Here, you will find Workarounds to fix NMI_HARDWARE_FAILURE BSOD Windows 10. Basically, this Blue Screen Of Death indicates the occurrence of a hardware malfunction. When a device is diagnosed with the error, it will have a blue screen with random flashing. The Desktop might freeze and hang multiple times making it inaccessible to work along. Besides, there will be automatic restarting of the device and that will be pretty much annoying. The problem comes up due to a bug having a check value of 0x00000080. Usually, you will get the symptoms while starting a program or ending it.

NMI_HARDWARE_FAILURE BSOD Windows 10 takes place primarily from two major issues. Either there are defective and incompatible device drivers in one side. Alternatively, there might be missing system resources and DLL files as an outcome of two similar programs or infection from malicious invaders. The issue also tosses up when Windows suffers from memory problems, Hard disk running in low space, presence of defective image files and bad areas in a disk. In the below section, we will discuss some effective workarounds which can resolve the issue perfectly.

Now follow the methods one after another –

NMI_HARDWARE_FAILURE BSOD Windows 10 solutions

Here is how to fix NMI_HARDWARE_FAILURE BSOD Windows 10 –

1] Restrict Windows from Rebooting by itself

When a device is affected by NMI_HARDWARE_FAILURE BSOD, the most daunting issue comes up is Automatic Restarting. With such an obstacle, you will run in short of an opportunity to understand the root cause and probable resolution. We really need to do is to halt the windows from rebooting as of being the topmost priority. In the process, the environment will be created to deploy other workarounds. Here is how to block the Automatic Restarting –

  • First of all, you have to save or minimize all ongoing process.
  • Now, move to the Desktop area directly by pressing Win+D hotkey.
  • Once in the area, make a right click on This PC icon.
  • From the appearing menu, choose the Properties option.
  • From the left pane of a new System window, select Advanced system properties.
  • At this moment, the System Properties wizard will appear. Here, click on the Advanced tab.
  • In the tab, move the cursor to Startup and Recovery segment and hit Settings option from here.
  • Before opening a new wizard on display, visit the System failure region. Afterward, unmark the box before Automatically restart.
  • Lastly, Select the Ok button at the tail end and save these changes.

Now, when these changes are made, windows will not reboot anymore automatically and you can have enough time to work along.

2] Perform the Full System Scanning in Windows Security

We can be easy prey to Malware nowadays since these bugs are present everywhere on the web. Sometimes inserting a USB, or even in the links coming in emails can be their entrance to the system also. When they enter into the system, causes the necessary files to be removed. As a result of this, a lot of many issues evolve like NMI_HARDWARE_FAILURE BSOD Windows 10. We can detect their presence in the system using default Windows Security and dismiss also. Follow the below guidelines –

  • Make a combined press of Win+S keys and invoke Taskbar Search.
  • Type Security in the given text field.
  • When Windows Security arrives in the result, select it to open in a separate window.
  • Select Virus & threat protection option from the left side.
  • Next to the corresponding side, do a click on Scan options link and unfold all the methods.
  • Now, mark the radio button allocated for Full scan from processes.
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  • Proceed forward and select Scan now option to initiate detection.
  • After the searching ends, you can see the result in front. If there is any malware present, hit Clean threats option located here.
  • On the subsequent page, among shown three options, select Remove first and then Start actions to dismiss all these viruses.

3] Make all drivers updated in the Windows Device Manager

Most of the BSOD issues evolve due to defective and obsolete device drivers. Updating them is the real demand when resolving the NMI_HARDWARE_FAILURE BSOD. Windows Device Manager comes out to be the right platform for accomplishing the task. Here, all the outdated drivers are indicated with Yellow indication mark. This will be easier to understand who is playing a big role in causing the error. Give the workaround a try following below steps –

Step-1: Move the pointer to Start Menu. Here, do a right-click on it upon reaching.

Step-2: Once the menu appears, select Run option from there

Step-3: In the text box, type devmgmt.msc and hit Enter key.

Step-4: This will open the Device Manager quickly. After that, just have a close look for any Exclamation mark in the Device Console.

Step-5: If have any, select that very Device and expand it in the process.

Step-6: Right-click on the Driver which have Yellow sign and afterward, select Update driver option.

Step-7: The next step will be in accordance with visible instruction provided by the system itself.

Step-8: Do the same for all drivers having Yellow indication and update them.

