We’ve all been there – a typical day at work or a gaming session is abruptly interrupted by the dreaded Blue Screen of Death (BSOD). Fear not, though, because Letusrepair is here to guide you through the process of understanding and fixing the BSOD.
Common BSOD Errors
Before you take any action, it’s crucial to know some of the most common BSOD errors or stop codes:
- KMODE_EXCEPTION_NOT_HANDLED: This error indicates an issue in the kernel process. It’s typically linked with incompatible or malfunctioning hardware or driver errors.
- NTFS_FILE_SYSTEM: This error is related to the failure of the system controller ntfs.sys. Data integrity violations on disk or memory can cause it, as well as SCSI or IDE controller damage.
- DATA_BUS_ERROR: This BSOD appears due to errors in RAM, often linked with incompatible hardware, driver issues, or disk failures.
- IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL: A conversion process kernel mode memory area error causes this BSOD. It can be traced back to driver malfunctions, incompatible software, or system service errors.
- KERNEL_STACK_INPAGE_ERROR: This error arises from reading errors in the paging file to physical memory. It can be due to virtual memory file damage, hard disk controller malfunctions, or RAM defects.
Effective BSOD Troubleshooting Steps
Once you’ve identified the error, it’s time to take some corrective steps. The first place to start is the Action Center in Windows 7, 8, and 10, which can help troubleshoot blue-screen issues.
Windows Event Viewer is another helpful tool to investigate BSOD errors. To access it, follow these steps based on your Windows version:
- Windows XP: Start > Control Panel > Performance and Maintenance > Administrative Tools > Computer Management > Event Viewer
- Windows Vista and 7: Start > Control Panel > System and Security > Administrative Tools > Event Viewer
- Windows 8 and 10: Hit the Windows Key > Type in “View Events” > Hit enter
Here’s how to check for BSOD errors in Event Viewer:
- Select Windows Logs on the left side of the window.
- Several sub-categories will appear. Select one to view event logs in the center of the screen.
- Any BSOD errors are listed as “Error.”
- Double-click any found errors to investigate further.
Preventing BSOD with Letusrepair
Preventing future BSODs involves several strategies. One of the most effective ways is by creating data backups. This can be done using the Windows backup tool. Another preventive measure is keeping Windows and device/system drivers updated.
Boot into Safe Mode when your computer blue-screens every time you turn it on. In safe mode, Windows loads only the essential drivers.
When it comes to dealing with the BSOD, understanding and troubleshooting are the first steps. With Letusrepair’s guidance, you’ll quickly regain control over your system and avoid future interruptions. So, when a BSOD rears its head, remember – you’re not alone. Letusrepair is here to help.