Windows users report a BSOD error titled INVALID_DATA_ACCESS_TRAP. It mainly appears after a windows update or file transfer in the OS drive, and the root cause of it can range from software to hardware problems.


The error has been mainly reported as BSOD(Blue screen of death), as it displays a blue screen that says, “Your device ran into a problem and needs to restart”, and shuts down immediately. This is one of the most annoying problems as it does not stop for any work you are doing.

The main culprits behind the BSOD issue are damaged USB drivers or corrupt HDD components. However, the issue can also root from outdated BIOS or system file corruption. So, head over to the fixes and apply them one after the other to see which works for you.

Fix 1: Remove Media Apps

We’ll start with the most reported solution that has worked for many. All you need to do is uninstall media apps such as VLC, BS Player, or similar ones. This is because of some conflict between dependencies and protocols. Start by launching the Programs & Features setting by typing in ‘appwiz.cpl’ command in the Run dialogue.

At first, you’ll be encountered with UAC permission, so click on Yes and locate the legacy media programs from the list. Once found the media programs, click on Uninstall and follow the instructions. After that, reboot your PC and see if the BSOD error disturbs you again or not.

Fix 2: Reinstall USB Drivers

Incompatible Drivers have been the leading cause for the “INVALID_DATA_ACCESS_TRAP” BSOD error, and USB 2.0 and 3.0, in particular, are the problem.

Start by heading to the Device Manager and locate the Universal Serial Bus Controller’s drop-down button. Once there, click on it, find the USB controller drivers and uninstall each. After doing this for all USB drivers, restart your PC, which will automatically reinstall the deleted drivers. So, check if the BSOD error is fixed.

Fix 3: Remove Power DVD & Avermedia

This fix is for those facing issues when updating windows 11 and are equipped with the above programs. Some reports have been flying around that uninstalling these programs solves the “INVALID_DATA_ACCESS_TRAP” error quickly and easily. So, try out this fix if you’ve got these apps.

To uninstall such apps, head to the Programs and Features section of Windows settings and locate the target apps. However, note that some PCs have a different capture software, not Avermedia, so look for it. After locating the programs, click on them and uninstall them by following the on-screen instructions. Once done with all of the procedures, see if the results work out for you and if the BSOD error is removed.

Fix 4: Update BIOS

One common reason reported a lot was the issue of outdated BIOS firmware regarding BSOD errors. The solution is flashing the BIOS version and updating it to the latest one. This fix can be a bit technical and note that you should first check for instructions for updating BIOS via USB from the official documentation available from your system’s manufacturer.

Start by getting a blank and fresh USB drive with no data. To do this, connect the USB, right-click its icon, and select Format. After that, set the file system to FAT32, click on Quick Format and start the format. Once done, head over to your system manufacturer’s website and download the BIOS update. After that, copy the downloaded file to the USB drive and restart your PC. Here, you’ll need to keep note of the setup key that you must press to enter BIOS settings. Once inside the BIOS, look for an Update BIOS option, click it and help it locate the BIOS update available in the flash drive. This will commence the update, and you’ll have to wait a few minutes. After the procedure completes, restart your PC, and the error will be fixed.

Solving issues with Blue Screen of Death can be daunting and irritating as the computer becomes unreliable and can shut down anytime. The fixes above have worked out for many facing the “INVALID_DATA_ACCESS_TRAP” BSOD error. If you are facing errors and issues with other PC games or your PC, then also see our hub for commonly occurring PC errors and their fixes.

Tip: If you’re having trouble with Windows updates, registry errors, drivers, and activation, we recommend using Restoro. This software will scan and fix your problem automatically.

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