4] Fix all Memory Issues including defective areas in RAM

Presence of poor segments in the RAM and wrong allocation memory often become dangerous. In the worst extent, they cause NMI_HARDWARE_FAILURE BSOD also. To stay safe from these consequences, we have Windows Memory Diagnosis. Let’s proceed to the handy utility in the below process –

  • Make a together press of Win+I hotkey and let windows to open the Settings app
  • When in the app UI, there will be an empty text box located here. Type “Memory” in the box and wait for results to be loaded.
  • After that, choose “Diagnose your computer’s memory problems”.
  • In the corresponding appearance, Windows Memory Diagnostic will come up.
  • In the wizard, click on “Restart now and check for problems (recommended)”.
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  • Immediately, Windows will prepare for the first cycle of rebooting process.
  • Once it powers up the nest, a blue screen will show up. It will detect memory issues in the whole system.
  • When the progress hits 100%, windows will be ready to Restart for the second time.
  • Now, you’re able to check the result of diagnosis in the Notification area of System Tray.

5] Perform Installation of All cumulative Patches

Major Updates, cumulative patches are package form of newest features and the stop error fixes. On the other side, an obsolete operating system is somewhat weaker and prone to allow bugs inside. Therefore, now we will install these patches going through the Settings app. Additionally, before moving ahead, make sure your device has a good internet connection. Along with this, you can also try from Mobile data but it needs to disable the Metered connection first. Here is the instruction to follow –

  • Press the Windows key to spread up the Start menu.
  • When features are upfront, select the Gear icon.
  • Do a click on Update & Security tile.
  • When the next page comes in the view, choose Windows Update.
  • Jump to the adjacent right and make a click on the link saying Check for updates. You might meet a dialog here – You’re up to date.
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  • Cumulative patches upon searching will be visible here having Download option under each.
  • Hit this Download and let windows to initiate the process.
  • Prior to finish up the downloading, the installation will begin automatically.
  • If the windows prompt for Restarting, co-operate with the process.

After the Operating System is up to date, there might not be any issues further.

6] Make the Proper use of Windows Blue Screen Troubleshooter

Microsoft has brought Windows 10 as the most successful Operating System of all ages. To make it more categorized, Windows Blue Screen Troubleshooter is introduced. The tool was introduced to resolve the BSOD issues internally. If your OS is a Windows 10 Fall Creators update or above, can use this handy tool to dismiss the error effectively. Here is how to use the utility –

  • Launch the Windows Settings app first using the above instructions.
  • From the app home page, select the Update & Security.
  • Once the additional settings page loads, choose to Troubleshoot located at the left side.
  • Visit straight to the adjacent right side and reach out to Blue Screen there.
  • In the proceeding, select it to expand in the pane.
  • Now, hit Run the Troubleshooter option.

This utility upon activation will fix BSOD issues present in the system automatically. Eventually, there will be no more NMI_HARDWARE_FAILURE BSOD.

7] Basic Treatment for all problems- Boot in Safe Mode

Windows 10 always affected with numerous issues and bugs from time to time. In all the cases, a basic resolution saved many. From the ancient Windows days till today, Booting in Safe Mode came up strongly to fight against all critical issues. So you can also use this workaround to resolve the existing issue. The Steps is as follows –

Step#-1: Open the Run dialog by pressing Win+R hotkeys together.

Step#-2: Type msconfig in the search box available here.

Step#-3: Once you hit Enter key, the System Configuration window will be visible on display.

Step#-4: Visit the Boot tab and reach to the second half in the window read as Boot options.

Step-5: Make a check mark on Safe Boot activate all the grayed out options here.

Step#-6: Choose the radio button before Minimal and continue to move downward.

Step#-7: Hit the Apply button first and then OK to save these changes for the next task.

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Step#-8: Close the wizard and Open the Start menu by hitting the Windows key.

Step#-9: Restart the computer.

Step#-10: On performing the rebooting process, press F8 keys continuously until the next page comes in.

Step#-11: Select Safe Mode option located under in Advanced boot options region.

Step#-12: Enter into the Safe Mode on the consequent move.

8] Uninstall Similar Apps to avoid collision between them

Two similar apps when staying in the same system can engage in the collision. Thus this action will mislead removing system components necessary for OS. Therefore, you might come across NMI_HARDWARE_FAILURE BSOD. As for resolution, Uninstalling one of these will be enough. Let’s move with below guidelines to uninstall an Application –

  • Open Windows Setting app on screen using Win+I combination keys.
  • In the appearing UI, move out for Apps tile and make a click on it.
  • On loading the succeeding page, select Apps & features from the left wing.
  • Pass forward to the right side panel and let the Installed apps to load here fully.
  • When loaded, reach out to apps causing NMI_HARDWARE_FAILURE BSOD in the list.
  • Select the app and hit the Uninstall option from the expanded pane.
  • Choose Yes when the UAC prompts for permission.
  • When the process accomplishes, Restart device.
  • On coming back in operation, Check if there is any BSOD issue available.
  • If nothing comes in the way, you can now Download and install the same app you have deleted from Store.

