Question Faulting module ucrtbade.dll - Causes windows to flicker and become completely unresponsive


Oct 9, 2015

I have this problem for a long time now. Randomly when I turn off the PC and then turn on, right after i log in, and see it takesa long time, i know its coming, and then ..... Bam... only black screen, no icons, nothing, windows flickers ever second, every window looses focus. only thing i manage to open is task manager but i cant do anything in it. So i went into Eventviewer after this happened. and i noticed finally the error. (see picture) View:

Error in text form:

Faulting application name: explorer.exe, version: 10.0.19041.928, time stamp: 0xbc61eb13
Faulting module name: ucrtbase.dll, version: 10.0.19041.789, time stamp: 0x2bd748bf
Exception code: 0xc0000409
Fault offset: 0x000000000007286e
Faulting process ID: 0x1d30
Faulting application start time: 0x01d747849594bcd0
Faulting application path: C:\WINDOWS\explorer.exe
Faulting module path: C:\WINDOWS\System32\ucrtbase.dll
Report ID: 338fd448-f818-4cf2-bc7b-295dc5951b1b
Faulting package full name:
Faulting package-relative application ID:

Theres like over 500 records of this.... I dont know what to do and whats causing it. Please help me. I havent found anything that would make sense on the internet.
Windows 10 Pro 64bit
Build: 20H2


Win 10 Master
Open Start, type: file explorer options
Hit Enter
Under the General tab, click in the Open File Explorer to then choose "This PC".

Try WinKey + E now. If it opens fine, then the problem is with Quick access cache, which can be cleared by deleting *.automaticDestinations-ms from the following directory, using Command Prompt.


Press Windows key + R
Type: %AppData%
Hit Enter

Then navigate to that folder.

Could be an issue with your display driver.

uninstall your display driver then restart
Boot to the Windows 10 desktop
Press Windows key + X
Click Device Manager
Expand Display adapters
Right click the current display adapter
Click Uninstall
Exit Device Manager

try this?
right click start button
choose powershell (admin)
type SFC /scannow and press enter
once its completed, copy/paste this command into same window:

Repair-WindowsImage -Online -RestoreHealth
and press enter

SFC fixes system files, second command cleans image files, re run SFC if it failed to fix all files and restart PC