How to Fix Blue Screen “ADPU” Errors


Getting the blue screen warning can be really frightening as it can be the indication of an impending danger to your computer resulting in harassment and wastage of time and money. Though some think that reinstalling the operating system is the solution but actually it is not.

Adpu320.sys – a brief overview

The problem is precipitated by “Adpu320.sys” a type of SYS file. Now you might be wondering what it is actually. The answer is it is a third party device driver of Windows OS. And any damage to such files can lead to the critical system errors along with the blue screen. So SYS file errors are triggered by defective hardware and corrupted device driver files.

When does the problem occur?

Typically the blue screen errors are experienced while installing new hardware or software. It can also occur at the time of Windows start up as well as shut down. It is also experienced at the time of using some function like scanning or printing. The problem comes up along with the following warning on the screen –

“A problem has been detected and Windows has been shut down to prevent damage to your computer. The problem seems to be caused by the following file: Adpu320.sys.”

However there can be other additional information besides or along with the above mentioned one.

Causes of Adpu320.sys errors: There are different issues and factors leading to the problem, the predominant ones are listed below :

  • The Adpu320.sysfile or server management program files corrupted by virus, malware or like.
  • Incorrectly configured device drivers. (Considered the commonest factor).
  • Adpu320.sys problem due to damage of memory i.e. RAM.
  • It can also be caused by a defective or damaged hard disk.
  • Corrupted in Windows at the time of installing or uninstalling any other software.
  • Hardware conflict after installing new hardware having relation to Adpu320.sys.

How to fix the Adpu320.sys Errors:

Use the save mode: Try to restart your system in safe mode. You can load safe mode by continuously pressing the F8/F10 button at the time of the booting process after the motherboard’s flash screen is displayed. Then select one of the safe modes that are shown to choose from. Now continue using the computer in the safe mode and check if the blue screen appears or not. If it does not there is high probability that the problem is caused by one of the programs loading at the time of the start-up process.

Deactivate the program: Type “msconfig” in the search bar and press enter. In the Service tab and start up tab tick “Hide all Microsoft services.” It will ask you to restart the system. If after the restart the blue screen still appears then you should know that it was not due to the conflicting start up programs.

Start-up Repair:  This can solve the issue as it happens in many cases. Shut down your system and restart. It will come up with Startup Repair option. Do it and see if the problem is still there or resolved.

Check the hard drive for corruption: If the error still persists check the disk for possible damages that might be causing the error. Type “chkdsk/f” and press enter. Consult the report displayed after the process is over. Any corruption or irreparable damage suggests that it’s time to buy a new hard disk.

So from the discussion you can understand that it is all about applying the theory of trial and error and there is no short-cut to it. However you are lucky enough if your error is resolved at the very first attempt or even at the second one.