operating system. Windows rolls out updates once in a while to ensure that your device runs at peak performance every time. 

The BSOD error can also be caused by bugs and glitches with the current version of Windows 10. It is possible that Windows already know about the problem on their operating system and might release a fix anytime soon.

To check for Windows 10 updates, check out the steps below.

  1. On your Windows device, press on the Windows Key on your keyboard to open the Start menu. 
  2. Next, click on the Gear icon from the Start menu to open Settings.

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  1. After opening Windows Settings, click on Update & Settings.

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  1. Lastly, Windows will automatically check for updates. If available proceed with the update and follow the on-screen prompts to guide you in installing the update.

Wait for the update to complete, then restart your computer and try to use it normally to check if the random BSOD error would still occur. 

If the “Invalid Process Attach Attempt” error still shows after updating Windows 10, then you can proceed to the next method below to try and fix the problem.

 

 

2. Manually Update Drivers. 

Since the BSOD error on Windows happens randomly and you don’t know what causes the problem. You can try updating device drivers manually on your computer. Device drivers are important for your system to detect and interact with specific hardware installed on your computer. 

To make it easier for you, check out the list of drivers that you should manually update on your computer. 

 

  • Display Adapters
  • Mice and Pointing Devices
  • Network Adapters
  • Sound and Audio Devices 

 

You can follow the steps below to guide you on the process of updating your device drivers.

  1. On your Windows device, press the Windows Key + R on your keyboard to launch the Run Command Box. 
  2. Next, type devmgmt.msc on the text box and click on OK.

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  1. After that, the Device Manager will open.
  2. Lastly, right-click on the devices mentioned above and click on Update Driver.

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Now, use your computer for at least 30 minutes. Try to carry out random tasks such as browsing the internet, editing a few documents, and streaming videos to check if the BSOD error would reoccur on your Windows device. 

However, if the problem still continues to appear on your computer, you can try removing antivirus programs.

 

 

3. Remove Installed Antivirus Programs. 

Antivirus programs require deep system privileges to run normally. It has access to the most critical system files of Windows which can cause the BSOD error. It is possible that your antivirus software is interfering with some of the system files of Windows which causes it to encounter BSOD errors. 

To fix this, you can try uninstalling any antivirus software installed on your computer. Windows already has a built-in antivirus program anyway so you are still protected from malware and other viruses.

  1. Open your computer, then press on Windows Key + S and search for the Control Panel
  2. Now, click on Open to launch the Control Panel.

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  1. Click on the Uninstall a Program button from the Control Panel’s main page.

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  1. After that, scroll down and find the antivirus software installed on your Windows device.
  2. Lastly, right-click on the software and click on Uninstall.

After uninstalling the antivirus software, restart your computer and try to use it for a few minutes to check if the BSOD error would still appear on your computer.

 

 

4. Run SFC Scan on Windows.

If Windows is not working properly on your computer, it is possible that some of its important system files got corrupted during an update or while using it. Luckily, Windows has a built-in tool called SFC scanner that you can use to diagnose and repair faulty system files.

To use the SFC scanner, proceed to the guide below. 

  1. Press on the Windows Key + S on your keyboard and search for Command Prompt
  2. Next, click on the Run as Administrator button.
  3. Lastly, type sfc /scannow on the Command Line and hit Enter. The SFC tool will automatically scan for any faulty system files on your computer and attempt to repair it.

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After the process has finished, restart your computer and try to use it normally to see if the blue screen of death error would still appear on Windows 10.

If using the SFC scanner did not fix the issue on your Windows 10 device, you can proceed to the next method below.

 

 

5. Use DISM Tool to Repair Windows 10. 

DISM or Deployment Image Servicing and Management is a tool used by system administrators to prepare, modify, and restore system images. If the SFC scanner tool that you tried from Method 4 was not able to repair damaged system files, then you can try using the DISM tool to try and repair Windows 10. 

  1. On your computer, press on the Windows Key + S and search for Command Prompt
  2. Now, click on the Run as Administrator button. 
  3. Lastly, type dism /online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth and hit Enter to start repairing your Windows 10 software.

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Wait for the process to finish, then try to use your computer and run a few tasks to see if the blue screen of death error would still appear after repairing your system files.

On the other hand, if you are still experiencing problems with your Windows operating system, you can try uninstalling Synaptics TouchPad Driver if you are using a laptop. However, if you are using a desktop PC you can skip the next method and proceed to Method 7.

 

 

6. Uninstall Synaptics TouchPad Driver (Laptops).

Synaptics TouchPad Driver is used on laptops to enable smart gestures on Windows. Although for some unknown reason, users are reporting that it causes BSOD errors on Windows and after uninstalling it the blue screen of death did not occur anymore. 

To uninstall Synaptics TouchPad Driver, follow the step-by-step guide below. 

  1. Open your computer, then press on Windows Key + S and search for the Control Panel
  2. Now, click on Open to launch the Control Panel.

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  1. Click on the Uninstall a Program button from the Control Panel’s main page.

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  1. After that, scroll down and find the Synaptics TouchPad Driver on the list of programs installed on your computer.
  2. Lastly, right-click on the software and click on Uninstall.

Now, restart your computer and try to use it normally to check if the “Invalid Process Attach Attempt” error on Windows 10 would still occur. 

 

 

7. Rollback Any Windows Update. 

If the BSOD error appeared after installing an update of Windows 10, then it is possible that the current update from Windows contains bugs and glitches which causes the issue. It is also possible that the update was not installed properly on your device which can also cause the BSOD error on Windows 10. 

To fix this, you can check out the step-by-step guide below to guide you through the process. 

  1. First, restart your computer, then hold down the Power button for about 3-5 seconds when Windows begins to load. Repeat this process 2-3 times until Windows automatically boots in Recovery Mode. 
  2. Now, click on Troubleshoot and then Advanced Options.

 

  1. Lastly, click on Go Back to the Previous Version to rollback any updates installed on your computer.

 

Now, turn on your computer normally and try to use it for a couple of minutes and check if the blue screen of death error would still appear after uninstalling the previous Windows 10 update. 

 

 

8. Startup in Clean Boot. 

There are instances where the BSOD error is caused by a program or software running in the background that is causing a conflict with the Windows operating system. To fix this, you need to start up your computer in a clean boot where all third party software are disabled by default. 

  1. On your computer press on the Windows Key + S and search for msconfig.
  2. Now, click on System Configuration to launch it.

 

  1. Next, inside the System Configuration menu, tap on the Services tab located at the upper part of the screen.
  2. After that, mark the Hide All Microsoft Services as checked, then click on the Disable All button.
  3. Lastly, click OK and restart your computer.

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After restarting your computer, enable each service one by one and restart your computer afterward to diagnose what program causes the BSOD error on your computer. 

If there are no programs causing the BSOD error on your computer, then you can try doing the last method below.

 

 

9. Seek Expert Help.

If none of the methods above worked to fix your problem with the blue screen of death on Windows 10, then it could be a sign that the issue is hardware related and not with your software. Faulty hardware like processor, motherboard, and ram can cause these kinds of problems. 

 

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It is best that you go to the nearest computer service center on your place and ask them to check your system for any faulty hardware. Also, remember to tell them exactly what you are experiencing with your Windows device so that they can properly diagnose the cause of the BSOD error on your computer. 

This wraps up our guide on how to fix an invalid process attach attempt BSOD in Windows 10. If you know other ways on how to fix this kind of issue on Windows devices, kindly share it in the comment section below and we would be happy to give you credit once we update this article.

 

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