Question Keep getting blue screens - unexpected_kernel_mode_trap


Jul 24, 2017
The last month or so I've been getting a lot of blue screens and they are getting worse. The main one is unexpected_kernel_mode_trap, but I've also seen irql_not_less_or_equal a few times. Last night the PC failed to boot a few times then when I got it working it was ok for awhile. Restarted and it did it again then ran fine for about 30 minutes. This morning I was able to start right up then it did it while being on gmail.

I built the PC myself and have upgraded the CPU from an 8700k to a 9900k as well as the GPU from a 2080 TI to a 3090. The machine is mainly just for gaming but issues don't only happen during gaming. The blue screens also seemed to happen some before my upgrades as well.

I honestly have no idea where to even start. I tried turning off all the overclocking (which I don't go very over board on that stuff). But it still seems to be an issue as it did it again while just being in google chrome. Was planning on just doing a fresh install of Windows and starting clean since I know Windows tends to make all kinds of issues with updates and driver errors over time. But not sure if I should be looking at my hardware or not too.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Parts in my build


Win 10 Master
Can you follow option one on the following link - here - and then do this step below: Small memory dumps - Have Windows Create a Small Memory Dump (Minidump) on BSOD - that creates a file in c windows/minidump after the next BSOD

Open Windows File Explorer

Navigate to C:\Windows\Minidump

Copy the mini-dump files out onto your Desktop

Do not use Winzip, use the built in facility in Windows

Select those files on your Desktop, right click them and choose 'Send to' - Compressed (zipped) folder

Upload the zip file to the Cloud (OneDrive, DropBox . . . etc.)

Then post a link here to the zip file, so we can take a look for you . . .