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Blue Screen Errors Troubleshooting

Reader Question:
“Hi Wally, I am having problems with Blue Screen Errors and wondering how to fix it?”    - Jared G., Canada

Before addressing any computer issue, I always recommend scanning and repairing any underlying problems affecting your PC health and performance:

  • Step 1 : Download PC Repair & Optimizer Tool (WinThruster for Win 10, 8, 7, Vista, XP and 2000 – Microsoft Gold Certified).
  • Step 2 : Click “Start Scan” to find Windows registry issues that could be causing PC problems.
  • Step 3 : Click “Repair All” to fix all issues.

Setting up weekly (or daily) automatic scans will help prevent system problems and keep your PC running fast and trouble-free.

Wally’s Answer:

Overview of Blue Screen Errors

One of the most common and frustrating computer errors is the Blue Screen Errors. The Blue Screen Errors first appeared in the mid-1980s when IBM was developing their OS/2 operating system.

Today, Blue Screen Errors errors are associated with Windows operating system crashes. The Blue Screen Errors error is often called the Blue Screen Errors of Death, or BSoD. The official name for the error is “Stop Error,” because it causes the computer to stop functioning.

The Blue Screen Errors error appears when the computer encounters and unrecoverable error and crashes. A log of the error is created and when the computer is restarted, a message informing the user of the problem is displayed and asks permission to send Microsoft the error log.

Blue Screen Errors errors are often displayed in two parts; the first is the error code which consists of five sets of numbers and letters. The second part is the error name. Usually, the Blue Screen Errors also includes some advice about how to avoid a recurrence of the error.

What Problems are Associated with Blue Screen Errors?

Most people have experienced a Blue Screen Errors error at one point or another. It is an error many people fear because it does not provide an opportunity to save any work. When the Blue Screen Errors appears, nothing on the computer is functioning; no inputs from the mouse or keyboard will be recognized.

Depending on how the computer is configured, the Blue Screen Errors may appear and stay on the monitor until the computer is powered off. This provides an opportunity to write down the error codes in order to research the error and find possible solutions. In other cases, the Blue Screen Errors appears and quickly disappears as the computer automatically restarts. The error codes are often of little help to anyone without a lot of computer repair experience and training.

The error name can provide a bit more useful information. Often the name will identify the source of the problem. BAD_POOL_HEADER, PAGE_FAULT_IN_NONPAGED_AREA and IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL are some of the most common Blue Screen Errors errors.

In some cases, like the IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL error, a specific driver will be identified and this can help make troubleshooting the Blue Screen Errors error much easier.

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Is Your PC Healthy?

I always recommend to my readers to regularly use a trusted registry cleaner and optimizer such as WinThruster or CCleaner. Many problems that you encounter can be attributed to a corrupt and bloated registry.

Happy Computing! :)

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