BSOD kernel security check failure

  1. Posts : 4
    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit

    BSOD kernel security check failure

    I've had my PC for around four months and about two weeks ago I've started getting kernel security check failure blue screens. It's impossible to do school work. Updated and checked every driver using driver verifier and tested my memory with memtest86. Updated BIOS and even clean installed Windows 10 using their media creation software tool and ISO. Attachment 63416 Also, I've had problems with Windows start menu not opening and requiring me to restart windows explorer through task manager and I've also had what I believe to be memory leaks, as I have 16GB of ram and 100% of it being used at start up with nothing running in the background. If any of that helps.
      My Computer

  2. Posts : 14,900
    Windows 10 Pro

    Hi Strat,

    Welcome to the 10forums.

    It looks like most of the crashes are caused by a Xbox driver, if no Xbox device is connected when the crashes occur please proceed to the troubleshooting instructions below.
    If any Xbox device is connected, please reinstall/update the drivers and/or disconnect it.
    dc1-controller	Xbox Peripherals Driver	c:\windows\system32\drivers\dc1-controller.sys
    11: kd> lmvm dc1_controller
    start             end                 module name
    fffff800`43e00000 fffff800`43e17000   dc1_controller   (pdb symbols)          d:\symbols\dc1-controller.pdb\AE6D1540A3DC469998C9AF2C7036287E1\dc1-controller.pdb
        Loaded symbol image file: dc1-controller.sys
        Mapped memory image file: d:\symbols\dc1-controller.sys\5632DA1E17000\dc1-controller.sys
        Image path: \SystemRoot\System32\drivers\dc1-controller.sys
        Image name: dc1-controller.sys
        Timestamp:        Fri Oct 30 03:46:54 2015 (5632DA1E)
        CheckSum:         00010481
        ImageSize:        00017000
        File version:
        Product version:
        File flags:       0 (Mask 3F)
        File OS:          40004 NT Win32
        File type:        3.7 Driver
        File date:        00000000.00000000
        Translations:     0409.04b0
        CompanyName:      Microsoft Corp.
        ProductName:      DC1 Controller KMDF driver
        InternalName:     DC1Controller.sys
        OriginalFilename: DC1Controller.sys
        FileVersion: (th2_release.151029-1700)
        FileDescription:  KMDF driver for DC1 Controller
        LegalCopyright:   Copyright (C) 2012 Microsoft Corp.

    Even though you already tested the memory, please test it again according to the instructions below.

    Hardware Troubleshooting

    Read carefully before proceeding.

    warning   Warning
    If you're overclocking your system, revert back to stock clocks now.

    Note   Note
    Test the system once the overclock is removed before continuing with the steps outlined below.

    Part One: CPU Stress Test
    Part Two: MemTest86+ RAM Diagnostic
    Part Three: Hard Drive Diagnostics
    Part Four: GPU Stress Test



    Run Prime95 and/or IntelBurnTest to stress test your CPU. Prime95 - Stress Test Your CPU - Windows 10 Forums & CPU - Stress Test Using IntelBurnTest - Windows 7 Help Forums

    warning   Warning
    Your CPU temperatures will rise quickly while under this stress test. Keep a keen eye on them and abort the test if overheating occurs.



    Run MemTest86+ to analyse your RAM. MemTest86+ - Test RAM - Windows 10 Forums

    Note   Note

    MemTest86+ needs to be run for at least 8 passes for conclusive results. Set it running before you go to bed and leave it overnight. We're looking forzero errors here. Even a single error will indicate RAM failure.



    Run SeaTools to check the integrity of your HDD. SeaTools for DOS and Windows - How to Use - Windows 7 Help Forums
    Run following tests
    1. Short Drive Self Test
    2. Short generic
    3. Long generic

    If the short generic fails, no need for the long generic.

    Note   Note
    Do not run SeaTools on an SSD as the results will be invalid.

    Run chkdsk
    Disk Check - Windows 7 Help Forums

    Run HDTune to
    • scan for errors, no quick scan but full scan
    • check the health,
    • benchmark.

    It may take some time, but please take the time you need to perform it properly.
    Let me know what the results are
    • of the error scan,
    • make a screenshot of the health of every hard drive and post the screenshots,
    • post screenshots with the benchmark of the
      • transfer rate,
      • access time,
      • burst rate,
      • cpu usage.



