Registry Filter Driver Exception Blue Screen BSOD Error In Windows 10 , 11 Fix

Encountering a Blue Screen (BSoD) error is not a pleasant experience, since you know that such errors can cause some serious damages to your system. REGISTRY_FILTER_DRIVER_EXCEPTION is one such BSoD error that forces your computer to crash with the bugcheck value – 0x00000135. It’s identified as an unhandled exception error.

The actual error message says “REGISTRY_FILTER_DRIVER_EXCEPTION bug check has a value of 0x00000135. This bugcheck is caused by an unhandled exception in a registry filtering driver. This bugcheck indicates that a registry filtering driver didn’t handle an exception inside its notification routine.

This BSoD error can terminate processes all of a sudden, forces the computer to automatically restart at frequent intervals, forces Windows 10 to freeze out of nowhere, and more such issues. The major reasons behind the error are outdated drivers, system running low on memory, corrupt sectors in the disk, incorrect memory allocations, and so on.

Here, we have listed some of the possible solutions to fix this blue screen error “Registry Filter Driver Exception” in your Windows 10 PC that you can try and see if the issue is resolved.

 

*Note – Before you proceed with the fixes, check if you can log in normally. If not, then you will have to boot into Safe Mode. Use the 3rd method in this post to boot into safe mode. Once you have entered the safe mode, make sure you disable the Automatically restart function to prevent Windows 10 from restarting automatically every so often with this error.

 

How to Prevent Windows 10 to Restart Automatically

 

Step 1: Go to This PC on your desktop, right-click on it and select Properties.

 

Desktop This Pc Right Click Properties

 

Step 2: It opens system settings window.

Now, go to the right side of the pane and click on Advanced system settings.

 

System Settings Right Side Advanced System Settings

 

Step 3:  In the System Properties window that opens, select the Advanced tab and under the Start-up and Recovery section, click on the Settings button.

 

System Properties Advanced Start Up And Recovery Settings

 

 

Step 4: In the Start-up and Recovery dialogue box, go to the System failure section and uncheck the box next to Automatically restart.

Press OK to save the changes and exit.

 

Start Up And Recovery System Failure Automatically Restart Uncheck Ok

 

Press OK again in the System Properties window to save the changes and exit.

 

Now, proceed with the below methods to fix your issue.

Method 1: Update the Device Drivers

 

Most of the BSoD errors occur due to outdated drivers. Therefore, updating the device drivers may solve the issue, mainly the graphic card, sound card and the network drivers.

 

Step 1: Press the Win + R keys together on your keyboard to open the Run command window.



Step 2: In the Run command window, type devmgmt.msc in the search field and hit Enter to open the Device Manager window.

 

Run Command Devmgmt.msc Ok

 

Step 3: In the Device Manager window, go to Display adaptors and expand the section.

Right-click on the graphics card and select Update driver.

 

Device Manager Display Adaptors Right Click Update Driver

 

Step 4: In the Update Drivers window, click on Browse my computer for drivers.

 

Update Drivers Browse My Computer For Drivers

 

Step 5: Next, click on Let me pick from a list of available drivers on my computer.

 

Let Me Pick From A List Of Available Drivers On My Computer

 

Step 6: In the next window, check the box next to Show compatible hardware.

Now, select a Model from the list and click Next.

Windows will now update your graphics card to the selected model.

 

Show Compatible Hardware Checkc Model Pick From List Next

 

Step 7: Now, return to the Device Manager, go to Sound, video and game controllers and expand the section.

Right-click on the audio device and click on Update driver.

 

Device Manager Sound, Video And Game Controllers Expand Graphics Card Driver Right Click Update Driver

 

Step 8: In the Update Drivers window that opens, select Browse my computer for drivers.

 

Update Drivers Browse My Computer For Drivers

 

Step 9: In the next window, select Let me pick from a list of available drivers on my computer.

 

Let Me Pick From A List Of Available Drivers On My Computer

 

Step 10: Next, select the Show compatible hardware option.

Now, select the Model from the list and click Next to finish installing the update.

 

Show Compatible Hardware Check Model Pick Audio Device From List Next

 

Step 11: Return to the Device Manager window and expand the Network adapters section.

Select the network device, right-click on it and select Update driver from the right-click menu.

