How to Fix INVALID DATA ACCESS TRAP on Windows 11

If you are experiencing INVALID DATA ACCESS TRAP on Windows 11, you can refer to this guide for solutions. You'll also learn a reliable way to protect your files.


by Yuka Updated on November 15, 2022

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What is the "INVALID DATA ACCESS TRAP" Error in Windows 11?


INVALID DATA ACCESS TRAP errors are a common Windows problem. It usually occurs when you try to update the Windows 11 operating system installed on your computer to the latest updated version, or if you want to upgrade your Windows PC to the Windows 11 OS.

You cannot update the Windows 11 operating system due to an INVALID DATA ACCESS TRAP error. This error also indicates that you may also need to roll back Windows 11 to Windows 10 to fix this error.


There are several causes of INVALID DATA ACCESS TRAP errors, and I have listed some for you.

  • Corrupted/expired or incompatible device drivers installed in the computer.
  • Corrupted installed software or hardware failure.
  • Malware or virus infection.
  • Corrupted system files, registry or hard drive system image.
  • Windows 11 compatibility issues.

Before knowing the solution to this problem, you should make sure that your PC/laptop is qualified to run the Windows 11 operating system. This means that you need to check the minimum system requirements for Windows 11 and compare these requirements with the system configuration of your Windows PC.

Six Ways to Fix INVALID DATA ACCESS TRAP in Windows 11

To resolve the stop code INVALID DATA ACCESS TRAP on Windows 11, you can try the method given below.

Solution 1. Uninstall Media Players

  1. Press Windows + I to open Windows Settings. Navigate to Apps -> Optional features.
  2. Find and right-click on any media player in the list of programs and select Uninstall.

Uninstall Media Players

  1. After uninstalling, continue installing or updating Windows 11 to see if the Stop code INVALID DATA ACCESS TRAP will appear again.

Solution 2. Disconnect All Peripherals

If there is a problem with a peripheral device connected to your computer, it may also cause this problem. But it is difficult to detect which one is causing the error, so you can disconnect all external peripherals from your computer and plug in only the necessary ones, such as the mouse and keyboard, and check if it works for you.

Solution 3. Run A CHKDSK Scan

You can run a CHKDSK scan to find and repair corrupted and bad hard drive sectors to fix this error.

  1. Press Windows + S to open the Windows search box, then type cmd. Select Run as Administrator to open the Command Prompt.
  2. Then run the following command in Command Prompt window:
  • chkdsk C: /f /r /x (this command will find errors and recover readable information automatically)


  1. Once executed, restart your computer and check if blue screen INVALID DATA ACCESS TRAP error is resolved.

Solution 4. Download Windows 11 ISO Manually

If you encounter INVALID DATA ACCESS TRAP during Windows 11 automatic upgrade or installation, you can download and manually install Windows 11 ISO to fix the error.

  1. Access Microsoft’s dedicated webpage, select Windows 11 from the menu, and click the Download button.

Download Windows 11 ISO

  1. Follow the prompts to select the appropriate option for your computer to download the Windows 11 ISO file to your computer. Then press Windows + E to open File Explorer.

🌟Note: Before starting the installation, disconnect from the Internet and temporarily disable any third-party antivirus software you may have installed.

  1. At the beginning of the installation, you may be asked if you want to install additional updates, please select No.
  2. Navigate to the location of the Windows 11 ISO file, right-click it, and select Mount.

Mount ISO File

  1. Click on the created virtual DVD drive and then click on the installation file to start the Windows 11 installation.

Setup File Windows 11

  1. Once the installation is complete, you can re-enable the antivirus and connect to the Internet without experiencing any further problems.

Solution 5. Update Device Drivers

As mentioned in the previous reasons, outdated or corrupted device drivers may also be the cause of the stop code INVALID DATA ACCESS TRAP on Windows 11, so you can try updating the device driver to the latest version to see if that fixes the problem.

