Resolve Blue Screen of Death Error in Windows® 7
What are the tips to resolve for resolving blue screen of death error in Windows 7?
Windows 7 is a reliable and stable Operating system because of its effective error detecting and error fixing techniques. If errors are detected and fixed in timely manner, system or OS crash and data loss can be avoid. Blue screen error is one of the best errors reporting method used by Windows Operating system. If a critical error is detected a detailed error report with an error code is displayed on a blue screen and Windows boot process halts. This error screen is also called Blue screen of death or BSOD. Each error code displayed in the blue screen denotes a particular issue. Common reasons for blue screen error can be incompatible hardware/software installation, Virus issues, System RAM issues etc. This issue can be easily resolved if the cause of the issue is identified.
Following are the tips to resolve blue screen of death error in Windows 7:
- Undo last made changes
- Disconnect recently connected hardware
- Virus scan
Undo last made changes
You update device drivers, Windows, antivirus programs etc., many new softwares are installed on the computer. Any of these updates or new software might be the reason for the blue screen error. You need to uninstall the last installed update or software and then try to restart the computer. If you are not sure what software or update was installed. You can click on 'Start', then go to 'Programs', 'Accessories' then 'System tools' and then go to 'System restore'. You can select 'Restore my computer to an earlier date' and then select a date on which the computer was working fine and complete the restoration wizard. The computer would be restored to the selected date. Any application or driver program installed after the selected restore date would be uninstalled. This process would fix the blue screen error if any software or driver update was causing the issue.
Disconnect recently connected hardware
An incompatible hardware component can cause the blue screen error. So, disconnect the recently connected hard ware and then try to start the computer. This way you can identify if the recently connected hardware is causing the issue. If the hardware is not compatible, refer the hardware manual and check if it’s compatible with the Operating system installed on the computer or with the configuration that you have on the computer. You may have to update BIOS or Windows 7 to make that particular hardware compatible. If blue screen error occurs after upgrading the RAM, disconnect the newly connected memory module and then boot the computer. A faulty hardware can also cause blue screen error.
A virus can corrupt the system files or run new malicious scripts and services that could cause the blue screen error. So, update the virus definition of your antivirus program and then run a full system scan. If you cannot start the computer in normal mode to run the scan, you can tap the 'F8' key during the startup process and select 'Safe mode' with networking. The computer would boot with minimum driver and you will have access to Internet. So, run live update and then a scan in safe mode and ensure that your computer is virus free.
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