Your PC Ran into a Problem Loop – Fixes for Windows 10, 8.1, 8

Owing to driver update, system file corruption or a memory issue, your computer may be stuck at a blue screen with error message: your PC ran into a problem loop.


by Ivy Updated on October 18, 2022

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About your PC ran into a problem loop

Sometimes, your PC will crash and turn to a blue screen with an error message: Your PC ran into a problem and needs to restart. In general, there is a prompt at the bottom, which tells you the possible reason for this error.

As shown in the following picture, you can see a prompt: if you'd like to know more, you can search online later for this error: DRIVER_VERIFIER_DETECTED_VIOLATION. If you receive this prompt, it means that your problem was caused by some certain driver.

Besides, you still can receive other prompts, including system thread exception not handled, inaccessible boot device, NTFS file system error, bad pool header error, etc. It's a clue to solve your problem.

Your PC Ran into a Problem Loop

Reasons to your PC ran into a problem restart loop

When you receive the error your pc ran into a problem restart loop, the system will report error message and detailed information. It gives you a clue to find reasons and available solutions.

In the following, I will list some common reasons for you.

1. Windows or driver update.

2. Fault drivers, conflicting drivers.

3. Faulty hardware.

4. Corrupted system files.

5. Registry error.

6. Overheating problem.

7. Memory issues.

8. Virus attack

How to fix your PC ran into a problem loop in Windows 10/8.1/8

You'll need to be logged into Windows on the problem computer to try any of these solutions. If you can't log into Windows, power on and off your PC 3 times to perform a hard reboot and restart it in Safe Mode, then try these solutions.

Uninstall and reinstall drivers

If you see a prompt with system thread exception not handled or driver verifier detected violation, your problem may be caused by drivers. You can find the faulty or conflicting drivers in event viewer and uninstall it from Device Manager.

Step 1. Click Win + R and type cmd in the pop-up window.

Step 2. Type eventvwr and press Enter in the command prompt.


Step 3. Click Windows Logs and then System in the pop-up Event Viewer window

Step 4. Click the Source tab at the top, and check which driver causing the error.

Event Viewer


Besides, you can see the prompt on blue screen. Sometimes, you can see bug check message with name like atikmdag. Sys, ATI22DVAG.sys, ATI2CQAG.dll,etc. It refers to the fault files. You can use it to find problematic drivers.

Step 5. Go to Device Manager (devmgmt.msc) and uninstall the problematic driver. And then reinstall the right version from the manufacturer's website.

Run sfc command

If you think corrupted system files result in your pc ran into a problem bootloop, you can run system file checker to check disk and fix the corrupted files.

Step 1. Open command prompt.

Step 2. Type sfc /sannow in the command prompt and press Enter to run it.

SFC Win10

Run disk check

In many cases, the corrupted disk is one of the causes for a blue screen of death error. You can run a disk check to see for sure if this is the cause.

Step 1. Open Command Prompt.

Step 2. Type chkdsk /f C: in the following window and hit Enter.

Step 3. Type Y in the window and restart your computer.


Modify Memory Dump Setting

Step 1. Open the Run window, and then type control sysdm.cpl in the pop-up windows and hit OK.

Step 2. In the System Properties window, click the Advanced tab and Settings under the Start-up and Recovery section.

Step 3. In the Start-up and Recovery window, uncheck Automatically restart and set Write debugging information to Complete memory dump.

Memory Dump Setting

Step 4. Restart your computer.

Other ways to fix your PC ran into a problem loop

If you cannot access safe mode, you should boot from a recovery disk or installation media. To create a recovery disk in Windows 10/8.1/8, you can use Windows built-in tool Recovery drive. If you want to reset PC, you should tick Backup system files to the recovery drive.

Besides, you still can go to Microsoft download page and download media creation tool, and then follow the instructions in the wizard.

Automatic repair

Step 1. Restart your computer from Windows installation media.

Step 2. In the Windows Setup window, click Next and Repair your computer.

Repair Your Computer Win10

Step 3. In the blue screen window, select Troubleshoot and Advanced Options.

Step 4. Select Startup Repair and the operating system to fix, and then Windows will initiate the repair and restart.

Clean install

Step 1. Restart your computer and Boot from installation media.

Step 2. In the Windows Setup window, set up language and other preference, and then click Next.

Step 3. Click Install now.

Step 4. Click I don't have a product key and Next. If your product key is activated on the machine, you can skip this step. It will reactivate itself after the operation.

Step 5. Select the operating system and click Next.

Step 6. Accept the license terms and click Next.

Step 7. Select Custom install.


Step 8. Delete system partition and other operating system related partition, and then select the unallocated space to install your Windows and click Next to start the pending operation.

What to do after your PC ran into a problem loop fixed?

Your pc ran into a problem loop in Windows 10/8.1/8 can be fixed. But you are not willing to spend much time in finding solutions to recover your computer. It's time-consuming and probabilistic.

To make sure you can recover your computer in a very short time after something goes wrong, you should create a system image backup with free backup and restore software.

For backup and restore software, I recommend you AOMEI Backupper. You can use it to create system image backup without any problem. Once your computer encounters the problem which cannot be solved in a very short time, you can restore system image backup and make it work as normal.

To create a system image backup, you need to download AOMEI Backupper first.

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Start the detailed steps:

Step 1. Launch AOMEI Backupper and click Backup > System Backup in order.

System Backup

Step 2. Select a path to save the backup. You can choose to save it to both local hard drives and external storage devices like external hard drive, USB flash drive.

Select Destination

Step 3. Set up settings if needed.

Schedule Settings General

Note: If you want to backup the changed part, you can use incremental and differential backup. Also, you can delete old backup images and free up some space for the backup disk.

Step 4. Click Start Backup.

Wrapping things up

Whatever problem you encounter, there is a solution for it. Your pc ran into a problem loop is not an exception.

But you cannot recover the computer all the time. To avoid problems you cannot fix, you need to create a backup in advance and save it to a safe place. It can restore your computer in a very short time. What's more, you can keep your files intact and installed programs working as usual.

Ivy · Editor
Ivy is an editor of AOMEI Technology, she covers backup & restore,hard disk & partitions management and cloud files transfer and so on for AOMEI. She is an outgoing girl and enjoys helping people find solutions to their problems. She loves traveling, eating, reading and so on. She usually hangs out with friends at her leisure time.