It happens at seemingly random times. The blue screen error causes you to have to hard boot to get anything done. I’m here to give you causes of the blue screen error and how to fix blue screen errors.
Causes of the Blue Screen of Death
At the root blue screen error is a registry error. Usually caused by corrupt or missing files in the core programming code of your windows operating system. The causes of registry errors vary. Things like virus infections, improperly installed/uninstalled programs, even regular use of your computer can cause registry errors.
Fixing Blue Screen
First things first, let us make sure you are not infected by any viruses. You want to start your anti-virus program and update it. You may have to do this multiple times if you are not updating the program regularly. Then you want to run a full scan on all of your hard drives.
Next, we are going to do a system restore. Basically a system restore is like taking your computer back in time to a date before you started getting the blue screen errors. To reduce the risk of getting a blue screen error while taking the needed steps we are going to go into Safe Mode.
In Windows Vista:
- Restart your computer, pressing F8 as it boots up. If you go into Windows you will have to try again.
- You will find yourself at a black and white list with Safe Mode listed. Use your arrow keys to select Safe Mode, then press Enter.
- Go to Start
- In the search box type in “restore”
- You will see System Restore as an option. Select that option.
- Of the choices, you want to choose another restore point
- Look over the available restore points and pick a restore point before you started getting the blue screen error.
- Click the Next button
- Click the Finish button
Any programs you installed between the date selected and today’s date you will have to reinstall.
These days you can prevent registry errors by regular use of a registry cleaner. Registry cleaners are programs designed to go into the registry, find, then fix registry errors. All in a matter of minutes. With regular use, registry errors can be a thing of the past.