How to Fix Event ID 41 Critical Kernel-Power Error

Event ID 41  error  occurs mainly due to improper shutdown of Windows. Whenever the window closes and in the background you are facing some problem, this error may appear during shutdown time or next boot indicating that a Kernel error of Event ID 41 has occurred   in Windows.

The error is also known as a  critical Kernel-Power error in Windows. The name itself says that the error is due to a power failure issue. The reason behind the error may be due to any corrupt files on the system or some hardware issue or other reasons that I will discuss with you in this article and also help you to solve it.

How to Fix Event ID 41 Critical Kernel-Power Error

The problem may be software or hardware and I will walk you through the solutions one by one.

Software solutions

Starting with the software problems first and solving them:

1. Windows 10 – Clean boot

For those who are facing Event ID 41 error during startup, this solution helps them to identify if third party applications are causing the error. So, to not allow third party apps to open while we clean boot Windows 10, just follow these simple steps with me:

  1. Using your keyboard, press WindowsKey + R  to open the Run command.
  2. Type msconfigin the search box and press
  3. Now, a System Settingswindow would open . Click on the General tab and under the Selective  startup option be sure to uncheck the Load startup items  option .
  4. Wait, don’t hit Applyor OK now, there’s one more step to go.
  5. At the top of the same row where you found the Generaltab , select the System  tab . First, click on » Hide all Microsoft services»  and then press the Disable all  button .
  6. Now, you can press the Applyand OK buttons .
  7. Click  Restart when a new dialog box appears.

After restarting your PC, check if the error occurs again or not. If the Event ID 41 error occurs , you can proceed to the next step.

2. Get help from the System File Checker (SFC)

Windows has its own utility software that can scan all system files, detect any missing files, and also restore corrupted Windows file. The System File Checker is sfc.exe on Windows. So, let’s jump right into solving the error using the System File Checker.

  • Using your keyboard, press the Windows key , then find and select Command Prompt (Administrator)  or Windows PowerShell (Administrator) .
  • In the command prompt dialog box, type the command – sfc / scannow  and press Enter .
  • The scan will take a long time and then the entire error source will be fixed. Follow the instructions provided on the screen, if applicable.

The system file checker would remove the corrupt files on your system and you can reboot your system now for the changes to take effect. The Kernel error for Event ID 41 would be resolved and if not, move on to the next step.

3. Suspicious malware

The corrupted file may even be a suspicious virus or malware that could affect the system and will not let the system work properly and cause  Event ID 41 Kernel-Power  error. So, install good software like Malwarebytes AntiMalware and do a full scan.

After the scan is complete, restart your system and you can use Windows without the error affecting you again. If in case you face the error again, please move to the next step.

4. Hard Drive – Check Disk Error

Hard drives are important to the functioning of the system and any damage, be it hardware or software, can cause problems in the functioning of the system. Since we have a software problem, what we will do is scan the hard drive. Yes, using the method Check Disk Error  can detect if the hard disk is damaged and is one reason why we face the error Kernel-Power of the Event ID 41.  Let me walk you through the simple process of making a check error disk.

  1. Using your keyboard, press the Windowskey , then find and select Command Prompt (Administrator)  or Windows PowerShell (Administrator) .
  2. In the command prompt dialog box, type the command –  chkdsk / f / r and then press
  3. The system will perform the disk check automatically and willalso repair the error on the hard disk  (if applicable).
  4. After the scan is complete, restartyour PC for the scan changes to take effect.

After performing the step, your hard drive is clean and safe from all corrupted files, as is your system. You can use your computer now and continue your work, but in case you run into Event ID 41 Windows error , below we have more steps.

5. Update drivers

Since the possibility may be that, many system drivers that are old or incompatible can be a problem because any program or function in Windows has its own drivers and they are supposed to be updated with Windows Update very often. Considering that the outdated driver is a problem, many problems can be solved in Windows so it could be this problem. You can download many  Driver Update Software  available on the Internet and using that software update the outdated drivers on your PC.

After the update is done, reboot for the changes to take effect.

6. Change registration URL

Many users have reported that following this method helped them to resolve the error and it is also an easy method to follow. Just follow the steps below and your Event ID 41 error will be resolved.

  • Open the Run command with Windows key + R.
  • Then in the search box, enter  Regedit and press  Enter .
  • After that go to the location directory as mentioned: ComputerHKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionDevice Metadata
  • Then open  DeviceMetadataServiceURL touching two times  .
  • In the new data, enter the mentioned URL in the Value data column  .

  • After entering the URL, click the OK button .

This step would resolve the error. You can make the changes after restarting the device.

7. Check the power settings

So if you don’t know what your current power settings are and you have a corrupt unknown file installed that might have changed the settings, then follow the steps and fix them.

  • Press the Windows key and search for power settings.
  • Click and open the  Power and Sleep Settings from the list of results.
  • In the new window, click  Change when computer sleeps in the left column.
  • Again in the new window, click  Change advanced power settings.
  • Now, make the changes as shown in the image below and then click on  OK.

After that, reboot your device and check if the critical error event id 41 kernel power is resolved or not.

So these were the software solutions to solve the Error ID 41 of the  event, but if you can not get rid of it, you can test hardware solutions listed below and resolve the error.

Hardware solutions

Now comes the Hardware Solutions where we will discuss some methods to resolve the  critical error Kernel-Power Event ID 41. 

1. Check the cables

Remove all hardware cables and reconnect them, one at a time, because the problem may be due to improper connections that will not provide adequate power to the system. Also, remember to turn off your device before removing the cables and do nothing if your hands are wet.

2. Remove new hardware

If you have recently connected any new hardware, be it a USB device, a hard drive or a mouse or a printer or anything externally connected, you can try removing it and starting the system.

3. Check the power supply

Check that the power cord is properly connected to the PC and the socket. Also, try removing the power cord from the socket and plugging it back in after a few seconds.

Referencing these steps could help you resolve the error and allow you to use your PC in the same way that you did before the error occurred.

It worked?

So in the article, I have explained the software and hardware solutions to resolve the  kernel id 41 error event . This Windows 10 error is also known as a Kernel-Power error and can occur due to power or boot issues. Even some viruses or corrupted files can sometimes cause errors and disrupt your activities.

So if you have followed the steps correctly then you would have already resolved the error. However, if you have any problem with the steps or have any query, feel free to comment below and we will reply to you as soon as possible.


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