Different kinds of errors and problems may occur in your PC. Sometimes it may really be frustrating, and for some these errors may seem to be too complex that they will simply feel hopeless and throw the computer away. One of these errors is the Windows Kernel Event ID 41.

How to Troubleshoot

In case of Windows Kernel Event ID error, how would you actually know that it is the one that hit your PC? Finding this out is simple. The first thing that would happen is that your computer would restart. Then a message will be displayed declaring a critical error with a log name, source, event id, level and description. These things actually go with some details and a list of names. The Log name states system with the Microsoft Windows Kernel Power as the source. Moreover, the event id of the said error is 41 and is already in a critical level. This error means that the reboot occurred in your system due to previous unclean shut downs viz. that the error was caused by turning off the computer without shutting it down properly. This may happen in cases when your system crashes, stops responding or you lost electricity all of a sudden. Another data added in the message are this list of names: EventData, BugcheckCode 0, BugcheckParameter1 0x0, BugcheckParameter2 0x0, BugcheckParameter3 0x0, BugcheckParameter4 0x0, SleepInProgress true, PowerButtonTimeStamp 129165039139928187.

Windows Kernel Event ID 41 can come in different scenarios and variation. The first scenario is related to Stop Error. This occurs when the computer is restarted and in the Even ID 41, stop error data is seen. Moreover instead of being in a hexadecimal format, BugCheckCode is written in decimals.


The second scenario is that of the PowerButtonTimeStamp. Turning on the CPU takes four seconds the least after pushing the power button. The value of PowerButtonTimeStamp is anything other than 0. On the other hand, in the third scenario, both Stop error code and PowerButtonTimeStamp are in 0 values.

The event 41 is the one used for reporting unexpected instances which results to the incorrectly shutting down of the computer. The key to understanding what happened to the computer and the error is to identify the work that the computer has been doing before the computer was accidentally shut down. UPS is a must for computers especially if the reason why this error occurred is the power interruption.

Different types of resolutions are to be used in different scenarios that caused the error. The first scenario is when the computer is restarted and a Stop error BugCheckCode is in the event data reported. The second scenario is when the computer is shut down by pressing and holding the power button. Lastly, the third scenario is when the system randomly restarts with no listed BugCheckCode and the computer is in the hard hang state.

This may be applicable to different version of Windows like the different subversions of Windows 7, Windows server 2008, Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2008 and Windows HPC Server 2008.