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What is BSOD? And how to deal with it.

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Sometimes when you are working on your PC, Your system will auto shutdown showing a blue screen (Which have some error codes). This phenomena is called BSOD i.e. Blue screen of death. This will happens almost in every PC and have various reason behind it. So, you don’t have to worry about your system. In this article I will give you some basic knowledge about BSOD and how to deal with it. So, let first know about the BSOD.

What is BOSD?

BSOD is a process where your PC automatically gets shut down showing a blue screen which has some error codes written within. The most common reason of BSOD is hardware related issues like your hard drive is running out of life. However there are plenty of other reasons which may cause BSOD. For example if your driver is not updated to its current version may have conflict with hardware and can cause BSOD.

When a BSOD happens windows will automatically restart the computer. In worst case scenario it will completely stop system to boot up. BSOD creates a dump file every time when you computer shut down suddenly. You will locate this dump files in your window temp file and you can also see it when you clear windows junk file. This information is also available in the Windows Event Viewer, where blue screen messages are scattered among application crashes and other system log messages.

How to deal with BSOD

As I have already said in the above context that a BSOD can cause by several factors. The Most common and main reason is Hard drive failure. When your hard drive is dying out it can be the main reason of the BSOD. So, in this point you can scan your hard drive with third party tools. If you are using dell PC than you probably know about dell system scanner. You can use it to see if there is any error with your HDD. If it shows any error in writing and reading test than you must have to replace your HDD.

If your hard drive is perfect than you must run a full system scan to make sure that you PC did get infected by viruses and malwares. Sometimes malwares can cause your system shut down suddenly. Make sure that you have always using verified antivirus programs on your PC.

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If your PC always showing BSOD than try to start your system in Safe Mode. Just press the F8 button before your login screen appears and select safe mode to boot. This will ensure that any drivers may not create the problem. Sometimes your faulty driver may cause this type of problem.

Check for your system temperature to make sure that your PC hardware component did get over heated. You can use third party tools like HWmonitor to check your system temperature.

Regularly check updates for your PC drivers to make sure they did not create any problem. Its highly recommend that you download your device drivers only from the original manufacture.

You may also reinstall your windows or do a system format. If your PC hardware’s isn’t creating problem than doing a clean windows installation may sort out your problem.


BSOD is however are unexpected and happens suddenly. So, these are few basic steps to check and deal with BSOD. These steps will help you to going through with every step to check the cause of BSOD. Make sure that if your system has some serious issues with BSOD than you should get in touch with a computer technician rather than doing it yourself.

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