I think many computer users ever face the situation where their computer system suddenly being halt while they are using and after a couple of seconds show the blue looking interface like below. Actually, this is the Blue Screen Of Death's interface.
The Blue Screen Of Death (BSOD) is a stop error displayed by the Microsoft Windows operating system when it detect the critical error during its operation. Usually, this critical error cannot be recovered by Windows and caused the system "crash" and then generate BSOD.
Sometimes in the newer operating system, the memory dump occurs when BSOD happen. The memory dump is a condition where every data held by RAM during system “crash” will be changed into the memory dump file (.dmp). This file are saved and can be found usually in the folder C:\Windows\Minidump. It is very useful to analyze this file in order to know what type of critical error encountered by Windows.
The Type Of Critical Error That Generate BSOD
In the previous section, I had stated that BSOD will generated when Windows detect the critical error. Now, we will discover what are the type of critical errors that Windows always encounter.
This issue may happen when the RAM size in your computer need to be shared between the system and graphic card. But, I think this is rare case because nowadays many graphic cards have their own memory. The another hardware problem that can cause BSOD error is a processor that become overheating. Besides that, the defective hard disk also can generate BSOD.
Sometimes, BSOD error may happen after you installed the new device in your computer. Its driver maybe not compatible with your computer system which lead to the BSOD problem. Please check into manufacturer’s website if there has any driver update files for your new device.
Software incompatibility can generate BSOD especially when it produce invalid registry entries during installation. So, please make sure your new application software is compatible with your computer system before buying then installing.
The virus attack not only can make your computer completely unable to boot but also can generate BSOD during boot process. To solve this problem, you can use rescue disk which can be downloaded from manufacturer website such as.
Please refer to your computer manufacturer’s website to obtain the latest BIOS program.
My Experience On BSOD
During my 8 years work with computer, of course I ever face this problem which can be divided into occurrences below.