Sep 23, 2014

Posted in Pc Secrets

How to Fix Blue Screen

Computer errors freeze most of us in a state shock and stupor and we’re left standing there with no clue of what has happened and what we can do to fix them. One of the most common, yet most serious computer problems is the blue screen or “blue screen of death” as connoisseurs call it. The good news is that we can learn how to fix blue screen problems at home, but the bad news is that there are several issues that can cause it. In order to fix it, we must first determine the exact cause of the blue screen.

Some of the more common and harmless causes of blue screen can be the presence of viruses in the computer; it can also stem from hardware conflicts, or maybe a file or program you’ve downloaded or installed is corrupt or incomplete. In what follows we’ll take a look at some of the things we can do if we want to know how to fix blue screen errors.

The first thing you should do when you get the blue screen is to shut down the computer then turn it on again. Now press “F8” before the Windows screen comes on and you’ll be taken to the Advanced Options screen. Enable the “Safe Mode with Networking” option and press enter. If you think the problem is caused by a virus that connects to the Internet when you start the computer just select “Safe Mode”. Now pay careful attention to what happens on the screen after you press enter. You will see the computer loading all the drivers and see what file with a “.sys” extension takes longer to load before experiencing the error. This means that a driver is faulty and you need to reinstall it. If drivers are not the problem then it might be a hardware conflict.

In order to learn how to fix blue screen errors in case of hardware conflicts, you need to go to Control Panel. Click on System and then on Device Manager and scan all the devices until you find the conflict. If you do find a conflict, you can just uninstall and reinstall those drivers. But even if you do and even if you don’t find conflicting drivers, now is a great time to do a full scan of your computer. Sometimes the best way of knowing how to fix blue screen problems is by doing a complete scan for viruses, spyware or adware. Whether they’re causing any actual problems or not, these invasive programs will be deleted by the antivirus.