STOP 0x0000003D errors are likely caused by hardware or device driver issues. The error will always appear on a STOP message, more commonly called a Blue Screen of Death (BSOD).

Image of a Blue Screen of Death (BSOD) in Windows 10

Any of Microsoft’s Windows NT based operating systems could experience the STOP 0x0000003D error. This includes Windows 11, Windows 10, Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows 2000, and Windows NT.

STOP 0x0000003D Errors

One of the errors below or a combination of both errors may display on the STOP message:

  • STOP: 0x0000003D
  • INTERRUPT_EXCEPTION_NOT_HANDLED

STOP 0x0000003D may be abbreviated as STOP 0x3D, but the full STOP code will always be what’s displayed on the blue screen STOP message.

If Windows is able to start after the STOP 0x3D error, you may be prompted with a Windows has recovered from an unexpected shutdown message that shows:

Problem Event Name: BlueScreen BCCode: 3d

If STOP 0x0000003D isn’t the exact STOP code you’re seeing or INTERRUPT_EXCEPTION_NOT_HANDLED isn’t the exact message, check our Complete List of STOP Error Codes and reference the troubleshooting information for the STOP message that you’re seeing.

How to Fix STOP 0x0000003D Errors

This STOP code is rare, so there's little troubleshooting information available that's specific to the error. However, since most STOP errors have similar causes, there are some basic troubleshooting steps to help fix STOP 0x0000003D issues:

  1. Restart your computer if you haven’t already done so. The STOP 0x0000003D blue screen error may not occur again after rebooting.

  2. Did you just install or make a change to a device? If so, there's a good chance the change you made caused the error. Undo the change and test for the 0x3D blue screen error.

    Depending on what changes were made, some solutions might include:

    • Removing or reconfiguring the newly installed device
    • Starting up with Last Known Good Configuration to undo related registry and driver changes
    • Using System Restore to undo recent changes
    • Rolling back the device driver to the version prior to your driver update
  3. Perform basic STOP error troubleshooting. These extensive troubleshooting steps aren’t specific to the STOP 0x0000003D error, but since most STOP errors are so similar, they should help resolve it.

Please let us know if you’ve fixed the STOP 0x0000003D blue screen of death using a method that we don’t have above. We strive to keep this page and every page updated with the most accurate error troubleshooting information as possible.

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