Windows 7 is the common OS used by many users around the world. Also, it comes as the pre-installed Windows on many systems. The operating system is very user-friendly and it is very easy to work with. But at times there can be odd issues with the OS which needs to be tackled swiftly.
One of such issue is Blue Screen of Death, also known as a STOP Error. The issue occurs mainly when there is serious trouble with the Windows 7 system and it stops working completely. It is a driver based problem and most BSODs show a STOP code for analyzing the main problem with the Blue Screen of Death error. In this type of problem whenever the user tries to switch-on the system, it gets rebooted automatically before anyone can ready anything. This article will provide the latest troubleshooting steps to solve the Windows 7 error.
Here are the troubleshooting steps to fix the Blue Screen problem in Windows 7 :-
- Firstly and most importantly ask yourself what has gone wrong that has lead to the problem. Have you recently installed any Windows update? Have you updated any driver or hardware? The change or update done can be the reason behind the problem. Undo the changes that were incorporated and again test for the STOP error.
- Less memory storage can lead to issues like Blue Screen of Death and data corruption. Is there enough space left on the Windows driver? Delete the unwanted files and folder from the system to free memory space in the system. It is recommended to maintain at least 100 MB of free space in the system.
- Make that the PC or laptop is free of viruses. It might also lead to the problem as some virus causes access difficulties. Viruses that mainly infect the master boot record (MBR) or boot sector causes the problem of Blue Screen of Death. Also, make sure that the virus scanning software is updated.
- Update the service pack of Windows and also update the drivers for the hardware for fixing the issue. Most of the Blue Screen of Death problem is hardware or driver related and so, it is very important to update the driver or the hardware.
- In Device Manager, return the hardware settings to default. Non-default hardware settings is known for the cause behind Blue Screen of Death and unless there is no such specific reasons, keep the settings to default.
- If hardware is not set firmly then also it can cause the error. So, for this reason make sure that all the internal, cables, or cards are set correctly without any fault. Try resetting the internal data, power cables and memory modules. Later test for the STOP message again.
- If the problem is still not solved then perform the diagnostic test on all the system hardware. Also, update the BIOS as on certain instance an outdated BIOS can create the problem.
In Practically :
If you see a blue screen error, but Windows 7 restarts immediately and you can’t read the error text, follow these instructions to disable the Automatically restart option:
- Right-click on My Computer
- Go to Properties
- Go to the Advanced tab
- At the Startup and Recovery section, click the Settings button
- At the System failure section, make sure the “Automatically restart” option is unchecked
- Click OK
If you can’t boot into Windows, try booting into Safe Mode, follow the instructions above and then restart your computer again. To boot Windows 7 in Safe Mode, follow these steps:
- Restart your computer
- Press F8 before the Windows logo appears
- Use the arrow keys and select “Safe Mode” from the boot menu
- Press Enter