Lately, several Windows 10 users have been experiencing systemsettings.exe application problems. This Systemsettings.exe is a Windows executable file from Microsoft that encloses executable machine code which is not readable to humans. Inside the systemsettings.exe file, some programs contain instructions that are executed to ensure the control panel is displaying and functioning properly.
Any application or function on your system will not work properly until the error is resolved, so you need to resolve the error as soon as possible. There are many causes for the same error, including corrupted system files, malware infections, and many more. However, in this article, we have gathered a few solutions to tackle this issue fastidiously. Let’s have a detailed look.
Fix 1: Update Windows:
Updating your Windows is the first way to overcome the systemsettings.exe crashing problem in Windows 10. For some users, their outdated Operating System is the main reason behind the same error
To do so,
- Firstly, right-click on the Start button and select Settings.
- Then select Update & Security category.
- In the newly opened screen, select Windows Update and click on Check for updates tab.
- If any pending updates are available, your Windows will scan and install them on your system automatically.
- Once done, restart the system and check the said issue is resolved or not.
Fix 2: Run SFC and DISM Scan:
As we discussed earlier, this systemsettings.exe error issue can occur as a result of corrupted or missing system files. Here the best possible solution is running SFC and DISM scan to detect, repair and restore such corrupted system files. To run an SFC scan, you can follow these below steps,
- Firstly, type cmd in the Windows 10 search bar and open the Command Prompt window with administrative access.
- Now in the Command Prompt window, type or copy then paste the following command and then press Enter,
- Then again, type or copy then paste the following command and then press Enter,
DISM /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth
- Once you have executed both the commands, restart the system and see the results.
Fix 3: Log in Using New Account:
Another solution to tackle the systemsettings.exe error issue in Windows 10 is to create a new account and sign in with the newly created account from next time.
To create a new account,
- Firstly, press Windows + I altogether to launch the Settings app.
- Then select the Accounts category and click on the Family and other users option.
- Now select Add someone else to this PC option.
- And then select the option I don’t have this person’s sign-in information.
- Now add a user using the username and password (don’t need to a Microsoft account).
- Finally, log in using the new user credentials and check the said issue is resolved or not.
Fix 4: Restore your System:
Some suffered users managed to escape from the systemsettings.exe error issue by restoring the system to the previous stage where your system was working fine. To restore your Windows, you can follow these steps,
- Firstly, go to the desktop search bar, type System Restore and then click on Create a Restore Point from search results.
- Further, on the System Properties prompt, navigate to the System Protection tab from the horizontal menu.
- Now click on the System Restore tab and then on the following prompt, you can either select Recommended Restore or Choose a different restore point. If you select Recommended Restore, it will begin the process there onwards. However, the second option will let you choose the restore point (date & time) manually.
- Further on the next screen, tick the checkbox for the option Show more restore points, then select an available restore point and click on OK.
Fix 5: Disable Antivirus:
If none of the above solutions help you, you need to disable your antivirus installed on your system. Sometimes your third-party antivirus will interfere with the systemsettings.exe file and cause it to crash. In this scenario, the best option is to disable your antivirus temporarily.
To do so,
- Firstly, search for the antivirus icon on your desktop bottom right corner.
- Then right-click over the antivirus icon and click on Disable or Exit(depending on your antivirus menu).
- In order to disable additional features like real-time protection or more, you need to enter into its main menu.
- Once done, restart the system and check the said issue is resolved or not. If yes, then it’s time to switch to another trusty antivirus.
So these are all about the systemsettings.exe crashing issue Windows 10 and its detailed solutions. However, if you have any queries or doubts after reading this article, then please leave a comment in the below-given comment box.