Blue Screen Death Of Computer (BSOD) - Causes & Troubleshooting
A, (Blue Screen Death of Computer) (BSOD) technically called a STOP error, occurs when Windows suffers a serious error and is forced to "stop" completely.
BSOD errors can occur in any Windows operating system, including windows 10,Windows 8.1 ,Windows7, Windows vista , Windows Xp , and even Windows 98/95.
Since a blue screen error gives you no choice but to restart, troubleshooting one can be difficult. Fortunately, almost every STOP error includes a hexadecimal-based STOP CODE that can be used to research a fix.
Troubleshoot Blue Screen error (BSOD)
When you experience this type of error, you won't be able to see things like the Start menu or the taskbar on the screen when your PC is turned on. Instead you might see a blue screen with a message that your PC ran into a problem and needs to restart.
The most common error you will see codes: 0x0000000A, 0x0000003B, 0x000000EF, 0x00000133, 0x000000D1, 0x1000007E, 0xC000021A, 0x0000007B, 0xC000000F.
When did you see these errors in windows?
- While upgrading to Windows 10.
- After an update was installed.
- While using my PC.
While upgrading to Windows 10
If you see a stop error while you are upgrading to Windows 10, setup will automatically go back to your previous version of Windows then follow these steps.
- Update your driver.
- Scan device performance and health.
- Run Windows Defender Offline.
- Remove software.
- Remove external hardware.
- Turn fast startup on or off.
- Start in safe mod.
Update your Drivers
Driver updates for Windows 10 and many devices are downloaded and installed through Windows Update. To update or reinstall drivers
Scan device performance and health
Windows Defender periodically scans your device for potential problems. To see the results of the most recent scan, type “Windows Defender” on the search bar and select Windows Defender Security Center.
Run Windows Defender Offline
Windows Defender Offline scans your PC for malware.
Some software can cause issues during an upgrade. Remove recently installed or unnecessary software.
Remove external hardware
Unplug unnecessary external hardware (printers, webcams, additional monitors, etc.) before upgrading.
Turn fast startup on or off
Sometimes, toggling the fast start-up setting can help resolve stop errors.
Start in safe mode
Safe mode starts Windows in a basic state, with a minimal set of files and drivers.
Error after an update is installed
- Some stop errors occur after a specific update or driver is installed on your PC. Fixing the error depends on getting to the desktop.
- Stop error that lets you get to the desktop.
- If you can get to the desktop, try uninstalling the update that's causing the error. You might need to uninstall more than one update if you don't know which one is causing the error.
- In the search box on the taskbar, type View installed updates, and then select View installed updates.
- Expand the window to see the installation date, and then select the update that you want to uninstall.Select Uninstall.
- Remove recently installed or unnecessary software (for example, antivirus software from companies other than Microsoft) and see if that resolves the problem.
- Remove external hardware.
- Unplug unnecessary external hardware (printers, webcams, additional monitors, etc.) before upgrading.
- Stop error doesn't let you get to the desktop.
Start Windows in safe mode
- You can also start Windows in safe mode to uninstall recent updates.
- If you have used Windows 10 for a while, you might have noticed that the "old ways" of booting into Safe Mode no longer work. By that, we mean trying things like pressing the F8 or the Shift + F8 keys on your keyboard while booting. These methods stopped working because the start procedure became faster than ever before. However, that doesn't mean that Windows 10 has no Safe Mode. It's just that to get to it you have to follow other procedures. Let's take a closer look and see all the ways you can get into Safe Mode in Windows 10.
- When in safe mode on your PC, select the Start button > Settings > Update & security > Windows update .
- Depending on the version of Windows 10 that's installed, do one of the following:
- In Windows 10 Version 1709 and later, select Update history > Uninstall updates.
- In Windows 10 Version 1609, select Advanced options > View your update history > Uninstall updates.
- Safe mode starts Windows in a basic state, with a minimal set of files and drivers.