Resolving “Blue Screen of Death” error

What is "Blue screen of death" error which was encountered while installing a hard disk drive in the system? What are the tips to resolve the issue?


When you work on a computer system, you may get some issues. One of the most possible issue which can occur in the system is some error messages displayed in it. These error messages are displayed to warn the user about some internal errors in the system. The "Blue screen" error refers to a blue screen window displayed on the system screen with a number of error messages included. You may need to install a new hard drive in the system. This may be because of current drive damaged or not enough memory to perform system tasks. But, you may also get a 'Blue screen" error while you are connecting a hard drive in the system.


Following tips help to fix the "Blue screen" error which encountered while installing a hard disk drive in the system:




  • Check connection

  • Check for memory

  • Check the hard drive



Check connection



The hard drive uses IDE cable to get connected to the system. The cable is needed to allow data transfer between the system and the hard drive. But, if the cable has been damaged, it may result in the "Blue screen of death" error. You need to check if the hard drive has been connected properly to the system or not. You need to check the IDE cable thoroughly and if the cable is having some damages, replace it.



Check for memory



It is possible that the system memory is running too slow. The memory may not have enough capacity to hold the new hard drive. It may result in the hard drive installation getting "Blue screen" error. To fix the issue, you need to check for the memory capacity. You can try removing unwanted and temporary files from the system and get more free memory space. It is also possible to upgrade the memory to resolve the issue.



Check the hard drive


It is possible that the hard drive itself is having some corruptions. The drive may have got some damages. Thus, it will display a "Blue screen" error in the system screen at the installation time. To fix the issue, you need to try some repairing steps for the hard drive. You also need to upgrade the damaged drive and work with a new drive.




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