Why did I see ‘Blue Screen of Death’ on my computer?

Mr. Retard September 27, 2010
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I am running Windows Vista.

Today while I was browsing the net as usual I was shocked to see that my computer screen darkened and everything appeared again in a few seconds, but after a few more seconds the blue screen of death appeared, as shown in MakeUseOf post here: http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/four-funny-ways-to-prank-your-parents-with-the-family-computer

My computer restarted immediately. I could not read the details. Now it’s working fine but I am afraid that there is a problem with my windows. How can I find out the problem to stop my operating system from damage and myself from a heart attack?

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  1. Tina
    November 22, 2010 at 11:13 pm

    Hey there,

    did you figure out what caused your BSOD and were you able to fix it? Let us know how you solved it.

  2. Aibek
    October 4, 2010 at 10:21 am

    There a free tool called WhoCrashed, using this tool you can analyze the BSOD error messages and find out what caused it.

  3. Anonymous
    September 27, 2010 at 8:18 pm

    Hi you can check the minidump file that is created with BSOD at this location C:WindowsMinidumpMini030707-01.dmp
    BlueScreenView
    http://majorgeeks.com/BlueScreenView_d6200.html

    Instal the free version of whocrashed or for more purchase the shareware version

    http://www.resplendence.com/whocrashed

    This will let you know who is responsible.

    Other thing then what you installed recently, also if you have some soft like sandboxie or returnil then they can enter in conflict.

    Also you can use windows restore point to go back to an earlier state where everything was fine.

  4. rim gazelle
    September 27, 2010 at 7:53 pm

    use hiren bootcd to troubleshoot your system : it contains a lot of system tools:
    http://portableaps.blogspot.com/2010/08/hirens-bootcd-110-x32x64-with-keyboard.html

  5. Josh Fox
    September 27, 2010 at 7:37 pm

    If you weren't able to catch the error message, there isn't much that can be told as to WHY, but as far as how to prevent it, regular maintenance is a good idea to prevent problems like this.

    I would recommend using CCleaner, an antivirus, and anti-spyware on a regular basis. For the second and third items mentioned, I usually use Clamwin Antivirus ( http://www.clamwin.com ) and either Spybot: Search and Destroy( http://www.safer-networking.org/index2.html ) or SuperAntiSpyware ( http://www.superantispyware.com ) as free tools. IObit ( http://www.iobit.com ) also has several tools to help with system maintenance and repair.