[Fixed] Windows 7 Blue Screen (Blue Screen of Death or BSoD) error?

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Windows 7 Troubleshooting

One of the most common issues faced with the Windows 7 is the Blue Screen error or more commonly known as the Blue Screen of Death (BSoD). This occurs when the Windows faces an issue that is so severe that the windows must stop completely. This error is most commonly related with the drivers or is generally called a hardware issue but it can also be a software issue in rare cases. It occurs usually due to some low level drivers or outdated drivers in the Windows that the system must force restart itself.

Any regular applications installed on the user’s system won’t cause the error; even if they crash they will not take the operating system with them. The only thing that Windows can do when faced with the BSoD error is to force restart itself and that can lead to loss of data as the applications or programs may not stand a chance to save their data.

Here, we have provided some of the common fixes that can help the users with the BSoD errors.

  • Installing the updates – Installing the recent updates or keeping your system up to date in all aspects will definitely help the user in avoiding the BSoD error i.e. if the BSoD error is drivers related. The user can either update the drivers manually or set the system to update the drivers automatically.
    Here are the steps to update the Windows manually:
  1. Click Start. You will see a search box. Type “Update” in the search box.
  2. A list of options will appear. Select the Windows Update option.
  3. Click the Check for Updates option.
  4. If there are any pending updates, they will be shown here.
  5. Click Install Updates option to start the Update process.
  • System Restore – A System Restore can also help the user in preventing the BSoD error.
  • Installing the latest Drivers – Many BSoD errors are caused by outdated drivers or incompatible drivers. Make sure that you have the latest compatible drivers installed on your system to prevent the BSoD error.

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