This will be the first chapter in the ” How To ” section I’ve decided to put on the site. I hope you find the information useful & informative for your needs.
The ” blue screen of death ” happens to computers because there is a conflict in the running programs on your computer. When your computer is on there are many programs & processes running all at the same time. Some of these programs & processes are necessary for the operation of your system, & some are programs & / or apps you’ve opted to run.
Windows tends to run many programs all at the same time, so you can open & work on more than one thing at a time. Mostly this is for your convenience, yet sometimes this creates more problems than it solves. For your convenience the back ground programs are running so as to save you time waiting for a program to open & run while you are in the middle of another aspect of whatever you’re doing. Due to that fact there are as many as 50 or 60 processes running simultaneously on your computer.
When you’ve reached the dreaded ” blue screen of death ” it involves some program or process you’ve initiated very recently. If you can remember what you added or turned on before the failure occurred, you can fix it easily. When you don’t know or remember what you did to cause it, you’ll have to check out what is running as it crashes.
I am only familiar with the Windows operating system. On Windows there are many options for what is running in the back ground, depending on what you want to be doing with your machine. When it comes to options you can select not only what will be running yet in what order of start-up to facilitate a quick & smooth opening of your system.
When you obtain the ” blue screen ” the only information at hand will be the message that an instability has taken place & Windows must close down. There might be information as to how to go to Safe-Mode so you can correct the problem.
To start your computer in Safe-Mode :
When your computer is turned off, press the power button to on & immediately press on the F8 key several times. That will bring you to a screen that gives you different options as to how to proceed.
The different Windows systems have different options to use at this point, yet to access any of the options for any of the ADVANCED BOOT OPTIONS MENU you use your arrow up or down keys to highlight the option of your choice & hit ENTER.
In Safe-Mode your computer will only boot up the basic programs & drivers to run Windows. This allows you to eliminate the default settings as part of the problem, if the problem doesn’t reappear in Safe-mode.
In Safe-Mode : Try opening the programs you normally use, including the programs in your start-up folder one by one to see if one of them is the problem. There are a bunch of suggestions as to how to proceed in the HELP & Support section of your computer.
If your computer automatically starts in Safe-Mode, without your prompting, then something is preventing Windows from starting up normally. You may find one of the Recovery programs to be the fix you’re looking for. You can find more on this in the HELP & SUPPORT section also.
Usually just uninstalling a problem program will be the cure for your computer. My last bout with a problem like that took me two weeks of non-stop trial & error before I found the culprit & fixed things. The problem came approximately because I fixed something else & forgot to log my fix.
My ” blue screen ” problem :
I had gone into one of the Boot Menus ( F12 key ) to see what was in this computer. While scrolling down through the information I saw the wireless modem was not enabled. The prompt asked me if I wanted to enable the device, so I said yes. I scrolled through the rest & saw there wasn’t much I could do at that point, so I exited from the system, saving my changes.
The next time I started the computer, just as things were loading up, the computer crashed! The ” Blue screen of Death ” & I wasn’t sure what caused it. I tried starting again only for the same results. I went to Safe-mode & tried eliminating programs that I didn’t use & received rid of all kinds of programs that were just running for the sake of running. I turned off programs I wanted to keep, yet didn’t want to start up every time I started the computer.
After each alter I went back to the normal system start-up only to have my computer crash as shortly as it was almost ready for me to obtain to use it. That was when I saw the trouble.
As the system booted, & each program on the start-up menu came to life, the program that was fighting the system finally revealed itself. Just as the Netgear wireless modem started to make a connection, the fatal error occurred. I saw it!
I had installed the Netgear modem after I mysteriously lost connectivity to the wireless modem in the computer. Suddenly I recalled how I fixed the problem of lost connectivity yet forgot to uninstall the Netgear wireless modem! Each time as my computer started up, there was a battle going on for ” the program that will be the one ” & when it came to connecting to the internet the two programs were not compatible.
Once the problems are corrected it’s not such a huge deal, although the first few times the crashes occurred it was pretty frightening. The most significant thing you can do to protect your system is to keep a log of everything you do to make changes with your computer. Whenever you alter something, write down what you changed & when. It won’t do much satisfactory having it on the computer if you can’t obtain to the info because of a crashed system & the dreaded ” blue screen of death “.