How to Repair “Powershell has stopped working” Error in Windows PC

Windows PowerShell errors in Windows 10 do not occur often. Therefore, if you get the “Powershell no longer works” error message, you should try some effective methods to solve the problem.

Getting the “Powershell no longer works” error means that something has stopped the process running on your Windows 10 computer, but there is no more detailed information about what caused the problem.

What causes the “Powershell no longer running” problem?

The “Powershell no longer works” error is caused by a virus (Poweliks) on your computer. It is likely that your computer is currently running very slowly.

How do I resolve the ‘Powershell has stopped working’ error?

Remove the Microsoft security update KB3163245

  1. If you are using Windows 7, press the F8 key to open the Start menu and enter Safe Mode.
  2. Then open Control Panel -> Programs and Features.
  3. In the left pane, click on the Show Installed Updates link.
  4. Select update KB3163245 and click Uninstall.
  5. If you’re using Windows 10, hold down the Shift key and click Restart in the Start menu.
  6. Then press the Windows + I keys and select Update and Security.
  7. Click the Update History link and in the next window, click Remove Updates.
  8. Right-click on the erroneous update and select Uninstall.
  9. Finally, restart your computer.

Create a new Microsoft account

  1. Click on the Windows Start icon.
  2. Select Settings, then go to Accounts.
  3. Select Family and other users.
  4. Click Add another person to this PC.
  5. Just follow the instructions on the screen to continue this process.

Disable and re-enable Windows PowerShell

  1. Press the Win+X key combination and select Control Panel.
  2. In the Control Panel, navigate to a category.
  3. In the list that appears, select the Uninstall entry – under Programs.
  4. On the left side of the main window, click Enable or Disable Windows features.
  5. Scroll down and find the Windows PowerShell entry.
  6. Disable the PowerShell feature.
  7. Save and apply the changes.
  8. Restart your Windows 10 computer.
  9. Then repeat the above steps and re-enable the Windows PowerShell feature.

Frequently Asked Questions

Press "Windows + X" to open the startup context menu and select "Windows PowerShell (administrator)". Once the command prompt loads, type sfc /scannow and press Enter. The Windows repair program now checks your system files for corruption and automatically replaces any corrupt or missing files.

The "Powershell no longer works" error is caused by a virus (Poweliks) on your computer. Reboot your computer and press the F8 key several times to open the "Advanced Boot Menu". You need to press the F8 key until the Windows logo appears and several times on the start screen until the "Advanced Boot Menu" appears.

If you know what setting you changed, you can reset it by right-clicking on the top edge of the Powershell or Command Prompt window and select Properties. Find the parameter you want to change. If you are not sure what was changed, click Default Settings.