BSOD or Blue Screen of Death is a commonly witnessed Windows error that needs a lookup as it stops your computer instantly causing trouble to the user. The issue majorly arises due to the hardware malfunctioning and or software settings or is driver related.
The issue seems to be a significant one but can be resolved by following some steps like system checks or reinstalling the operating system and if the problem might not get sorted, you may seek for technical help from a professional.
Some general Fixes for the STOP Error (BSOD)
1. Consider your last computer actions
It’s the basic thing on which you need to pay attention as there might be a possibility that the recent changes made by you became the reason for your computer screen to go Blue.
Installing a new driver or software or a Windows update could account for the same reason; thus it is recommended to undo all the changes made previously and test for the STOP error again. Use System Restore to get back to the previous settings.
2. Remove the Unnecessary Programs and Hardware
There must be a partition of your operating system so that critical issues of storage like data corruption, increased execution time, etc. may not become the cause for the BSOD error. Prefer to keep the storage free so that there is no burden on the OS.
Additionally, remove all the unnecessary hardware related things like controllers, USB drive, Ethernet, SD cards, etc. so that they do not hinder the PC’s performance as a glitch in these hardware devices may trigger the Blue Screen of Death.
3. Go for a System Scan
There is a possibility that spyware or a virus injection may cause a machine to function inappropriately which might result in a BSOD crash.
In this case, one can opt for running a virus scan which would provide you information regarding any malicious software or may even provide you suggestions regarding software settings to be done on priority. Malware scans help to secure the MBR (Master boot record) or boot sector.
4. Check and update the drivers for hardware
As already said that the STOP error mainly occurs due to hardware issues and obsolete drivers, so you must give a look at the drivers and should go for updating the old ones or reinstalling whichever is needed.
5. Take a look at the Error Logs
The Blue Screen of Error occurs shows the STOP code which can be helpful in detecting its significant cause. Other than this one can view the System and Application logs using the Event Viewer that gives useful insights and clues on the cause of the STOP error.
This Windows tool enables you to get valuable information about error logs.
6. Check the Error Code while a Computer Restarts
Once the STOP error arises, Windows at first tries to diagnose the loophole and attempts to fix it up by restarting it. If the system reboots in a normal way as usual and the BSOD doesn’t appear again, then you can make the changes by urself from the desktop.
Nevertheless, if the error occurs again, check for the error code and if it shows the same as ‘0x000000EF’ skip instantly to the next step and try to reboot in Safe Mode.
7. Execute the Blue Screen Troubleshooter
There is a Blue Screen troubleshooter in your Windows. You can go for determining the cause of the BSOD bug by adhering to the below-mentioned steps:
- Open START
- Go to Settings
- Click Update and Security
- Tap the Troubleshoot button
- Click on Blue Screen
- And press the Run troubleshooter tab
At last, you can review the results, solutions and follow the mentioned instructions.
Also, you can enhance your knowledge by knowing more about the types of BSOD errors so that you have an idea which error type can be handled and how.