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.

  • Tim Rubald

    Roll back Synaptics TouchPad driver seems to have worked for me. Thank you. But now the pointer rolls on its own up to the top of the screen. Sigh.

  • Carlos Henrique dos Santos Lim

    Eu posso atualizar todos os drives sem entrar no modo de segurança?

  • moodyB

    i cant find a Touchpad driver

  • moodyB

    i get this invalid message when my laptop is trying to reboot. i have to make about 5 attempts.

  • Джин

    Не партись, редкая проблема, потом она исчезнет,на Win 8 проверил, AVG антивирусник не удалял драйвера не менял, в точ пад тоже не лез.

  • Eduardo Rodríguez

    No puedo realizar ninguno de esos pasos porque la computadora no llega a prenderse

  • Jim Mooneyhan

    I have no antivirus and the original HP Touchpad driver and still get this error occasionally. What causes it now?


    İNVALİD_PROCESS_ATTACH_ATTEMPT mavi ekran hatası alıyorum harddisk sentinel indirdim tarama yaptığımda The Drive tried to examine and reallocate data sectors (s)21 times. The examined data area is perfect. At this point, warranty replacement of the disk is not yes possible, only if the healt drops further. İt is recommendded to examine the log of the disk regularly. All new
    problems found will be logged there
    No Actions needed hatası aldım yardımcı olurmusunuz ?

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