In the previous article, we have introduced to you some basic steps to fix black screen on your computer. And this time, we will continue with the article on how to fix Blue Screen Of Death, which is quite common on Windows.
Appears from the time of Windows XP (or possibly earlier), until the time of Windows 7 (ie a very long time), this error still frequently appears on Windows.
Blue Screen Of Death ( Blue Screen Of Death – roughly translated as blue screen of death)
Blue screen error identification sign
That is, the blue screen error appears right after the BIOS screen ends (that is, the Windows loading screen has not been reached, there is a horizontal bar running), 99% is due to the AHCI error in the BIOS setup. To check again, you go to the BIOS (press F2, F10, F10, Delete depending on the model when starting to boot), and see in the hard drive mode – SATA Mode is IDE or AHCI:
Switch back to AHCI mode instead of IDE mode
Possible causes lead to blue screen phenomenon on Windows XP, Win 10, and Win 8
1. Due to Windows errors
This has countless reasons that are hard to explain, which is operating system error, virus error, driver conflict error, incompatible software error … Try some steps to fix it. below:
- REMOVE most recently installed software programs, drivers … Then reboot the computer several times (or open multiple software at the same time) to see if the blue screen is still present?
- Delete all junk files in the temp folder (go to Run > type temp > Enter ) and the % temp% folder (go to Run > type % temo% > Enter ).
- Use CCleaner or similar software to remove redundant files, junk files from the system, and then restart your computer.
2. Due to the video card driver
- Check in Device Manager if your monitor driver is missing?
If your VGA driver is lost, installed the wrong driver … then the system arrow will show up as Standard VGA driver, not the model number, the specific number.
3. Due to computer hardware
Why is computer hardware? Specifically what is the hardware here?
We can roughly understand it like this, computer is a combination of hardware system (monitor, keyboard, CPU, RAM, hard drive, sound card, video card …) software and system system driver (so that the operating system “recognizes” the hardware in Windows). And during use, the hard drive connection cable may be loose, the RAM pins are dirty … will also lead to the blue screen error. The fix here is that you can remove and reinsert it yourself (requires skilled users and support tools) or take out a reputable computer repair shop for technical staff to check again, machine cleaning, software maintenance.
Tips to help fix blue screen error on Windows 10
1. Record the stop code of the Windows blue screen error
It’s hard to talk about how to resolve the blue screen error without knowing what specific error you are facing. So the best place to start with blue screen error fix is to record the actual problem.
In Windows 10, BSOD contains a sad face, along with a simple error message. Below you will see a link to Microsoft’s blue screen troubleshooting page, QR code, and Stop Code field. If you want, you can scan the QR code with your phone’s camera to go to the Microsoft support site.
The most important part is recording the stop code listed on the page, which will help you narrow down how to troubleshoot the problem.
2. Try to fix the problem specifically for the error code
Now that you know what your specific problem is, you can move on to the appropriate blue screen fix options.
The above aren’t the only blue screen errors you’ll come across, but they are some of the most common. In the event that you are unable to locate your exact error code or the fix in those instructions did not resolve your issue, here are more general blue screen fix solutions.
3. Review recent computer changes
In many cases, you will start seeing a blue screen error after making changes to your system. Such changes can bring problem elements into a stable environment. Identifying this can help fix your problem.
For example, if you just installed a new printer, try unplugging it from the computer and see if the blue screen error persists. If you recently ran Windows update, go to Settings> Update & Security> Windows Update and click on View update history.
On the next page with the list, click Uninstall updates at the top and remove the most recent update to see if that solves the problem.
The same is true for software. If you notice the blue screen error appearing after installing a new app, try removing that app.
4. Scan for malware
Malware can corrupt your Windows system files and lead to blue screen errors. You should scan for viruses to rule out anything like this.
5. Boot into Safe Mode
Depending on the severity of the problem, you can do all of the above troubleshooting steps while working in Windows as you normally would. However, if you have a major problem, the blue screen error can prevent you from working properly. In that case, you need to boot into Safe Mode.
