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How to Repair Windows 7 BSOD

Updated on May 26, 2012

The dreaded blue screen of death is what everyone seems to dread when they are working with a windows product. It usually means something serious has happened to the machine and possible replacement of software or hardware is in your near future.

Blue screens are not as bad as they seem they are essential a safety measure. It protects your computer from having extensive damage done by not stopping. Since it halts on the first sense of an extensive error it can actually save you more money and time with data, hardware and software troubleshooting cost.

Typically a blue screen will show you the specific error message that you are receiving. As a general rule of thumb the every first 0x000000XX is the actual error message. If you are able to capture that first number you can then set it in a Google search box to find some specifics on the particular error message.

Heat -- With the addition of smaller and smaller components blue screen dictation often incorporates a heat sensor. This heat sensor has been a great addition to windows 7 functionality. This will automatically halt your computer in the event that your desktop or laptop becomes too hot it will stop all process and shut it down before damage can occur.

RAM – a lot of blue screens can be attributed to the failure of hardware on the machine. The machine has a number of different codes it uses to help establish that the RAM has had an error so getting the first part of you error screen prior to rebooting is essential to establish what is wrong with your machine.

Virus/Malware – Viruses and malware can have a signifies affect on the machine. This causes a great deal of interference when it comes to normal operation of programs and windows. Viruses and malware can cause an issue when it tries to download or infest other computers on the network. Some viruses are even made to damage the hardware of your machine. So, always keep an active virus/malware scan on your machine to prevent these types of infections.

Registry corruption – registry’s can be come corrupt or overloaded with useless files and extensions that go nowhere. The more of this junk that is in the registry the harder your computer has to work to be able to sort out the mess. So, I always recommend that people invest the 20 bucks in a decent registry cleaner. There are some free ones too but most only do half the job from the paid one. If, you get a blue screen and are able to reboot back into windows cleaning your registry may be enough to resolve it. Your best bet is to use a reliable and trusted registry cleaner to do the job for you. Not only will it automatically fix the Windows 7 blue screen, it will also speed up your computer considerably.

Drivers—many blue screens can be attributed to a corrupt driver in your computer. The good thing about driver corruption with blue screen is that it will usually tell you the name of the file that caused the problem. Simply type the name of the file into Google search and you can usually deuce the manufacture of the card. Once you have established the manufacture of your driver manufacture head to their website and download the latest. These can easily installed with simple click through packages.

Blue screens of death help prevent more serious issues by letting you know there is a problem before the problem gets to big. So, yes they interrupt a day’s work but in the end you will have a much more reliable machine.


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  • Daniel5 profile image


    6 years ago

    Or just download CCleaner for free and clean registry. Also disable startup apps that are useless like iTunes and Google Update to increase computer speed. Also AVG Free Antivirus is very fast. Don't use verizon McAfee unless your an old person haha.


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