Are you experiencing Windows 7 blue screen error with your laptop or desktop computer? Blue screen error, also known as the “blue screen of death” or “stop error” is a serious problem that requires your Windows operating system to completely stop. Basically, this error is due to a hardware or driver problem. When this error exists, BSoDs typically displays a stop code that states the main cause of the problem. Here are some ideas on how you can fix blue screen errors:
Case 1: Does your computer restarts after the blue screen error displays?
Solution 1: If your computer restarts after the blue screen error displays, probably, your computer is infected with a virus. Scan your computer with your antivirus software. There are viruses that cause blue screen error especially those capable of infecting boot sectors and master boot records. Scanning helps in removing malware within your computer and fixes the blue screen error.
Case 2: Did you install a new program or a new hardware before Windows 7 blue screen error occurs?
Solution 2: When you encounter a blue screen error/screen of death on your win 7 or windows 8, the first thing that you should do is to remember the last action you made before your Windows computer encounter a blue screen error. Sometimes, adding a new hardware or software on your computer may affect your operating system which could be the main cause why you encounter a blue screen of death.To solve the problem, you may have to uninstall the program you previously installed. Go to Control Panel > Programs > Programs and features >select the previous software you installed and click uninstall. Restart your computer. If the error still exists after uninstalling previous software or hardware, you may restore your computer from last known good configuration. To do so, go to Control panel >System and Security > Action Center > click Recovery >Open System Restore>select a system restore point. Restoring your computer will help u roll back your computer to its last good configuration. This method erases all your previously installed programs and rolls back to its last good performance.
Case 3: Are you copying files to your disk partition before Windows 7 blue screen error occurs?
Solution 3: Check if your disk partition has enough space. Sometimes, file corruption due to not enough space on disk also causes blue screen error. If you have low disk space available, delete some unimportant files to maximize your disk space. Since you are using Windows 7, Microsoft will always require you to have at least 100MB or more available free disk space.
If you can’t figure out what has been the cause of the blue screen error, you may consider the following solutions:
- Go to BIOS setting and set it to default values. Some unsuitable changes on your BIOS can cause blue screen error especially overclocking.
- Check attached cables or cards on your computer. Sometimes when your video card or sound card is not attached properly or Is attached loosely, it simply causes BSoD. Thus, you have to make sure that everything inside your computer is well-attached.
Case 4 : Windows 7/8 blue screen of death error can be cause by a corrupted boot up/start up Program
To know if the blue screen error on windows 7 is caused by a start up application. navigate to search or press the windows bottom
> Type – “msconfig”
> under the start up tab
disable all anonymous applications and application that you are not sure of.Unchecked the one’s that you don’t need and the suspicious one’s that may have been causing the Blue Screen Error in Windows 7