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Anyone using Windows has likely experienced the infamous ‘Blue Screen of Death’, a.k.a. ‘Windows Stop Error’. This is a common error that occurs whenever Windows come across a software, hardware, or driver error preventing it from operating properly. So basically, almost anything from a minor glitch to a major system malfunction can cause this error to appear.


1. If you see this first thing to do is a simple reboot. Most of the times this problem will go away with a reboot and you may never see the blue screen again.


However reoccurring Blue Screen of Death (BSOD) is an indication of something serious. In terms of how to fix the Blue Screen of Death, there is no simple answer to that. Fixing it means first diagnosing the problem to find out what is wrong with your PC.


BSOD errors occurs whenever Windows detects a serious problem from which it cannot recover from. The operating system halts all operations and it displays diagnostic information on the blue screen. All Windows stop errors are numbered according to the circumstances that caused the error, these error codes can help in the diagnosis so it is a good idea to write down the error code whenever they show up. The first step is to narrow down the possible source of this problem.


2. Run your system from the last known ‘good configuration’. If this option is presented to you on your reboot. If you know of a recent software installation is the cause, then this should restore the system to a point past the date of this installation. If this does not work them reboot in safe mode and uninstall the software. To start in safe mode reboot the PC and after the initial boot sequce press F8, then select 'safe mode' from the options. After installation restart the PC in normal mode.


3. If you are seeing the BSOD randomly, even when in safe mode, chances are it is a hardware issue. If you have recently installed new hardware, this may be the culprit. One solution may be to remove the new component to see if the problem goes away. If you have not installed anything new, then you will need to investigate further. If you are not comfortable unplugging and re-installing hardware in your PC, this may be a good time to have a technician look at it.


4. Start up your PC in safe mode. Then in safe mode run a virus scan and a spyware scan of your entire system. If anything was found, delete and eliminate any suspicious malware and try to restart Windows XP again in normal mode.


5. If nothing showed up on the scans, then boot up again in safe mode and use the built in system restore utility to restore the system at a past restore point. In safe mode, you can still access all the recent restore points created by the system restore utility.


If none of these suggestions has fixed your problem, then you will need to delve even further into troubleshooting this error. If you were able to copy down the information from the blue screen error message, you can try searching online for some further advice or suggestions on how to fix it. Forums and blog are a good sourcce of information and there are probably many other who had encouter the same problem.

Take a look at this YouTube video on how to fix BSOD.