Monday, 24 June 2013

What is Blue Screen of Death?

Blue Screen of Death (BSOD), a very common problem faced by many users regularly which would surely be usual to all the versions of Windows. Are you fed up of this? But do you know why this happens. The main cause of Blue Screen of Death (BSOD) appearing is major as well as minor issues to the hardware and software. Most of the times you can easily fix it by simply restarting your PC. It’s not irritating at those times. But, there are times when Blue Screen of Death (BSOD) screen gets out of the box disallowing you to access the desktop or even if you reach the desktop, the Blue Screen of Death (BSOD) screen appears with a blip while you are using your PC.
Blue Screen of Death (BSOD) exclusively appears when the Windows Operating System encounters a serious problem and bars the operating system from working as discussed above. Blue Screen of Death (BSOD) issues can easily be fixed by simply troubleshooting all the problems and repairing them on the go but many people find it difficult. So, here I have got some quick tips for you to repair your computer when you get countered with a BSOD :
1. Some BSODs are so bad that you may end up installing fresh copy of Windows on your system. If you are not able to access your data after the occurrence of BSOD, you may also end up losing all your precious data. So, you need try your best to reach the desktop. You can try the ‘Last Known Good Configuration’ option or by going into the Safe Mode.
You can try both of these options by pressing the F8 key before the appearance of the Windows loading screen. If you do it correctly, you will see the ‘Windows Advanced Options Menu’ screen where you will see options like Safe Mode, Safe Mode with Networking and Last Known Good Configuration.
2. The second thing is that you should read the message which would be appearing on your screen very carefully. In most cases, the error screen would be showing a ‘STOP ERROR’ code that would consist of numbers and alphabets. The code varies depending on the problems that have caused the respective BSOD error. So, the first thing you need to do is make a note of the error code.
3. You are surely very safe in the condition your system is displaying the BSOD screen only after a recent installation of hardware or software. In that case, you should uninstall the hardware or software and see if that resolves the issue. In case of software uninstallation, it is recommended to perform a virus scan on your system.
Repairing registry errors by making use of registry applications can help in getting rid of BSODs that are caused by software. Alternatively, you can also try the System Restore option to go back to a date when your system was working perfectly fine.
4. If all the above things don’t go for you, then all what you can do is that you have to find out what has caused the BSOD by researching the error name and all the circumstances of your computer on the web. I know you will not be able to access internet from your computer. So, for the purpose you can make use of your secondary PC or if you don’t have one, you can use anyone else’s computer. You should always visit the Microsoft Support website first of all for the solution of your problem. Microsoft Support is the best place of all to search for the solution of getting rid of your problem.
Hope you would now have got rid of the Blue Screen of Death (BSOD) by now. So, that was all about What is Blue Screen of Death?

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