How To Fix STOP 0x00000022 Errors

A Troubleshooting Guide for the 0x22 Blue Screen of Death

Image of a Blue Screen of Death (BSOD) in Windows 10
Blue Screen of Death in Windows 10.

0x00000022 BSOD Error Messages

The STOP 0x00000022 error will always appear on a STOP message, more commonly called a Blue Screen of Death (BSOD).

One of the errors below or a combination of both errors may display on the STOP message:

  • "STOP: 0x00000022"

The STOP 0x00000022 error may also be abbreviated as STOP 0x22 but the full STOP code will always be what's displayed on the blue screen STOP message.

If Windows is able to start after the STOP 0x22 error, you may be prompted with a Windows has recovered from an unexpected shutdown message that shows:

Problem Event Name: BlueScreen
BCCode: 22

Cause of STOP 0x00000022 Errors

STOP 0x00000022 errors are usually caused by hardware problems (usually hard drive related), software issues, or more rarely device driver issues.

If STOP 0x00000022 isn't the exact STOP code you're seeing or FILE_SYSTEM isn't the exact message, please check my Complete List of STOP Error Codes and reference the troubleshooting information for the STOP message that you are seeing.

Don't Want to Fix This Yourself?

If you're interested in fixing this problem yourself, continue with the troubleshooting in the next section.

Otherwise, see How Do I Get My Computer Fixed? for a full list of your support options, plus help with everything along the way like figuring out repair costs, getting your files off, choosing a repair service, and a whole lot more.

How To Fix STOP 0x00000022 Errors

  1. Restart your computer if you haven't already done so. It's possible that the 0x00000022 BSOD may not occur again after restarting.
  2. Uninstall Kaspersky with their Kaspersky Lab Products Remover tool, assuming, of course, you have any Kaspersky software installed.
    1. Tip: You may need to start Windows in Safe Mode before you'll have enough access to your computer to uninstall the software.
    2. Once Kaspersky is uninstalled, and you can use Windows normally again, download the latest version of the product you were using from Kaspersky's website and install it again. The 0x22 BSOD isn't likely to return.
  3. Format the hard drive again if you're getting a 0x00000022 BSOD after installing and formatting a new hard drive. File system issues are the leading cause of these blue screen errors so creating a new one from scratch during the format should fix the problem in these cases.
  4. Start the Windows installation process over again if the 0x22 blue screen appeared during, or right after, installing Windows.
  1. Run the sfc /scannow command to search for, and automatically replace, any corrupt or missing files that might be contributing to the 0x22 error.
    1. Note: You'll need working access to your computer to try System File Checker (the full name of that command you're running) so if this BSOD never gives you a break, or you can't even get to Safe Mode, just skip this for now.
  2. Test your hard drive for problems. The 0x00000022 BSOD implies that there's some sort of generic file system issue, which could certainly be due to corruption thanks to a physical hard drive problem... something a test like this will tell you.
    1. Replace your hard drive and reinstall Windows (if that's the drive you replaced) if the hard drive test indicates that there's a physical issue with the drive.
  3. Perform basic STOP error troubleshooting. If none of the above ideas fixes the 0x22 BSOD you're getting, try the steps in this generic troubleshooting guide in order, skipping any you've already tried.

Please let me know if you've fixed the STOP 0x00000022 blue screen of death using a method that I don't have above. I'd like to keep this page updated with the most accurate STOP 0x00000022 error troubleshooting information as possible.

Applies To

Any of Microsoft's Windows NT-based operating systems could experience the STOP 0x00000022 error. This includes Windows 10, Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows 2000, and Windows NT.

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