When you use Windows Server 2022, you may encounter the Windows Server 2022 BSOD error. This can happen on the local PC and VMware. Don’t worry! This post from MiniTool offers some solutions for you.

A Blue Screen of Death (BSOD) is a warning that appears when your computer encounters a serious problem, forcing it to interrupt operation and display a blue screen. This warning is officially called a Stop Error, and it indicates a problem that requires you to restart Windows.

In our previous posts, we have introduced Windows 10 blue screen error and Windows 11 blue screen error. With the widespread use of Windows Server, some users have also reported “Windows Server 2022 BSOD” errors. Here, we will tell you how to fix the Windows Server 2022 BSOD error on the host on VMware.

The possible reasons for the “Windows Server 2022 BSOD error” issue are as follows:

  • Application incompatibility issues
  • Memory stick corruption
  • Hardware failure
  • MBR or system file error
  • Driver issues
  • Virus or malware attack
  • BCD errors

How to Fix Windows Server 2022 BSOD Error on Local PC

Case 1: Windows Server 2022 BSOD Error on Local PC

Hello, I have been using the Windows Server 2022 which is installed in my notebook for testing purposes. One day when I tried to boot up the server the Windows server could not be started up. BIOS could detect the hard disk in the boot manager but I suspect that the MBR may be corrupted or missing. The notebook rebooted in the pre-boot stage endlessly. Does anyone know how to fix that?

How to fix the Windows Server 2022 BSOD error on the local PC? Follow the below guide.

Fix 1: Remove Any Additional Hardware

Sometimes, the Windows Server 2022 BSOD error on your PC can be triggered by external hardware. Your computer may not function properly when certain peripherals are connected. If you experience a computer crash, consider disconnecting external devices such as external hard drives, Bluetooth mice, keyboards, and USB devices.

If your Windows Server 2022 still encounters the BSOD error and can’t boot normally after removing the external hardware, you can try the following advanced methods. Before attempting them, you should start your computer in Safe Mode.

How to Enter Safe Mode on Windows Server 2022:

Step 1. Prepare a Windows Server 2022 installation media insert it into your PC, and set it as the first boot option in the BIOS.

Step 2. When you see the Press any key to boot from CD or DVD message, press any key.

Step 3. Then, select the language, time and currency format, keyboard or input method you want to install, and click Next.

Step 4. Click Repair your computer.

Step 5. Choose Troubleshoot > Command Prompt.

choose Command Prompt

Step 6. Type the following commands one by one and press Enter after each one.

  • bcdedit / set {bootmgr} displaybootmenu yes
  • bcdedit / set {bootmgr} timeout 15
type the commands

Step 7. Exit Command Prompt. Go back to the Choose an Option screen, and choose Troubleshoot.

Step 8. On the next screen, this time you can choose Startup Settings. Then, click Restart.

choose Startup Settings

Step 9. Now, choose Safe Mode with Networking and press Enter.

choose Safe Mode with Networking

Fix 2: Run Memory Diagnostics Tool

Since the Windows Server 2022 BSOD error may be due to memory, motherboard, or hardware failure, you can run the Memory Diagnostic Tool in Safe Mode to fix it. Here is how to do that

Step 1. Press the Windows + R keys together to open Run. Then, type mdsched.exe and click OK.

Step 2. Click Restart now and check for problems to begin testing for RAM errors.

Step 3. Your system will restart and the tool will start to check for memory problems.

run Memory Diagnostic Tool

Step 4. If there are no memory errors, you can try the next solution. If there are some problems, you can consider replacing the memory.

Fix 3: Rebuild MBR

You can try to rebuild MBR (Master Boot Record) to fix the Windows Server 2022 BSOD error on the local PC.

Step 1. Go back to the Advanced option page, and click Command Prompt.

Step 2. Type the following commands one by one, pressing Enter after each:

  • bootrec /fixmbr
  • bootrec /fixboot
  • bootrec /rebuildbcd

Fix 4: Run SFC and DISM

Another method you can use to fix the Windows Server 2022 BSOD error is the System File Checker (SFC) utility and DISM tool:

Step 1. Type sfc /scannow and press Enter. This process may take you much time to scan, please wait patiently.

Step 2. If the SFC scan doesn’t work, you can try running the following commands one by one and press Enter after each one.

  • Dism /Online /Cleanup-Image /CheckHealth
  • Dism /Online /Cleanup-Image /ScanHealth
  • Dism /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth

Once done, exit Safe Mode and check if the BSOD issue gets fixed.

Fix 5: Scan for Virus and Malware

Since the Windows Server 2022 BSOD error can be caused by the virus and malware, it’s recommended to check for virus and malware via Windows Defender.

