MANUALLY_INITIATED_CRASH1 is a BSOD (Blue Screen of Death) type anomaly which primarily appears with Error code 0xDEADDEAD in Windows 10. Normally this is a critical problem that arises while upgrading the Windows 10 and thus blocks the system from booting up. Today, in this article, we have come with possible reasons behind and probable solutions to fix this issue.

Repair corrupt system files, check hard disk, create extra space in C: drive, convert Partition from NTFS to GPT are some of the solutions that may work. Apart from these workarounds, reset Windows and repair Registry files might help to curb this problem. Let’s learn the solutions in somewhat more detail-

Reasons behind the BSOD Error code 0xDEADDEAD in Windows 10

There are several causes that may generate this error code 0xDEADDEAD. Here is the list of possible culprits behind this Blue Screen of death error-

  • Damage or mismatch system files or disk drive.
  • Insufficient space on System partition.
  • Recently installed third party incompatible application program.
  • Sudden interruption on Windows Upgrade.
  • Obsolete device driver and Registry Files.
  • Winlogon.exe – This is the relevant application which allows the log-in or log-out. 
  • Corrupt Csrss.exe – This may prevent Microsoft Client or create the Runtime Server Subsystem error.

Ways to fix MANUALLY_INITIATED_CRASH1 BSOD Error on Windows 10

Here, we discuss different methods to address BSOD Error code 0xDEADDEAD on Windows 10 device.

Enter Safe Mode

Since 0xDEADDEAD is a BSOD type error, you won’t be able to access the Login Screen. Hence, you must enter Safe mode as this uses minimum drivers and software. Here’s how to proceed-

  • At first, turn off your PC using the Power Button.
  • Hold down the Power button for few seconds then release to start the Windows.
  • Repeat this process for at least 3 times till you get the Preparing Automatic Repair Screen.

Preparing Automatic repair

Note: In case, you obtain the Preparing Automatic Repair option in the first attempt, skip restarting your PC.

  • Now, wait till the Windows diagnose the problem.
  • Once the Windows Recovery environment appears, click on the Advanced options.


  • Succeeding after, select Troubleshoot followed by the Advanced options again.
  • Now do the click on the Startup Settings thereupon Restart PC to continue this process.
  • Now press the suitable function key like F4 to enable Safe Mode or F5 to enter Safe Mode with networking.

Safe Mode

1. Fix System File Errors

Sometimes, sudden turning off the PC can damage system files. As a result, you might receive a BSOD error code 0xDEADDEAD during logon. In this situation, you need to repair these files using the sfc/scannow command line on command Prompt. Follow these steps to proceed-

  • Firstly open Run dialog (Right-click on Windows icon and select Run on the Power Menu).
  • Type cmd in the text box and simultaneously press Ctrl+Shift+Enter keys to open this app as Admin.
  • In case UAC prompts, tap Yes.
  • Now, write sfc /scannow as shown below near the blinking cursor followed by Enter key.


  • This task will take a couple of minutes to complete, so wait accordingly.

At last, Reboot your PC. Hope, you can now log in without getting MANUALLY_INITIATED_CRASH1 BSOD error.

2. Repairing Corrupt Files

In case, some components get corrupted on the hard drive may also result in the Blue Screen of Death error like this. To avert such issues, you should repair corrupt files and bring back the missing files. Run DISM command will help you to diagnose using these steps-

  • After logging with Safe Mode, hold down the Shift key and hit the Restart button under the power menu.
  • While booting PC, press the function key (F2, F9 or F12) to launch the Basic Input Output screen.
  • Under Choose an Option window, click on the Troubleshoot option.


  • Afterward, tap Advanced Options and choose Command Prompt on the next window.


  • On elevated Command Prompt, type dir and hit Enter to check the Windows files that exist on your drive.


  • If this file is not available, try scanning other directories as well-

Type D:\> dir and press Enter key.

  • Now copy/paste the following code and press Enter at the end.
dism.exe /image:C: /cleanup-image /revertpendingactions
  • Here, C:\ indicates the drive which contains the Windows files. 
  • Wait till the task gets over, once finished run exit code to come out of the prompt section.
  • At last, Restart your system and see if the problem has now solved or not.

