How to Fix CorsairVBusDriver.sys Blue Screen error on Windows 11/10

Recently some users reported facing CorsairVBusDriver.sys Blue Screen error after updating their PC. Because of this issue, the operating system starts to crash automatically and restart again. It is possible that the CorsairVBusDriver.sys driver is corrupted or outdated, causing BSODs. In addition, incompatible software (like Valorant) could also cause the BSOD.

This error code displays SYSTEM_THREAD_EXCEPTION_NOT_HANDLED error and it states CorsairVBusDriver.sys failed. In case you are also experiencing a similar error code, here we offer you different fixes that might help you.

How to Fix CorsairVBusDriver.sys Blue Screen Error

CorsairVBusDriver.sys Blue Screen error on Windows 10

To fix CorsairVBusDriver.sys Blue Screen error, follow the methods given below:

1] Uninstall corrupted Windows update

As mentioned before, this error code is reported after updating Windows 10. So the first thing we recommend is to uninstall such a buggy Windows updates.  Here is the tutorial to do so:

Windows 11

  • Right click on Start and select Settings.
  • From the left pane, click on the Windows Update tab.
  • Now click on Update history in the right pane.
  • Under Related Settings, click on Uninstall updates.
  • Right-click the latest update and select Uninstall.
  • Then, follow the instructions onscreen to finish uninstalling.

Windows 10

  • Press the Windows icon key + I shortcut key to open Settings.
  • Go to Update & security > Windows Update.
  • Scroll down and click on View update history.
  • Now hit the Uninstall Updates.
  • Right-click on the latest update and hit Uninstall.
  • Now follow the on-screen instructions to complete the uninstall.

Restart your system and check if the error is solved.

2] Update Corsair device firmware

Updating the corsair device firmware might help you fix the CorsairVBusDriver.sys Blue Screen error and will improve your device performance.

3] Rename the CorsairVBusDriver.sys driver

In case when the problem still persists, renaming your CorsairVBusDriver.sys driver is reported helpful in fixing this issue. Here are the steps to do so:

  • Plug out your Corsair device from your PC.
  • Boot to Windows Recovery Environment.
  • Click Start and hit the gear icon to open the Settings.
  • Go to Update & security > Recovery.
  • Now click on Restart now under the Advanced Startup section.
  • Select the See more advanced recovery options.
  • Choose the Troubleshoot > Advanced Option.
  • Now click on Command Prompt.
  • In the elevated window, type the following commands and hit Enter after each.
diskpart
list vol

Now you can see the list of drive letters and their partition size. Identify your OS drive from this list.

  • In the command prompt window, type exit and hit Enter to close the Diskpart tool.
  • Again choose the Command Prompt from the Advanced options window.
  • In the elevated window, type the drive letter for your identified OS drive and hit enter.
  • Type dir and press Enter. Now you can see the Windows folder.
  • In the command prompt window, type the command given below and press Enter.
cd \windows\system32\drivers
  • Now the [drive-letter]:\Windows\system32\driver prompt will open.
  • In this window, type the following command and hit Enter.
ren corsairvbusdriver.sys corsairvbusdriver.sys.bak
  • This way you can rename the driver.
  • Type exit and press Enter to exit the command prompt.
  • Now click on the Continue option to restart your system.

4] Uninstall the CorsairVBusDriver.sys driver

In the case when you are still unable to boot to the desktop, then there is a need to uninstall the Corsair driver. Here are the steps to do so:

  • Boot your system to the Windows 10 Recovery Environment as mentioned above and access the Command Prompt.
  • In the elevated prompt window, type the following command and hit Enter.
dism /image:c:\ /get-drivers

Now you can see the list of Installed first-party and third-part drivers with the Published name and Original file name in your system.

CorsairVBusDriver often has Original file names like oem18.inf, oem19.inf, etc.

  • To get more information about the particular driver, type the command given below and press Enter.
dism /image:c:\ /get-driverinfo /driver:oemxx.inf

Note: oemxxx.inf is the Published Name.

  • In order to uninstall the botched Corsair drive, type the following command and press Enter.
dism /image:c:\ /remove-driver /driver:oemxx.inf
  • Similarly, you can remove other Corsair drivers also.

Now type exit and press Enter to exit the Command prompt. Restart your PC without error.

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5] Perform System Restore

If none of the above methods works, then restoring your system might help you fix the CorsairVBusDriver.sys Blue Screen error. Given below are the steps to perform the System Restore:

  • Open the Control Panel window.
  • In the Control Panel, type System Restore in the search box.
  • Now click on Create a restore point under the System section.
  • In the System Properties window, go to the System Protection tab.
  • Hit the Create button next to Create a restore point right now for the drivers that have system protection turned on.
  • Name the System Protection box and hit the Create button.
  • Wait for a while, and you will see a The restore point was created successfully message.
  • Now press the Windows+R to open the Run dialog box.
  • In the text box, type rstrui.exe and hit Enter.
  • In the System Restore window, click on the Next button.
  • Now choose the newly created Restore Point where you want your system to restore and hit Next.
  • Check for the details and confirm Yes. Hit on Finish.
  • Click yes when asked for confirmation.
  • Now Windows will restore your system.

I hope, you find the above methods useful to solve the Blue Screen error CorsairVBusDriver.sys on your Windows 10 computer.

6] Start a BSOD debugging program

If none of the above solutions work, you can opt for this method. It doesn’t require too much technical knowledge and your apps and files will remain intact. Restoro can help you fix BSOD errors and identify their root causes by repairing damaged system files.

Tip: If you are facing update, activation, or driver issues on your Windows PC, try RESTORO PC Repair Tool. This software will scan your device for potential issues and resolve them automatically.