If you’re having trouble with your computer and it’s not working properly, take the following steps to fix a device that has encountered a problem and needs to restart.
What is issue
BSOD, or the “blue screen of death,” is an error screen that appears on Windows PCs when the system encounters a critical failure. There are many possible causes of BSOD, including hardware problems, outdated or corrupt drivers, malware, and system instability.
If your PC can boot into safe mode, you may be able to troubleshoot the problem by running a system scan, checking for updates, and uninstalling any recently installed programs or drivers.
If your PC cannot boot into the safe mode, you may need to try booting from a bootable USB or CD, or performing a system restore or factory reset.
If you are unable to resolve the issue, it may be necessary to seek technical assistance from a computer repair shop or manufacturer.
In general, it is important to regularly maintain your PC by keeping the operating system and drivers up to date, running regular malware scans, and keeping your hardware clean and in good condition. This can help prevent issues like BSOD from occurring.
How Your PC Can Boot into the Safe Mode
- Restart the device: Sometimes, simply restarting the device can resolve the issue. To do this, hold down the power button until the “Power off” option appears on the screen, then tap it and tap “Restart.”
- Check for updates: Make sure that the device is running the latest version of its operating system. To check for updates, go to the settings menu and look for an option to check for updates or software updates.
- Check for malware: Malware (malicious software) can cause a device to crash or malfunction. If you suspect that your device may be infected with malware, you can try running a malware scan using an antivirus program or by performing a factory reset.
- Check for hardware problems: If the device continues to crash or restart after trying the above steps, it could be due to a hardware problem. In this case, you may need to take the device to a repair shop or contact the manufacturer for further assistance.
- Factory reset: If none of the above steps work, you may need to perform a factory reset. This will erase all data and settings on the device, returning it to its original state. Be sure to back up any important data before performing a factory reset.
To boot into the safe mode on a Windows PC, follow these steps:
- Restart your PC and immediately start pressing the F8 key on your keyboard repeatedly until you see the “Advanced Boot Options” screen.
- Use the arrow keys to highlight the “Safe Mode” option and press Enter.
- Your PC will begin to boot into safe mode. You may see a list of drivers being loaded as the system starts up.
- Once the login screen appears, log in as you normally would. You will know that you are in safe mode because the words “Safe Mode” will appear in all four corners of the screen.
Note: The process for booting into safe mode may vary slightly depending on your specific version of Windows and the configuration of your PC. If the above steps do not work, you may need to consult your PC’s documentation or do an online search for instructions specific to your system.
What to do if Your PC Cannot Boot into the Safe Mode
If your PC cannot boot into the safe mode, there are a few things you can try:
- Boot from a bootable USB or CD: If you have a bootable USB or CD with a Windows installation on it, you may be able to boot from it and perform a repair or reinstallation of the operating system.
- Use the System Restore feature: If your PC was working properly before the issue occurred, you may be able to use the System Restore feature to roll back the system to a previous state. To do this, you will need to boot from a bootable USB or CD and follow the prompts to access the System Restore utility.
- Perform a factory reset: If the above steps do not work, you may need to perform a factory reset. This will erase all data and settings on the device, returning it to its original state. Be sure to back up any important data before performing a factory reset.
If none of these steps work, it may be necessary to seek technical assistance from a computer repair shop or manufacturer.
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