When you use the Windows 11 Insider preview build, you might discover that your Windows 11 goes to a green screen every few days. Is it a serious problem? What should you do to fix it? In this MiniTool post, we will show you some solutions to Windows 11 Green Screen of Death.

Windows 11 Green Screen of Death

If everything is OK, the official Windows 11 will be released in October this year. Now, the Windows 11 Insider preview build has been released to Insiders in both the Dev and Beta Channels. If you want to experience this new Windows version before others, you can join the Windows Insider Program and upgrade your computer to Windows 11.

Yes, I do it.

The Windows 11 Insider preview build is just the beta version. There should be many bugs in it. For example, I discover that I always come across Windows 11 Green Screen of Death every few days. I search this issue on the internet and find many users are bothered by it.

Windows 11 Green Screen of Death

If Windows 11 goes to a green screen, what should you do to fix it? Now, we will show you some available methods.

Way 1: Restart Your Computer

The Windows 11 green screen always shows an error:

Your Windows Insider Build ran into a problem and needs to restart. We’re just collecting some error info, and then we’ll restart for you.

You can also see a stop code like 0xc000021a, CRITICAL_PROCESS_DIED, SYSTEM_SERVICE_EXCEPTION, etc.

Like the error message saying, after collecting information, your computer will restart. But according to my experience, the computer doesn’t automatically restart. If your computer is also like this, you can press the Power button for seconds to force close your computer. After that, you can press the Power button again to restart your device. In most cases, your computer should start normally.

You can consider Windows 11 green screen as an error collection process. So, you should not worry about it. However, if your Windows 11 boots into the green screen, you need to take other measures to fix it. If the green screen shows you a stop code, you can search for the error code on the internet to find solutions. In this post, we also show you some universal solutions that can fix Windows 11 Green Screen of Death.

Way 2: Update the Graphic Card Driver

  1. Click the search icon on the taskbar and use it to search for device manager.
  2. Select the first result to open Device Manager.
  3. Expand Display adapters.
  4. Right-click the graphic card driver and select Update driver.
  5. Follow the on-screen wizard to complete the update process.
  6. Restart your computer to execute the change.

update the graphic card driver

If your Windows 11 goes to a green screen after you install a new program, that program might be the cause. You can uninstall it to have a try.

1. Go to Start > All apps.

click All apps

2. Find the target app and right-click it.

3. Select Uninstall.

select Uninstall

4. You will see the Uninstall or change a program Then, right-click the app you want to remove and select Uninstall/Change.


5. Follow the on-screen guide to uninstall that program.

Way 4: Unplug Peripherals from Your Computer

The third-party peripherals connected to your Windows 11 computer can also be the cause of Windows 11 Green Screen of Death. Some of these devices may get damaged or corrupted. You don’t know which one is the culprit. So, you can remove all of them from your computer and then check whether the issue disappears. If yes, you can re-connect them one by one to find out which one causes this issue.

Way 5: Upgrade Windows 11

Keeping your computer up-to-date can also fix bugs on your PC. In Windows 11, you can do this to update your system:

Go to Start > Settings > Windows Update > Check for updates.

check for updates

Way 6: Uninstall Windows 11 Update

If you hate this issue and don’t want to use Windows 11 currently, you can uninstall Windows 11 update and go back to Windows 10. When the stable and official Windows 11 version is released, you can try it then.

Way 7: Reset Windows 11

Another available method is to reset Windows 11.

Go to Start > Settings > System > Recovery > Reset PC.

Reset PC

These are the universal fixes for Windows 11 Green Screen of Death. We hope they are helpful to you.

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