20 Ways To Fix the Windows Blue Screen of Death

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Windows Blue Screen of Death

This comprehensive guide covers several ways to fix the Windows Blue Screen of Death (BSOD).

Also known as stop errors, Blue Screens (BSOD) happen for a variety of reasons. Hardware (and hardware failures), software, malware, updated drivers or a Windows update can cause damage and corruption to system files, resulting in a Blue Screen of Death.
A good first step is to screen capture or write down the error codes. Often a search will uncover an issue, but if that doesn’t work, there are other steps to resolve the issue.

Technorms has an extensive list of what to do to when a Blue Screen of Death appears, for when Windows is booting normally or not. Sometimes a search will find an easy solution, but if it doesn’t, take a look at the article to go step by step to solve the issue.

The top 20 ways that can fix a Blue Screen of Death are listed here, you'll find complete directions for each item at the article.

    1. Unplug Unwanted Hardware

    2. Check Computer’s Overheating Problem

    3. Use SFC Utility

    Scenario 1: When Windows Boot Normally

    4. Disable Automatic Restart

    5. Check for Windows Update

    6. Update the Drivers

    7. Uninstall Recent Applications/Software

    8. Download Upgrade File

    9. Roll Back Drivers

    10. Remove Recent Windows Update

    11. Scan for Virus

    12. Check Device Performance and Health

    13. Clean Disk Space

    14. Run Memory Diagnostics

    15. Check Logs in Event Viewer

    16. Use Fresh Start

    Scenario 2: When Windows Do Not Boot Normally

    17. Boot the PC in Safe Mode

    18. Use System Image Recovery

    19. System Restore

    20. Reinstall Windows

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A Comprehensive Guide On How To Fix Blue Screen of Death


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Remember chkdsk /f . If you don't mind the time chkdsk /r. I always run sfc and chkdsk whenever I work on anyone's computer.

Yes, good addition and one I use as well.