9] Offer a temporary break to all Hardware Accessories

Hardware accessories like additional HDD, external DVD drive and similar stuff are necessary. Nowadays, we cannot avoid them practically. Unfortunately, some People experience NMI_HARDWARE_FAILURE BSOD in the system after connecting these devices. Issue resolved easily as well just after disconnecting.

  • Isolate all the Hardware accessories including the External HDD, DVD drive.
  • Keep them separate and safe location to avoid damage.
  • Now, Open the Start menu and hit the Power Cog.
  • Select Restart and let it reboot instantly.
  • After completing the process when you can see Desktop, check if the error persists.
  • If resolved properly, start connecting them one after another.
  • At this moment after connecting all, launch the web browser from windows.
  • Perform a visit to Maker Webpage for each of those devices.
  • Download the Latest drivers from respective websites.
  • Install these drivers in windows to use easily.

10] Execute DISM Tool to fix Windows Image Files

Deployment Image Servicing and Management tool come advantageous in case of dreadful windows image files. Since those files might cause NMI_HARDWARE_FAILURE BSOD, need to execute the utility immediately. The only platform where it executes is Elevated Command Prompt.

  • Open the Taskbar Search using Win+S hotkeys pressed together.
  • Type cmd.exe in the empty text area and do a right click on Command Prompt once appears.
  • Eventually, choose Run as Administrator and after UAC prompts, hit Yes to provide consent.
  • Type the following command – DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth Now, press the Enter key.
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  • In a moment the tool will start checking for problematic windows image files. It will also fix the dreadful ones automatically.
  • The process might take some additional time. Consider that and be patient.
  • When the process finishes finally, Restart the Windows to make the changes effective.

11] Execute System Restore and revert recent changes

Carrying out a task of installing something in a device or uninstalling modifies Windows Registry. If you are getting NMI_HARDWARE_FAILURE BSOD after such changes mean, there is something wrong in the registry. From that point, the only way out is to perform the System Restore. It’s a simple technique to head back to the previous point.

  • Invoke the Run dialog pressing Win+R hotkeys.
  • In the wizard, type rstrui in the empty box.
  • Hit Enter key to bring up System Wizard pop up.
  • From the appearing wizard, hit Next button to proceed ahead.
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  • On the consequent page, select Show more restore points and uncover all previous ones.
  • From the list make a click on the latest one and hit Next button once again.
  • After the succeeding page loads, select Finish and let the utility to start restoring.

12] Fix up the defective areas present in the Hard Disk

Prolonged use causes to form problematic areas inside the Disk Drive. When that happens, NMI_HARDWARE_FAILURE BSOD evolves in the system as well. The Disk Checking Utility can settle these mess perfectly. The tool is executed in an elevated Command Prompt. See the method in details –

  • Move the cursor to the Taskbar area and make a right click on an empty space of it.
  • Select Task Manager to launch from there.
  • From the appearing window, do a click on File option located at the extreme upper left corner.
  • Select Run new task option eventually.
  • When the Run dialog is upfront, type cmd in its empty text box.
  • Mark the box ahead of  Run this task with administrative privileges.
  • Step-7: Hit Enter key and open up Elevated Command Prompt directly.
  • Type following command – chkdsk C: /f /r /x
  • Press the Enter button and execute the Disk Checking utility to take required actions.
  • This process will take a little longer. After the task is finished, Restart the device and upon coming back to operation, check if there is an error present.

13] Let the Disk Cleanup Utility delete all the unnecessary junk files

If you are running in low disk space, the functionality of the device is deteriorated. When the unnecessary junk files pile up largely, the storage ruins in low space. Similar act may also lead to NMI_HARDWARE_FAILURE BSOD error. However, Disk Cleanup Utility can free up junk accumulated in the system and some of the spaces can be retrieved. You can go through below process and free up space –

  • Press Win+R to launch the Run dialog.
  • Type cleanmgr in the empty search box.
  • Clicking the OK button, a small popup will flash up asking to select the desired drive to perform freeing up.
  • Select C: and press Enter key.
  • Disk Cleanup will show up after calculating the space it can retrieve and be visible in the wizard.
  • Come down a little in the left bottom end and select Clean up system files from here.
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  • Again a small dialog will reappear and ask for choosing a preferable drive. Choose C: again in the same way before and hit Enter key.
  • Disk Cleanup for C: will be available on screen after calculation retrievable space in system files.
  • Reach to Files to delete segment and tick all the checkboxes leaving Downloads untouched.
  • Finally, hit the OK button from the bottom and initiate the cleaning process.

