Blue screen of death error occurs usually on windows operating systems. You may be amazed why there is a sudden blue screen on your monitor causing the computer to shut down though everything was going smoothly. Sometimes the problem may occur in repeated reboots as well. There are some text and error codes also written over the blue screen. However, it may not be visible due to instantaneous flipping of the screen.
Basic solution: First of all you will need to reboot your computer and then press F8 key. Now, from the listed options select ‘prevent auto restart on error’ to stop the blue screen on monitor. Now, you can read the error and can find out its solution on Microsoft help and support center. However, it is generally quite difficult to tell the exact type of error whether it is hardware or software, so follow the steps below if it does not work.
If the solution does not work then try recovering your system through the backup CD that you have already made. This is why having a backup of your whole data is very important because it can help you in recovering the lost information easily.
Troubleshooting blue screen of death error through system restore
In order to troubleshoot blue screen of death error you can restore your system. Since, GUI is not working you will need to do it by opening the command prompt on boot up. To do this follow the steps mentioned below.
1. Reboot and press F8 button.
2. Now, use arrow keys to select safe mode having command prompt option.
3. Now, you will need to log on as administrator that is by using admin credentials only.
4. At the command prompt type ‘%systemroot%\system32\restore\rstrui.exe‘ and press enter.
5. Now, follow the screen instructions to restore the system.
There is possibility that you could not open the command prompt window along with blue screen of death error. In such cases, you might have to check your memory for error possibilities. For this you can download a bootable cd ISO file named memtest86 and make a bootable CD of it. Now, all you need is to boot with it. It will auto start the memory test and will auto fix the memory errors on your computer’s RAM.
It is also possible that double RAM stick may cause the memory test to fail. So, after removing one RAM stick, try again memory test bootable CD to fix memory errors. If still the problem occurs then try using another RAM stick. It will let you know exactly which stick is corrupt.
By uninstalling recently installed programs
Troubleshooting of blue screen death error is also possible by uninstalling recently installed malicious software. This is because sometimes there is software that you trust upon though they contain viruses or malwares. They harm our computer and can cause blue screen death error as well. So, removing recently installed software might be a solution to fix blue screen of death error.