How to Fix BSoD or Blue Screen Error on Computer?

Does your PC often restarts after getting random Blue Screen Error? You need to fix the problem as soon as possible as it may lead to serious damage to your system. Blue Screen Error or BSoD refers to the Blue Screen of Death, officially known as a Stop Error. It is the blue, full screen error displayed during computer operations in Microsoft Windows operating systems upon encountering a critical error, of a non-recoverable nature that causes the system to crash. The text on the Blue Screen of Death lists the files involved in the crash including any drivers that may have been at fault and a short, usually cryptic, description of what to do about the problem. Fix the BSoD by following this tutorial.

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Stop errors are hardware or driver related, causing the computer to stop responding in order to prevent damage to the hardware or data. Most importantly, the BSoD includes a STOP code that can be used to help figure out the root cause of the Blue Screen of Death and troubleshoot this specific STOP error.

Since there are different blue screen errors, try to identify the root cause of the Blue Screen of Death before fixing the Windows blue screen or blue screen of death error (BSoD). If your computer immediately reboots or restarts upon getting a blue screen, making it difficult to read the text in the blue screen then follow the steps below to disable the automatic restart. If you are unable to get into Windows to perform the steps below, boot the computer into Safe Mode.

  • Go to My Computer and right-click on it
  • Click the Properties option
  • In the System Properties window click the Advanced tab
  • In Advanced click the Settings button under Startup and Recovery
  • In the Startup and Recovery window uncheck the Automatically restart check box

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  • Click Ok upon completion

Some useful methods to help you fix the Blue Screen of Death are discussed below.

  • Remove any hardware device or uninstall the software that you have installed recently. Sometimes the recently installed device causes BSoD. Undo the change that you have made on your PC recently. This includes Startup using Last Known Good Configuration to undo recent registry and driver changes, use System Restore to undo recent system changes or Roll Back device driver to version prior to your driver update.
  • Some viruses can cause a Blue Screen of Death, especially ones that infect the master boot record (MBR) or boot sector, so it is necessary to scan your computer for viruses. Always keep your virus scanning software or antivirus completely up to date and that it is configured to scan the MBR and boot sector.
  • Make sure that a minimum amount of free space is available on your Windows partition. BSoD and other serious issues, like data corruption, can occur if there’s not enough free space on your primary partition used for the Windows operating system. Microsoft recommends to maintain at least 100MB of free space or try to keep at least 15% of a drive’s capacity free at all times.
  • Check all internal cables, cards, and other components are installed and seated properly or not. Sometime hardware that are not firmly reseated in place can cause a Blue Screen of Death. Re-seat the internal data and power cables, the memory modules and any expansion cards and then test for the STOP message again.
  • Try Startup Repair to fix the BSoD by following the steps below.
  1. Boot to the System Recovery Options screen using your retail Windows 7 installation disk or system repair disc
  2. Select the Startup Repair option
  3. Startup Repair will now scan your computer to attempt to find and fix any startup problems.
  • Start performing diagnostic tests on all hardware. The possible root cause of any given Blue Screen of Death is a failing piece of hardware. Try bootable memory test with help of RAM- Test with Memtest86+, test your system memory or test your hard disk drive. If the test fails, replace the memory or replace the hard drive as soon as possible.
  • Update the firmware on your SSD (Solid state Drive) to the latest version and also try updating your BIOS.

If there is any hardware issue that causes BSoD, replace the hardware with a more compatible one or if it is a software that causes BSoD, reinstall the software with its updated version. The possible solution discussed above will possibly eliminate BSoD and make your PC function properly.

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