    Run Furmark to stress test your GPU. FurMark - GPU Stress Test - Windows 10 Forums

    Note   Note
    Run Furmark for around 30 minutes.

    warning   Warning
    Your GPU temperatures will rise quickly while Furmark is running. Keep a keen eye on them and abort the test if overheating occurs.
      My Computers

  3. Posts : 4
    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
    Thread Starter

    axe0 said:
    Hi Strat,

    It looks like most of the crashes are caused by a Xbox driver, if no Xbox device is connected when the crashes occur please proceed to the troubleshooting instructions below.
    If any Xbox device is connected, please reinstall/update the drivers and/or disconnect it.
    Thanks for the feedback. I have a Xbox One controller and headset connected and use the Xbox app included with Windows 10. On the Xbox support site they clearly state that:
    • Drivers for Xbox controllers are included with Windows 10, so you won't have to download or install software other than Windows 10 updates.

    By keeping your device up-to-date, you'll ensure that you're always running the latest software or hardware drivers, as we frequently fix known issues.
    To check for the latest updates for your Windows 10-based device:

    1. Press the Windows button on your device or keyboard, or select the Windows icon in the lower-left corner of the main screen.
    2. Select Settings, and then select Update & Security.
    3. On the Windows Update tab, select Check now to see if any updates are available for your device.
    4. Once the updates have downloaded, select Install now to start the installation.

    I'll be sure to uninstall them and reinstall them anyway seeing as how Microsoft can't manage their Updates and drivers correctly.
      My Computer

  4. Posts : 4
    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
    Thread Starter

    It happened again. kernel security check failure

    Just when I though I was in the clear, it happened again. Also, I've been getting other BSODs like WHEA_UNCORRECTABLE_ERROR.Attachment 65017
      My Computer

  5. Posts : 14,900
    Windows 10 Pro

    Why is driver verifier enabled? You can't simply enable driver verifier unless instructed by an analyst as it may cause your system to become unbootable.
    Please disable driver verifier
    • Open an admin command prompt
    • Enter "verifier/reset" (without quotes)

    Daemon tools, Alcohol 120% and Power Archiver Pro uses SCSI Pass Through Direct (SPTD), which is a well known cause for BSOD's.
    Please remove Daemon Tools and run the SPTD pass through remover.

    1. Uninstall Daemon Tools
    2. Download the SPTD standalone installer and follow these steps:
      • Double click the executable to open it
      • Click on the button shown below

    If the button is grayed out, like in the image, there is no more SPTD installation on your system, and you can close the window
      My Computers

  6. Posts : 4
    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
    Thread Starter

    kernel security check failure

    Uninstalled daemon tools and ran the SPTD and removed it. Also disabled driver verifier. Still got a BSOD kernel security check failure.Attachment 66362
      My Computer

  7. Posts : 14,900
    Windows 10 Pro

    The last crash was unable to create a dump of it and without dump I can't interpret something about it because the kernel security crash isn't a crash that is specific related to something.
    This means that we now do need driver verifier.

    Diagnostic Test


    warning   Warning
    Please make a backup of your important files and get your rescue media or create one.
    Please create a restore point.

    Please follow this tutorial to run driver verifier.

    Driver verifier stresses your drivers and will crash your pc if any driver fails due to a violation.

    Driver verifier should be performed for a max of 48 hours, or when you have a bluescreen, whatever comes first.

    If driver verifier has found a violation and you can't get back into windows normally, try to boot into safe mode and reset in safe mode driver verifier, or in the troubleshooting options open command prompt and type verifier /reset.

    Note   Note
    Your system will act very sluggishly while driver verifier is enabled, this is normal as your drivers will be being subjected to heavy testing in order to make them crash.

      Log Name: System
      Source: Microsoft-Windows-WER-SystemErrorReporting
      Date: 2016-02-25T00:19:30.151
      Event ID: 1005
      Task: N/A
      Level: Error
      Opcode: N/A
      Keyword: Classic
      User: N/A
      User Name: N/A
      Computer: DESKTOP-JUME3CU
    Unable to produce a minidump file from the full dump file.
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