Arc.sys is a system file of Windows operating system which is located in C:\Windows\System32\drivers. The extension .sys indicates that it is a system file so you can think that how it is important for the system. Windows operating system has a folder named System32 in which most important files which are known as system files are stored. If any one of them is missing or damaged due to any issue then the system will not work properly and you will receive a bsod (blue screen of death) error. When you read the given text of the BSOD then you can easily understand that why it happens because the screen displayed with the cause of the error and its error code like-
“STOP 0x0000000A: IRQL_NOT_LESS_EQUAL – arc.sys”
“STOP 0x0000001E: KMODE_EXCEPTION_NOT_HANDLED – arc.sys”
“STOP 0×00000050: PAGE_FAULT_IN_NONPAGED_AREA – arc.sys”
The file arc.sys stands for Adaptec RAID Controller which is developed by Adaptec. It is a system driver which is responsible for communicating system hardware, software and operating system so if the system has missing or corrupt arc.sys file then you will receive BSOD error some other problems also occurs in your system such as system gets slow, unable to start the system etc.
The cause of the arc.sys error:-
Missing or corrupt arc.sys file is the cause of the arc.sys error. It is simple to know the issue of this problem because the error indicates the file name which is the reason behind this trouble. Sometime system is not well configured so the system files get damaged and unsupported to run the system. It also happens that malicious programs injected into the system and change the settings of the system or damage system files so when user run the system then system file became unsupported due to missing or path changed.
How to fix the arc.sys error:-
If you want to fix arc.sys error then you have to repair the arc.sys file, scan the system, system restore, repair windows etc. First of all, scan the system because it will help you to find the malicious programs and protect the system from their attack. System restores also help you to remove this problem because when you restore the system then its changed to its default setting and due to this activity system gets its default setting and starts working properly. Go to the location of the arc.sys file and repair it, if it is not working then download the arc.sys file and replace the old. You can also do that download third party tool to repair system files especially the missing driver then run to fix the problem automatically. You can use DriverCure which is one of the best third party tools so try it yourself.