How can you fix the Blue Screen of Death (BSOD) on Windows 10?


While working in Windows 10 you may have observed that the machine stops suddenly and shows a blue screen. That blue screen is technically called a Blue Screen of Death (BSOD) which occurs when the machine finds any critical error. When Windows 10 operating system finds a critical error and cannot decide what to do it crashes to BSOD

When such a thing happens you have to restart your machine due to which all your unsaved work will get deleted. This is certainly very frustrating and this happens due to various reasons such as faulty hardware, corrupt system files, windows update, or virus-infected. Most of the time when such a thing happens Windows 10 shows the reason for the crash. For example, you may have seen HAL_INITIALIZATION_FAILED message on the screen which means that you have some issue in your device driver or any parts of the hardware. 

Again, Windows 10 may sometimes show you all the files that caused the crash. For example, you have observed wdf01000.sys. When you see this file name it is very clear that the issue has occurred in the device driver.  This is how you can understand what causes the problem and once the cause is known it becomes easier to fix the problem.

But if you cannot decide the main cause of the problem then you have to fix the problem randomly. While fixing the problem randomly the technician generally updates and reinstalls the device drivers, run chkdsk, check if there are any free disk space or not, reset the memory modules, etc. Apart from that, sometimes the technician also disconnects the external devices, run Windows updates, and disables the Anti-virus. Moreover, the technician sometimes also removes the recently installed software for solving the issue of BSOD.