If you have a Windows 10 PC, most likely a Laptop or Surface device, there’s a good chance you may have encountered blue screen of death error SYNTP.SYS. If the error is occurring regularly, this guide will show you some ways to fix the issue.


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Even though Windows 10 has been out for several years now, it still isn’t as stable and error-free as most people would like it to be. It seems that with each and every update the operating system gets more and more errors, rather than more and more stable. Luckily most error messages the average person will encounter on Windows can be fixed without too much fuss.

In the case of SYNTP.SYS error there are five different checks/fixes you can make to diagnose and fix the issue. Some of these fixes are quite simple, while others are a little more complicated, so patiently work your way through the list. Even after completing all of these steps, you won’t know if the cause of the error has been fixed. You’ll just have to wait and see.

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How Do You Fix SYNTP.SYS Blue Screen Of Death Error on Windows 10?

The first thing you need to check if you are receiving SYNTP.SYS error are your Synaptics Drivers. To do this open the Control Panel, go to Programs & Features, then find and uninstall any Synaptics entries. Once you have done this, Restart your computer and go to Settings > Updates & Security. On this page, click Check for Updates, and Windows will search for and install the latest drivers for your system. Once installed, your system shouldn’t have any more SYNTP.SYS errors.

Run the Windows 10 BSOD Troubleshooting Tool.

If the above solution hasn’t worked, you can run the Windows 10 Blue Screen of Death Troubleshooting Tool. Personally, I’ve never had much luck using this tool which is why I’ve left it to last, however, that doesn’t mean it won’t work for you. To find the tool open Settings go to Update & Security, select Troubleshoot in the left-hand pane, then choose BSOD in the central pane. Now simply wait for the tool to complete.


Fix SYNTP.SYS Blue Screen Of Death Error Using the SFC Command.

Before starting these steps, make sure you have a backup of your data, just in case something goes wrong. The chances are low but it’s always best to be safe than sorry. This is standard procedure for any repair task on Windows 10 anyway.

  • To begin, press the Windows Key + X to open Command Prompt (as administrator)
  • In the Command Prompt window type sfc /scannow, then press Enter. Now, wait for the process to finish. (which may take quite a few minutes)
  • If your computer is in full working order, without any corrupt or missing operating system files, the scan will show the message: Windows Resource Protection did not find any integrity violations.

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Note: If sfc doesn’t find any errors proceed to the next solution, skipping the 3 dot points below.

  • If the sfc check does find problems the message will show as: Windows Resource Protection found corrupt files but was unable to fix some of them. If this is the message you receive, continue with next bullet point.
  • To start, boot your computer into Safe Mode. If you are running Windows 7 or older, Restart your computer and continuously press F8. The advanced boot menu will display when it boots. Select Safe Mode with Command Prompt and press Enter. If you are using Windows 8 or 10, you will need to use a different method which can be found here: Advanced Startup options for Windows 8 and 10.
  • Once have booted into Safe Mode, open Command Prompt (as admin) again and run the: sfc /scannow command another time. This will repair corrupted Windows system files.

Check to See if You Have Any Memory Issues.

As SYNTP.SYS error can sometimes be caused by a memory/ram issue, it’s also a good idea to check your ram. To do this type mdsched into the start menu, then select Windows Memory Diagnostic when it appears. Finally, choose the option to Restart Now and follow the prompts given by Windows during your next boot.


Run ‘chkdsk’ to Fix SYNTP.SYS Error on Windows 10.

An easy fix you can use for SYNTP.SYS is the Windows chkdsk tool. To run chkdsk, open Command Prompt (as admin) then enter the following command.

chkdsk c: /f /r

The command will check and fix any issues it finds automatically.