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How to Fix the Blue Screen of Death (BSOD) Problem.

Updated on May 26, 2012

If you are still using Windows NT, Windows 2000 or Windows XP, you might come across this very frustrating problem called Blue Screen errors, stop errors, or the Blue Screen of Death (BSOD).

See an example of the Blue Screen of Death in the image below:

Example of Blue Screen of Death

Blue Screen of Death Photo
Blue Screen of Death Photo

Causes of BSOD

BSOD or stop errors can be caused by any of the following:

  • Installation of new hardware or new hardware device drivers,
  • Low disk space,
  • No reason at all – yes stop errors sometimes just occur for no apparent reason.

Remedies for Blue Screen of Death problems

If you encounter the blue screen of death, trying the following might fix the problem:

  • Restart your computer. When the BSOD is caused by a temporary condition, restarting your PC will solve this problem.
  • Restart your computer in safe mode. When your computer start in safe mode, uninstall any newly installed hardware drivers or software. Then restart your computer normally to see if the problem goes away.
  • Check to see if a newly installed hardware has been installed properly, and also make sure any hardware driver installed the hardware is compatible with your PC. You can check this by going to HCL (hardware compartibility list).

  • Try to start your PC using a Last Know Good Configuration option - this will reset your system.
  • If you have recently installed any hardware, remove the hardware and restart your computer to see if the problem goes away.
  • Scan your computer for viruses.

For the technically savvy, you might also want to try the following:

  • Disabling any memory or caching or shadowing options through the CMOS setup utility.
  • Use a software diagnostic utility to start the PC and check for memory errors.
  • Verify through the Add/Remove tool that the PC has the latest version of the service installed.

Microsoft's Support Center has information on specific stop error numbers.

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      7 years ago


      apart from the tips given above, I will refer you to the following resources, which should help you specifically fix BSOD problems for windows 7:

      Step-by-step instructions showing you how to to fix BSOD for windows 7 -

      Others resources:

      How to fix BSOD errors windows 7 youtube video -

      How to fix blue screen of death on windows 7? - Yahoo answers -

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      7 years ago

      help me please!!!My problem would be that when i want to open my pc, the blue screen appeared always.. Just like the blue screen error example above. My Os installed in my pc was windows 7, I already restarded it several times but it doesn't worlk at there any thing you can help? Please..please send me Email in my gmail account. tnx.

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      9 years ago

      I got BSOD this morning, my laptop has been on for 2 momths straight. (hibernating overnight) and it just happened.

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      jeremy fuentes 

      9 years ago

      help!!!!my toshiba laptop went blue... a laptop not a computer how would i fix it for a laptop

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      francis lou barbosa 

      9 years ago

      help me please!!! i cant spend another money for my p.c .. my problem would be that when i " click " the update device on my hard disk .. the BSOD appear when i restart my p.c the BSOD is still there how would i fix this bug ... please help me.. please send a mail on my yahoomail.... thanks

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      9 years ago from Canada

      I had this problem during installation OF Windows Xp and it drived me mad when i realise that it was caused by a new ram which supports the hardware but cause overflow. Don't know exactly but it troubled me a lot. This would have been helpful if i would have been here first but good for the future.


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