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  • July 12, 2022
  • Emma Brown
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Are you here to get rid of seeing the annoying display of a frustrating message of the blue screen of death error on your computer screen?

If yes, then don’t worry. We are here to help. Encountering BSOD doesn’t always mean that you need to buy a new computer or run behind an IT professional, there are some quick fixes too that you can try at your home without being required to be tech-savvy. Keep reading the blog to end up with the easy and the right solutions.

What Is The Blue Screen Of Death?

The blue screen of death error displays the text – “Your PC ran into a problem and needs to restart. We are just collecting some error info, and then we will restart for you.

20% complete.”

It occurs when the windows detect a critical error and are left with no other option than to restart your PC immediately to avoid further damage to the operating system.

It comes up unexpectedly, without any warning and disrupts the computer’s functioning, and loses all your unsaved work by making your system shut down immediately.

What Causes The Blue Screen Of Death?

  • A bad device driver
  • Hardware issues.
  • Misconfigured BIOS
  • Malware
  • Applications crash.
  • Hard disk corruption.
  • Outdated operating system.
  • Insufficient space in the disk.

Ways To Fix Blue Screen Of Death

Uninstall the suspected program – the BSOD often seems mysterious, as it doesn’t display the root cause of the error. So, assuming that the recent installation might be the reason, you first need to think about which program you installed just before the error occurred, as it may be suspected to be incompatible with your device.

To uninstall a program, open the control panel. Select the “uninstall a program” option mentioned below the “programs.”

You will see a list of programs installed on your PC along with their installation dates. Right-click the most recently installed program and select “uninstall.” 

One other way to delete your programs is through the settings tab. In settings, click “apps,” then select the first option among the list – “apps and features.” Click the suspected program, then choose the “uninstall” button.

Uninstall the faulty drivers –  to analyze which specific driver is causing your windows to crash, install the software named – NirSoft free BlueScreenView. The software displays a list of DUMP files. These files are created when an error occurs. Double-click the DUMP file to know the faulty device driver. A list will appear mentioning all the details like – dump file name, crash time, bug check string, bug check code, etc. Check the Caused by Driver and Product Name section to see the faulty device drive name.

Once you find the defective device’s driver’s name, open the “device manager” through the windows search bar. Click to expand the device category. Right-click the defective device, and click “uninstall.”

Troubleshoot the issue with safe mode – restarting the windows through safe mode may help you fix the error. Press and hold the power button for a few seconds. Repeat this step three times to launch the advanced startup settings. Once you complete the first step, you will see the screen displaying troubleshooting options. Select the “startup settings” among the list of options, and then click “restart.”

While restarting your device, press “f4,” then select the “enable safe mode option.” Now you can start uninstalling the device drivers in safe mode.

Detect and fix the issue through Event Viewer – open “Windows Administrative Tools” and click “Event Viewer.” You can also directly open the event viewer app through the windows ten search bar. On the event viewer app, click the “Action” tab and select “create custom view.” In the dialogue box, select the specific time range when the BSOD error occurred.

Step out to the next option, which is “event level.” Check the “error” checkbox. Click the “event logs” option now, then check the “windows logs” checkbox on the dropdown menu and click “Ok.” Fill in any random name in the custom view dialogue box and click “Ok.” Now, you can see the error events. 

For a more detailed view, click on the “Details” tab. Select the “friendly view” for an easy-to-understand message format. Now, you can copy the error message and paste it into your web browser to search for the relevant fixes to these errors.

Fix the issue through Registry Editor – open the Run menu by clicking Windows + R. Type “Regedit” and hit enter. On the left pane, you will see a series of files. Select the file named – HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE. Double click and expand the file and select “System>CurrentControlSet>Control>CrashControl.

Right-click on the right panel, hover your cursor on “New,” then select “DWORD Value” on the dropdown list. Make a folder and name it – DisplayParameters.” Double-click on your folder and type 1 in the Value data option. Click “Ok.” Close the registry editor, and restart your PC.

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It usually becomes stressful and daunting to fix the error without knowing where it has come from. If you have tried several possible ways and are still unable to solve the error, then don’t worry, we are here to help. Fixing BSOD errors is difficult though, but still possible. Call our experts today and quickly eradicate the sudden impact BSOD caused to your PC.

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