Blue Screens of Death , also known as the Blue Screen of Death or BSoD briefly , are a popular and unpleasant phenomenon for Windows users. On the other hand, allow you to identify the problem and overcome it .
Microsoft has tried to call them Stop Errors , errors or pause , but even they had to accept the name they use all other users : Blue Screen of Death ( Blue Screens of Death , or BSoD ) . In one moment you write something unutterable fortune or you move your mouse to the next look in the blue screen filled with white text that does not tell you absolutely nothing. You have no choice but to make a reboot … Assuming that it is at all successful .
Almost everyone gets rare, even occasional BSoD . Not much you can do except throwing curses , restart your computer and attempt to recover lost data (which applies to all not stored on the hard stuff at the time of the attack Blue Screen ) .
But if you see him regularly, that is, the time to complete a small detective work .
Believe it or not, but on the Blue Screen of Death , you can find a lot of useful information that will help solve the problem. The next time it launches its attack BSoD , grasp a pen and a piece of paper and then rewrite the parts that have been highlighted in yellow in the picture below . Pay particular attention to the names of the files (if there are any) and written text CAPITAL_LETTERS_UNDERLINE_BETWEEN_WORDS .
Once you have rebooted the machine , use your favorite tool for finding information on the Internet and search for the phrase BSoD together with one or more expressions that you saved on the sheet. Probably you will find something with instructions or even a description of the problem.
Ask yourself if anything has changed recently . Maybe some new peripherals ? Updated drivers ? Although the software itself is rarely the source of the Blue Screens of Death, it is not said that this can not be just in your case … you installed any new programs ?
If you find something that seems to be at least a little suspicious , check whether there is a possible update that will eliminate the problem. If not, then try to uninstall or remove a component and uninstall the drivers .
One of the fastest solutions that can help is to use System Restore option to go back to Windows until it encountered a problem. This does not work always and is often only a temporary solution, but worth a try.
Defective or damaged RAM modules can also be the cause of Blue Screens of Death. To verify the correct operation of your system memory download program Memtest86 + ( anticipating questions – yes, in spite of the number 86 also works on x64 ) . This is not a program running under Windows , to use it you have to start the computer again, this time using a properly prepared plates or other media. You can download the entire program as a. Iso , which will create the appropriate boot CD , or as an executable file . Exe file that will install the program on the flash memory and create a boot disk from it .
Also, overheating of the components may appear in BSoD . Check the temperature on the graphics card and processor. Also, consider the installation of additional cooling.
If nothing else works , you can always try updating the drivers . Click on the Start button ( or click on the Start button and select Run , if you are using Windows XP) and type devmgmt.msc, and then press ENTER. Double-click the device whose driver you want to update, and then go to the driver and select Update Driver . If Windows notifies you that you have the latest drivers for the device , it does not believe him . Windows also displays the name of the device , along with information about the driver version number and the date of its introduction ( this is indicated in the picture below with the red line ) , so you can easily search the Internet for a more current version of the drivers.