Sometimes when working on your Windows 10 PC, you may run into the 0xe7 error code. This error code is also known as INVALID_FLOATING_POINT_STATE. So, what is the 0xe7 BSOD in Windows 10? According to Microsoft, the error code means that the INVALID_FLOATING_POINT_STATE bug check has a value of 0x000000E7. And this means that a thread’s saved floating-point state is invalid.
So, how to fix the INVALID_FLOATING_POINT_STATE BSOD error? This is what we are looking into in this post: we will explain what the 0xe7 error code means, expand on its main causes and offer several tips on how to remove the error message from your PC. Let’s get started.
What Exactly Is the 0xe7 BSOD on a Windows 10 PC?
First, let’s look at the definition of the error once more — this time, in more detail. The 0xe7 code is a BSOD error — but what does this actually mean?
BSOD errors signify a total system failure that makes using your PC impossible — hence, the terrifying name Blue Screen of Death. While BSOD errors do generally crash your entire system, some of them still let you access the Desktop.
There can be many reasons behind a BSOD error. Some are software-related, while others have to do with hardware failure. Typically, software-related issues won’t require any extreme solutions — in most cases, they are solved by running specialized repair tools. However, hardware BSODs may require replacing computer parts — or even the computer itself.
How Does the INVALID_FLOATING_POINT_STATE Error Manifest Itself?
Most BSOD errors are quite straightforward: you will see a completely blue screen and a few words and numbers telling you about the error. In most cases, no warnings are leading up to the error — to the user, it probably seems like it appears out of the blue.
When it comes to a hardware-related BSOD, the error typically happens instantaneously. The error message stays on the screen and your PC sometimes restarts in a loop, giving you no chance to access the Desktop.
While BSOD errors are in no way fun, this does not mean that you are helpless against them. The error code you see on the screen can be a lot of help here — it can tell you what hardware/software is causing the problem, and this will allow you to take the right action.
While BSOD errors often happen out of the blue, there are still some telltale signs that something may be wrong. You may notice that your system has become sluggish, your PC may start shutting down by itself, and you may be running into a variety of glitches and errors on your computer.
So, what could be causing the INVALID_FLOATING_POINT_STATE – Error 0xE7 issue? As mentioned earlier, it may be a software or a hardware issue. Hardware issues are often related to overheating, power supply problems, incompatibilities, or bad memory. Software-related BSODs, on the other hand, typically have to do with timing inconsistency, driver incompatibility, or operating system corruption.
How to Fix 0xe7: INVALID_FLOATING_POINT_STATE in Windows 10
Naturally, as there can be several different reasons for the error, there can be several possible solutions that may help you get rid of it. Of course, if you’ve identified that the error is caused by faulty hardware, you may need to take your device to a repair shop or have certain parts of your computer replaced.
When it comes to software errors, there are a few troubleshooting techniques that you can try to get rid of the Blue Screen error.
Before trying out the techniques described below, make sure to follow these steps:
- Note down the error code and any other information that was displayed on your screen.
- Try to remember the last thing you did before you got the screen of death.
- Remove any peripherals that are not necessary for key PC operations.
- Restart your computer and check if you can log into your Desktop.
Fix One: Check for Updates
Sometimes, getting rid of the error may be as simple as updating your Windows to the latest available version. Naturally, in order to do this, you will first need to get to your Desktop: try restarting your PC and logging in normally or via Safe Mode. If this works, proceed as follows:
- Go to Search and type “update”.
- Select Check for Updates.
- If any updates are available, they will be downloaded automatically.
Alternatively, you can search for driver updates via Device Manager:
- Go to Search and search for “device manager”.
- Right-click the device that you suspect might be causing the error (you may be able to get this information from the error code) and select Update Driver.
This may be enough to help you get rid of the Blue Screen of Death — and, if this is the case, you’re in luck and can go back to working peacefully on your PC. If not, try the next solution.
Fix Two: Check Your PC’s Overall Health and Performance
Another way to locate issues on your PC is by using Windows Security. Here’s how:
- Go to Windows Security and select Device performance and health.
- Check if there are any issues with your battery life, storage capacity, and software.
If any issues have been detected, you can repair/reinstall your Windows OS:
- Under Fresh Start in Windows Security, click Additional info and follow the prompts to reinstall your system.