Step 1. Open Settings by pressing Windows + keys. Click Update & Security.

Step 2. Click the Windows Security part. Then, click Open Windows Security.

Step 3. Choose the Virus and threat protection option and click Quick Scan. Or, you can choose Scan options based on your needs. and there are four options – Quick scanFull scanCustom scan, and Microsoft Defender Offline scan.

scan for virus and malware

Fix 6: Update the Graphic Driver

You will meet the “Windows Server 2022 BSOD error” issue if you have incompatible, corrupt, missing, or outdated drivers. To solve the issue, you need to update the driver.

Step 1. Press the Windows + R keys together to open the Run box.

Step 2. Then, type devmgmt.msc in it to open Device Manager.

Step 3. Double-click Display adapters to expand it. Then right-click your graphics card driver and choose Update driver.

Step 4. You will be asked how you want to search for drivers in the pop-up window. You should choose Search automatically for updated driver software and then follow the instructions to complete the process.

Fix 7: Uninstall Specific Program

Sometimes the Windows Server 2022 BSOD error happens after installing particular applications. Disabling or uninstalling them is useful. Just do this work targeting the following programs:

  • Aast
  • McAfee
  • Webcam
  • BitDefender and Cisco VPN
  • etc.

Fix 8: Perform a System Restore

You can also perform a system restore to fix the issue. You need to notice that only if you have created a system restore point, you can try this method. Follow the guide below to do that.

Step 1. Type system restore in the Search box and click Open.

Step 2. This will lead you to the system protection tab in the system properties. 

Step 3. Then, click System Restore… and click Next.

click Next

Step 4. Now select the restore point to which you want to restore your system. Then, click Next.

Step 5. Check the information. Once done, click Finish.

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Create an Image for your Windows Server

Blue screen errors appear now and then, which brings many troubles for you, for example, you need to spend much time looking for solutions to fix it, the PC downtime lasts long, etc. If you have a backup of the operating system, things become easier. In addition, some blue errors can cause file loss. To avoid loss, we also suggest backing up your crucial files.

How can you create a backup for your system or files? Here, MiniTool ShadowMaker is worth trying. As a piece of professional Server backup software, it is useful to back up files, back up systems, clone SSD to larger SSD, etc. This program is compatible with Windows Server 2022/2019/2016/2012/R2.

Now, click the following button to get MiniTool ShadowMaker Trial Edition and have a try.

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Step 1. Launch MiniTool ShadowMaker and click Keep Trail to start a backup.

Step 2. In the main function interface, click Backup.

Step 3. As you can see, the System C and System Reserved Partition in SOURCE are chosen by default. So you only need to select a destination path by clicking DESTINATION to store the system image. You can choose the external drive, USB flash drive, NAS, etc.

Step 4. Click Back Up Now or Back Up Later.

click Back up Now or Back Up Later

After finishing the system backup, you should create a bootable disc or USB drive so that you can easily perform system image recovery when BSOD stop code system service exception happens to Windows Server.

Step 1. Go to the Tools page and click Media Builder from the features list.

Step 2. Choose WinPE-based media with MiniTool plug-in. This option provides better compatibility with computer hardware.

Step 3. Select the proper option to create the media. CD/DVD, USB hard drive, USB flash drive, and an ISO file are OK.

create the media

How to Fix Windows Server 2022 BSOD Error on VMware

Some Windows Server 2022 users report that they install the Server operating system in virtual machines but it can’t start normally with a blue screen.

Case 2: Windows Server 2022 BSOD Error on VMware after installing KB5032198

After updated the Win server 2022 KB5032198, then I meet the BSOD when I installed the display driver.
Below is the BSOD information:
A kernel component has corrupted a critical data structure.
The corruption could potentially allow a malicious user to gain control of this machine.Microsoft

Microsoft confirmed that the issue is partially related to virtualization-based security (VBS) enabled in Windows Server 2022. Besides, if your VMware meets the following conditions, you may encounter the Windows Server 2022 BSOD error on VMware.

  • Expose IOMMU has been enabled on the guest operating system.
  • System Guard Secure Boot has been enabled on the guest host running on Windows Server 2022.

How to fix the issue? Microsoft has now fixed this problem with the November 2023 cumulative security update KB5032198. You just need to boot into Safe Mode and go to Microsoft Update Catalog to download and install KB5032198.

download and install update KB5032198
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Bottom Line

Have you encountered the Windows Server 2022 BSOD error? Take it easy and you can get many solutions to get rid of this error. Besides, it is best to create a backup for your PC after fixing the error. Also, any questions on MiniTool software are appreciated and you can contact us via [email protected].

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