5 Ways to Fix the luafv.sys BSOD Error

Running the DISM and SFC scan will help fix this problem


Many PC users worldwide face many BSOD errors; one common example is the luafv.sys error. This error can be frustrating, especially if it is your first time encountering the problem.

In this article, we will help you understand this error’s cause and provide you with some troubleshooting techniques to overcome this issue.

What is luafv.sys?

The luafv.sys is a particular type of LUA File Virtualization Filter Driver. The Microsoft Windows operating system, developed by Microsoft, is where it is most frequently used. It is categorized as a Win64 EXE (Driver) file and has the SYS file extension.

On November 8, 2006, the first version of luafv.sys was made available for Windows Vista. The most recent update is [v10.0. (16299.1087) (WinBuild. Microsoft Office Access 2010 version 14 (build 160101.0800)] which was released on July 4, 2011.

What causes the luafv.sys BSOD?

There are many factors behind the luafv.sys BSOD error. Some of the more common causes include:

  • Corrupted system files – If your system file is corrupted, you will encounter this BSOD error.
  • Virus infection – A virus attack can compromise the functioning of a system leading to many problems including the luafv.sys error.
  • Corrupt Windows registry – A corrupt registry is another common cause of this BSOD error.
  • Hardware conflict – This problem can occur due to conflicts between hardware components.
  • Hard drive failure – A failed hard drive can also be a factor behind this BSOD error.
  • Driver conflicts – If there is an issue between the luafv.sys driver and other drivers, it will result in this error.

There are also many forms in which you might get this error. Some common versions of this error include:

  • “0x0A: IRQL_NOT_LESS_EQUAL – luafv.sys”
  • “Luafv.sys error has caused Windows to shut down to prevent computer damage.”
  • 0x0000001E STOP: KMODE_EXCEPTION_NOT_HANDLED – luafv.sys
  • “:( Windows encountered a problem with luafv.sys and needs to restart.”
  • “STOP 0×00000050: PAGE_FAULT_IN_NONPAGED_AREA – luafv.sys”

How do I fix the luafv.sys BSOD?

Before trying our more comprehensive solutions, we recommend trying out these quick fixes.

  • Restart your device – Simply rebooting your system could help fix this error. A reboot can fix minor glitches and errors, including this BSOD error.
  • Check hardware components – Check if all hardware components are correctly placed in their position. This could also help to resolve this problem.
  • Run a virus scan – We recommend using a robust antivirus to run a scan. This rules out the possibility of the error due to malware infection.

If the error persists after trying out these steps, go ahead with our more robust solutions below.

1. Run the DISM and SFC scan

  1. Hold the Windows + R keys together, type cmd in the text field, and press Ctrl + Shift simultaneously, then hit the Enter button to open the command prompt with administrative privileges.
  2. Input the command below and press Enter.
    DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth
  3. Next, input the command below and press Enter.
    SFC / Scannow
  4. Reboot your system and check if the luafv.sys BSOD error persists.

2. Update your drivers

  1. Click on the Start menu and choose the Device Manager option.
  2. Click on the little arrow to expand any category with outdated drivers, right-click on the required driver and select Update driver.
  3. In the next window, choose the Search automatically for drivers option.
  4. Follow any other on-screen instructions to finish the update process and check if this has fixed the luafv.sys BSOD.

3. Perform a full system scan

  1. Hold the Windows + R keys to launch the Run dialogue box, type cmd in the text field, hold Ctrl + Shift, then hit Enter to open the command prompt with administrative privileges.
  2. Type the command below to locate the latest version of Microsoft Defender and hit Enter.
    cd C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows Defender\Platform\4*
  3. Next, type the command below to start a full virus scan and hit Enter.
    mpcmdrun -scan -scantype 2

  4. After doing this, Microsoft Defender will scan your system and remove any virus or malware causing the luafv.sys BSOD problem.

4. Carry out a system restore

  1. Hold the Windows + R keys simultaneously to open the Run dialogue, type rstrui in the text field, and hit Enter.
  2. Select the Next button.
  3. Choose a restore point that goes way back before you started having the luafv.sys BSOD error and click Next.
  4. Finally, click the Finish button.
  5. Reboot your system and check if the luafv.sys error persists.

5. Update your operating system

  1. Hold the Windows + I keys together to open the Settings app.
  2. On the left-hand side, choose Windows update, and pick Check for updates on the right side.
  3. If you see any available updates, choose Download & Install.
  4. Allow the updates to complete, then reboot your system and see if the BSOD luafv.sys has been fixed.

The fixes listed in this article should help you fix the BSOD error. Remember that we have not listed these solutions in any particular order, so try out any solution that fits your needs.

Tell us in the comment section below which solutions worked best for you.

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