A blue screen, also known as a “blue screen of death” (BSOD), is a serious error in Windows 10 that requires attention. To fix a blue screen in Windows 10, you can try the following steps:
- Boot into Safe Mode: Restart your computer and repeatedly press the F8 key until the Advanced Boot Options menu appears. Select “Safe Mode” and press Enter.
- Uninstall recently installed software or drivers: If the blue screen began after installing a new software or driver, you can try uninstalling it to see if that fixes the issue.
- Run a System Restore: Go to the Control Panel, select “System and Security,” and then select “System.” Click on “System Protection” and then “System Restore.” Choose a restore point prior to when the blue screen started appearing and follow the on-screen instructions.
- Check for hardware issues: Ensure that all hardware components, such as RAM, graphics card, and hard drive, are securely connected and functioning properly.
- Perform a Windows Update: Ensure that your Windows 10 installation is up-to-date by checking for and installing any available updates.
- Run the Windows Memory Diagnostic Tool: Restart your computer and repeatedly press the F8 key until the Advanced Boot Options menu appears. Select “Diagnostic Startup” and press Enter. The Windows Memory Diagnostic Tool will run automatically.
If none of these steps resolve the issue, it may be necessary to reinstall Windows 10 or seek the assistance of a professional.