If you encountered a crash or black screen with a LiveKernelEvent 141 error on your PC, you’re not alone. This type of error usually occurs when you’re performing graphics-intensive tasks and suggests something wrong with one of your computer components. It’s hard to figure out what is exactly triggering the error, but after reading this post, you’ll be able to troubleshoot the issue easily and quickly.

Try these fixes:

You may not try them all. Just work your way down the list until you find the one that solves the problem.

  1. Update your GPU driver
  2. Repair corrupted system files
  3. Stop overclocking
  4. Install all Windows updates
  5. Run a disk check

Fix 1 – Update your GPU driver

GPU is essential to your system performance, especially during your gameplay. A faulty, incorrect or outdated graphics driver can be the main cause of the LiveKernelEvent 141 error code. So before you try anything more complicated, make sure your graphics driver is updated to the latest.

Here are two ways you can update the GPU driver: manually or automatically.

Option 1 – Manually: GPU manufacturers will regularly release new drivers. To get them, you need to go to their official website (AMD or NVIDIA), find the drivers corresponding with your specific flavor of Windows version (for example, Windows 32 bit) and download the driver manually.

Option 2 – Automatically: If you don’t have the time, patience or computer skills to update the graphics driver manually, you can do it automatically with Driver Easy.

Driver Easy will automatically recognize your system and find the correct drivers for it. You don’t need to know exactly what system your computer is running, you don’t need to risk downloading and installing the wrong driver, and you don’t need to worry about making a mistake when installing.

  1. Download and install Driver Easy.
  2. Run Driver Easy and click the Scan Now button. Driver Easy will then scan your computer and detect any problem drivers.
  3. Click the Update button next to the flagged graphics driver to automatically download the correct version of that driver, then you can manually install it (you can do this with the FREE version).

    Or click Update All to automatically download and install the correct version of all the drivers that are missing or out of date on your system. (This requires the Pro version which comes with full support and a 30-day money back guarantee. You’ll be prompted to upgrade when you click Update All.)
The Pro version of Driver Easy comes with full technical support.
If you need assistance, please contact Driver Easy’s support team at support@drivereasy.com.

Restart your computer to fully employ the changes and see if the error gets fixed. If not, continue to the next method below.

Fix 2 – Repair corrupted system files

The LiveKernelEvent 141 error indicates hardware failure and means there are critical issues with your hardware such as GPU, memory or hard disk. To identify the cause and repair it, you can perform a quick automatic system scan instead of checking those components one by one.

Reimage is a powerful tool that specializes in Windows repair, detecting any issues related to hardware or security. Moreover, it can remove the damaged files while replacing them with correct and updated Windows files and components. It’s like a fresh reinstallation of Windows, but keep your programs, user data and settings as they are.

  1. Download and install Reimage.
  2. Open Reimage and click Yes to run a free scan of your PC.
  3. Reimage will scan your computer thoroughly. This may take a few minutes.
  4. Once done, you’ll see a detailed report of all the issues on your PC. To fix them automatically, click START REPAIR. This requires the purchase of the full version. And it also has a 60-day money back guarantee so that you can refund any time if Reimage doesn’t solve the issue.
    Reimage START REPAIR

See if your system is running faster and smoother now, and whether the PC’s performance, stability and security is significantly improved. If this doesn’t solve your issue, move on to the next fix.

Fix 3 – Stop overclocking

Overclocking and overheating can also be the culprits of the LiveKernelEvent 141 error. Doing this might give a boost to your game performance but will undermine the system stability at the same time. You can simply turn off any overclocking utilities like MSI Afterburner and set the clock speed back to the default to see if the error gets away. If not, check out Fix 4 below.

Fix 4 – Install all Windows updates

If your system is not up-to-date, you’re likely to encounter Windows issues including the LiveKernelEvent 141 hardware error. If you haven’t checked for Windows updates for a long time, definitely do it now.

  1. Simply type update in the Windows search box and click Check for updates.
  2. Click Check for updates. If there are any available updates, it will download and install them automatically. After it finishes, you’ll need to restart your computer.

See if the system update gives you luck. If the error persists, read the last fix.

Fix 5 – Run a disk check

A hard disk is also one of the most important computer components. To check if your hard disk drive is faulty, you can run a quick check with the CHKDSK tool. Here are the steps:

  1. Type cmd in the Windows search box. Then right-click Command Prompt and select Run as administrator.
  2. Click Yes when you’re prompted.
  3. In the command prompt, type chkdsk C: /f /r /x and press Enter. If the scan doesn’t start as expected and the alert pops up as below, type Y and press Enter.
  4. Restart your computer.

This will scan the disk drive automatically and try repairing detected errors. Once done, test if the LiveKernelEvent 141 error reoccurs. If so, there is one more solution to try.


Hopefully one of the fixes above resolved the LiveKernelEvent 141 error. If you have any questions or suggestions, feel free to share your comment below.

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