Some Windows 10 users report that they see error 0xc00000fd after a Windows update crash or after an unexpected game app crash. Most users see this error when upgrading from build level 1803 to a newer version.

It turns out that the vast majority of cases that cause fatal application crashes with error 0xc00000fd are caused by inconsistencies in the way your system supports hardware acceleration. If you’re having this problem with an older game, try running the executable in compatibility mode.

You can also try forcing the game’s executable to run without hardware acceleration, either by changing the shortcut settings directly, or by changing the launch settings in Steam.

Change the launch settings in Steam

Restore Windows 10 to some point before the update

Use PowerShell and Taskkill commands

PowerShell, what is it

Run a registry scan, antivirus software, drivers and troubleshooters.

If the program you are trying to run has a corrupt or missing file, you can open several tools to find the file that might be causing the problem and try to fix it.

Run the following troubleshooting tools:

If the methods described above didn’t resolve error code 0xc00000fd on your device, or if you don’t have the confidence and knowledge to perform these steps yourself, contact a Windows repairman to help you solve the problem.