Software & Apps Windows How to Fix STOP 0x00000022 Errors By Tim Fisher General Manager, VP, Lifewire.com Tim Fisher has 30+ years' professional technology support experience. He writes troubleshooting content and is the General Manager of Lifewire. our editorial process Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Tim Fisher Updated July 20, 2019 Blue Screen of Death in Windows 10. Windows The Ultimate Laptop Buying Guide Tweet Share Email 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""FILE_SYSTEM" 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: BlueScreenBCCode: 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. How To Fix STOP 0x00000022 Errors Restart your computer if you haven't already done so. It's possible that the 0x00000022 BSOD may not occur again after restarting.Uninstall Kaspersky with their Kaspersky Lab Products Remover tool, assuming, of course, you have any Kaspersky software installed.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. You may need to start Windows in Safe Mode before you'll have enough access to your computer to uninstall the software. 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.Start the Windows installation process over again if the 0x22 blue screen appeared during, or right after, installing Windows.Run the sfc /scannow command to search for, and automatically replace, any corrupt or missing files that might be contributing to the 0x22 error. 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. 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.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.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. 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.