Considering the following scenario:

  • You have installed Windows 10 on a device containing an Intel processor from the series formerly known as the "Apollo Lake" series of processors. (To view a list of specific processor models, please visit

  • You insert an Secure Digital (SD) card, but the SD card is not identified.

Under these conditions, when re-inserting the SD card, you may receive a blue screen error message, DRIVER_UNLOADED_WITHOUT_CANCELLING_PENDING_OPERATIONS. This error has a bugcheck value of 0x000000CE.


The scenario described within this article is a known issue in Windows 10 and is currently under investigation. We will update this article when additional information is available.

More Information

If you are receiving the blue screen error message, DRIVER_UNLOADED_WITHOUT_CANCELLING_PENDING_OPERATIONS, and the scenario described within this article does not apply to you, please try the troubleshooting steps provided at Troubleshoot blue screen errors.

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