Blue Screen Error Code

Do you know the reasons for blue screen error code and the ways to fix it?

The last thing we all want when working on our computer is to receive a random error message on your PC. This leaves you wondering what went wrong and how to solve the issue. More often than not, these error messages are ways that your PC tells you that something is wrong with your computer. What is worse than a random error message is a blue screen error code which can send a jolt of fear and panic up people’s spines. Do not assume that these error codes are random and that you will never encounter them again. Blue screen error codes are not random and the cause of the blue screen crash is usually the fault or incompatibility of a software or hardware. There are several error codes that are associated with the blue screen. Each one these codes mean something different and require individualized solutions. Below are two main causes of blue screen error codes.

  • Registry files
  • Driver issues

Performing scheduled scan of registry files

While there may be many reasons for a blue screen error code, the main cause of the blue screen is a result of the registry not been taken care of for a long time. The registry that is present in all computers is responsible for smooth operation of the hardware and software of your computer as it stores all the values of the same. Neglecting to run scan to repair damaged registry or correct corrupt files can cause a blue screen error code to appear.

Problems with drivers

Another frequent cause of blue screen error codes is that of driver issues. It is possible for problems to arise when you are trying to install peripherals incorrectly or when trying to update hardware and software. Sometimes, you may get lucky with doing a simple rollback of a device driver that had been recently updated. However, more often than not, the problem is more serious than that. You may need the help of professional technicians to rectify the problem. There are some ways in which this blue screen error codes can be fixed. These solutions will help in one way or the other to overcome the various error codes that one can encounter when using a PC.

  • Taking note of the error code
  • Check registry and system files
  • Running defragmentation

Taking note of the error code

The first step in fixing the blue screen error that appears is to write down the exact message that is generated. There is little time for you to take note of this before Windows® reboots so you will first need to stop Windows® from automatically restarting. This can be done by going to the ‘Startup and Recovery’ menu in My Computer, and un-checking the option for automatic restart. This will give you time to note down the error code. The numbers and characters that form the code will allow you to search for causes of the problems and possible solutions.

Check registry and system files

In most cases, you can fix blue screen error codes without having to take your PC to the repair shop. Granted you may be tempted to format your whole PC, perform a scan on your registry and system files before doing so. There are a whole host of free diagnostics tools available online or otherwise that will help you scan the hard disk for any possible, identifiable problems. The scan will also check that no hardware that is installed is loose. Registry and system files are highly prone to attacks and invalid entries. As such, a scan will help eradicate problems that may be present.

Running defragmentation

With prolonged use, your computer’s performance will be drastically reduced and this can be attributed to a bloated registry. When your registry is messed up, you might encounter problems such as freezing of programs, puzzling error messages and so on. Performing a defragmentation scan on your computer will help you remove unwanted and temporary files. Scanning will help remove or repair faulty files. Having done all of these, you may notice that you have fixed your blue screen error code problem.