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How to Fix a Blue Screen of Death (BSOD)

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Many users of Windows 7 often get the BSOD- Blue Screen of Death error and it shows some text in a blue background on your screen. It may occur suddenly or quite often.

Fix a Blue Screen of Death (BSOD)

In case you face the error often you can learn the methods mentioned in this article to fix the problem.

Fix a Blue Screen of Death (BSOD)

Install Updates

If you are a Windows 7 user then you may face BSOD issues. You can fix these problems by installing updates offered by Microsoft for Windows 7.

Click- Start menu and click – Control Panel

Scroll down to select – Windows Update

Click- Check for updates

In case you see any updates – click – Install Updates

Running Startup repair can help

Sometimes you can solve the BSOD issues by running- Startup Repair. For this you need Windows 7 installation media.

Insert the Windows installation media into your PC. Now boot the PC

After you select the language and the region choose- Repair your computer

Now select- Startup Repair

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The system will start scanning your PC and will try to resolve the issue.

Run – Windows Memory Diagnostic 

Believe it or not but even your RAM could be the reason for BSOD error. In order to figure out the RAM issues you should run – Windows Memory Diagnostic

Insert the Windows installation media into your PC. Now boot the PC

After you select the language and the region choose- Repair your computer

Click – Windows Memory Diagnostic

Select- Restart now and check for problems

You will PC will restart while the tool – Windows Memory Diagnostic is running.

Now again your PC will restart and you will get BSOD problem resolved.

FIX Master Boot Record

MBR is the generally the details stored on your hard disk to recognize your operating system. It is required to normally boot the system. In case the information is lost or corrupts, it can lead to serious issues. To fix this problem you can follow the steps given below

Insert the Windows installation media into your PC. Now boot the PC

After you select the language and the region choose- Repair your computer

Select- Command Prompt

Now in command prompt, you can type the commands given below and press enter on entering each command.

bootrec /fixmbr
bootrec /fixboot
bootrec /scanos
bootrec /rebuildbcd

Exit – command prompts and then restart the PC. This issue will be fixed if the BSOD error has occurred because of faulty MBR.

Reinstall your PC

Insert the Windows installation media into your PC. Now boot the PC

Press- Install Now and then carry out the instructions given on screen to re-install your Windows 7 on your PC.