Solved: Interrupt Exception not handled error in windows 11

Regularly updating drivers, verifying hardware compatibility, and performing system maintenance tasks can significantly reduce the occurrence of interrupt exceptions, ensuring a smoother user experience on Windows 11.


After Upgrade to Windows 11 version 22H2 or installing new software or Hardware, you may get INTERRUPT EXCEPTION NOT HANDLED Blue screen error. Or sometimes while doing regular work, you may notice Windows 11 crashes with Blue screen error code INTERRUPT_EXCEPTION_NOT_HANDLED. This error usually occurs due to driver incompatibility, Corrupt windows system files are another common reason may cause this blue screen error on Windows 11. In this article, we will discuss various solutions to effectively address the “Interrupt Exception Not Handled” error in Windows 11.

Understanding Interrupt Exceptions in Windows 11

An interrupt exception is a hardware-generated signal that interrupts the normal execution of a program and requires immediate handling. This error can lead to system crashes, data corruption, or instability, affecting the overall user experience. And usually triggered by various events, such as hardware errors, faulty drivers, incompatible software, or conflicts between devices.

Interrupt exceptions can cause certain hardware devices to malfunction or become unresponsive.

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How to fix Interrupt Exception not handled error

Update device drivers with the latest version, and running an SFC scan to repair corrupted system files are the most effective solutions probably fix this blue screen error on Windows 11.

Whenever you experience blue screen error, first disconnect all external devices connected to your computer and reboot your PC to check if the issue is resolved.

Note – If due to this blue screen error PC restart frequently, start Windows 11 in safe mode and apply the solutions listed below.

Update Device Drivers

Outdated or misconfigured drivers can pose various issues including Interrupt exception not handled error. Therefore, make sure that each hardware component is updated with the latest drivers. You can update the device driver from Device Manager by following the steps below.

  • Press Windows key + X and select Device Manager,
  • Expand the Display adapters, right-click on the installed graphics driver select update driver
  • Select the first option to search your computer for the best available drivers, or you can select the second option to locate the latest driver manually.
  • Once done reboot your computer to apply the changes.

update graphics driver

  • Same way update other device drivers on your computer as well.

Alternatively, you can visit the manufacturer’s website to manually download and install the appropriate drivers for your hardware devices.

Depending on your PC, update drivers and firmware using the proprietary software:

  • Dell Update utility will help you download or update Dell Drivers
  • Lenovo System Update helps you download Lenovo Drivers, Software, Firmware, and Update BIOS.
  • AMD users may use AMD Driver Autodetect.
  • Intel users may use Intel Driver & Support Assistant.
  • HP users can use the bundled HP Support Assistant.

NVIDIA graphics driver

Verify Hardware Compatibility

Ensure that all your hardware devices are compatible with Windows 11. Incompatible or outdated hardware can trigger interrupt exceptions. Visit the manufacturer’s website or consult the Windows 11 compatibility list to verify the compatibility of your hardware components. If any devices are not compatible, consider replacing them with compatible alternatives.

Again Incompatible software can also lead to interrupt exceptions. Uninstall recently installed programs or use compatibility mode for older applications to mitigate conflicts. Use compatibility mode for older applications that might not be fully compatible with Windows 11. Right-click on the application’s executable file, select Properties and navigate to the Compatibility tab to enable compatibility mode settings.

Perform a System File Check

Corrupt or missing system file on your computer is another common reason behind blue screen error on Windows 11. Use the built-in System File Checker (SFC) tool to scan and repair any corrupted system files that may be causing interrupt exceptions.

The SFC scan is another troubleshooting tool that can help with BSOD issues

  • Press the Windows key + S, type cmd and select run as administrator,
  • First, run DISM restore health command DISM /Online /Clean-Image /RestoreHealth

DISM restore health command

Deployment Image Servicing and Management (DISM) is a powerful tool that freshly deploys the system image And that process can eliminate potential BSOD issues.

  • Next, run the command “sfc /scannow” Allow the scan to complete, and if any issues are found, the tool will attempt to fix them.
  • Once done reboot your computer to apply changes, and look if this help fix the blue screen error on windows 11

Run Hardware Diagnostics

Utilize Windows 11’s built-in hardware diagnostic tools to identify any hardware-related issues and address them accordingly. Again Faulty RAM modules or a failing hard drive can trigger interrupt exceptions. Perform diagnostic tests to identify and resolve any issues.

You can use the Windows Memory Diagnostic tool to check for RAM errors.

  • Press the Windows key + R, type MdSched and click OK or hit Enter.
  • Click the Restart now and check for the problems (recommended) option
  • The utility will scan your system’s memory for issues when your PC restarts.

Windows memory diagnostic tool

In addition, Run the built-in Windows 11 Disk Check utility to scan and repair any errors on your hard drive. Open Command Prompt as an administrator and run the command “chkdsk /f /r” and restart your computer to initiate the scan.

Scan for Malware

Malware infections can disrupt normal system operation and lead to various errors, including interrupt exceptions. Run a full system scan using a reliable antivirus or antimalware software to detect and remove any malicious programs. Ensure that your antivirus software is up to date.

In addition, Outdated firmware can contribute to interrupt exceptions. Updating the firmware can resolve compatibility issues and improve system stability. You can visit the manufacturer’s website for instructions on updating your BIOS or UEFI.

Well If the interrupt exceptions started occurring recently, try using System Restore to revert your system to a previously stable state.

If you have exhausted all troubleshooting options without success, it is advisable to consult a professional technician or contact Microsoft Support for further assistance.

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Steve Ballmer
Steve Ballmer
With over 7 years of experience in the IT industry, I have experience in IT support, helpdesk, sysadmin, network admin, and cloud computing. Certified in Microsoft Technologies (MCTS and MCSA) and also Cisco Certified Professional in Routing and Switching.

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