The Event Tracing Fatal Error is a BSOD (Blue Screen of Death) error in Windows 10. This issue is commonly associated with faulty hardware or device drivers. Here, we take a look at various solutions to help you fix the EVENT_TRACING_FATAL_ERROR.
Hard Reset PC
Some users reported that performing a hard reset solved the Event Tracing Fatal Error issue for them. Here’s how to do it.
Step 1: Press and hold the physical power button of your PC until it turns off.
Step 2: Disconnect the Power Source and Battery (if any) from your PC. Leave the PC like that for a couple of minutes.
Step 3: Reconnect the power source or battery and turn your PC on.
Did this solve the issue?
Run Blue Screen Troubleshooter
Use the Windows’s Blue Screen Troubleshooter to fix the Event Tracing Fatal error in Windows 10. Here are the steps:
Step 1: Open the Windows Settings app by pressing Win + I keys.
Step 2: In the Settings app, click on the Update & Security option.
Step 3: When the new window opens, click on the Troubleshoot option the left pane, then from the right pane, select the Blue Screen option and click on the Run the troubleshooter option.
Follow the on-screen instructions now and let the scan run. When the scan is complete, restart your PC.
Disable Secure Boot
You can Disable Secure Boot from your PC’s BIOS menu to fix this issue. Here are the steps:
Step 1: Open the Update & Security window from the Settings app using the steps provided in the above method.
Step 2: On the left pane, select the Recovery option, then from the right pane, click on the Restart now button under the Advanced startup section.
Step 3: When the PC restarts, you will enter the Advanced startup mode.
There, click on Troubleshoot.
Then go to Advanced options.
Click on UEFI Firmware Settings.
Now, on the next screen, click on the Restart button.
Step 4: The PC will restart and enter the BIOS settings screen. There, look for Secure Boot option and disable it. Save the changes and exit BIOS settings. If you are unable to locate the Secure Boot option, refer to the instruction manual of your PC’s motherboard.
Once your PC restarts and the issue is not fixed, try the next solution.
Disable Driver Integrity Check
By disabling Driver Integrity Check on your PC, you can get rid of the Event Tracing Fatal Error in Windows 10. Here’s how to do it:
Step 1: Press the Start button on your PC and type cmd in the Start search box. In the search results, right-click on Command Prompt and select the Run as Administrator option.
Step 2: In the Command Prompt window, type the following command and hit the Enter key:
bcdedit.exe /set nointegritychecks on
When the command is run successfully, restart your PC and look if you are still getting the BSOD error.
Run SFC Scan
Follow these steps to run an SFC scan on your PC to give your system files a check.
Step 1: Open the Command Prompt in Admin mode by following Step 1 in the above method.
Step 2: Type the command give below in the Command Prompt window and press the Enter key:
Wait till the scan is complete. Now, close the Command Prompt window and restart your computer.
Perform A DISM Scan
If the above method did not fix the issue, you can try to run the DISM scan. There are two ways to run the DISM scan: 1) Standard DISM Scan and 2) DISM Scan with Windows Installation Media. Run the standard method first, then try the second method if you have a Windows Installation Media handy.
Steps to Run Standard DISM Scan
Step 1: Use the steps provided n the above methods to open Command Prompt in Admin Mode.
Step 2: In the Command Prompt window, type the following command and press Enter key:
DISM /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth
Once the DISM scan is complete, restart PC and look if the issue was solved.
Steps to Run DISM Scan with Windows Installation Media
Step 1: Insert the Windows Installation Media (Flash Drive or CD) in your PC.
Step 2: Open Command Prompt in Administrator mode; steps are provided in the above methods.
Step 3: Run the following commands in Command Prompt. Press Enter after each command and wait for the command to finish.
dism /online /cleanup-image /scanhealth
dism /online /cleanup-image /restorehealth
Step 4: Now enter the command given below, but replace the X with the name of the drive on which the Windows Installation Media is mounted on your PC. Check the This PC folder for the drive name.
DISM /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth /source:WIM:X:SourcesInstall.wim:1 /LimitAccess
Let the command run and restart PC once the process is complete and look if the EVENT_TRACING_FATAL_ERROR issue persists.
