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Monday, September 22, 2008

How To Prevent the Blue Screen of Death

The Blue Screen of Death or BSoD is the dreaded blue screen in all Windows-based PC. When you see this screen it usually means that something is out of whack with your PC. It could be a number or variety of things including, memory failure, power supply failure, or it could be the most common problem, driver incompatibility or poor driver.

Memory Failure. In my old PC, I got a Blue Screen of Death and I’ve already updated all my drivers but it seems that it wasn’t a driver problem so I downloaded a free Memory Diagnostic Tool called MemTest. It turns out one of my RAM has a bad sector. I purchased a new one and I stopped getting the Blue Screen. While memory failures can’t be easily controlled, you can prevent it by buying branded RAM with 2 years warranty like the ones from Kingston.

Power Supply. This doesn’t refer to your AVR. It’s the little box with the fan at the back of your CPU. Power Supply failures usually happens when you upgrade your graphics card, motherboard or processor as these are what usually takes up your power supply. This can easily be prevented by asking your PC parts supplier about the power supply requirements whenever you’re buying an upgrade so that you can also upgrade your power supply.

Driver Incompatibility. Drivers are programs that tells your PC what kind of hardware are you running (be it a keyboard, mouse, monitor, etc). If you’ve installed a bunch of new hardware on your PC, there’s a good chance that one of these days you might get the BSoD. To prevent this from happening, you should always update your drivers. Uniblue DriverScanner is a software that can automatically update all your drivers for you though you can also do this manually through your control panel.

2 Comments:

Anonymous said...

Thank you for the post. Sometimes, your drivers can be outdated. Remember to always update your drivers. Thank you!!

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Anonymous said...

This post hasn't been updated in a while but I thought it was great. I always remember to update your drivers and if you do not have some type of registry cleaner, it might be good to get one of those. Either way, nice post! Everyone hates the blue screen of death.

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