By reviewing the problem reports in the Security and Servicing Center or the System Stability Monitor of Windows 10, Windows 11 and previous versions of the OS, especially when the computer or laptop crashes, users may find a hardware error for which the problematic event name is LiveKernelEvent and code 141, 144, 117 and others.
This manual explains in detail what may be causing the problem, how you can figure out which hardware caused the error and fix the problem.
Hardware error LiveKernelEvent code 141, 144 and others in Windows 10 and Windows 11
The indicated error directly indicates that a failure occurred during the operation of any equipment: incorrect operation of the drivers, shutdown for any reason (lack of power, hardware problems), or something else. The most common cause is the driver.
Sometimes, in the error description below the signature of the problem, additional information is indicated, in which you can find an indication of the driver file, for example, starting with the letters “nv” (which indicates hardware from NVIDIA, for other files you can find information about the purpose on the Internet), but this information is not always present. In this case, you can try to learn more about what exactly caused the error.
- Note the date and time of the LiveKernelEvent hardware error.
- Start “Event Viewer”, for this use search or press the Win + Rkeys on your keyboard, type msc and press Enter.
- In Event Viewer, go to Windows Logs – System.
- In the right pane, click Current Log Filter, and then in the Date field, set a custom range, specify Event in the Start and End fields, and then the LiveKernelEvent date and specific time, capturing the entire minute when it happened , an example is in the image below.
- Filter events by a specified time and study the warnings during this period – they can provide more complete information.
For example, for the screenshots above, we see that the error is caused by the video card driver and indeed the video card driver or problems with its operation (for example, caused by overclocking or lack of power at high load) are indeed the most common cause of a hardware error registered as LiveKernelEvent.
However, here we see an important nuance: as a rule, if you suspect problems with the video card, the user tries to completely remove its drivers (for example, using DDU), reinstall the official drivers, update them from the official website, but focuses only on the discrete video card. Here, in the event viewer, you can see that we are talking about integrated video (igfx), which is often forgotten and does not follow the same procedures for it as for a discrete video card.
Anyway, in the above example, we saw that the IGFX (integrated video) driver stopped responding and was restored and we can apply the methods for this case – What to do if the video driver stopped responding and was restored in Windows .
Ways to fix the error
The following methods of fixing the LiveKernelEvent hardware error are possible depending on your specific situation:
- If you know what hardware caused the problem, especially when it comes to the video card – install the original drivers on it (manually downloading from the official website and installing, and not using the “Update” button in the device manager), disable overclocking (if enabled), make sure that the device is correctly connected (fits snugly in the connector, if necessary, additional power is connected).
- If an error occurs in a specific game or program, it is possible that these are features of the program itself (especially if it is something unlicensed) with this equipment, or it contains parameters that lead to malfunctions on your hardware.
- If LiveKernelEvent fails, keep in mind that such failures can occur during automatic driver updates (you can ignore them here), as well as in cases where the computer’s power supply cannot provide the required power during peak loads.
- If the error does not occur after restarting, but after shutdown and power on it may appear again, try disabling Fast Startup .
- In case the error began to appear recently, and the hardware was not replaced, system restore points can help .
- It might make sense to check the integrity of the Windows system files .
- Installing the latest Windows 10 or Windows 11 updates, and if available, BIOS updates may also work for some error cases.