Blue screen error shown while installing McAfee® antivirus on a Windows® 7 system
Windows 7 is the latest OS release from Microsoft. This OS has become extremely popular in a very short time because of the large numbers of advanced features and options. Windows 7 is also light on system resources and simple to use. Windows 7 can be installed with many applications including security software. Installing security software on Windows 7 is very important as it keeps out malwares and keeps system working at maximum possible efficiency. McAfee VirusScan is one such security product that can be installed and used on Windows 7. McAfee VirusScan has an inbuilt firewall as well as an antivirus for better protection. The McAfee VirusScan also protects the system from multiple threats and prevent rootkit infestation. McAfee VirusScan can be easily installed on your computer operating on Windows 7. However, some users might face blue screen errors when installing McAfee VirusScan. Blue screen errors occur because of reasons such as malware infections present on the system at the time of installation of McAfee VirusScan, registry related problems, issues with some of the system files on Windows 7, some other incompatible application running in the system background etc. The symptoms of the problem include installation being very slow and followed by blue screen error, blue screen error followed by system restart during installation and so on. Following details mentioned below gives users more information regarding tips to fix blue screen issue when installing McAfee VirusScan on Windows 7:
- Installation in safe mode
- Clean system registry
- Repair OS
Installation in safe mode
Blue screen problems when installing McAfee VirusScan on Windows 7 might be because some other conflicting application is running in the background of the system. Windows 7 users facing blue screen problem when installing McAfee VirusScan on Windows 7 are advised to carry out the installation in the safe mode of the system. As system would be running on very few services at this time, users would be able to complete the McAfee VirusScan installation without issues.
Clean system registry
Registry of Windows 7 is the place where all information regarding the functioning of the system are stored and accessed. Problems within the registry of Windows 7 means that issues such as blue screen problems might come up with the installation of McAfee VirusScan. Users experiencing blue screen problems are advised to clean the registry of the system using a registry cleaning software such as RegCure and then complete the installation.
If some of the system files to be associated with McAfee VirusScan got damaged in some way, then blue screen errors might come up when installing the software. In such cases, the problems can be only resolved by repairing the Windows 7 Operating System using the default OS repair tool. If users have a restore point that was created at the initial stages of system use, restoring the system to the particular restore point would also get the system files to ideal state and solve the problems.
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