Windows® XP® boot blue screen
Learn the possible reasons for blue screen error during the booting up of a Windows XP system
The main causes of blue screen errors are registry issues, corrupted boot files or some sort of virus infections. If the registry files are corrupted, then blue screen error might occur. You might have to re-install the Windows operating system to get the normal screen. Another cause of blue screen is the corruption of the boot file. Harmful viruses such as Trojans can also cause blue screen error on your computer. Blue screen errors minimize the speed and performance of your computer and the programs running on it. The consequence of blue screen error range from simple errors to data loss. It can also lead to system crashing or freezing. As soon as you encounter a blue screen error, you should re-start your computer in order to resolve the crash.
Following are some of the ways to resolve the blue screen error in Windows XP during the booting up of the computer:
- Complete system scanning
- Registry repair software
- Hardware repairing
Complete system scanning
If you find that your system is affected by viruses, scan the system with any of the best antivirus software and remove the viruses. Malware presence is one of the main reasons for the blue screen error during the system boot up. The malware might affect the files in the system BIOS and that might be corrupted. So you need complete system scanning to resolve the blue screen issue.
Registry repair software
If the registry has damaged settings or unused programs, it can cause the blue screen problem. If the settings inside the registry are changed, Windows cannot read them properly and thus the blue screen error might occur. To solve this issue, use any of the registry cleaners and remove the unused programs inside it. You need to remove the HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESYSTEMControlSet001ControlCrashControl reference from the registry.
The damaged hardware is a main reason for blue screen error with Windows XP. If the cables connected to this hardware are damaged, the blue screen error may occur. So to solve the cable problem, connect them properly to the system and restart the system in the safe mode.