One of the biggest problems with Windows is the famous "Blue Screen Of Death" error. It’s an error which suddenly appears out of nowhere and makes your computer crash, with the only way of being able to recover from it being to restart your PC.
There are many types of blue screen error but all of them cause annoyance and confusion – especially if you don’t know why they are appearing. Here’s an example of one:
What Is The Blue Screen Of Death Error?
Put simply, the blue screen of death is a fatal error for your PC. This means that the problem is so severe that Windows cannot do anything to recover from it than to shut down and reboot.
This not only causes major headaches with lost work & unsaved games but it’s also highly annoying because the blue screen can famously spring up out of nowhere.
Millions of people struggle with this error every day and even the most sophisticated of systems (such as Windows Vista) cannot actually deal with it. The reasons why
Why Are You Getting It?
The blue screen of death is caused when your computer’s back is against the wall. Normally, this is either because of incompatible hardware OR because a vital system file has become corrupted.
Unlike normal errors, which your computer can live with, a blue screen error is created if the error is so big that your computer can’t operate with it. It’s as if your PC has just suffered a cardiac arrest (heart attack) and the only way to bring it back to life is to reboot it.
How To Fix The Blue Screen Of Death
It’s been known that some people have installed pieces of hardware only to then experience the blue screen error. This is quite common and the easiest way to deal with it is to first remove the new hardware and then research that hardware’s comparability with the rest of your computer.
Normally, the blue screen will show you an error code or a description of the error. If it’s a software issue (such as a system file has become corrupted), you need to either replace or correct that file.
The easiest way to do this is to note down what file is causing the trouble and then search Google for this phrase: "[[file name]]" + "[[your operating system]]". This should bring up a selection of sites which allows you to download a fresh copy of the corrupted file so you can replace it on your PC.
If your system doesn’t show what file is the problem OR you don’t know how to fix it manually, there is an easier way to fix the blue screen error automatically.
A piece of software has been created to actually scan through Windows’ entire system files and find any file which may be corrupt or lead to an error. This software is called a "registry cleaner tool" and is widely available online.
The best registry cleaner we have used is one called "Frontline Registry Cleaner" which allows you to simply click on "Scan" and it will fix all the causes of the blue screen of death for you.
You can see a screen shot of Frontline Registry Cleaner here: