Needless to say that the praiseworthy launching of Windows 10 has brought about a revolutionary change across the operating systems, but at the same time, it has come with several glitches and issues that are really hard to overcome by users. And we are going to discuss one such issue here in this article, commonly known as “Blue screen of Death”. Your entire screen goes blue while you are upgrading your system to the newly Windows 10 OS version, or when you are just booting your computer, or simply when you are using your computer. Out of the blue your screen turns blue with a sad face logo on the screen without a valid clue at all. It does not give much information regarding the error.
Usually you can narrow down the issue to a number of reasons like you have configured an incompatible software or hardware recently, or some malfunctioning took place while upgrading your OS, or bad driver must have gotten in your way. Take a look at this follow solutions to fix blue screen of death in Windows 10/8/7.
Fix 1: Uninstall Unnecessary Applications and Softwares
One of the first solution that you can try out is to uninstall unnecessary applications and tools. Most of the time, these heavy applications take a lot of space and render system failure with an indication of a blue screen. Thus uninstalling these unused apps can aid you get rid of this problem. Firstly turn on your computer and open the “Settings” of your Windows 10 computer. Next; click on “System” and then “Apps & Features”. Now click on apps that you no longer use and is more of a burden to your system, and select “Uninstall” button to uninstall them one by one. Simply follow the on-screen instructions to finish the process.
Fix 2: Unplug Non-essential Hardware Peripherals
Well, there is another possible way to get rid of this situation, and that is the disconnection of unnecessary hardware. So basically when you are making an effort to install your Windows 10 for the first time, make sure to unplug non-essential hardware peripherals, like secondary monitors, printers, phones, USB devices, and external hard disks, etc. You can re-connect them after the installation is done which is safer way to prevent any kind of technical mishap like that of the “Blue screen of death”.
You can also re-download the essential upgrade files even after the installation of Windows 10 because you might be getting the blue screen due to corrupt or damaged setup files which are pulling the nasty strings in the backdrop. This you can do using Disk Cleanup feature to delete first the previously installed files and Windows update will re-download the files freshly to upgrade your OS again.
In order to this, click on “Start” icon from the task bar of the desktop screen. Type in “Disk Cleanup” and the searching will display you the result. Choose the option and then select the drive C: WINDOWS> and click “Ok” to continue. Next you have got to click the “Clean up system files” button to initiate the cleaning process. Check the “Temporary Windows installation Files” option and click “Ok” to delete all the contents stored within it.
Once you are done with this, you can try to re-install your Windows 10 OS once again freshly so that it can boot with the fully operational setup files and not the damaged ones.
Fix 3: Installing Updates and Drivers
If you are not yet satisfied with the ways or they do not seem to work in accordance to your wish, you can try out with installing updates and drivers. Though the OS updates automatically if the settings are made so, but it might miss certain updates which may be causing the blue screen to appear again and again. So click on “Start” button and then open the “Settings” option. Next go to the “Update and Security” section on the left hand side pane and choose “Windows update” from the drop down menu.
Now click on “Check for updates” button to start the searching process for updates. When you seen an update available, you can download it. Now use the “Windows + X” key combination to open the Power user menu and choose “Device manager”. Expand the device which you doubt to be causing the problem of blue screen. Right-click on it and choose “Update driver software”.
Click on “Search automatically for updated driver software” option when prompted. This will automatically update the driver softwares. Repeat the step with every doubtful driver and check if the problem is still persisting or not. If you have carefully done everything as per the guideline above, the problem does not seem to re-appear again.
But in case it still persists, you should look out for an expert advice as soon as possible.
The techniques explained above are very easier to put to use, just follow the guidelines as exactly as given in the article and you will surely be alleviated of the “Blue Screen of Death” error.