How to fix the blue screen of death in Windows 10

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16 December 2015 For Management

The blue screen of death or commonly known as a BSOD is the result of a hardware malfunction (in some cases it could be due to a hardware failure) or a hardware driver software malfunction.
In some critical cases, reinstalling Windows becomes mandatory, while in most cases reinstalling Windows is not necessary.

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Whenever there is a BSOD on your system, Windows automatically generates a minidump file. The minidump file is simply a log file that contains specific codes responsible for crashes within the system. The files are stored in the minidump subdirectory, eg. C: Windows Minidump

In this article, we will discuss the methods to fix Blue Screen of Death in Windows 10:

Using System Restore

Restore points are available on the system if system protection is enabled. Your computer automatically creates recovery points with a description of the date and time they were created. The following steps will guide you on how to use System Restore in Windows 10:
Step 1:
Right click on the “Start” icon located in the lower left corner of the screen. Click "System" to display the "System Settings" window.

Step 2:
Click on “System Protection”.

Step 3:
In the "System Protection" section, click "System Restore".

Note: System Restore will prevent any changes currently being made. System Restore helps you get back to a stage where your PC / laptop was working fine with no hardware driver software or hardware issues.

Method 2: Install the BlueScreenView software and investigate the cause

You can download and install the “BlueScreenView” software to determine the exact cause of the BSOD. The download link is

After installing the software, you can click on “Advanced Options” to load the minidump file and decrypt the codes.

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