Windows® Vista Blue Screen Error
Learn about the blue screen error that occurs in Windows Vista
Windows Vista is an advanced operating system. A lot of issues lead to a blue screen error and these may not be because of faults in the system. In this article we will discuss about:
- Why does blue screen error appears in Windows Vista
- How you can fix blue screen error appears in Windows Vista?
- Tips to avoid blue screen error appears in Windows Vista®
Why does blue screen error appears in Windows Vista
Blue screen error in Vista is caused when your computer experiences hardware or software problems that cannot be recovered by your Windows Vista and has to restart the system. Windows Vista would display a blue screen that contains a message that states that "Windows has been shut down to prevent damage to your computer."
For blue screen error in Vista related to hardware issues, it is always recommended to contact your computer manufacturer or computer hardware technicians, like iYogi, for help. iYogi can help you resolve the software issues too.
How you can fix blue screen error appears in Windows Vista?
One of the most common types of fixing a blue screen error in Vista is by troubleshooting the problem. If Windows Vista is preinstalled on your PC, it is recommended to perform troubleshooting with Windows Vista® administrator login. If you can start Vista, go to the “Problems reports and Solutions” section in control panel and click “Check for new solutions” in the Tasks pane. This would take a few minutes while Windows® checks for solutions to problems.
If you cannot start Vista, Startup Repair (Vista recovery tool) would run automatically trying to fix any issues related to missing or damaged files. This tool can also be run manually to troubleshoot the problem. In case neither Vista nor the Startup Repair tool starts, you can try recovering with a Vista installation CD and repair using the Startup Repair. The startup repair might prompt you to make choices as it tries to fix the problem, and if necessary, it might restart your computer. Sometimes a blue screen error in your vista might be fixed by using a register repair program. Make sure that the register repair program itself is a trusted one from Microsoft and that it does not worsen the condition.
While using your Windows Vista, every time you install new or download new programs, music, pictures, games, you always run the risk of changing something that should not be tweaked. If you install some software, it may copy an important file used by another program. In this case, the program you are trying to use will not work, and sometimes this failure results in the blue screen error. So avoid installing too many unwanted programs on your machine. Use only trusted sites recommended by Microsoft and your hardware vendor.
Microsoft releases regular patches, called service packs, for Vista. These packs might contain fixes to some driver issues, third-party software, and registry issues that would avoid blue screen error. Ensure that you regularly upgrade to recommended service pack for Vista. It is recommended to get help and guidance from specialized technicians at iYogi.