Safe Mode allows you to load basic Windows configuration with only the essentials to run it. This prevents third-party apps from interfering with normal functioning. If you can work in Safe Mode without the blue screen error, an installed app or service is causing the problem.
While in Safe Mode, you can scan for malware, use system recovery and troubleshoot in other ways as the article discussed.
6. Use advanced tools
For more in-depth troubleshooting, you can use Windows dump files, to record information after the system crashes to make it easier to understand the situation. They are usually just for advanced users only.
Follow the instructions: How to fix the BSOD blue screen of death errors for some of these tools.
Alternatively you can try checking for Windows and driver updates, recovering your system, checking your hardware or running an SFC scan.
7. Reinstall Windows 10
If all else fails, you will need to reinstall Windows on your computer. At this point you have ruled out common problems, so there are definitely some deeper problems on your system. Follow this guide to reset Windows 10 .
Fix blue screen of death (BSoD) error in Windows 7
If you see a blue screen of death error, but Windows 7 restarts immediately and you can read all of the error, follow these instructions to turn off Automatically restart:
1. Right-click My Computer.
2. Find the Properties section .
3. Go to the Advanced tab
4. At the Startup and Recovery section , click the Settings button .
5. In the System failure section , make sure to uncheck the option of “Automatically restart”.
6. Click OK.
If you can boot into Windows, try booting into Safe Mode , follow the instructions above and then restart your computer.
To fix blue screen of death (BSoD) error in Windows 7, you can try any of the following tips:
Tip # 1: Use System Restore
Refer to the article: Instructions on how to use System Restore on Windows for more details.
Tip # 2: Install updates
Similar to Windows Vista, installing recent updates from Microsoft can fix any errors you get in your Windows 7 system.
Refer to the article: How to update Win 7, update Windows 7 to the latest version for more details.
Tip # 3: Install the latest drivers
Make sure you have the latest device drivers installed on your system. Go to the computer manufacturer’s official website and check for the latest driver version.
Many blue screen of death errors can be caused by incompatible device drivers. You can try removing any recently installed device driver and restarting your computer.
Tip # 4: Check for hard drive errors
Windows 7 has a few utility tools that can help identify and fix certain errors. You can use these utility tools to check for hard drive or memory problems.
Refer to the article: Three ways to check the drive in Windows 7 for more details.
Tip # 5: Use Startup Repair
You can manually run the Startup Repair tool, if you have recovery options preinstalled on your computer, or have an original installation disc or a system repair and recovery disc.
Error 0x000000ED (UNMOUNTABLE_BOOT_VOLUME)
The 0x000000ED blue screen error code is also known as UNMOUNTABLE_BOOT_VOLUME.
For UNMOUNTABLE_BOOT_VOLUME error situations caused by inaccurate or outdated information, relative to Windows partition in boot configuration files (BOOT.INI or BCD) for NTLDR or BootMGR, Easy Recovery Essentials can often recreate the boot configuration with standard settings and parameters, to allow Windows to boot correctly:
1. Download Easy Recovery Essentials . Select your version of Windows (XP, Vista, 7, or 8) before downloading.
2. Burn (burn) image: Refer to the article: Using Daemon Tools to create ISO Image in Win 7 or How to burn ISO image file to CD, DVD for details.
3. Start Easy Recovery Essentials.
4. Select the Automated Repair option and click Continue.
5. Select the drive letter of the Windows installation (usually C: \) and click Automated Repair.
6. Wait for Easy Recovery Essentials to complete the process.
7. When the process is completed, click Restart.
Error 0x0000007B (INACCESSIBLE_BOOT_DEVICE)
The 0x0000007B blue screen error is also known as “INACCESSIBLE_BOOT_DEVICE”, which can be caused by a data error on the hard drive.
To fix this error, do any of the following.
1. Hard drive cable
Make sure that all hard drive cables are connected correctly.
2. Run chkdsk / f / r
The chkdsk tool is built into Windows and can be used to check (and sometimes repair) the drives when the file system crashes. Refer to the article: Check and fix hard drive errors with the chkdsk command on Windows for details.
