0x000000E4: WORKER_INVALID fix error

WORKER_INVALID with a digital code 0x000000E4 indicates that the memory, which should not contain an executive work item, contains it. Or, the currently active work item has been queued.

The blue screen of death with the code 0x000000E4: WORKER INVALID is quite common on both old and new builds of Windows, including Windows 8 and 10. There are few reasons for this BSOD. Often, error 0x000000E4 appears due to a hardware failure of one of the devices (hard disk or RAM), when a system file or driver is damaged, or when a virus infects the system. For a more accurate determination of the culprit of the error, we recommend that you enable a small memory dump and analyze it using the BlueScreenView program.

Overview of Basic Methods for Fixing Problem 0x000000E4: WORKER INVALID

On the official Microsoft forum, developers indicate that if the blue screen of death of WORKER INVALID appeared on your PC, then you need to start solving it with an update to the operating system. Quite often, Windows 8 and 10 begin to conflict with files of other software because of their irrelevance or incompatibility. Installing the right service pack can help solve the problem.

In all versions of Windows, in order to update the operating system, you need to open the "Control Panel", "System and Security", "Windows Update" and click on the "Check for Updates" button.

Start searching for updates. If they are detected, then, depending on the version of Windows, they will automatically install or will need to confirm the download.

After updating the operating system, you must restart the computer for the changes to take effect.

If the Windows update did not work, then the blue WORKER INVALID death screen with the 0x000000E4 stop code may be caused by problems with the drivers.

Drivers can be updated manually or using special programs.

If you know, or in the Device Manager there is an indication of a failed driver, then you need to right-click on the device name and select "Properties".

A small window will appear. Go to the “Driver” tab and click on the “Update” or “Roll back” button. If you previously installed any software or connected new equipment, we recommend that you click “Roll back”, if not, “Update."

Next, select "Search for drivers on this computer."

We point the utility to a file previously downloaded from the official website of the equipment developer. After installing the software, be sure to reboot the system.

If you cannot detect a damaged or outdated driver yourself, we suggest using programs to automatically search for and install drivers. We recommend that you pay attention to DriverPack Solution or Driver Booster. Also, many laptop and motherboard developers offer their own proprietary utilities to search and install software. These programs will analyze the status of the drivers and offer to update all or some of the components.

If the error 0x000000E4 did not disappear even after the automatic software update, then you need to scan your PC for viruses, as well as for the presence or absence of damaged system files. In the first case, an antivirus with up-to-date signature databases or the Dr.Web Curelt healing utility will be enough. And to check the system for file integrity, you need to open a command prompt with Administrator rights and enter sfc / scannow.

If the antivirus did not detect viruses, and the utility damaged corrupted system files, the reason lies in hardware failure. Often such a BSOD is caused by a damaged disk or RAM modules.

We recommend checking the hard drive using the Victoria HDD utility. It will allow you to identify everyday and slow sectors. Next, the disk will have to be treated (part of the disk with bad sectors is “bitten off” by software; the disk capacity is reduced, but it continues to work) or replaced.

The RAM check will need to be performed in several stages:

Turn off the PC. We de-energize the motherboard (by pressing the power button for a few seconds with the PC turned off). We remove the bars and clean the contacts with the help of a stationery eraser. We write the MemTest86 program to a disk or flash drive. We go into the BIOS and set the boot priority from removable media or CD / DVD ROM. Save the result. Reboot the PC. The drive starts up. We begin testing the RAM. You must complete at least 6-8 passes by the program. This can take a whole day. After testing, we change the RAM bars in places. We are testing the RAM again. Next, leave one module in one slot. We are testing. We rearrange this module in another slot. Now we are testing the second module. First in the first slot, and then in the second.

Such lengthy testing of RAM modules will help determine if the modules are to blame for the error or slot.

In the event that RAM is not the culprit of the BSOD, it is worthwhile to diagnose the entire PC and restore Windows through the installation disk.

4 Recommendations for the Elimination of BSoD:

1. 0x000000E4: WORKER_INVALID may appear due to errors in the code of the operating system itself. Microsoft is constantly working to correct such errors, releasing patches and service packs. Installed the latest update package (Service pack) and the constant updating of the system will save a lot of errors.
2. If 0x000000E4: WORKER_INVALID appeared after the newly installed device driver or program. It is necessary to roll back the driver to an earlier version. With programs, things are easier, removing them will eliminate the cause of the failure. The “Run Last Known Good Configuration” option may be useful.
3. If 0x000000E4: WORKER_INVALID began to appear after you have connected a new device to the system, then you need to check it for compatibility with your operating system. If the device is compatible, then you need to download the latest drivers from the official website of the manufacturer and install them. If the latest drivers are installed, you need to install an earlier version of the drivers. If the device is incompatible with the operating system, then it is necessary either to change this device or to change the operating system that supports this device.
4. Very often the cause of the appearance of 0x000000E4: WORKER_INVALID is a malfunction of the RAM. To test it, you can use testing programs, such as memtest86+.