Fix issue of blue screen of death while installing Windows® 7
What are the guidelines for resolving blue screen of death error while installing Windows 7?
Windows 7 is one of the best Operating System developed and released by Microsoft. You can upgrade your current operating system to Windows 7 and enjoy the high performance. There are different editions of Windows 7 available for different type of user and you can choice one of those which suits your requirements. You can start a new Windows 7 installation or upgrade the existing operating system. The installation of Windows 7 is simple and takes very less time to complete. You can boot the computer from the Windows 7 installation DVD and then follow the onscreen instructions to complete the installation. Rarely some installation error messages and issues may come up while installing Windows 7. Blue screen of death or BSOD error comes up during the installation due to system compatibility, installation disc error, file corruption on previous operating system etc. The blue screen error is displayed with a detailed error message and an error code. You can read the error message to understand what is causing the issue and that would help you fix the blue screen error.
Following are some causes, symptoms and tips to fix the issue of blue screen of death error while installing Windows 7:
- Check the system compatibility
- Installation media and type
The installation of Windows 7 starts up normally and prompts you for a restart. The computer boots up with a blue screen error and the installation stops. Some the computer fails to start with the previous operating system. It halts with a blue screen error. The blue screen error at times leads the Windows to a restart loop, which means the computer starts up and displays the blue screen. It starts up again and the restart loop continues.
Check the system compatibility
Like all other operating systems, Windows 7 has a set of system requirement. The Windows 7 installation does not proceed if the computer does not meet the system requirement. So, make sure that the computer is compatible with the Windows 7 before starting the installation. Free up the disc space for Windows 7 installation. If the blue screen occurs again, you need to disconnect all the third party hardware components and then try to reinstall Windows 7 because the blue screen issue can be due to hardware conflict.
During the installation many files are copied from the installation media and the installer fails to copy an installation file or if the installation file is corrupted, you may get a blue screen error during the installation. So, try to install Windows 7 from a different installation media. When you upgrade an operating system to Windows 7, some files are overwritten and system file errors or virus infection on the older operating system can affect the Windows 7 installation and might result in blue screen error. So, scan the computer with an updated antivirus program. If the upgrade fails, you can start up a new installation. You can format the hard drive and start the installation or install Windows 7 to a different drive or directory.
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