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ATTEMPTED_WRITE_TO_READONLY_MEMORY error in Windows 10

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Some of the most common Windows errors and bugs are a result of old or incompatible drivers. The lack of an up-to-date system can lead to lag, system errors or even BSoDs.To avoid these types of problems, you can use an automatic tool that will find, download, and install the right driver version on your Windows PC in just a couple of clicks, and we strongly recommend DriverFix.Follow these easy steps to safely update your drivers:

  1. Download and install DriverFix.
  2. Launch the app.
  3. Wait for the software to detect all your faulty drivers.
  4. You will now be presented with a list of all the drivers that have issues, and you just need to select the ones you’d liked fixed.
  5. Wait for DriverFix to download and install the newest drivers.
  6. Restart your PC for the changes to take effect.
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2. Run the dedicated troubleshooter 

  1. Open the Settings app and go to the Update & security section.
  2. Select Troubleshoot from the menu on the left.
  3. Select BSoD from the right pane and click Run the troubleshooter.
  4. Follow the instructions on the screen to complete the troubleshooter.

If updating your drivers didn’t get the job done, let’s try Windows 10‘s troubleshooting tool.

This is a universal tool that basically deals with all sorts of issues within Windows 10. And it might also be helpful with the BSOD issues.


3. Run the SFC scan

  1. Type cmd in Windows search and click on Run as administrator to start Command Prompt as administrator.
  2. Enter the following line and press Enter: sfc/scannow
  3. Wait until the process is done (it may take a while).
  4. If the solution is found, it will automatically be applied.
  5. Now, close the Command Prompt and restart your computer.

The next troubleshooting tool we’re going to run is the SFC scan. This is a command-line troubleshooter that scans your system for potential issues, and resolves them (if the solution is possible, of course).


4. Run DISM

4.1 Standard way

  1. Right-click Start and open Command Prompt (Admin).
  2. Paste the following command and press Enter:
    • DISM /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth
  3. Wait until the scan is finished.
  4. Restart your computer and try updating again.

4.2 With the Windows installation media

  1. Insert your Windows installation media.
  2. Start Command Prompt as administrator as indicated in the previous solution.
  3. In the command line, type the following commands and press Enter after each:
    • dism /online /cleanup-image /scanhealth
    • dism /online /cleanup-image /restorehealth
  4. Now, type the following command and press Enter:
    • DISM /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth /source:WIM:X:SourcesInstall.wim:1 /LimitAccess
  5. Make sure to change an X value with the letter of the mounted drive with Windows 10 installation.
  6. After the procedure is finished, restart your computer.

DISM is the third troubleshooter we’re going to try, in case the previous two failed to resolve the problem.

DISM stands for Deployment Image Servicing and Management, and as its name says, it reloads the system image. So, maybe this process will resolve the BSOD issue.


5. Remove problematic applications

Errors such as ATTEMPTED_WRITE_TO_READONLY_MEMORY can be caused by certain applications, therefore it’s necessary that you find and remove them.

Users reported that Gigabyte On/Off software is the common cause for this error, so if you have this software installed, be sure that you remove it.

Another common cause for BSoD errors can be your antivirus software. Users reported that tools such as NoVirusThanks can cause these types of errors, and according to them, the issue was fixed after removing this tool.

We have to mention that almost any antivirus program can cause this error, and if you want to fix this problem, you’ll have to remove all third-party antivirus programs from your PC.

To completely remove an antivirus program, we strongly suggest that you use dedicated removal tool.

Many antivirus companies have dedicated removal tools available for their software, so be sure to download one for your antivirus program.

If uninstalling the antivirus fixes the issue, you might want to download the latest version of the same antivirus program that you were using before, or you can switch to any another antivirus software.


6. Reset BIOS to default

Few users reported that they managed to fix this error by resetting BIOS to default, and you can do that easily. To see how to access and reset BIOS, be sure to check your motherboard manual for detailed instructions.

Before you reset BIOS, we advise you to check your SATA Controller and see what mode you are currently using.

Controller mode will be set to IDE, AHCI, or RAID, so be sure to set the SATA controller mode to the same value after you reset BIOS.


7. Use System Restore or Windows 10 reset

7.1 Perform a System Restore

  1. Hold Shift key on your keyboard and click the Restart button. Alternatively, you can restart your computer a few times during the boot sequence to start Automatic Repair.
    restart
  2. Select Troubleshoot, select Advanced options, and click on System Restore.
  3. Select your username and enter your password if you have one.
  4. Select Choose a different restore point and click Next.
  5. Choose the restore point you wish to return to and click Next. Wait for the process to finish.

If ATTEMPTED_WRITE_TO_READONLY_MEMORY error is caused by a software problem, you should be able to fix it by performing System Restore.

If System Restore didn’t fix the issue, you’ll have to perform Windows 10 reset. To complete Windows 10 reset you might need Windows 10 installation media.

You can easily create an installation media by using Media Creation Tool and empty USB flash drive.


7.2 Perform a Windows 10 reset

  1. Start the Automatic Repair process and choose Troubleshoot, then click on Reset this PC, and then on Remove everything. Be prepared to insert Windows 10 installation media if you’re asked to.
  2. Select Only the drive where Windows is installed, select Just remove my files and click the Reset button.
  3. Follow the instructions to complete the reset process.

We have to warn you that the reset process is similar to a clean install, so make sure that you back up important files from your C partition before you start this procedure.

If the BSoD error appears even after Windows 10 reset, the error is most likely caused by faulty hardware.


8. Check your hardware

ATTEMPTED_WRITE_TO_READONLY_MEMORY error can be caused by your hardware, so we urge you to check if your RAM is working properly.

The easiest way to do that is to test your RAM modules one by one, but you can also use tools such as MemTest86+ to perform a detailed scan of your RAM.

If your RAM is not the problem, you should check all other major hardware components.


The BSoD such as the Windows error ATTEMPTED_WRITE_TO_READONLY_MEMORY can be sometimes hard to fix, but we hope that you managed to fix this error by using one of our solutions.

If you have any other suggestions or solutions, don’t hesitate to leave them in a comment below.

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