Shutting down a PC is a normal activity. However, many users often use third-party software to remotely shut down a PC or the PC itself shuts down forcefully because of another third-party program. In either case, users have complained about Event ID 6008.
What Happens When Event ID 6008 Occurs?
The Event ID 6008 occurs in the Windows Event Viewer which is a tool that shows information about software and hardware events on your computer. It is further accompanied by the last time and date on which the system was shut down.
How Is Event ID 6008 Caused?
Besides an unexpected or forceful shutdown, there are multiple reasons behind Event ID 6008 some of which include
- A damaged power supply unit
- Presence of malware or other security threats
- Damaged hardware such as a malfunctioning Sink Fan
How To Deal With Event ID 6008 in Windows 10/11
Here are some of the best ways to fix Event ID 6008 in Windows 10/11 –
1. Check for Updates
The Event ID 6008 can occur in case you haven’t updated your Windows OS to the latest version. One of the easiest ways to fix the issue is to fetch recent Windows updates. Here are the steps to do that –
1. Press Windows + I and open Settings.
2. Click on Windows Update from the left
3. Click on Check for updates. If there is an update available, install it.
2. Uninstall Feature Update
Contrary to what we discussed in point number 1, it is likely that the Event ID 6008 error has occurred because of some glitches in a recently installed Windows OS update. So, if you have observed the issue after you installed a Windows update, you can uninstall it and check if you have been able to fix the issue –
1. Open Control Panel by typing Control in the Windows search bar and clicking on Open.
2. Select Category in the View by dropdown.
3. Under Programs, click on Uninstall a program.
4. From the left, click on View installed updates.
5. Select the most recent update that you had installed and click on Uninstall.
6. Restart your computer.
3. Roll Back Display Driver
Some users have reported that they received the 6008 error while gaming. Not just that, but a blue screen accompanied the error. If this is happening to you, the fault might be lying with your display driver. How would you figure that out? Ponder whether the error occurred after you updated your display driver and if it has, here is how you can roll it back –
1. Open the Run dialog box by pressing Windows + R keys.
2. In the dialog box, type devmgmt.msc and press Enter.
3. Click on the Display Driver dropdown and double-click on your display driver.
4. Click on the Driver tab and then click on Roll Back Driver.
It is always a wise and more convenient option to use a driver updater tool. For instance, knowing the fact that driver updates can cause unexpected issues like the one in this post, Driver Booster lets you roll back, restore drivers from a backup or even perform System Restore.
– To Roll Back A Driver
Click on the dropdown next to the outdated driver and click on Roll Back to roll back the driver to an earlier version.
– To Restore A Driver
For this step, you must back up the driver before. For this click on the Tools icon from the left-hand side and then click on Driver Backup. To backup, a driver, select the driver that you want to backup and click on the Back Up option from the bottom-right.
- Click on the Driver Restore tab
- Select the backed-up driver
- Click on the Restore Version dropdown.
- Click on Restore
4. Perform a Clean Boot and Identify The Issue
The intent of performing a clean boot is to identify the program, file, or service which might be the culprit behind the Event ID 6008 error in Windows 10/11.
1. Open the Run dialog box by pressing Windows + R key combination.
2. In the dialog box, type msconfig and press Enter.
3. Click on the Services tab and click on the checkbox that says Hide all Microsoft services from the bottom.
4. Click on the Disable all button.
5. Once you have done that, click on the Startup tab and then click on Open Task Manager.
6. Click on the Disable option next to any Startup program that you think might be creating issues. You may have to click on the Disable button next to individual programs that you think might be creating issues.
7. Close the Task Manager and click on the OK button in the System Configuration window.
8. Restart your computer.
Do you wish to further know the difference between Clean Boot and Safe Mode, check out this post.
In most cases, like in our case rolling back the display driver did the trick and if you have been able to fix the issue, which of the methods mentioned in this post worked out for you, do let us know in the comments section below. For more such content, keep reading WeTheGeek.