- As many Windows Blue screens, the INVALID_PROCESS_DETACH_ATTEMPT 0x00000005 error shows when a critical internal operation was mishandled and the system stopped all activity to protect the computer.
- This is generally caused by a software error. Fix this by checking the latest software that was installed and the recent driver updates that were made.
- Like other BSoDs, you are presented with an error code or message. From there, visit our BSOD Troubleshooting section to see what you should do to prevent it from happening.
- the Windows 10 troubleshooting errors Hub it has articles and guides for many similar topics and more. Visit or bookmark for later when you need it.
The blue screen of death is one of the most serious problems in all versions of Windows since it is generally caused by a problematic driver or software, or in the worst case, faulty hardware.
INVALID PROCESS DETACH ERROR can appear in almost any version of Windows and Windows 10 is no exception, but luckily, there are few ways to fix this problem.
How to fix INVALID PROCESS DETACH TRY error
- Make sure of that Windows 10 is updated
- Update your graphics card driver
- Run the BSOD troubleshooter
- Run the SFC scan
- Run DISM
- Check the hard drive
- Reinstall Office
- Uninstall your antivirus software
- Enter safe mode
- Check your hardware
- Perform System Restore or reset your PC
Steps to fix INVALID PROCESS DETACH TRY error
Solution 1 – Make sure of that Windows 10 is updated
BSoD errors can be caused by hardware incompatibility, and to avoid this problem, users advise keeping your Windows 10 a day. If Microsoft is aware of this issue, it will probably be fixed in one of the next updates, so be sure to update Windows 10 regularly.
Solution 2 – Update your graphics card driver
The number of users reported that this problem is caused by an outdated graphics card driver. If your graphics card driver does not support Windows 10, We strongly recommend you to update it. To update your graphics card driver you just need to visit the website of your graphics card manufacturer and download the latest driver for your graphics card.
Update drivers automatically
Searching for drivers on your own can be time consuming. Therefore, we recommend that you use a tool that does this automatically. Using an automatic driver updater will save you the trouble of manually searching for drivers, and will always keep your system updated with the latest drivers.
Tweakbit Driver Updater (approved by Microsoft and Norton Antivirus) will help you update drivers automatically and prevent damage to your PC caused by installing incorrect driver versions. After several tests, our team concluded that this is the best automated solution.
Here is a quick guide on how to use it:
- Download and install TweakBit Driver Updater
- Once installed, the program will start scanning your PC for outdated drivers automatically. Driver Updater will check the versions of your drivers installed in its cloud database for the latest versions and recommend the appropriate updates. All you need to do is wait for the scan to complete.
- At the end of the scan, you will get a report on all the problem drivers found on your PC. Review the list and see if you want to update each controller individually or all at once. To update one controller at a time, click the "Update Controller" link next to the controller name. Or simply click the "Update All" button at the bottom to automatically install all recommended updates.
Note: Some drivers have to be installed in several steps, so you will have to press the "Update" button several times until all their components are installed.
Solution 3 – Run the BSOD troubleshooter
If updating your system and drivers didn't do the job, let's try some troubleshooting tools. The first tool that we are going to use is Windows Built-in 10 troubleshooter. This tool can help you solve all kinds of issues including BSOD issues.
Here is how to run Windows The 10 Integrated Troubleshooting Tool:
- Go to the Configuration app
- Go to the Update and security section.
- Select Solve problems from the menu on the left.
- Select BSOD from the right pane and click Run the troubleshooter.
- Follow the on-screen instructions to complete the troubleshooter.
Solution 4 – Run the SFC scan
SFC scanning is a command line tool that scans your computer for possible problems and solves them (if possible). Therefore, SFC scanning can be useful when dealing with issues like INVALID PROCESS DETACH TRY error.
Here's how to run the SFC scan on Windows 10:
- Right-click on the Start menu button and open the command prompt (administrator).
- Enter the following line and press Enter: sfc / scannow
- Wait until the process ends (it may take a while).
- The tool will automatically apply the solution, if possible.
- Restart your computer.
Solution 5 – Run DISM
The third troubleshooting tool that we are going to test here is DISM. Deployment Image Management and Service (DISM) reloads the system image and resolves potential problems along the way. So it may come in handy when dealing with INVALID PROCESS DETACH ATTEMPT error.
We will guide you through the standard and procedure using the installation media below:
- Right-click Start and open Command Prompt (Administrator).
- Paste the following command and press Enter:
- DISM / Online / Cleaning Image / RestoreHealth
- Wait until the scan completes.
- Restart your computer and try updating again.
- With the Windows installation media
- Insert your Windows installation media
- Right-click on the Start menu and choose Command Prompt (Administrator) from the menu.
- On the command line, type the following commands and press Enter after each:
- dism / online / cleanup-image / scanhealth
- dism / online / cleanup-image / restorehealth
- Now type the following command and press Enter:
- DISM / Online / Cleanup-Image / RestoreHealth /source:WIM:X:SourcesInstall.wim:1 / Limited Access
- Be sure to change a X value with the drive letter mounted with Windows 10 installation.
- After the procedure is complete, restart your computer.
Solution 6 – Check the hard drive
If there is a problem with your hard drive or partition, BSOD problems are more than possible. To eliminate that possibility, we are going to run a hard drive verification tool, to make sure that everything related to your partition is in place.
Here's how to check your hard drive Windows 10:
- Enter the Advanced start (Restart your computer while holding down the Shift key.)
