|September 12th, 2017|
Blue Screen Of Death (BSOD) refers to an error notification screen that gets displayed when the operating system stops operating. Understanding the level of problems it can cause, let us sneak peek into some real facts about this annoying fault.
Not following the usual trend of application or program crashing, BSOD brings the system to halt; thereby, forcing users to restart their computer. Needles to say, this leads to loss of data.
Devil Reasons That Cause Blue Screen of Death
BSOD is the result of computer’s hardware such as Motherboards, RAM modules, driver software that initializes the hardware and more. To diagnose the issue, testing the culprits is the first step. What next? Well, depending on the issue, there may fall a need to:
For those who want to see the error message in a detailed view, it is suggested to disable automatic reboots on BSODs from the Control Panel. When the PC encounters blue screen error, copy the STOP CODE ERROR under technical information.
Some Troubleshooting Ideas
Safe Boot: When a system crashes, Windows operating system go into the Advance boot option. To deal with the situation, user must select “Safe Mode” or “Safe Mode with networking”. In case this option does not come when the system is restarted, hit the ‘F8’ key until the Windows boot menu appears. If you have Windows 8-8.1 or 10, click on “Change defaults or choose other option” in the Windows boot menu.
For if you are in Safe Mode, access Device manager and view possible hardware conflict. Remove or uninstall recent changes or updates like system updates or driver software. Check the storage health by running hard drive utilities. If the hard drive has ‘bad sectors’, scan and fix it by moving affected files to a safe location in the drive. If “Imminent hard drive failure” is reported, go for backup and save the documents on external storage or flash drive.
Make sure to have the latest antivirus software installed as malware such as Trojans, viruses and ransom often lead to blue screen error.
System Restore: Do this to reset and remove any updates that are added afterwards. What you must know here is that this option suits well if a particular Windows update was the reason behind blue screen of death. Adding on, it is also good if viruses and malware made major changes in your computer and antivirus is not able to undo them.
Repair Windows: When it comes to quick and less painful alternative, this is the ideal option. The process copies system files to the PC. Hence, it helps when an important file or data has been altered, corrupted, deleted or removed and leading to computer failure. Here, Windows installation CD is required to boot into the Setup Menu followed by selecting “repair your computer”.
Switching to Full Windows System Reinstallation
There are times when things are too bad and nothing works to rectify the problem. If this happens to you, try the following alternatives:
Repair install: Though it does a complete Windows installation, it does not delete the old information. All that needs to be done is reinstalling all the programs and applications.
Complete format and install: Formatting the hard drive and reinstalling Windows to purge the viruses are the solutions when Windows suffer from severe malware infection and can’t be cleaned. It also helps if hard drive is replaced in the events of hardwood failure.
Windows 8-8.1 and 10 refresh or reset PC: New Windows operating system allows refreshing and resetting PC. While refresh is all about doing the initial repair without losing information, reset is similar to format and reinstall process which wipes all the data stored in the hard drive and starts cleaning.
So, these are some of the easy and proven ways to tackle Windows blue screen error.
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