Dealing with the Blue Screen Of Death

The Blue Screen of Death will hit every Windows PC at least once. If you’re a computer user, you will have probably experienced the bright blue screen associated with Blue Screen of Death (BSOD) aka Windows Stop Error, the error occurs whenever Windows detects a driver, hardware or software problem that won’t allow it to continue working properly.

Often, if you are in luck, the problem will fix itself just by rebooting and it may never happen again. But more often, the BSOD is a warning of big trouble...

So What is a Blue Screen of Death?

A BSOD, or its proper name “Windows stop message” happens when Windows detects a problem or from which it can’t recover. Windows then halts and some diagnostic information is displayed on a blue screen this looks like gibberish to the untrained eye.

Detailed reports are created called mini dumps, these can aid the repair process, they contain information that points to the root cause of the problem. All Windows stop errors are given a stop code number this helps enormously in troubleshooting.

An example stop number would be ”Stop Code: STOP 0×0000000A IRQL_NOT_LESS_EQUAL” a common cause for this code would be a problematic driver or some antivirus software that’s developed a problem