Error Code 0x00000020

Error Code 0x00000020

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The 0x00000020 or KERNEL_APC_PENDING_DURING_EXIT error is a Windows Blue Screen of Death (BSOD) error. This typically indicates a problem with an Asynchronous Procedure Call (APC) which was still pending when the process that called it had already ended or closed.

How to fix:

  1. Update Windows and Drivers: Make sure that your version of Windows and all your drivers are up-to-date. This is a good first step, as it’s possible that Microsoft has already addressed this issue in a newer update.
  2. Check Your Hardware: Faulty or incompatible hardware, such as RAM or a hard drive, can cause this error. Try running a hardware diagnostic to identify any potential issues.
  3. Perform a Clean Boot: If you’ve recently installed new software, it could be causing a conflict that results in this error. Performing a clean boot can help identify if this is the case.
  4. System File Checker (SFC): Windows has a built-in tool that can scan and repair system files that may be causing this error. Open the Command Prompt as an administrator and type “sfc /scannow”.
  5. Windows Memory Diagnostic: As the error could be related to issues with your computer’s memory, running the Windows Memory Diagnostic tool could potentially help resolve the issue.
  6. Check for Malware: Malicious software can cause various system errors. Use a reliable security tool to scan your system for malware.

Remember to back up all important data before making any significant changes to your system. If you’re unable to resolve the error after following these steps, consider seeking help from a professional or Microsoft Support.

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