Fix- ‘KMODE EXCEPTION NOT HANDLED ETD.sys’ blue screen error in Windows 10 / 11

Some Windows 10 and windows 11 users are facing KMOD Blue screen error , especially laptop users, are complaining about a BSOD error followed by an error message “KMODE EXCEPTION NOT HANDLED ETD.sys” on their devices. ETD stands for Elan Trackpad Devices. As you have already guessed, this problem is happening due to a corrupted trackpad driver on your system. Disabling it from System Configuration will solve this issue.


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Fix-1 Disable Elan services in Safe Mode-

Disabling Elan services in Safe Mode will solve this issue.

 

NOTE

As your computer has faced a blue screen of death (BSOD) error, the Automatic Repair window should pop up automatically.

But, in case if the Automatic Repair doesn’t open automatically, you have to open the window manually-

1. Switch off your computer.

2. Then, start your computer.

As soon as something appears on screen, just press and hold the power button for 5 secs to force shutdown your device.

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3. Keep repeating this process of 23 times until you see Automatic repair screen.

Preparing Automatic Repair

 

4. Then, click on “Advanced options“.

 

Auromatic Repair Advanced Option

 

5. After that, you need to click on “Troubleshoot“.

 

Troubleshoot

 

6. Then, click on the “Advanced options“.

Troubleshoot Reset This Pc Advanced Options Startup Repair 1


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7. To access the “Startup Settings“, click on it.

 

Startup Settings

 

8. Then, click on “Restart” to restart your computer in safe mode.

 

Startup Settings

 

9. Some Startup settings options will be visible.

10. Press “4” to ‘Enable Safe Mode‘ .

 

Enable Safe Mode With Networking

 

Your computer will be booted into Safe Mode with Networking access.

11. In order to open the Run window, press “windows key+R“.

12. In the Run window, type “msconfig” and click on “OK“.

 

Msconfig

 

13. In the System Configuration window, go to the “Services” tab.

14. Now, check the option “Hide all Microsoft services” to hide them from the list.

15. Scroll down and uncheck the “Elan Services” from the list to disable it.

16. Now, click on “Apply”  and then click on “OK“.

Reboot your computer. Your computer will be booting up without Elan Services.

 

Fix-2 Disable TabletInputService-

In case if you couldn’t find “Elan Services” in the previous method, follow these steps-

1. In Automatic Repair window, then click on “Advanced options“.

 

Auromatic Repair Advanced Option

 

2. Once you have to open the “Troubleshoot“, click on it.

 

Troubleshoot

 

3. In the Troubleshoot window, click on “Advanced options“.

 

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4. To access the “Startup Settings“, click on it.

 

Startup Settings

 

5. Now, click on “Restart” to restart your computer in safe mode.

 

Startup Settings Restart Startup Repair 1

 

6. Now, you will be shown options for Startup Settings.

7. Press “4” to ‘Enable Safe Mode‘.

 

Safe Mode 1

 

8. Now, press Ctrl+Shift+Esc together to launch the Task Manager window.

9. In the Task Manager window, go to “Services“.

10. Scroll down and right-click on “TabletInputService” and click on “Open Services“.

 

Tablet Input Services Right Click

 

The Services window will be opened.

11. In Services window, scroll down and double click on “Touch Keyboard and Handwriting Panel Service“.

 

Double Click Touch

 

12. Now, in ‘Startup type:‘ click on the drop-down and choose “Disabled” from the list.

 

Disabled

 

13. Finally, click on “Apply” and then on “OK” to disable the touch keyboard service on your computer.

 

Apply Ok Final2

 

Close Services window.

Reboot your computer to normal mode. Your problem will be solved.


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Fix-3 Delete ETD.sys driver-

If nothing is working, deleting ETD.sys driver and installing the latest version of the driver may work out for you.

1. In the Automatic Repair window, click on “Advanced options“.

Auromatic Repair Advanced Option

 

2. Now, click on the “Troubleshoot” option to troubleshoot the issue.

 

Troubleshoot

 

4. Now, click on “Advanced options“.

 

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5. After that, click on the “Command Prompt” to access it.

 

Command Prompt Startup

 

6. In order to rename the ETD.sys file, type these commands in the terminal and press ‘Enter‘ to execute it sequentially.

c:
cd C:\Windows\System32\Drivers
ren  ETD.sys  ETD.sys.old

 

Commands To Delete Etd Sys

 

Close Command Prompt window.

Reboot your computer and everything should work just fine.

Your problem will be fixed.

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7 thoughts on “Fix- ‘KMODE EXCEPTION NOT HANDLED ETD.sys’ blue screen error in Windows 10 / 11”

  1. Thank you so much! It worked perfectly! I tried the last option and it worked for me. I have been trying to fix it for a day and a couple of hours but nothing worked until I tried yours. My gratitude and respect.

  2. The same thing happened to me as Christian, I couldn’t do the third step from advanced options … so I reinstalled the OS and did the three steps without restarting even once to have a better chance of it working … and it worked.

    Greetings from Nuevo León.

  3. I did everything you said, first two options didn’t work, as my laptop didn’t boot in safe mode either.
    I tried the commands, but as I am still stuck in BSOD, it clearly didnt work. Now I am pretty much out of ideas how to fix my laptoo, as even completely resetting it didn’t work at all.

  4. Hi, thank you for your clear step by step instructions and many different paths to the solution. I had to go the command prompt route as I couldn’t even boot to safe mode! Crazy how a touchpad driver can render Windows useless! Anyways stay happy and keep writing!

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