3. Reset Windows 10

If the error is still available, try resetting Windows 10 as this might help to solve this bug. Bear in mind that this will remove all the applications as well as user accounts. Here’s how to proceed-

  • At first, plug in the USB or DVD having Windows installation media to the respective port and Restart your system.
  • When the BIOS loads, select the Repair your computer option.


  • Afterwards, click on the Troubleshoot followed by Reset this PC.
  • Subsequently, choose either of the options Keep my files or Remove everything depending upon your choice.

Reset this PC

  • Next, you will get Reset this PC window, select any of the preferred options to continue.
  • Moving forward, a confirmation message appears displaying the caution that may happen after resetting.
  • Succeeding after, hit the Reset button and wait patiently for approx 1 hour to complete the whole task.

Reset this PC

  • Once finished, your system will remove all the software and Windows 10 starts behaving normally. 

4. Perform Startup Repair tool

If MANUALLY_INITIATED_CRASH1 BSOD error is still available, you should try the Startup Repair tool to fix this trouble-

  • Firstly, connect the USB drive containing installation media to the port and start your PC.
  • Henceforth, press the BIOS supportive function keys like Del, Esc, F2, F11, etc.
  • When the Windows 10 setup pops up, select your preferred language and time then tap the Next button.

Windows 10 setup

  • Subsequently, move to the bottom pane and hit Repair your computer link.
  • Go ahead and do the click on Troubleshoot followed by Advanced Options from the next screen.
  • Thereupon, select Startup Repair and let the System detect the problem and repair corrupted files (if any).
  • After finishing the task, Reboot your PC so as to confirm the changes made so far.

5. Convert the Drive or Partition from NTFS to GPT 

If all the above fixes don’t help to recover MANUALLY_INITIATED_CRASH1 BSOD error, you must clean install Windows 10. However, before proceeding ahead, do convert the partition from NTFS to GPT. Here’s how to go-ahead-

  • Go to the Cortana and type Command Prompt in the text area.
  • Right-click on the pop-up result and choose Run as administrator from the drop-down menu. Tap Yes, if UAC prompts.
  • Again, type diskpart near the blinking cursor and hit Enter key. Afterwards, write list disk and ensure that which disk you are going to change or remove.
  • Henceforth, select the Disk Number (either 0 or 1) thereafter delete volume next to the line.


  • Next, type clean on elevated Command Prompt and hit Enter key. This will reformat all the volumes and partitions on the selected disk.
  • Succeeding after, type convert gpt on the black screen to change the drives from NTFS to GPT.
  • Once done, type exit and press Enter to come out of the console.
  • Now, you can fresh install Windows 10 with or without using installation media.

6. Replace all corrupt registry hives

Furthermore, corrupt Windows registry hives may also arise this bug. In such cases, you can’t access the registry directly. This is why replace all registry files that are missing using the backup. Here are the steps-

  • At first, the preferred option is to plug the Windows Installation media and Restart your system.
  • When the boot process is loading, press the respective function keys to launch BIOS settings. Now press any key to invoke the installation screen.
  • Thereafter select your preferred language and time followed by Next to continue the process. Further, tap Repair your computer link available at the bottom left corner.
  • You will receive the Startup Options screen. Here, tap Troubleshoot under Choose an option window there forth Advanced options.
  • Succeeding after, select the Command Prompt among the six available options.
  • Once the console starts, type c: to enter into Windows main drive. If the OS is installed on a different drive other than selected partition, change the name accordingly.
  • Going ahead, type cd windows\system32\config near the blinking area and hit Enter.


  • Again, type dir command to view the files and folders that exist in a particular directory.
  • Henceforth, execute these codes to rename the system and Security files followed by Enter key
    • ren SYSTEM SYSTEM.old
  • Subsequently, type cd RegBack to create the backup of registry files of the newly-created directory.
  • Afterwards, execute the following command line- 
    • copy /Y SOFTWAREcopy /Y SAMcopy /Y SYSTEM
  • Once you complete the whole process, type Exit to close the prompt and Windows Recovery Environment as well.

Hopefully, you won’t get the BSOD error MANUALLY_INITIATED_CRASH1 on your System after applying the above tweaks.