Suddenly, as you were preparing that important presentation, or beating someone hands down in an online RPG, your computer suddenly stops. You hard drive stops whirling, and suddenly music, sounds, and everything else stop. The screen suddenly goes blue and shows a mass of codes you fail to comprehend. Yes, that is the Blue Screen of Death (BSoD), for your computer.
What is the Blue Screen of Death?
This is a common term used for suggesting the error/stop screen presented by Microsoft Windows. When the computer gets a system error which is irreparable by the computer, the BSoD generally occurs. It is a critical system problem and the screen goes blue to prevent any damage, either physical or data wise, to the computer. This might be a one-time error, or a serious problem.
- Problems with the device drivers
- Errors from programming
- Problem with pages
- Boot disks and drives which cannot be accessed.
- Errors that come from the kernel
A lot of times all you have to do is reboot your computer. You can actually restart the computer, by switching the computer off and then on again, using the on/off button, and closing the power plug. Of course, this might lead to data loss and some damage to your computer’s drives like the hard drive or CD/DVD drive.
BSoD can also occur in new systems when there are device driver issues. However, in most cases a BSoD occurs because of a compatibility issue to older computers. You can minimize the chances by upgrading your computer system and use latest drivers, optimizing your existing computer hardware.
Sometimes you might see the BSoD because of the interactions with some virus, malware or a worm. These often attack processes in your system, and cause this error. This might cause the problem as well.
There are bugs from programs which might cause BSoD. There are times you might be able to get the issue right at the beginning. All you have to do is the following:
- Find out the cause of the error, like a new device, or driver.
- Remember which program caused the BSoD, and restart the system.
- Go to Control Panel and select “Add or Remove Programs”
- Uninstall the program from the source so that it cannot cause further problem to your system.
Consult a Technician
At times, your BSoD cannot be fixed, no matter how much you try. This specially happens if it occurs during starting or shutting down your computer. If this is the case, consult a computer technician, or call up your computer manufacturer’s support team. The technician can help you repair your system without much problem. once your system is working properly, if you remember a few safety protocol, the BSoD would be affecting you much less as time goes by and you would be able to work with your computer without any further worries.