Tips On How to Fix a Windows Blue Screen of Death BSOD.
Few things are more frustrating. You’re in the middle of working on a project, reaching a major milestone in a game or maybe just booting up your Windows 10 computer and, just like that, the entire OS crashes and presents you with a Blue Screen of Death, usually for no immediately apparent reason.
In Windows-speak, the term “Blue Screen of Death” is usually abbreviated as BSOD. It describes an error of some kind that hits the operating system hard enough that it’s forced to quit. Microsoft itself labels such errors with “stopcodes.” Thus these errors may also be generically named “stop errors.” Here’s an example that shows what a BSOD sometimes looks like:
Understanding the BSOD Screen
The screen starts with an old-fashioned unhappy face emoticon “ 🙁 “ (a colon, followed by an open parenthesis). Next, you see a brief explanation that “Your PC ran into a problem and needs to restart.” Windows writes one or more log files when a stop error occurs, so you see language about “collecting some error info” and a counter that keeps track while it’s writing that data (shows as “25% complete) above.