 

Device Manager Network Adapters Select The Network Driver Right Click Update Diver

 

Step 12: It opens the Update Drivers window.

Select the Browse my computer for drivers option.

 

Update Drivers Browse My Computer For Drivers

 

Step 13: Next, click on Let me pick from a list of available drivers on my computer.

 

Let Me Pick From A List Of Available Drivers On My Computer

 

Step 14: In the next window, under the Select the device driver you want to install for this hardware section, select Show compatible hardware.

Now, select the Model from the list and click on Next to finish installing the update.

 

Show Compatible Hardware Check Model Pick From Network Adapters List Next

 

Close the Device Manager window and restart your PC. The BSoD error should be resolved now.

Method 2: Run Sfc /scannow and DISM Commands

 

A lot of times, Blue Screen errors occur due to corrupt system files. In such cases, you can run the system file check to find the corrupt system files and repair them. Here’s how:

 

Step 1: Go to Start, right-click on it and select Run.

 

Start Right Click Run

 

Step 2: This will open the Run command box.

Now, type cmd in the search field and press the Ctrl + Shift + Enter keys together to run the Command Prompt in admin mode.

 

Run Command Cmd Ctrl + Shift + Enter

 

Step 3: In the Command Prompt (admin) window, execute the below command:

 

sfc /scannow

 

Command Prompt (admin) Run Command Sfc Scannow Enter

 

The scan takes a while, so wait patiently and the system file checker detects any corrupt files and repairs them on the spot.

 

Step 4: Now, copy and paste the below command in the Command Prompt admin window and hit Enter:

 

Dism /Online Cleanup-Image /Scanhealth

 

The DISM scan also takes a couple of minutes, so wait till the process gets over.

 

The DISM command runs a more advanced check to find out any issues with the OS image. If any, it will repair them right away.

Now, reboot your PC and you should not encounter the blue screen with “Registry Filter Driver Exception” error message anymore.

 

Method 3: Run Windows Update

 

Windows updates are important for the overall health of your system. From releasing patches at regular intervals or bug fixes to introducing improved features, Microsoft makes sure that your Windows 10 OS is at the top health at all times. Therefore, missing any of these crucial updates can sometimes lead to the BSOD error. Follow the below steps to perform the Windows update:

 

Step 1: Press the Win + I shortcut keys on your keyboard to launch the Settings app.

Step 2: In the Settings window, click on Update & Security.

 

Settings Update & Security

 

Step 3: It takes you directly to the Windows Update page in the Settings app.

Check if there are any pending updates to be installed.

 

Step 4: If available, click on the Download and Install link below the update details.

 

Windows Update Check For Pending Updates Downaload And Install

 

Step 5: Windows will now download and install the update automatically.

 

Restart your PC for the update to be applied and while you restart you should not see the blue screen anymore.

 

Method 4: Uninstall Device Driver

 

If, even after updating the device drivers, you still encounter the BSOD error, re-installing the same device drivers may help.

 

Step 1: Right-click on Start menu and select Device manager.

 

Start Right Click Device Manager

 

Step 2: In the Device Manager window, expand Display adaptors.

Now, right-click on the device driver and select Uninstall device.

 

Device Manager Display Adaptors Device Driver Right Click Uninstall Device

 

Step 3: Repeat the above steps for Network adapters and Sound, video and game controllers as well.

 

Close the Device Manager and restart your PC. The drivers get re-installed automatically on restart and the blue screen should be gone.

 

Method 5: Rollback the Updated Device Drivers

 

Many times, you may experience the “Registry Filter Driver Exception” BSOD error immediately after you have updated the device drivers. In such cases, it would be better to roll back the drivers to the previous version. Here’s how:

 

Step 1: Press the Win + X hotkey on your keyboard and select Device Manager from the menu.

 

Win + X Device Manager

 

Step 2: In the Device Manager window, go to Display adaptors section and expand it.

Now, right-click on the device driver and select Properties.

 

Device Manager Display Adaptors Right Click Properties

 

Step 3: In the device Properties dialogue box, select the Driver tab and click on the Roll Back Driver button.

Once done, press OK to exit.

 

Driver Properties Driver Tab Roll Back Driver Ok

 

Close the Device Manager window and reboot your PC to check if the BSOD error is gone.

