How drastic will it be for you if you are doing some work on your system suddenly a bright blue screen with some text on it appears and then makes your system to reboot? This is Blue Screen of Death (BSOD). Blue screen of death is an error displayed by Microsoft Windows when it encounters a system error critical in nature. It can be due to corrupt registry, bad memory, antagonistic DLLs. Depending upon the reason it has different ways of recovery.
Blue screen sometimes can be handled easily and sometimes may lead you to fresh installation of your windows. Here are the basic steps you should perform when you encounter a BSOD on your system. These may help you solve your problem.
Blue screen of death or officially known as Stop Error can be very deadly sometimes. (may be a bit over exaggerated) If after encountering this error, you are not able to access your data, i.e. you are not getting to your desktop; you are likely to lose all your data. This is exactly why we talk about backing up your files all the time!
Last Known Good Configuration
To avoid this mishap, try your best to get to your desktop. If windows do not start in the normal mode, opt for starting in safe mode. In this mode, try for ‘Last Known Good Configuration’. This will roll back your system to this configuration and undo all the changes, including those which lead to BSOD. You can try this by hitting F8 key before the Windows loads. If your timing is correct, Windows Advanced Options menu appears. From here you can select any of the option from Safe Mode, Safe Mode with networking or Last Known Good Configuration.
Get The Stop Error Code
When the blue screen appears, it contains a ‘Stop Error” code that consists of figures and alphabets. You should try reading the code with care. This code is a reference to the problem that caused BSOD to occur. If problem is identified, it may be easy to tackle the BSOD.
Scan Your System
Sometimes a hardware or software may lead to system malfunctioning. If you encounter Blue screen error after installation of a software or hardware lately, it may be the reason of the trouble. Uninstall that software or hardware and check whether the issue is resolved. After uninstalling the hardware or software, put your system on a thorough scan.
Fix Registry Errors
Using registry applications, registry errors should be repaired because installation of software might have changed the registry values. You can also choose to restore the system to a previous point. This rolls back the system to position when it was working perfectly fine.
If you are not able to identify the problem, you should try to figure out the problem by researching on internet. You can do it on some other PC like that of your friend or by visiting a cyber café. You need to know the stop error code for this. Type in the code in search engine and you will get to know about the cause of the problem and the possible solutions.
You can visit the Microsoft Support website for required knowledge on the same. You will get all the solutions to your queries on BSOD there.
Try your best to get rid of this error because if ignored it may lead you to further serious trouble, such as a total black screen on your computer. Even a black screen with a blinking cursor can be serious, even though it shows some sign of life in your computer. Either way, neglecting the blue screen of death is a bad idea and only leads to more problems.