If it’s a Monday morning, you might feel blue thinking of the entire week’s routine. Well that’s quite natural because Monday morning blues are prevalent and in fact are so popular that even scientists have taken a dig to suggest some tips to lift them up. You can still deal with Monday morning blues but if your computer goes blue not just on Monday but during any weekday or weekends, it is something to be really concerned about. Such a thing can be really difficult and annoying for you to deal with.
This Blue Screen error is better known by the name STOP error among Windows users. A message similar to this “A problem has been detected and Windows has been shut down to prevent damage to your computer” appears on your computer screen. The dreadful error when occurs forces your Windows computer to shut down without even giving you a chance to save the unsaved work. Yes, Windows shuts down itself inadvertently in the wake of preventing irreparable and irrecoverable damage to the kernel system, which is the main component of Windows OS and to the files and programs etc.
The inadvertent shutdown not only causes data loss and but can also lead to severe problems like computer crash, hard drive failure, and corrupt programs etc. Imaging your computer with all such problems and you will find that it is no more than Pandora’s Box thrown upon you to do only harm and disrupt your routine professional or personal life. So with the Blue Screen error, your computer is always at the risk of great damage.
The occurrence of blue screen error can be attributed to numerous reasons. These include a virus/malware infection, corrupt/outdated drivers, corrupt registry, corrupt/low RAM, failing or corrupt hard drive, corrupt Windows files including Dlls, incorrect Windows installation, Windows updates, and overheating components etc.
How to deal with Blue Screen error:
The first thing that strikes your mind when you see blue screen error is ‘What might have caused it?’ As you have seen that there can be numerous reasons for the error to occur, so you might like to start from restoring your computer to a previous restore point. This will help roll back any recent changes like Windows updates, any recent program installation, virus infection etc. Choose a recent restore point to roll back the changes. That’s it and your computer will be fine again. You might have to reinstall certain updates or applications again as dictated by Windows during the restore process.
Other than this, you can do the following:
- Run a complete virus scan of your computer and remove infected files.
- Update driver software either from the hardware manufacturer’s website or Microsoft’s.
- Run a memtest to make sure that the RAM modules are fine. Replace the faulty RAM sticks. Install additional RAM if you run heavy applications and software on your computer.
- Repair and clean up registry. If you are not good with computers, then it’s better to take the professional help of computer experts.
- Run your computer in Safe Mode if you are unable to perform any of these steps
- Arrange proper cooling for your computer as overheating components often result in the blue screen.
- Run hard drive diagnostic and replace the faulty hard drive. Back up your data before you replace your hard drive.
- Repair Windows files. You may need expert computer repair support to do so.