Last updated: October 1, 2023
You have a problem with blue screen of death (Blue Screen Of Death ) under Windows ? You wish repair your machine et Discard of this boring blue screen ?
In this article, I will show you a procedure for determine what is the cause of this problem and resolve it.
THEblue screen of death also abbreviated BSOD refers to the screen displayed by the Windows operating system when it can no longer recover from a system error or when it is at a critical point of fatal error.
What are the causes of blue screen?
In general, a blue screen appearing on a computer running Windows expresses a problem on your computer, the origin of which may be various:
1. Problem linked to an attack
A attack who can delete or alter a driver. It is difficult to detect the faulty pilot, that's why the best solution is to reinstall all the drivers for your peripherals.
2. Using incorrectly configured software
The problem can simply be related to the installation of software that can be either malicious or to a wrong setting. The solution is to uninstall it or return to the default setting with a System Restore.
3. Problem related to the power of the processor
This is the case of overclocking, when you launch programs and applications that require too many resources, the owner heats up more than normal, and suddenly your pc crashes, showing you a beautiful blue screen. This is why you should check that your processor has no problem with the cooling your computer and controlling the rotation of the processor fan. Read this article to find out how to easily cool your computer.
4. Incompatible device
If the device is incompatible with your system configuration, then updating that device may resolve the issue.
5. Hard drive failure
Start your computer in recovery console mode and test your disks. If you are experiencing that the problem is disk related then try to format it.
You can also check the health of your hard drives by following the steps presented in this tutorial: Check the health of your hard drive in Windows.
Identify the origin of the Windows 10 blue screen
The diagnostic software that I am going to present to you here allow you to identify the problem at the origin of the crash under Windows 10. In the case of a driver, it will then have to be updated from the publisher's site or using Driver Booster software.
The tools presented in this article are intended to help you troubleshoot blue screen error codes currents, for example, 0x0000000A, 0x0000003B, 0x000000EF, 0x00000133, 0x000000D1, 0x1000007E, 0xC000021A, 0x0000007B, 0xC000000F, etc.
BlueScreenView is a small free tool that allows in case Windows 10 crashes with a blue screen, toidentify the driver causing the crash.
It does not require any installation. In fact, you can use it in safe mode if the blue screen appears before Windows starts.
The application can only work if your pc has already experienced at least one crash and is configured to generate minidumps (an active mode by default).
To use it, just follow the following steps:
- Download BlueScreenView software and unzip the archive.
- After to a crash by blue screen under Windows, launch the program to identify the origin of the crash (in Windows 7 / Windows 8, remember to click on the right button and select Execute as administrator).
- The utility will automatically detect the list of minidumps located in the Windows hard drive. Each DUMP is accompanied by the date / time of the crash (Crash Time), the error that caused the crash (Bug Check String), diagnostic codes and parameters, the driver that caused the crash and other useful information.
- Just look for the driver that caused the blue screen in the column Caused by Driver.
- As shown in the image above: the majority of cases of computer crash are caused by the drivers, so to correct these problems, it will be necessary to update these drivers from the publisher's site or to permanently remove and reinstall them.
Finally, the error messages that appear can also help you find the problem and fix it.
Windows 10 Event Viewer
When an issue with your hardware or software occurs, Windows 10 records it as events in logs.
With this event list (logs), you can easily find blue screen errors that Windows has encountered and thus identify the source (s) of these problems in order to possibly correct them subsequently.
To access it: go to your Control Panel then Administrative Tools then Event Viewer.
Once in Event Viewer, click Custom Views to view a summary of all critical events, errors, and warnings from all logs.
This list will put you on the path to finding the cause of blue screen problem in Windows 10.
Fix Windows 10 blue screen issue
Update your drivers
Driver updates for Windows 10 and many devices are downloaded and installed through Windows Update. To update or reinstall the drivers, watch this article: Update drivers in Windows 10.
Remove recently installed software and check if that fixes the problem. To remove software in Windows 10, take a look at this tutorial: remove programs in Windows 10.
Remove external hardware
Disconnect any unnecessary external device (printer, webcam, external monitors, etc.).
Windows 10 restart without stopping
If your PC repeatedly reboots without stopping, go into automatic repair mode. On the Choose an option screen, select Troubleshooting> Advanced options> System restore. This option restores your Windows 10 to an earlier point in time.
Here is an explanatory video on how to restore your Windows 10 system.
Restoring your computer removes any updates and drivers installed after this restore point.
Hope this article has helped you the minimum to solve the blue screen display issue. And if you have any additions or questions regarding this tutorial, feel free to post a comment!