Run Chkdsk to Give your Hard Disk a Checkup
The Event Tracing Fatal Error in Windows can sometimes be fixed by running a Chkdsk scan.
Step 1: Run Command prompt on your PC in Admin mode. Instructions are provided in the above methods.
Step 2: Copy the command provided below, paste in Command Prompt, then press the Enter button.
chkdsk C: /f /r /x
Wait till the process is complete, which could take a while to finish. Make sure not to interrupt the process mid-way. When the checkup is finished, reboot your PC.
Update Device Drivers
One of the ways to fix the EVENT_TRACING_FATAL_ERROR is to make sure all the device drivers on your PC are up to date. Follow the steps given below to update the drivers:
Step 1: Open Power User menu by pressing Win + X keys together. From the menu, select the Device Manager option.
Step 2: In the Device Manager window, you will see a list of devices. Click on a device to expand it and view the associated drivers. Now, right-click on a driver and select the Update Driver option.
Step 3: From the new window that opens, click on the Search automatically for updated driver software option.
The PC will now begin looking for the latest version of the driver on the internet. If available, you will need to follow the on-screen instructions in order to install it.
Repeat the same process for all the device drivers on your PC.
If you wish to skip the process of manually checking all the drivers, try any of these Driver Update Software for Windows. These software automatically update the outdated drivers on your PC.
Update Windows 10
If your Windows OS is not up to date, it might be causing BSOD issues like the Event Tracing Fatal Error.
Step 1: Go to the Windows Settings app, then select the Update & Security option. Steps are provided in the Blue Screen troubleshooter solution.
Step 2: In the new window that opens, go to the left pane and select the Windows Update option, then, from the right pane, click on the Check for updates option.
Your PC will start looking for an update. If available, you will need to follow the on-screen instructions to carry out the update.
If your PC is not starting up, you can try to restore PC settings back to a restore point in the past when the PC did not have the EVENT_TRACING_FATAL_ERROR issue. Do note that this method will not work if you did not create a restore point.
Step 1: Enter the Windows Advanced Repair Mode. To do this, restart your PC, and as soon as it begins to start and shows the PC manufacturer icon, press and hold the physical power button for around 5 seconds, till it restarts. Keep repeating this for 3-4 times till the PC enters the Advanced Repair Mode.
Step 2: Now, go to Troubleshoot > Advanced Options > System Restore.
Step 3: The System Restore option will open. Click on Next.
Step 4: Now, you will see a list of restore points you may have created in the past. Select a restore point when the error was not troubling you, then click on Next.
Follow the on-screen instructions and wait till the restore is complete. This would fix the issue.
Automatic Repair your PC
Another solution that you can try to get rid of the BSOD issue is to run an Automatic Repair. For this, you will need a Windows 10 installation CD or Flash Drive. Insert the CD / Flash Drive in your PC and restart.
As the PC starts, you will get a black screen; there, select the Windows Installation CD / Drive. Sometimes, you may not get the screen to choose whether to run the Installation media or start Windows normally. In that case, keep pressing the F11 or F8 key while the PC boots.
Now, you will get a blue screen. There, select Repair your computer.
Next, go to Troubleshoot > Advanced options > Automatic Repair.
Follow the instructions now till the repair is complete.
Uninstall Problematic Software
Some of the software including Antivirus software have been reported to cause BSOD errors. Do you remember installing a software lately after which the issue started troubling you? Remove them from your PC, restart PC, then check for the error. You may also want to remove any Antivirus software from your PC then check if the issue persists. ANtivirus software leave file traces and Registry entries on your PC, thus it is important to use an Antivirus Remover software to fully remove the Antivirus.
Check Hardware for Issues
You might also want to give your PC’s Hardware component a check for issues. See if the components are placed in their slots properly. Check for RAM, network cards, sound cards, graphic card, etc. for issues. Make sure to clean the dust build up inside the CPU. Also, check if the fans are running properly. If you remember installing a new hardware component after which the issue started, reinstall it, and if the issue persists, you might have to replace it.