  1. Press Windows + I to open Windows Settings.
  2. Then tap Windows Update from the left panel and then select Advanced options on the right.

Advanced Options Windows 11

  1. Then click Optional updates.

Optional Updates

  1. You will see all the optional updates listed here. Check all the updates and click Download & install.

Download and Install Optional Updates

  1. Then wait for the update to complete. After it's done restart your computer and do the update or installation again to see if INVALID DATA ACCESS TRAP on Windows 11 is solved.

Back Up Important Files before Upgrading or Installing Windows 11

When you encounter this blue screen INVALID DATA ACCESS TRAP error on Windows 11 while installing or upgrading Windows 11, you can try the above five methods in turn to get rid of this problem on your computer. But you need to note that this problem is just one of the many problems you may encounter during the installation or upgrade of Windows 11. 

Here, I strongly recommend you to backup your important files on your computer before installing or upgrading Windows 11 to prevent unnecessary damage. AOMEI Backupper Standard is a free backup software for all Windows PCs, such as Windows 11/10/8.1/8/7/Vista/XP, etc. Let's take a brief look at its outstanding features!

🎃 You can back up to different destinations. All backup types support backup to internal or external hard drives, cloud drives, network locations, and NAS devices. For example, set up automatic backup to USB drives, backup PC to the cloud, etc.
🎄 It also supports setting up automatic backups. The software helps users back up data continuously, so you never miss any changes. You can choose the frequency of daily, weekly or monthly.
🔮 It has different backup methods. It offers full backup, incremental backup and differential backup. Creating a full backup each time wastes too much time and disk space, so you can choose the incremental and differential backup features to save disk space at your destination while keeping your backups up to date.

Next, follow the steps below to create a File Backup on Windows 11.

  1. Download and install this freeware on your computer. Launch it and navigate to Backup -> File Backup.

File Backup

Tip: If you have an AOMEI account, you can also chose to backup files to AOMEI Cloud  and enjoy 1TB of free cloud storage in 15 days.

  1. Click Add File or Add Folder according to your needs. Choose the files or folders which you want to backup.

Add File or Add Folder

  1. Then click the second box to select backup destination.

Select Destination

  1. Confirm all your settings before clicking Start Backup to create this file backup.

Start Backup

Tips: In the following location there are three more options, namely Options, Schedule and Scheme, which can help you customize your file backup tasks.
>> Options: You can comment, enable email notifications, set compression levels, create pre/post commands, etc.
>> Schedule: You can schedule backups in daily/weekly/monthly mode. There are two advanced schedule modes, Event Triggers and USB plug in, available only in AOMEI Backupper Pro and higher versions.
>> Schemes: 3 different backup schemes are supported. You can also use it to delete old backups to free disk space while keeping the latest backup version. But this feature is available at least on AOMEI Backupper Professional.

Except for backing up files before upgrading or installing Windows 11, it is also necessary to backup files after these situations, because you don't know when your computer will encounter the Windows update error. 

Recently, the Microsoft released the November 2022 Patch Tuesday updates, which fixed 69 vulnerability. It is said, 11 are rated “Critical” and 3 of them are already being exploited by attackers, such as, CVE-2022-41091, CVE-2022-41125, CVE-2022-41073, etc.


When you encounter an INVALID DATA ACCESS TRAP error on Windows 11, you can refer to the five solutions provided in this article to help you successfully continue your installation or upgrade process.

Before proceeding, it is recommended that you back up your important files on your computer to prevent any accidental data loss. The free software provided in this article - AOMEI Backupper can also help you to clone your disk. This feature is very useful if you want to migrate your system or data.

Yuka · Editor
Yuka, our dedicated editor at AOMEI Technology, is committed to bringing you valuable insights and guidance in data protection. Her mission is to empower everyone with her knowledge in computer backup and recovery, disk cloning, file synchronization, and more. Yuka's goal is to do her best to make complex tech tasks simple and ensure that your digital world remains safe and secure.