The blue screen of death — or BSOD — is always an unwelcome sight. BSODs appear when Microsoft Windows encounters a critical error it can’t recover from, requiring a reboot and possibly resulting in lost work.
A blue screen of death is the worst type of error a computer can experience, unlike an application crash, which doesn’t bring down the whole system. A BSOD is the result of Outdated or corrupted drivers are the number one cause of this error.
If you want to avoid this error in the future, you should update your drivers. Install a driver update software and let it do its job. After this is done, your driver errors will be nonexistent.
The same applies to registry errors, which are the number two cause of blue screen of death errors. If you install a registry cleaner program (highly recommended!) and let it scan your computer, it will clean out your registry for you in a matter of minutes and fix your registry errors.
Finally, if you have issues revolving around memory, it may be time to replace your memory stick. It is good to replace your memory stick every now and then to increase maximum space on your PC. If you follow these tips, your computer will no longer show you the blue screen of death error.
You can often get more information about a blue screen error by searching for the specific error message — like “Driver_IRQL_not_less_or_equal”, for example. Windows 8′s new blue-screen message encourages you to perform a web search for the error message to learn more.