Many of us love technology and it is easy to see why. It lets you do a lot of things all at the same time and it has essentially bridged gaps and distances and made the world one cohesive living space regardless of where you live in the world. Entertainment-wise, many tech gadgets are proving to be a hit to the majority and one gadget after the other has been selling like hot pancakes for over a decade. If you think about the amount of money you have spent on these tech gizmos, you probably have lost count by now. Middle-aged adults these days have likely gone through all the phases of mobile technology and have used big bulky handsets of the 90s to staples from Nokia until the modern delights of smart technology that we continue to enjoy until today.
While we love the comfort and convenience our smartphones offer us, we still can’t live without computers – as in actual computers. In reality, we are more dependent on it than ever as the world becomes more digital and invisibly connected. Most of our information is now in the form of data that are easily stored in various tech storage devices and is likewise shared with others through different online platforms. However, our joy is quickly replaced by stress and frustration once we encounter a tech difficulty especially if you have no prior tech knowledge. The blue screen of death is one of the dreaded problems of many computer users as it may mean you need to spend for a pricey service check or a replacement.
The causes for a BSOD are extremely numerous and can range from a faulty hardware component such as RAM or a hard drive to driver conflicts in older programs to major corruption to the operating system from malware, among dozens of other possibilities.
One of the reasons that resolving BSOD issues can be so complicated is that just about every computer on the planet has a unique combination of hardware, software and program settings.
Generally speaking, you should see some type of stop code that helps narrow down the problem. Microsoft has more than 350 stop codes that can come up on either a blue or black error screen.
Rest assured it is completely understandable if you worry about seeing this awful blue screen on your computer. Tech experts themselves admit that this is one of the most complex issues they encounter as it takes a while for them to get it fixed since different factors can cause this issue. We are actually now seeing a rising occurrence of BSOD since Microsoft are dealing with more malware concerns that they tend to rush their patches in response to these cyber threats that inadvertently lead to BSOD. And while these blue screen errors don’t always lead to file corruption that requires hard disk recovery, sometimes they can.
We’ve seen a significant uptick in the number of computers being brought to us stuck in a BSOD loop and we suspect that in Microsoft’s rush to patch the recent Meltdown and Spectre flaws, their normal process of testing the update was compressed.
Microsoft is now pushing out the Fall Creators Update to all machines on a staggered basis automatically.
We do know that if your anti-virus program has not confirmed that it’s compatible with the Jan. 3 “flaw” update or if your computer has one of the AMD processors that has a known issue, Microsoft won’t offer you the update.
We can’t be sure if it’s a blessing or a curse that Microsoft provided us with a list of stop codes to fix this blue screen since there are several hundred to choose from you literally have to try one stop code at a time to determine if it is the solution you are looking for. It does not help that today, a lot of anti-virus programs do not match with the current release of software updates and patches released by Microsoft. It is why you should always back up your data as your hard drive will likely be affected by this dreaded blue screen. You can’t always rely on your hard drive to safely store your data for safekeeping because any technical glitch can leave it rather useless.
Keeping yourself up-to-date of these issues can help you navigate your way through this modern digital world we live in. Never hesitate to get your device checked by a professional rather than risk losing all your data because your device no longer works as it should be.