Fix clfs.sys error in Windows 10 in a few easy steps

However, the issue can also appear if you have a problem with one of your drivers. You can find out more about this issue by doing following the given steps as described below.

How can I solve the clfs.sys error in Windows 10?

1. Use Restoro

Blue Screen of Death, or BSOD (as it is commonly known), is a stop or exception screen error that appears whenever your Windows PC is affected by a fatal system error.

The colored screen (blue, red, black, pink) that is associated with this problem has become a synonym for issues on Windows, and entails a system crash or a state in which your operating system can no longer run safely.

BSoD errors can appear because of a variety of causes including malfunctioning hardware, corrupt drivers, problematic DLLs, power supply issues, or even overheating of specific components of your PC.

Hardware issues that cause BSoD can be obviously resolved by replacing/repairing the damaged components, but resolving this issue when software is the fault can be very tricky and potentially dangerous for your system.

To avoid any unwanted issues by attempting a fix on your own, we recommend that you use a specialized Windows repair software, and the best option for this task is by far Restoro.

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This powerful and yet compact software enables you to resolve BSoD errors with just a few clicks of your mouse and without the need to worry about any other side effects.

Next, we will present you with a step-by-step guide that will allow you to successfully set up Restoro, and start resolving a great variety of issues, including the dreaded BSoD :

  1. Download and install Restoro
  2. Launch Restoro
    • Restoro will now compile data about your PC
      Restoro first scan
  3. Wait for it to find any system stability issues and possible malware infections
    • Once the scan is complete, Restoro will show you a summary of your PC’s current status
      Restoro repair
  4. Press Start Repair
    • Restoro will now start downloading and replacing and faulty registries, DLLs, and any other damaged files it may have found during the scan.
    • This is possible thanks to the online libraries that is uses for comparison, replacing damaged data with its perfectly functional equivalent
  5. Restart your PC for all the changes to take effect

Your PC should now work perfectly fine, and you will no longer have to worry about slow response times, BSoD errors, or anything of the sort.

Disclaimer: This program needs to be upgraded from the free version in order to perform some specific actions.

2. Run a security scan

Open your antivirus and do a full system scan for any malware or viruses that might be in your system.

Usually when your system registries are damaged in any way thus getting the clfs.sys error message might be caused by a virus or a malware infection.

After the scan is completed reboot the Windows 10 computer. Check and see if you still get the same clfs.sys error message.

3. Update clfs.sys related drivers

Updating drivers manually can be time-consuming. We recommend you to use a tool that automatically updates your dirver, like DriverFix.

4. Restore your system to a previous point

  1. Right-click the Start menu and select Run.
  2. Type rstrui in Run’s Open text box and click OK to open the System Restore window.
  3. Select the Choose a different restore point option as an alternative to the recommended restore.
  4. Click the Next button to open the list of restore points.
  5. To view the full restore list, click the Show more restore points option.
  6. Select a restore point to roll Windows back to.
  7. Restoring Windows removes programs installed after a selected restore point.
  8. You can press the Scan for affected programs button to see what software is deleted for a specific restore point.
  9. Click Next and Finish to roll back Windows.

Note: System Restore is a built-in tool that can help you fix corrupted system files. With this utility, you can restore Windows 10 to an earlier point in time, before the error occurred.

5. Run an SFC scan

  1. Enter command prompt in the Windows screen search box.
  2. Right-click Command Prompt and select Run as administrator.
  3. In the command prompt window, you need to write the following command and then press Enter: sfc /scannow.
  4. It will take a couple of minutes until the system file checker is finished.
  5. After it is finished you will need to reboot your Windows 10.
  6. See if it fixed your clfs.sys error message after the sfc scan was performed.

Note: If a virus or malware has corrupted your system, the System File Checker can try to repair the affected files. This built-in solution will scan system files and replace any corrupted ones with a cached copy. 

5. Run a disk check

  1. In the Windows search box,  write Command Prompt.
  2. Right-click on the Command prompt icon and select the Run as administrator feature.
  3. Left-click or tap on the Yes button if a user account control window pops up.
  4. In the command prompt window write the following: chkdsk /f.
  5. Press the Enter button on the keyboard.
  6. After the check process is completed you will need to close the command prompt window and reboot the Windows 10 PC.

Note: This process will check your disk for any errors it may have on it and it will try to fix them.

6. Check if your RAM is corrupted

  1. Download Windows MemTest86 USB image.
  2. Extract it from the ZIP file on your PC.
  3. Insert an empty USB stick into your computer.
  4. In the extracted folder (MemTest86) run the imageUSB tool and choose your USB stick so it becomes memory diagnostic tool stuck
  5. Restart your PC with the USB drive as the main bootable device.
  6. Follow the commands from the screen while MemTest86 will check for memory issues.

Note: MemTest86 is a free memory testing program, and you have to boot this one from a USB flash drive. The software can test your RAM for all kinds of issues.

You have above a couple of options that you can try in order to fix your clfs.sys error message in Windows 10.

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