5 Ways to Fix Whea Uncorrectable Error in Windows 10

Abby Haines updated on Jan 15, 2020 to Data Recovery | How-to Articles


Get a blue screen of death problem with whea uncorrectable error in Windows 10? this page offers you full solutions to fix the issue. If your PC cannot boot and you have important data stored on the internal hard drive, download EaseUS bootable data recovery software to get them back.

  1. What Is Whea Uncorrectable Error
  2. Part 1. How to Fix Whea Uncorrectable Error in Windows 10
  3. Part 2. How to Recover Data When Whea Uncorrectable Error Occurs

What Is Whea Uncorrectable Error

Whea uncorrectable error usually happens when your PC has shut down suddenly to protect itself from data loss. It attacks not only Windows 10 but also Windows 8 machines. The following picture shows you the typical symptom of this error.

Blue screen of death with whea uncorrectable error

When WHEA_UNCORRECTABLE_ERROR occurs and said 'Your PC ran into a problem and needs to restart', it suggests an overclocked CPU, driver conflicts, hardware issues or corrupted system files. And sometimes the problem is so terrible that you will not be able to access your PC. While encountering such a situation, what will you want to do first, to recover data from the PC that cannot boot or to get the issue fixed? No matter which option you choose, you can get help with this article. 

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Part 1. How to Fix Whea Uncorrectable Error in Windows 10

The Whea uncorrectable error is one type of BOSD error. This error is usually caused by three reasons: 

  • MBR or system file error
  • BCD error
  • Driver issue of hardware

There are three ways to fix the BOSD according to the causes:

  • Fix MBR and system file
  • Fix BCD error
  • Fix driver issue

You can find the details in this video. Before you try the five fixes, watch the video first:

If you still cannot fix the Whea uncorrectable error, follow the five fixes below:

Fix 1 - Get all the latest updates with Windows Update. 

Open Start Menu and go to Settings  > Update & security  > Windows Update, and then select Check for updates.

update windows to the newest version

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Fix 2 - Perform a System Restore 

1) Open Start Menu and go to Control Panel, select Recovery. 

system restore step1
2) Open System Restore > Next. Select a previous working state, and then select Next > Finish.

system restore step 3

The above is the advice on how to fix the Whea uncorrectable error from Microsoft. And they can help only when the PC can start up properly. But, what if you failed to enter the Windows 10 desktop normally? Here, the following troubleshooting steps created by professionals and technicians may help.

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Fix 3 - Disable Overclocking in BIOS

1) Reboot your PC and enter the UEFI BIOS.( you can refer to your PC manual to check how to do it)

2) Here, select Performance and look for an overclock option. Disable overclocking and restart your PC. 

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Fix 4 - Troubleshoot driver issues in Safe Mode 

1) Reboot your PC, press F8 or shift + F8 to Enter Safe Mode. Ask your manufacturer for the exact key if neither works. 

2) Click Troubleshoot > Advanced Options > Startup Settings > Restart.

trouble shoot drivers in safe mode

3) In Safe Mode, press Windows key + R, type devmgmt.msc and press enter button to open Device Manager. 

4) If there's any yellow or red sign in any device, update it. After that, restart and see if Whea uncorrectable error still exists.

Fix 5 - Check for Hardware Issues

In the Safe Mode, open Start Menu, type chkdsk, and press enter to run the application.  This will then check and repair your disk for errors.

Part 2. How to Recover Data When Whea Uncorrectable Error Occurs

Now we have tried all the possible ways to fix Whea uncorrectable error in Windows 10. If none of them helps and your PC still cannot start, we recommend you to try EaseUS bootable data recovery software to rescue your important files. 

1. Create a WinPE Bootable Disk

First, download and install EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard WinPE Edition on a working computer. Then, create a WinPE bootable disk of EaseUS data recovery software, which will help you access your hard drive data without booting into Windows.

Step 1. Launch EaseUS bootable data recovery software on a working computer.

Step 2. Select CD/DVD or USB drive and click "Proceed" to create a bootable disk. 

select a location and click scan

2. Recover data from crashed OS

Connect the WinPE bootable disk you have made to the PC with the corrupted Windows system, then, restart the computer and go to BIOS to change the boot sequence. Press F2 when you start your PC. It will allow you to run EaseUS data recovery software and recover data without Windows.

Step 1. Select the disk where you want to recover data and click the "Scan" button.

select the disk

Step 2. Let the software scan the selected disk to find all the files and folders.

scan the disk

Step 3. Preview and choose the files you want. Click the "Recover" button to save them to a safe place. You'd better choose a different drive to avoid data overwriting.

recover data from the disk

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