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Windows errors are always a problem, but the most disturbing one is the popular error known as Blue Screen of Death. It is commonly called BSOD, but the official name of this error is STOP error.
What is Blue Screen of Death?
On Windows systems, an error message is usually displayed on the screen when the system has issues with the Kerner or some corrupt drivers. This error message is called the blue screen of death or simply BSOD.
Why does BSOD occur?
This message is displayed when the operating system crashes. BSOD is generally due to hardware-related errors.
How do you fix this error?
Usually, windows PCs are always configured to automatically restart when the BSOD error occurs. This will prevent you from getting the full error code associated with the failure. The first thing you need to do is to disable automatic restart. To do this, follow the steps below;
- Open any folder and search for This PC.
- Right click on This PC.
- Go to
- Click on Advanced system settings.
- Under startup and recovery, click
- Under system failure, Deselect Automatically restart.
- Save and continue by clicking
Now you have to check for viruses on your PC.
Sometimes, you experience BSOD on your Windows 10 PC because of data corruption, and data corruption occurs due to some malware. However, this can quickly be resolved by using antivirus software to perform a full scan on your PC, or by utilizing the Pre-installed Windows Defender. Both options are excellent.
To Open Windows Defender
- Go to your menu and search for windows defender.
- Then Select the result
- Click Scan now.
- Wait for it to complete the process.
Update your PC with the latest security patches and other updates.
Follow the steps to Update your PC
- Make sure your system has an internet connection
- Then, go to your menu and open
- Click on Update and Security.
- Click on Windows Update.
- The Windows Update interface will open. Click on Download
Boot your system to safe mode
The safe mode is a sure way Windows users have utilized in finding the cause of specific issues on their networks, BSOD is also one of them. In fact, booting your system to Safe Mode in Windows makes only the necessary Windows services, and drivers to load.
Follow the steps below to boot your system to safe mode
- Go to your menu bar, and search settings
- Open settings
- Click on Update & Security
- On Update & Security interface, click on Recovery
- Under Advanced Startup, click Restart Now.
- Hold on! Allow the Advanced Startup option screen to appear.
- Click Troubleshoot.
- A new interface will pop up, click on Startup Settings.
- Now, click Restart to boot to Safe Mode.