 

Method 6: Uninstall 3rd party programs

 

If you have installed 3rd party apps or software that are not compatible with your PC, it may cause Blue Screen errors like the “Registry Filter Driver Exception” error. In such a situation, it would be smarter to uninstall the third party apps or programs with immediate effect. Here’s how:

 

Step 1: Press the Win + X keys together on our keyboard and click on Run in the menu to launch Run command.

 

Win + X Run

 



Step 2: In the Run command search field, write appwiz.cpl and hit Enter to open the Programs and Features window in the Control Panel.

 

Run Command Appwiz.cpl Enter

 

Step 3: In the Programs and Features window, go to the right side of the pane and under the Uninstall or change a program section, right-click on the third-party program in the list and select Uninstall.

 

Programs And Features Uninstall Or Change A Program Find Wacom Application Right Click Uninstall

 

Now, wait for the program to be uninstalled.

You may need to restart your PC to finish the un-installation process completely and when you restart, you should not come across the “Registry Filter Driver Exception” error anymore.

 

Method 7: Run a Virus Scan

 

Despite having a strong Windows Security, malicious software or virus may make their way through your system and data. This can cause serious harm to your computer and mess with your system files, leading to the Blue Screen error. If you have a 3rd party antivirus from a reliable source, run a full scan to make sure that it finds and quarantines your PC of any virus or malware. While a full scan may take around an hour to run an in-depth check, this is worth the wait, considering it may fix the BSOD issue and you may continue to work on your PC normally again.

Method 8: Check for overheating issues

 

There are chances that your computer heats up abnormally at times and your system may crash with the “Registry Filter Driver Exception” BSOD error. To make sure that this issue does not occur, keep your device in a place where there is enough air circulation. However, if you are used to running programs that consume a lot of resources, you may want to consider using a cooling pad. This will maintain the temperature of the device, thus keeping it safe from any BSOD errors.

 

Method 9: Run the Online Blue Screen Troubleshooter

 

Before you proceed with any of the below methods to fix the BSOD error “Registry Filter Driver Exception” on your Windows 10, it’s recommended to run the online blue screen troubleshooter. Visit the below Microsoft official site for the online blue screen troubleshooter:

 

Microsoft Online Blue Screen Troubleshooter

 

Now, answer the simple questions (usually 3 questions) and based on your answer for each question you will be suggested a fix. Follow the instructions and the BSOD error should be fixed.

Method 9: Unplug any external USB peripherals/devices

 

If there are any additional devices attached to your device, the blue screen error may show up. All you need to do is to unplug any of the external USB devices and reboot your PC. If the reboot is successful and you do not encounter the BSOD error, you can connect the devices back again. Now, open your browser and visit the manufacturer website for these external devices and check if the device drivers are up-to-date.

 

Method 10: Turn off Windows Security

 

Step 1: Go to your system tray on your Taskbar and click on the Windows Security (Shield) icon.

 

Taskbar System Tray Windows Security Icon

 

Step 2: It will open the Windows Security app and on the right side of the window, click on Virus & threat protection.

 

Windows Security Security Glance Virus & Threat Protection

 

Step 3: In the next window, scroll down and under the Virus & threat protection settings section, click on Manage settings.

 

Virus & Threat Protection Manage Settings

 

Step 4: Next, in the Virus & threat protection settings window, make sure that you turn off the Real-time protection option.

 

Virus & Threat Protection Settings Real Time Protection Turn Off

 

Now, restart your PC and this should resolve your blue screen issue.

 

*Note – At the same time, make sure that you install a trusted 3rd party antivirus to replace the Windows Security option and keep your device safe.

 

Method 11: Restore the Windows Defender Antivirus

 

Step 1: Go to Start and type Command Prompt in the Windows search bar.

 

Start Windows Search Bar Command Prompt

 

Step 2: Right-click on the result and select Run as administrator to open the elevated Command Prompt.

 

Result Command Prompt Right Click Run As Administrator

 

Step 3: In the elevated Command Prompt window, run the below commands one after another and hit Enter after each one:

 

sc config WdFilter start= boot

sc start WdFilter

 

Now, close the Command Prompt window and reboot your PC. Your PC should restart without the “Registry Filter Driver Exception” error.

 

Method 12: Run Disk Cleanup

 

If your system is running low on memory, that may be one of the major reasons behind the blue screen error “Registry Filter Driver Exception“. You can clean up the disk memory using the built-in cleanup tool that can help you clean a lot of junk for free.

