PnP detected fatal error is not something you can avoid or workaround. This particular error highlights a very serious problem with your device. It can usually occur if you have unknowingly installed software that is incompatible with your device. This error can also show up if your graphics drivers have updated to a version that is not compatible with the rest of your device. It is important that you try to fix this error immediately. That is where this article will come in handy! Take a look at how you can fix this issue on your device and carefully follow the steps given below.
How to fix PNP detected fatal error on Windows 11:
1) Command Prompt:
The first method to solve ‘PnP detected fatal error’ is by writing a command in the command prompt. But to start executing this repair method, you have to first forcefully shut down your PC 3 times. To do that press and hold the power button on your pc for more than 10 seconds. This will force shut down your PC. Once, it starts restarting, press hold the power button again for more than 10 seconds. Repeat this process a total of 3 times. This should prompt windows to activate ‘Automatic Repair’. You should see a message on the screen saying “Preparing Automatic Repair”. Let your PC prepare for the further steps we need to take. Do not press the power button or any random key on your keyboard.
You should now be on a screen where it says ‘Diagnosing your PC’. Let it go through with it. Once you see ‘Automatic Repair’ on the screen, click on advanced options. Under ‘Choose an option’ click on ‘Troubleshoot’ > ‘Advanced options’ > ‘Command Prompt’. Choose your account and log in by entering your password.
This will open the command prompt window. Enter the following command in the window- ‘chkdsk C: /F /R‘
The PnP detected fatal error is usually associated with the C: drive. Hence, that is the one added in the command. If you think the error on your PC is with some other drive, you can change ‘C:’ with that drive name. After entering the command, press ‘Enter’. Let the command execute itself. This should fix any problems with your hard disk that may be causing the PnP detected fatal error.
2) System Restore:
If the previous method fails to solve your problem, try restoring any system restore points available on your device. To do that follow all the steps mentioned above until you reach ‘Advanced options’ again. But this time click on ‘System restore’ instead of ‘Command prompt’. When you click on ‘System restore’, you will see a window pop up. Click on ‘Next’ once and select the restore point that might be available in the list. Click on ‘Next’ and keep following the instructions on the screen to restore the files. If ‘PnP detected fatal error’ still persists, move on to the next step.
3) Startup Settings:
Follow all the instructions up until ‘Advanced settings’ yet again. Click on ‘Startup Settings’ then click n ‘Restart’. You will see a list of reboot options in front of you. You have to select the fourth option from the list that is ‘Enable Safe Mode’. To select that option, tap ‘4’ on your keyboard. The restart procedure will initiate with the corresponding settings. After your PC restarts, search for ‘Device manager’ in the taskbar search box. Click on Display adapters > Right-click on the option in dropdown > Properties > Driver > Roll back driver. This will undo any recent updates made to the drivers that might be incompatible with your device. This should fix PnP detected fatal error on your Windows 11 PC.
4) Try clean installing:
This method is surely going to fix the issue for you. But you may lose your files. If you are able to turn on your computer, make sure you back up your files before clean installing Windows. Once done, follow the steps mentioned in this article to perform a flawless clean install on your system.
This method can also be used for Windows 10 to solve the same error if needed. I hope this article helped you in removing the PnP detected fatal error from your device. For more, stay tuned to Androidgram!