Note that, you need to carry out an inspection on the Recycle Bin. If there is an item to restore, do it in the respective location.

14] Abandon all the Defective Windows Update Files

Updating process for the Windows Operating System is autonomous and rarely fall in manipulation. Unfortunately, if it happens sometimes, NMI_HARDWARE_FAILURE BSOD will prompt up. Therefore, as a resolution, you have to delete these weird files from the system using the below instructions –

  • Press Windows Button and let open the Start menu.
  • Click on Gear cog. to open the Settings application.
  • From App UI, click on Update & Security tile.
  • When the consequent page loads fully, select Windows Update and transfer to the corresponding wing.
  • Here, perform a click on the View update history link.
  • From next window, hit Uninstall updates link. The action will unroll Installed Updates windows coming from Control Panel.
  • Approach the lastly received patch and do a right click on it.
  • Select Uninstall and keep following on-screen instruction until they get removed completely.

15] Resolve the corrupted System Components in Elevated Command Prompt

Sfc /scannow command line powers up System File Checker on Elevated Prompt. The utility serves best in fixing corrupted system components. Formerly we have already known that, whenever there are missing DLL files or corrupted system resources, BSOD error will come up. Therefore let’s make these resources alright using the handy tool. To proceed with the resolution, follow the below guidelines –

  • Manage your entrance to the Elevated Command Prompt using any of the above guidelines.
  • While in the black window, type the following command – Sfc /scannow
  • When you hit Enter key, the System File Checker will be activated. It will detect all the corruptions in system components.
  • Detected issues will be resolved automatically as well. In the process, you can also get rid of NMI_HARDWARE_FAILURE BSOD Error BSOD in Windows 10.

16] Uninstall unnecessary Third Party Anti-malware tool

You might have used a free anti-virus solution as a safeguard of Malware issues. These programs are functional and mostly free of cost. But Microsoft brought Windows Security as the default tool in malware issues. Being unnecessary, we really should not keep them in the system. Moreover, there is a risk of getting affected by NMI_HARDWARE_FAILURE BSOD as well. Therefore, follow the below guidelines to uninstall them –

  • Let’s invoke the Run dialog by Pressing Win+R hotkeys.
  • Type appwiz.cpl in the search box.
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  • Press Enter key to allow launching of Program and Features window.
  • Move out for the Third Party Anti-virus app in the list and then select it.
  • Hit Uninstall option visible at the top ribbon.
  • Next steps will be as shown in the display until it gets uninstalled completely.

Here, we have discussed almost all the possible Workarounds those can potentially remove NMI_HARDWARE_FAILURE BSOD Error in Windows 10. These are proven resolution processes and should work for your case as well. If you have come out victorious using them, it’s really a big relief. Unfortunately, if nothing comes in your way, don’t be frustrated. However, you can still recover the PC by performing Clean Reinstallation of Windows 10. This will be the ultimate solution for all existing issues. If you can do it perfectly, may have a flawless windows Operating System.

After coming to a decision that, you will proceed for Clean Installing OS, save a backup for the necessary files first. Recommended in a USB or External Drive. Connect the device with a speedy internet connection using Ethernet cable or Wi-Fi to have unlimited access. So try seeking help from skilled professionals if you are not confident enough.

1] Restrict Windows from Rebooting by itself
2] Perform the Full System Scanning in Windows Security
3] Make all drivers updated in the Windows Device Manager
4] Fix all Memory Issues including defective areas in RAM
5] Perform Installation of All cumulative Patches
6] Make the Proper use of Windows Blue Screen Troubleshooter
7] Basic Treatment for all problems- Boot in Safe Mode
8] Uninstall Similar Apps to avoid collision between them
9] Offer a temporary break to all Hardware Accessories
10] Execute DISM Tool to fix Windows Image Files
11] Execute System Restore and revert recent changes
12] Fix up the defective areas present in the Hard Disk
13] Let the Disk Cleanup Utility delete all the unnecessary junk files
14] Abandon all the Defective Windows Update Files
15] Resolve the corrupted System Components in Elevated Command Prompt
16] Uninstall unnecessary Third Party Anti-malware tool

That’s all!!

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