 

Step 1: Press the Win + R keys together on your keyboard to open the Run command window.

Step 2: In the search box, write cleanmgr and press OK.

 

Run Command Cleanmgr Ok

 

Step 3: In the small Disk Clean-up box that opens, select the drive you want to clean from the drop-down.

For instance, we select the C drive (C:).

Press OK to continue.

 

Disk Clean Up Drive Selection C Drive Ok

 

Step 4: The utility calculates how much space can be cleared in the selected drive and opens the Disk Clean up for (C:) or for whichever drive you select.

Now, press the Clean up system files button at the bottom.

 

Disk Clean Up For C Drive Clean Up System Files

 

Step 5: You will again see the small box asking you to select the drive.

We again selected the C drive.

 

Disk Clean Up Drive Selection C Drive Ok

 

Step 6: The Disk Clean-up for (C:) or whichever drive you select will again start calculating how much space you will be able to free up in (C:).

It takes a while till it shows up the wizard.

 

Step 7: In the Disk Clean-up for (C:) or the whichever drive you select, under the Disk Clean-up tab, go to the Files to delete field.

Here, check all the boxes in the list and press OK to initiate the cleaning process.

 

Disk Clean Up For C Drive Disk Clean Up Tab Files To Delete Select All Boxes Ok



 

The process takes a few minutes, so wait till it gets over.

Now, reboot your PC and check if the BSOD error is resolved.

 

Method 13: Uninstall Corrupt Updates

 

While the Windows Update are crucial for your system’s overall health and performance there are times when either the update process is gets aborted midway or may cause issues like the blue screen error “Registry Filter Driver Exception” after installation. In such circumstances, it’s best to uninstall the corrupt updates. Let’s see how:

 

Step 1: Right-click on Start and select Settings.

 

Start Right Click Settings

 

Step 2: In the Settings app, click on Update & Security.

 

Settings Update & Security

 

Step 3: In the Update & Security window, go to the right side of the pane, scroll down and click on View update history.

 

Settings Windows Update View Update History

 

Step 4: In the next window, click on Uninstall updates.

 

Settings Windows Update View Update History Uninstall Updates

 

Step 5: It will open Uninstall an update window in the Programs and Features > Control Panel window.

Select the update you want to uninstall from the list, right-click on it and select Uninstall.

 

Control Panel Programs And Features Uninstall An Update Right Click Uninstall

 

Once the uninstallation process is complete, restart your PC and the blue screen error should be fixed now.

 

Method 14: Run Windows Memory Diagnostic

 

The BSOD error  “Registry Filter Driver Exception” may sometime appear due to a damaged RAM and if the memory is wrongly allocated, In this case, you can try running the Windows memory diagnostic and check if the error is fixed.

 

Step 1: Go to Start and type memory in the Windows search bar.

 

Start Windows Search Bar Memory

 

Step 2: Click on the result to open the Windows Memory Diagnostic app.

 

Result Windows Memory Diagnostic

 

Step 3: In the Windows Memory Diagnostic app window, select Restart now and check for problems (recommended).

 

Windows Memory Diagnostic Restart Now And Check For Problems (recommended)

 

Step 4: Windows will now restart and the startup screen will now be blue as it looks up for any errors in the RAM.

Once the process is over, your PC will restart automatically once more.

 

Step 5: As you reach the desktop, the result of the diagnostic will appear in the System tray notification space.

Click on it and see if you can fix the issue based on the result.

 

Method 15: System Restore

 

When none of the above method works, the only option left is to revert back your Windows to a previous state when it was working You can achieve this by performing a system restore, however, make sure that you already have a previously created system restore point to go back to.

Step 1: Press the Win + R shortcut key on your keyboard and the Run command box will open.

Step 2: In the search field , write rstrui and press OK to open the System Restore window.

 

Run Command Rstrui Enter

 

Step 3: In the System Restore window, click on Next to proceed.

 

System Restore Next

 

Step 4: In the next window, select a restore pint from the list and press Next.

 

System Restore Select A Restore Point Next

 

The system restore process takes a little long, so wait patiently till it’s over.

Once done, your system will be back to a previous date when it was working and in this case, the blue screen should be gone completely.