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A beginner's guide to crash recovery: What is the blue screen of death?

September 25, 2018

What is the blue screen of death?

Chances are if you’ve ever used Windows, you’ve experienced the dreaded “Blue Screen of Death” (BSOD). The page, with its bright blue screen and white text pops up at the most unexpected times, often causing loss of unsaved work and a mandatory reboot.

Why does the blue screen of death appear?

The blue screen of death appears once Windows encounters a critical problem from which it cannot recover without stopping operations. While the BSOD doesn’t occur as much in newer operating systems, the blue screen of death can still occur when Windows senses a hardware or software error which prevents Windows from operating normally.

How do you fix the blue screen of death?

Retrace your steps

Think about what you were doing just before the BSOD appeared. If you just installed a new program or software, this could be the source of your problem. Try uninstalling the program and see if the issue is resolved.

Restart your computer

If you’re lucky, the blue screen of death will disappear after a simple reboot. Even if this is the case, it is recommended that you scan your computer for viruses as a precaution.

Scan for viruses

It is possible that a virus could be behind the problem, running a scan for viruses will remove any possible threats to your computer.

Perform diagnostic tests

By performing diagnostic tests, you will be able to see if there is a deteriorating piece of hardware.

If the blue screen of death still appears after undertaking the above steps, give us a call on 1300 903 405- We’d be more than happy to help you.

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