by Mitz Pantic from Tips4pc.com
Fixing Blue Screen Errors
“Blue” is one of the favorite colors of many people including myself but not when it relates to computer problems. The notorious “blue screen error” also known as the “blue screen error of death (BSOD)” is easily the most dreadful PC problem you will ever come across in your life. And the worst part is, it pops up frequently these days no matter what windows operating system you are using.
The blue screen error has more than one faces – and at least two that I have seen so far. Sometimes the error will show up and the PC will just die, and at other times it will keep rebooting the PC in cycles. If you see the 1st kind of error, an almost dead PC, it is often the less annoying face and easy to deal with. First thing you need to do is cold- restart and see if the error goes away. Most of the time, it will go away for the time being, and you wouldn’t have to worry about it for a while until it reappears a few days later. If you have a laptop, keep pressing the power button until it reboots or take the laptop’s battery off to do a restart.
If your PC on the other hand, keeps rebooting in cycles, this is a bigger problem. Try pressing the “F8” key, to get to the menu from where you can try booting in the safe mode and stop the continuous booting cycle.
Stop the Continuous Booting Cycle
1. Go to the start menu. Right click on “computer” or “my computer” and select “properties”
2. Then choose “advanced system settings”. Press “yes” to confirm.
3. Choose the “advanced” tab on the top menu. Then choose “settings” for “startup and recovery option”. You will get the following screen as in image 1 below.
4. Deselect “automatically restart” and hit OK. By doing this, you have not fixed the blue screen error! You just stopped the PC reboot again and again.
This excerpt appears with permission from Tips4PC.com.