A BSOD (an abbreviation of "Blue Screen Of Death") can happen at any time and as It seems, for no justifiable reason, however there's always a cause for such an error. You'd be simply performing a particular computational task, and all of a sudden, the blue screen will appear causing your PC to shutdown or reboot. In this tutorial, I will show you how to access the Windows 10 Blue Screen troubleshooting utility.
During my 20+ years of computing, I've personally experienced the BSOD error quite a number of times- even whilst my PC was sitting around In Idle mode doing absolutely nothing. Anything can trigger a BSOD, both hardware and software related and when It keeps occurring, you'd certainly want to Identify the cause.
When It does happen, you cannot access Windows nor any of It's features until It reboots Into the Windows environment. As such, I will be demonstrating how to use the native Windows 10 troubleshooting utility, that will hopefully help establish the cause. So let's rip Into this guide.
The first thing you need to do, Is access Control Panel. Open the Run menu, enter control panel and hit OK.
Next, click on the Category drop-down menu, and select Large Icons.
Scroll down until you locate the Troubleshooting option, and simply click on It.
Toward the top left of the window under Control Panel Home, click on the View all link as shown below.
You will see an array of available options. Once you find Blue Screen, right-click It and select Run as administrator.
The Blue Screen troubleshooting utility, will now open. Select the Advanced option and then hit Next.
You'd want the utility Itself to fix Issues, so be sure to click the Apply repairs automatically checkbox. Don't forget to hit Next.
It will now attempt to detect and Identify the cause of the BSOD, so be patient whilst It performs It's task.
In my case, I didn't experience a BSOD on the system of which this tutorial was created on, hence It couldn't Identify any errors. If It did, It'll attempt to automatically repair them.
There are many methods to see exactly why a BSOD error occurred, such as analyzing the memory.dmp file, which Windows dumps the relative Information to this file when a BSOD happens. However, this can be quite a complex process, that's beyond the capacity of an average user.
The Blue Screen troubleshooting utility, Is designed to cater for all users, Irrespective of their computing knowledge. So If you happen to received a BSOD, go through the troubleshooting steps as outlined In this tutorial.