- Choose Troubleshoot> Advanced Options.
- Select Symbol of the system from the list of options.
- When the command prompt appears, enter the following lines and press Enter after each line to run it:
- bootrec.exe / rebuildbcd
- bootrec.exe / fixmbr
- bootrec.exe / fixboot
- Some users also suggest that you need to run more chkdsk commands too. To run these commands, you must know the drive letters for all partitions on the hard drive. At the command prompt, you must enter the following (but remember to use the letters that match the partitions on your hard drive on your PC):
- chkdsk / r c:
- Chkdsk / r d:
This is just our example, so keep in mind that you need to run the chkdsk command for every partition on your hard drive you have.
- Restart your computer and check if the problem is solved.
Solution 7 – Reinstall Office
Few users reported INVALID PROCESS ATTEMPT while using certain earlier versions of Microsoft Office. If you are using an older version of Office, be sure to remove it entirely from your PC. After removing Office, you should disable your antivirus software and reinstall Office again. This is just a potential solution, but it worked for few users, so you may want to try it out.
Solution 8 – Uninstall your antivirus software
In certain cases, antivirus software may cause INVALID PROCESS DETACH ATTEMPT to appear, and to correct this error, you will need to temporarily uninstall your antivirus software. Tools like Norton, AVG, Avast or even Malwarebytes can cause BSoD error to appear.
Even if you don't use any of these tools for system protection, you should know that almost any antivirus can make this issue appear, therefore it is recommended to remove your current antivirus.
If the problem persists even after you removed the antivirus software, perhaps some of your files or registry entries remained on your computer. To completely remove certain antivirus software, it is recommended to use an uninstall tool, and many antivirus companies offer these tools to download, so be sure to get one for your antivirus software.
After removing your antivirus, you can try to reinstall the updated version or you can download one of the best antivirus programs from Windows 10 and use it instead.
Solution 9 – Enter safe mode
If your computer constantly restarts while giving you an INVALID PROCESS DETACH TRY error, you should try to enter Safe Mode. Safe Mode uses only limited software and drivers to run, and by entering Safe Mode you can find out if a problem is related to your software. To enter safe mode, do the following:
- While your computer starts, restart it. Repeat this process. 3 or 4 times. This should start the automatic repair.
- Choose Troubleshoot> Advanced Options> Startup Settings. Click on the Restart button.
- When your computer restarts, you should see a list of available options. press 5 from F5 to select Safe mode with networking.
Try using your PC in Safe Mode for a while to see if the PROCESS DETACH INvalid attempt error appears. If the problem is not manifested, it is probably caused by certain software or a driver, and you are advised to search for and uninstall the problematic software.
As we mentioned earlier, antivirus can cause this BSoD error, but at the same time, this problem can be caused by almost any other software. If the blue screen error started showing up recently, be sure to remove any software that you have installed in the past days or weeks.
In some cases, certain drivers may cause a BSoD error, and it is recommended to search for the problematic driver and remove it. Removing an installed driver is simple, and you can do it by following these steps:
- Open the Advanced User Menu by pressing Windows Key + X and select Device administrator of the list.
- Locate the problematic driver, right-click and choose Uninstall from the menu
Solution 10 – Check your hardware
BSoD errors are often caused by faulty hardware, most commonly RAM, so if you have an INVALID PROCESS DETACH TRY error, we recommend that you use MemTest86 + and check if your RAM is working properly. In addition to RAM, this problem can be caused by any other hardware component or even by newly installed hardware.
Sometimes your new RAM, graphics card or even the wireless adapter may not be fully compatible with your motherboard and that may cause this error to appear. If you recently installed new components, we recommend that you replace them with older components to see if the problem persists.
Solution 11 – Perform system restore or reset your PC
If all the other solutions don't work, you can try performing a System Restore. To perform a System Restore, you must do the following:
- While your PC starts, restart it several times. This should start automatic recovery.
- Choose Troubleshoot> Advanced Options> System Restore.
- Select your username and enter your password.
- Follow the instructions and select a system restore point to which you want to restore. Click next and follow the instructions.
If System Restore doesn't work for you, you can always reset your PC. To do that, do the following:
- Start automatic recovery by restarting your computer several times as it starts.
- Choose Troubleshoot> Reset this PC.
- You can choose to Keep my files and Delete all. In our experience, sometimes it is better to use Remove all option, since those options work similarly to the clean install. If you choose Delete all, remember to choose Just the disk where Windows is installed> Just delete my files. Using this option will remove all files and folders from your C drive, so be sure to back them up.
INVALID_PROCESS_DETACH_ATTEMPT The BSoD error can be troublesome and sometimes difficult to fix, but we hope that some of our solutions have been helpful to you.
Frequently Asked Questions: Learn more about INVALID_PROCESS_DETACH_ATTEMPT
A stop code is usually the error checking code or BSOD code that is displayed during an error like 0x00000005.
- Why do I keep getting blue screen?
If the blue screens persist, it means that the problem causing the errors was not completely eliminated. Perform Windows Updates, driver updates, boot into safe mode and revert some settings to default. Remove unused software or recently installed or changed programs.
- Can I turn off my computer during the blue screen?
Yes, you can: When the blue screen is displayed, the computer has already stopped any activity, so turning it off will cause no harm. Before doing so, write down the exact error code and error message.
From the editor Note: This post was originally published in June 2016 and has since been completely revamped and updated in April 2020 to provide freshness, precision and comprehensiveness.