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All About the Blue Screen of Death

Do you have the “blue screen of death” on your computer? First, of all don’t panic! We’ve got some information for you that could help you solve the errors.

The symptoms of a problem associated with the blue screen of death are quite easy to identify. A blue screen error probably means your screen is displaying blue. This screen that pops up displaying cryptic information is quite beneficial to programmers but scary to novice users. This screen is seen when something goes wrong with your system unit.

Determining the causes of blue screens, however, can be a daunting task because they can be caused by many things. A single miscommunication between the system’s hardware and software can result in a serious blue screen of death. In essence, blue screens indicate a conflict in communication between the system’s hardware devices and the windows operating system.

Where Do Blue Screen Errors Come From?

A significant number of computer users have experienced a blue screen in their life. The most common cause of blue screens is a miscommunication between the hardware of your PC and the software installed that result in a fatal PC error. The cause of your PC displaying a blue screen can be a serious communication error problem between the processor, video card, hard drive, or any other vital component of the system and the operating system of your PC.

Usually, a blue screen of death is often followed by a computer system shutting down itself for safety reasons. In addition, a blue screen can be as a result of overheating of a computer and its components. This incident where a blue screen occurs due to overheated PCs is a protection mechanism of some systems.

A majority of these errors come from the Windows Registry that contains vital programs’ configuration information, data and personal files. Windows’ normal operation is constantly dependent on the registry, but the complexity of the registry makes it vulnerable to the development of errors over time. Fortunately, registry errors  are fixable using special registry cleaning software that scans and looks for any entries in the registry with errors. The software automatically repairs the found errors and sometimes this can permanently repair the blue screen of death error and in the process prevent this error from happening.

Users of windows 7 are not immune from the ominous blue screen despite the operating system’s popularity. No matter the version of windows, the blue screen error is still common due to inevitable communication errors between hardware and software components. The name of the error suggests death to mean the system restarts itself or sometimes to mean the end of life of a PC since these errors become common towards the end of a PC’s life cycle. This is because older PCs have older hardware that potentially fail and result in blue screen errors.

Death is irreversible in real life; however, in the world of PCs, a blue screen of death can be reversed. With the right combination of software, even a rookie computer technician can fix these errors and restore PCs to healthy working condition.