Blue Screen Error in Windows® Vista
Troubleshooting the blue screen error in a computer with Windows Vista
Windows Vista was launched by Microsoft® to make it more user friendly and several advanced features were added that were not there in the earlier versions. Sometimes you might get the Blue Screen of Death error in a computer with Windows Vista®. The BSoD is used for the error screen that displayed by the operating system when the computer shuts down to prevent irreparable damage. In a blue screen error, the system displays information that can be used for diagnostic proposes.
The possible causes for the blue screen error in Windows Vista® and tips to resolve the issue, are discussed in the following points.
- What is the blue screen problem?
- How to fix the blue screen problem?
- Using the preinstalled Windows Vista® to repair the system
What is the blue screen problem?
The blue screen problem is nothing but an indication that the computer is experiencing some unrecoverable hardware or software problem. When your computer is having some hardware or software problem, Windows Vista usually shuts down and restarts your computer. It also shows a message that Windows has been shut down to prevent damage to the computer. If you are having any hardware or software problem which Windows Vista can fix by itself then it will shut down and restart the computer with a message that the system has recovered from a serious problem and recommends you to find a solution to that problem. The shutdown of the system can be caused by various things but the type of shut down mentioned above is known as the Blue Screen or stop error.
How to fix the blue screen problem?
There are two ways by which you can solve this problem. One is to try and solve this problem by using the Windows Vista CD or DVD or the other is by using the recovery option if you have Windows Vista preinstalled in your computer. To solve the problem by the use of CD or DVD, you have to make sure that your computer is configured to start from CD or DVD; if it is not then you can change the setting from the BIOS. Put the CD/DVD into the disc drive and restart the computer. When the computer restarts you will be given an option to press any key to start Windows® from the installation disc. After that you will be given the option to choose a language. After choosing a language you have to click ‘Repair my computer’ and select the operating system you want to repair. After you choose to repair the system, the recovery option menu will appear. Select the ‘Start up repair’ option, which should solve the blue screen problem.
If you want to solve the problem with the preinstalled Windows Vista on your computer, you will have to go to the Advance Option Screen. You can go to the advance option screen by restarting the system and then by pressing the key ‘F8.’ In the Advance Option Screen, choose the “Repair computer” option and then press ’Enter.’ If the repair option does not appear you have to make sure that you do not have preinstalled recovery option in your computer and in that case, you have to repair using a CD or DVD.