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Fixing the Invalid Process Attach Attempt BSoD Error


Error Code: 0x00000005

Our condolences — you’ve had a Blue Screen of Death, or BSoD, and a Google search has led you here. You’ve come to the right place, as we’re experts on this particular subject. Let’s take a look at your specific error, and then outline some methods for fixing it, and getting you on your way.

The INVALID_PROCESS_ATTACH_ATTEMPT error, sometimes shown as error code 0x00000005, means that there’s a system process that’s not working correctly, causing the blue screen. This can happen with a faulty driver, like for a Synaptics TouchPad, or an incompatibility issue with an antivirus application, such as AVG or Avast.

What does the INVALID_PROCESS_ATTACH_ATTEMPT Blue Screen of Death error mean?
The INVALID_PROCESS_ATTACH_ATTEMPT error is rare, but it can appear on any version from Windows 2000 to Windows 8.


If you see this error, here are some steps you can take to repair it.

  1. Boot in Safe Mode

    This will ensure that only critical drivers are loaded.

  2. Update all your drivers to their latest versions
    This can be done individually in Device Manager, or all at once in Driver Reviver

    If the above step doesn’t work:

  3. Roll back your Touchpad driver to a previous version
  4. Uninstall your online banking software solution, if possible.

    A known issue with software-related online banking solutions involving the driver RapportCerebus32_51755.sys has been known to cause this problem. Perform online banking through the web instead.


  5. Uninstall your antivirus application and use Windows Defender or Microsoft Security Essentials

One of these steps ought to clear up your issue and prevent it from happening again. As always, leave a comment if your error continues to happen, and we’ll be here to help.

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