You might have heard many people talk about blue screen errors, or maybe with a different name such as blue screen of death. Have you ever wondered what this error is?
If you use Microsoft Windows for years, you will know that sometimes when this operating system corrupts, it shows you an error screen with the blue background and white text (in Windows XP, Windows 7). Or one more QRCode for using mobile device to scan if you use the Windows 10 edition. This type of Windows errors is called Blue Screen of Death (aka blue screen error).
Why Your Windows Computer Faces Blue Screen Errors?
The blue screen of death errors represent for corruptions in Windows operating system. That said, when your Windows fails to load some drivers, can’t handle or communicate with your hardware, it will throw out a blue screen error, which tells you that it can’t handle the corruption and can’t automatically recover from it.
In this case, you will need to reboot your computer, or sometimes your Windows PC will do it automatically to try recovering from the corruption. If the issue isn’t serious, you will be able to boot into your computer as usual. Otherwise, the same blue screen error will appear on your screen and tell you the same thing.
In this case, you won’t be able to access your PC in the normal mode to work anymore. Furthermore, if your hard drive is encrypted with BitLocker, there would be a change that all those critical data will be lost.
What Should I Do To Deal With Windows Blue Screen Errors?
With simple cases, you just need to reboot your computer and then use some utilities such as BlueScreenView to find out the reason that creates the blue screen error that you confronted. It will tell you everything about it, such as why it happens, as well as related files.
Unfortunately, most blue screen errors are serious, which will prevent you from accessing your computer in the regular mode. Instead, you need to force your Windows boot into Safe Mode and do everything there.
In Windows 7, simply press F8 (or sometimes Shift + F8 in laptops or specific keyboards) when restarting your PC and it will allow you to choose the Safe Mode. But from Windows 8 (including Windows 8.1 and Windows 10), the F8 key doesn’t work anymore. Instead, you need to use Windows installation media or Recover drive to boot into Safe Mode.
Many of you are using the latest version of Microsoft Windows right now. So to find out how to boot into Windows 10 Safe Mode, read the following guide I mentioned in this article. You will know the exact methods to access Safe Mode within some minutes.
After accessing the Windows Safe Mode, you can download BlueScreenView or any other utilities that you trust to diagnose and troubleshoot blue screen errors. In most cases, these errors are related to Windows drivers. So I would recommend checking all drivers again and make sure there is no corruption. Besides, use the System File Checker to analyze the whole Windows system, find and repair any corrupted system files will also be helpful.