Posts Tagged ‘blue screen of death’

What Causes a Blue Screen

What Causes a Blue Screen is Not Always Spyware Related

bsodMost anybody who uses Windows has probably seen a Blue Screen after Windows experienced a critical error, but not many consumers know what causes a Blue Screen. Its true that Spyware and other malware infections can cause a variety Blue Screens of Death, or BSODs as we call them, but corrupted or outdated drivers can also cause a BSOD. There are hundreds, if not thousands of software and hardware issues that can cause a Blue Screen.

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4 Tips to Avoid the Blue Screen of Death

bsod-circleOnce in a while, a Windows PC can suddenly experience a Blue Screen of Death or BSOD as we call it.  In fact, it just happened to a computer I was working on yesterday. It was an older Sony Laptop, a miniature laptop very similar to the ones we call Netbooks now, except this one had a built-in DVD Drive. I had completely reloaded Windows using the Recovery CDs and all was going very smoothly until I installed a major Windows Update known as Service Pack 3 or SP3 for short. I got a BSOD upon the first restart after the update was finished.

The scenario with my old Sony Laptop is not the cause of all Blue Screens, but is an example of a “real” situation to illustrate how Windows Updates can cause a Blue Screen. By default, these Updates are installed Automatically, so these types of problems can appear suddenly without any warning or cause on your part. Read More Here…

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