The Blue Screen of Death, or BSOD as it is commonly referred to, is not a good thing to see ever. If you have ever seen this screen you can easily identify why it has earned the name it has. This blue screen of death is what is displayed when the computer system can no longer function correctly, and is basically put to death for that time. This screen can appear out of the blue and is a screen that no one likes. There are a lot of different reasons as to why the blue screen of death appears and can many of those reasons are below, as well as some options on how to avoid this bad screen.
The first reason that the blue screen of death can appear is if there is a massive fault in the program that is being accessed. These faults are generally the result of programming flaws within the system that creates an unstable environment within the operating system itself. If these errors tend to occur at the same time it is good to write down what is happening at the time of the appearance of the blue screen of death.
If the screen of death appears when you launch, for example, program abc123 then it is best to look at that program itself as the cause of this blue screen. Once the program that is causing the blue screen of death is identified then it is best to see how important that program is. If the program is a program that has many similar programs it is possible to try using different software to see if it is the program itself that is causing the blue screen.
If there are no alternate programs that can do the same thing that program abc123 can do then the next thing to do is to visit the manufacturer’s website to see if there are any identified issues that cause the blue screen of death on your computer. Many times if there is a defect within the software that is affecting many users and causing the blue screen of death the manufacturer will create a new version, or a patch or fix, for the software and attempt to remove the cause of these issues.
The second reason of the Blue Screen of Death is if there are malicious programs on your system that have compromised the stability of the system. Programs such as spyware, adware, and viruses can make a lot of issues within the core of the operating system and cause instability issues or death to the system. If you think that there is a possibility that bad software has made its way onto your system the best thing to do is to run a full system scan with an anti-virus or security program and try to find the infection and remove it right away.
The best way to avoid any infections is to have real time blocking security programs present on your system as this will not only fix the problem of infections, but in many instances they will prevent them from getting onto your machine which will prevent the Blue Screen of Death from visiting your system.
Even after the bad software is removed there is a possibility that its negative effects can still be felt. This is because many malicious software programs will corrupt your registry, core files, and even other required pieces of data on your machine. Once the infection has been removed the best thing to do is to run a full scan with a registry cleaner as this will often find little pieces of the bad software that is left behind in different parts of your system, such as the registry. After the cleaning with a registry cleaner there should not be any more encounters with the Blue Screen of Death as all pieces of the infections would have been removed.
Another cause of the Blue Screen of Death is an out of date piece of software that could cause a conflict within the system and then make the blue screen appear. The best thing to do in this instance is to restart the system and enter safe mode. Once safe mode is entered the core files within the system can be accessed and examined. Usually the system can be easily updated by checking to see if the most current service packet is installed on the Windows machine. If you are up to date on the service packs the next thing to look at is the software that is causing the Blue Screen of Death.
This is similar to the first listed reason for the Blue Screen of Death, however it is different as it is not an actual fault in the program but rather an out of date issue which is more related to compatibility as opposed the programming. The easiest way to do this again is to visit the manufacturer’s site and determine if there are any updates available for the piece of software itself.
These are just a couple of reasons that the Blue Screen of Death can appear on your system and there are many other different variations of the problems as well as the solutions that can happen and help your system. If there are specific error codes related to the Blue Screen of Death error code that is being displayed often times copying that exact message down and using a search engine will help to identify the cause and solution regarding the blue screen of death. Chances are that if you are encountering a Blue Screen of Death then someone else at one point in time has encountered it for the same reason, and hopefully they have posted some information online as to what helped them fix the issue.