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HOW TO FIX THE

BLUE SCREEN
OF DEATH
in windows 7
A stop error, better known as a Blue Screen of Death
(also known as a blue screen or BSoD) is an error screen
displayed on a Windows computer system after a fatal
system error, also known as a system crash: when the
operating system reaches a condition where it can no longer
operate safely.

Blue screens are caused by hardware


problems and issues with low-level software running in
the Windows kernel. A blue screen occurs when Windows
encounters a STOP Error. This critical failure causes
Windows to crash and stop working. The only thing
Windows can do is stop the computer and restart it.
This guide shows on how to
fix blue screen of death
errors (or BSoD errors) for
Windows 7
Contents [hide]
1 Common fixes
2 0x000000ED (UNMOUNTABLE BOOT VOLUME)
3 0x0000007B (INACCESSIBLE BOOT DEVICE)
4 0x00000024 (NTFS FILE SYSTEM)
5 0x0000007E (SYSTEM THREAD EXCEPTION NOT HANDLED)
6 0x0000008E (KERNEL MODE EXCEPTION NOT HANDLED)
7 0x00000050 (PAGE FAULT IN NONPAGED AREA)
8 0x000000D1 (DRIVER IRQL NOT LESS THAN OR EQUAL TO)
9 0x000000EA (THREAD STUCK IN DEVICE DRIVER)
10 More Information10.1 Linked Entries
10.2 Support Links
10.3 Applicable Systems
If you see a blue screen error, but Windows 7 restarts immediately and you cant read
the error text, follow these instructions to disable the Automatically restart option:

1.Right-click on My Computer
2.Go to Properties
3.Go to the Advanced tab
4.At the Startup and Recovery section,
click the Settings button
5.At the System failure section, make sure the
Automatically restart option is unchecked
6.Click OK
If you cant boot into Windows, try booting into Safe Mode, follow the instructions above and
then restart your computer again. To boot Windows 7 in Safe Mode, follow these steps:

1.Restart your computer


2.Press F8 before the Windows logo appears
3.Use the arrow keys and select Safe Mode
from the boot menu
4.Press Enter
Common fixes
To fix Blue Screen of Death (BSoD) errors in Windows 7,
you can try any of the following tips
Tip #1: System Restore

Follow the instructions from Restore Windows 7 guide on how to run System Restore for Windows 7.

Tip #2: Install updates

Similar to Windows Vista, installing recent updates from Microsoft might fix any errors you are
experiencing in your Windows 7 system.

If Windows Update isnt enabled to install the updates by itself, follow these steps to do so manually:
1.Click Start
2.In the search box, type Update
3.Choose Windows Update from the list of results
4.Click Check for updates, on the left
5.Review any pending updates
6.Click Install updates
Tip #3: Install the latest drivers

Make sure you have the latest device drivers installed on your system.
Go to your computers manufacturer and check the drivers latest version.

Many blue screen errors can be caused by an incompatible device driver.


You can try removing any recently installed device driver and restarting your
computer.
Tip #4: Check for hard disk errors

Windows 7 has several utility tools that can help you identify and fix certain errors.
You can use these utility tools to check for hard disk or memory issues.

Check for hard disk issues:


1.Click Start
2.Go to Computer
3.Right-click on the main drive, where Windows 7 is installed on,
and click Properties
4.Click the Tools tab and at the Error-checking section click Check now
5.Select both Automatically fix file system errors and Scan for and attempt
recovery of bad sectors
6.Click Start