How to Fix Blue Screen Windows 10 / 11

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Common Windows
Error / Stop Code


troubleshooting steps you can take to fix the Blue Screen error

  1. Restart Your Computer: Start by restarting your computer. Sometimes, a temporary software or hardware glitch can trigger the Blue Screen error, and a simple restart may resolve it.

  2. Check for Windows Updates: Ensure that your operating system is up to date. Windows updates often include bug fixes and patches that address known issues, including Blue Screen errors. Go to the Windows Update settings and check for any available updates.

  3. Scan for Malware: Malware infections can cause system instability and lead to Blue Screen errors. Run a full system scan using a reputable antivirus or anti-malware program to detect and remove any potential threats.

  4. Check Hardware Connections: Ensure that all hardware components, such as RAM modules, hard drives, and graphics cards, are properly connected. Reseat the components if necessary, making sure they are firmly inserted into their respective slots.

  5. Update Device Drivers: Outdated or incompatible device drivers can cause conflicts and trigger Blue Screen errors. Update your drivers, especially for critical components like the graphics card, network adapter, and chipset. Visit the manufacturer’s website or use driver update software to download and install the latest drivers.

  6. Run System File Checker (SFC) and DISM: System File Checker (SFC) and Deployment Image Servicing and Management (DISM) are built-in Windows utilities that scan and repair corrupt system files. Open the Command Prompt as an administrator and run the following commands one by one:

    • sfc /scannow (This will scan and repair any corrupt system files)
    • dism /online /cleanup-image /restorehealth (This will repair the Windows image component store)

  7. Check for Memory Issues: Faulty RAM modules can cause Blue Screen errors. Use the Windows Memory Diagnostic tool to check for memory problems. Open the Start menu, type “Windows Memory Diagnostic,” and follow the on-screen instructions to run the test.

  8. Uninstall Recently Installed Software: If you started experiencing the Blue Screen error after installing new software, it may be incompatible or faulty. Uninstall the recently installed software from the Control Panel or Settings to see if it resolves the issue.

  9. Restore System to a Previous State: If you recently made system changes or updates that triggered the Blue Screen error, you can try restoring your computer to a previous restore point. This will revert your system settings to an earlier state when it was functioning correctly.

  10. Seek Professional Help: If you have tried the above steps and the Blue Screen error persists, it may indicate a more complex hardware or software problem. In such cases, it is recommended to seek assistance from Esmond Service Centre or contact Microsoft support for further guidance.

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