Many of us might have encountered blue screen error or the BSOD message while using the computer.Bluescreen generally creates a state of panic among the users as it freezes the computer and reboots the computer in a loop. Blue screen error generally arises when the microsoft windows encounters a critical error. BSOD error might also lead to lost of work and malfunction of the windows.A BSOD error is completely different from an application crash because the error can bring the whole system down.The main or primary cause for BSOD error could be potential virus attack, faulty software and hardware failures.
As it is already mentioned above, the main causes of BSOD error could be issues that arise with hardware or driver software.Some of the low level running software may create problem in the windows kernel, which might lead to the problem.It generally pops up due to critical error in windows.And this generally leads to windows crash down and rebooting of the computer in a loop. It also leads to loss of the data.
Some of the basic causes of the error could be-
A blue screen generally leaves a “mini dump “ file that has the information Identifying the root cause of the problem.
Every BSOD error is fixable , but the intensity of the error determines the time and effort to fix it. The first step to fix is the issue is to diagnose the root cause which has lead to the Screen of death.After identifying the problem, it becomes easier to fix the issues. Mentioned below are certain fixes that will help you to fix the problem.
Uninstall software- You may need to uninstall a software that you have recently installed because at times some software may be the reason behind the issue.You can go to the , Control panel and check for recently installed software and click on uninstall the programe.
Safe Mode- At times the bsod error wont let you get into the home screen. So you need to reboot the computer and while the computer is rebooting, press F8 key repeatedly until the boot menu appears. You need to select safe mode which will allow you to use your computer in safe mode.
Running a virus scan- Sometimes a potential virus infection might lead to the error so running a scan might help to fix the problem.
Restore your computer- Restoring the computer to previous settings might fix the problem.
Disk clean up- Sometimes cleaning up the disk might help to fix the problem. All you have to do is , bring up the RUN menu and type CleanMGR which will take you to the the disk clean up menu. From the menu, you need to check all the options and click on Clean up option.
Update Drivers- Sometimes corrupt drivers might be the reason behind the error and updating the drivers might fix the problem\
Replacing Faulty Hardware- Faulty RAM or Harddisk may also create the error. So replacing the hardware would solve the problem.
Reinstall Windows- If all the above mentioned steps do not help to fix the problem,the final step is to reinstall a new copy of windows in your device. At times corrupted O.S might also be behind the error.