The dreaded “blue screen of death” is the worst nightmare of computer users. This is a very difficult mistake to manage that can cause a lot of delay and uncertainty to the owner. There is an operating system error which means that Microsoft Windows is not able to correctly display the image on the screen. When the blue screen appears, it is still true that Windows will restart the computer, which is not possible. Not all blue screens are alike and the view depends on the version of Windows used.
None of the Windows operating systems are protected from the blue screen problem – Windows 95/98, Windows XP, Windows Vista and even Windows 7, 8 and 10. Windows crashes and stops working when the STOP error gets product. The only thing to do is turn off the computer and restart it. This can clear the screen, but it also means that anything that has not been saved can not be saved and will be lost forever.
- Windows detects an error that it can not recover without losing data
- Windows detects that the critical data of the operating system has been corrupted
- Windows detects that the hardware failed in a non-recoverable way
- The exact text displayed has changed over the years, from a dense wall of information in Windows NT 4.0 to the relatively sparse message used by modern versions of Windows.
On Windows 7, 8, and 10, you can troubleshoot blue screen information using the Service Center. In Windows 7, go to Control Panel> System and Security. In Windows 8 and 10, go to Control Panel> Security and Maintenance. In the “Maintenance” section, you can search for solutions to existing problems. If Windows can not solve the problem itself, the best solution is to look for the solution on the Web. Scan the blue screen or the minidump file for the specific error.
You may see a “Stop Error” number that looks like “0x00000024”. You will also see an error of the type “Driver_IRQL_not_less_or_equal”. In any case, a quick search for the exact error will probably give good results. In fact, Windows 8 and 10 often recommend, directly on the blue screen, to look for the error. If you can not find good advice to solve your problem, do not worry. BSODs can have various root causes. We have some additional tips that could help you manage many blue screens:
Use System Restore: If your system has recently launched the blue selection, use System Restore to restore its system software to an earlier state. If it works, you’ll know it’s probably a software problem.
Scan for Malware: Malware that plunges deeply into Windows and attaches very little to the Windows kernel can cause system instability. Scan your computer for malware to make sure that malware does not cause a crash.
Install Updated Drivers: An incorrectly installed driver or faulty driver can cause failure. Download the latest drivers for your computer’s hardware from the manufacturer’s website of your computer and install them. This could repair the BSODs caused by driver problems.
Boot Into Safe Mode: If your computer performs blue filtering every time you turn it on, try booting in safe mode. In safe mode, Windows only loads essential drivers. If a driver you installed causes the Windows blue screen, it should not do it in safe mode. You can work to solve the problem from safe mode
Check for Hardware Problems: Blue screens may be due to faulty hardware on your computer. Try testing your computer’s memory for errors and checking its temperature to make sure it does not overheat. If that fails, you may need to test other hardware components or use a professional to do it for you.
Reinstall Windows: Reset Windows – or perform a fresh install – is the nuclear option. It will delete your existing system software and replace it with a new Windows system. If your computer continues to display a blue screen after that, you probably have a hardware problem.