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Many Windows users have discovered a Blue Screen of Death (BSOD) error with the “DRIVER_OVERRAN_STACK_BUFFER” error message. The error usually occurs randomly or when they start certain games, and some of them get this error quite often.
The DRIVER_OVERRAN_STACK_BUFFER Blue Screen error has the value 0x000000F7, indicating that a driver has overflowed a batch buffer. A driver overwrites a batch buffer (or local variable) in a way that would have overwritten the return address of the function and skipped to any address if the function were returned.
This is the classic buffer overflow hacking attack. The system was shut down to prevent a malicious user from taking control of it. Your computer is almost unusable in this situation. And you’re probably thinking about what to do to get rid of that mistake. Learn more about the solutions listed below:
Installing the latest Windows updates
Blue Screen of Death errors can be caused by hardware and software problems, and to solve this problem, we strongly recommend that you download the latest Windows 10 updates.
Many of these updates fix hardware and software problems, but they fix some security holes. Therefore, we strongly recommend that you use Windows Update and download the latest updates if you want your PC to be safe and error-free.
Using SFC and DISM utilities
When you first detected the DRIVER_OVERRAN_STACK_BUFFER error, restart your computer and follow these steps:
Run the sfc / scannow and DISM utilities ;
Disable your antivirus protection;
Disconnect all external devices and leave only the mouse and keyboard;
Install all available Windows updates;
Using Windows 10 Recovery Drive
- Turn on your computer and insert a Windows 10 bootable DVD or a properly configured USB stick.
- It doesn’t have to be your original Windows 10 DVD, because you don’t need it to activate your Windows version just to access certain settings.
- Start from the drive you just inserted by restarting your computer after inserting it and follow the instructions.
- The Windows configuration window should open and prompt you to enter the language and time and date settings.
- Select the Repair Computer option below after continuing.
- Advanced boot options open in no time.
Running a malware scan
If your PC is infected with malware, the DRIVER_OVERRAN_STACK_BUFFER error may also occur because the malware could damage or delete corrupted files. Run the anti-malware software you installed, then run a malware scan and clean the found malware. If there is no anti-malware program, you can download and install it.
Uninstalling the defective software
If the error occurs immediately after installing an application or installing a new driver, this new program may cause the error.
To uninstall the newly installed application from the Start menu, press Uninstall and select Programs and features.
This will open the window to uninstall or modify the program, select the program you want to install and delete it.
Users also reported that the report plugin for Internet Explorer can cause a DRIVER_OVERRAN_STACK_BUFFER error. Another application that can cause this error is Folder Lock, so we recommend that you remove it from your PC.
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