3. Rebuild the BCD
BCD stands for Boot Configuration Data – Boot Configuration Data, contains boot configuration options of Windows. To troubleshoot boot configuration data, you need to use the Bootrec.exe tool.
You can access the Bootrec.exe utility using the Windows 7 installation disc. If you don’t have an installation disc, use Easy Recovery Essentials to rebuild the BCD.
- B1: Insert and boot from the installation disc.
- B2: Press any key to boot from disk.
- B3: Select Repair your computer .
- B4: Select the operating system from the list and click Next.
- B5: Select Command Prompt .
- B6: Enter the following command: bootrec / rebuildbcd
- B7: Press the Enter key
Error 0x00000024 (NTFS_FILE_SYSTEM)
In Windows 7, the blue screen of death error 0x00000024 is also known as “NTFS_FILE_SYSTEM” and may be the cause of the hard drive data corruption.
To fix this error, try running the chkdsk utility tool. If chkdsk doesn’t work, try removing any hardware recently added to the system. Also, if you have new software or device drivers installed, uninstall those software.
Hard drive can be damaged, so consider replacing another hard drive if none of the solutions presented here are right for you.
How to run chkdsk
- B1: Insert the installation DVD and boot the PC.
- B2: Press any button.
- B3: Click on Repair your computer .
- B4: Select the operating system, then click Next.
- B5: Select Command Prompt.
- B6: When the Command Prompt is launched, enter the following command: chkdsk / f / r , then press Enter.
Error 0x0000007E (SYSTEM_THREAD_EXCEPTION_NOT_HANDLED)
Blue screen of death error 0x0000007E, (also known as SYSTEM_THREAD_EXCEPTION_NOT_HANDLED ) can be fixed by any of the following methods:
- Make sure you have enough hard drive space
- The BIOS version in use is the most current version available and is compatible with the computer
- The video driver is compatible with Windows 7
- The device driver is properly configured and compatible with the system
The computer manufacturer’s website usually has more information on how to update the BIOS and which is the driver you need to install for Windows 7.
Error 0x0000008E (KERNEL_MODE_EXCEPTION_NOT_HANDLED)
To fix blue screen of death error 0x0000008E “KERNEL_MODE_EXCEPTION_NOT_HANDLED” , you can try the following:
- Make sure the BIOS is up to date. Visit the computer manufacturer’s website for how to update the BIOS.
- Uninstall any recently added drivers or make sure you have the latest version available that is compatible with Windows 7
Error 0x00000050 (PAGE_FAULT_IN_NONPAGED_AREA)
Blue screen of death error 0x00000050 “PAGE_FAULT_IN_NONPAGED_AREA” can be caused by the driver incompatible with Windows 7 or the hard drive is damaged.
To fix this error, you can try:
- Restart Windows 7 into Last Known Good Configuration mode
- Remove any newly installed software or drivers (and make sure you use the latest available versions of those drivers that are compatible with Windows 7)
- Check the hard drive cables to see if they are connected properly
To boot Windows 7 into the Last Known Good Configuration mode :
1. Reboot the computer
2. Press F8 several times before the Windows logo appears.
3. Choose “Last Known Good Configuration (Advanced)” from the Boot Options menu .
4. Press the Enter key .
Error 0x000000D1 (DRIVER_IRQL_NOT_LESS_THAN_OR_EQUAL_TO)
Blue screen of death error 0x000000D1 “DRIVER_IRQL_NOT_LESS_THAN_OR_EQUAL_TO” could be caused by an incompatible driver that you recently installed.
To fix this error, try booting Windows 7 into Safe Mode and then uninstall the problematic driver.
Error 0x000000EA (THREAD_STUCK_IN_DEVICE_DRIVER)
Blue screen of death error 0x000000EA “THREAD_STUCK_IN_DEVICE_DRIVER” is most likely caused by a problem with the video driver.
To fix this, make sure that you have the latest drivers available for the Windows 7-compatible video adapter. The computer manufacturer’s website will usually have more information and resources about what drivers are available.
If the driver isn’t the cause of the 0x000000EA error appearing, try updating the BIOS to the latest available version or try replacing a different video card.