Fix Three: Run an Offline Malware Scan
When facing a BSOD error on your PC, removing the problem online may be difficult — or even impossible. In this case, it’s best to run a full scan of your system offline. Here’s how to do that:
- Go to Settings.
- Navigate to Update & Security, select Windows Security and click Open Windows Security.
- Navigate to Virus & threat protection and click Scan options.
- Run a full scan of your system by clicking Microsoft Defender Offline scan.
Fix Four: Uninstall Recently Installed Programs
If you have recently installed any new software, there is a chance that this software may be what’s causing your computer to crash. Thus, it may be a good idea to try uninstalling recently installed programs — especially the ones that you find suspicious. Here’s how to do this:
- Go to Search, type “control panel” and select the first result on the list.
- In the Control Panel, click Uninstall a program.
- In the Programs and Features window, you will see a list of all installed programs.
- Look for the software you installed just before running into the error.
- Right-click the program and select Uninstall.
- Follow the on-screen prompts to uninstall the software and then reboot your PC.
If you are still seeing the Blue Screen of Death, proceed to the next solution.
Fix Five: Uninstall External Hardware
You may have some external hardware connected to your PC for printing, scanning, photo input, drawing, extending video, and other purposes. Occasionally, however, external hardware may cause a BSOD error on your computer. If you see the Blue Screen of Death right after you connected an external device to your PC, simply try unplugging it and restarting your computer — this may be enough to solve the problem.
However, there is also a chance that the problem is not with the device you are connecting but with your system. If you are sure that the external hardware you are trying to connect is in good condition and it works fine on other PCs, there is probably something wrong with your system. In order to fix it, try running Windows Update or updating your device drivers.
Earlier in this article, we looked into updating your Windows system and your device drivers. When it comes to updating your drivers, there are two ways you can go about the task: you can update your drivers manually or do it automatically. The former method is typically recommended for more experienced users as updating drivers manually is not an easy process and involves multiple steps, including detecting outdated drivers, uninstalling them, downloading the new drivers for your OS version from the driver manufacturer’s website, and installing them on your PC. Moreover, if you make a mistake during this process, this may lead to even bigger issues on your computer.
If you don’t feel that you have enough experience to update your drivers manually, you can get the job done by using a program like Auslogics Driver Updater. The program will locate all outdated and corrupt drivers on your PC and then update them to the latest official versions.
Fix Six: Enable/Disable Fast Startup
This is another thing you can try to get rid of the error — and here is what you should do:
- Go to Search and type “control panel”. Press the Enter key.
- Click Hardware and Sound, and under Power Options, select Choose what the power buttons do.
- Go to Shutdown settings and change the status of Turn on fast startup: if it’s on, turn it off, and if it’s off, turn it on.
- Click Save changes.
Now, check if the error message has disappeared. If you are still facing the BSOD error, try the next solution.
Fix Seven: Uninstall Recent Updates
In some cases, updating your system to the latest available version may help fix the error. However, sometimes the error can be solved by doing the opposite and uninstalling recently installed updates. Here’s how to proceed:
- On your keyboard, press the Win + I key combo.
- Click Update & Security and select View update history.
- Click Uninstall updates.
- You will see a list of recently installed updates.
- Right-click on the update you would like to delete and select Uninstall.
Fix Eight: Perform a System Restore
If none of the solutions above have helped, try performing a System Restore on your PC. This will roll back your system to the condition it was in when you created a certain restore point. Plus, it will remove all the apps and extensions you have installed after creating the restore point — so, if you want any of these programs saved, it is a good idea to copy them to an external storage device. The process will not affect your personal information or files. However, it is generally advised to back up all the important data on your computer before performing a System Restore.
Naturally, in order to use this option, a previously created restore point needs to be available on your PC. If you do have a restore point, here’s how to proceed:
- On your keyboard, press the Win + Pause key combo.
- Go to System protection.
- Select System Restore.
- Click Next.
- A new window will open: in it, select the restore point when you were not facing any system errors.
- Follow the on-screen prompts to complete the process.
Once the process is complete, restart your PC and check if the issue has been resolved.
Note that you will only be able to use the system restore method described above if you have previously created a restore point on your PC.
And there you have it — we hope that you’ve been able to solve the INVALID_FLOATING_POINT_STATE error using one of the solutions above. Which one has been the most effective in your case? Please share in the comments below.
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