Scenario: You’re working on your PC, happily surfing the web for an important work proposal and POW! Out of nowhere, your computer screen freezes, and the screen turns to blue. It appears to be the Blue Screen of Death.
The Blue Screen of Death, BSoD, appears when Windows crashes or locks up. This is Windows way of saying “stop” and is designed to communicate the reason for the error. The information is in white writing on the blue screen, and will identify an error name, troubleshooting advice, memory dump, stop code and a few more specks of useful information. The 7 most common causes of this issue include:
- Numeric error code
- You might need to reboot the computer
- CPU and case fans might not be working properly
- There are registry errors
- The computer needs new memory
- New software and hardware is conflicting with one another
- The Repair Disk is corrupt
So when the Blue Screen of Death appears, you might realize that you should have gotten around to performing that regular maintenance you’ve been promising to take care of for months.
No fear! Data Recovery to the Rescue.
Don’t panic! Here are a few steps to recover your PC from this Blue Screen of Death and its many implications.
- Begin by rebooting your computer to see if there is an automatic solution to the situation.
- Use Windows’ repair and recovery tools. Each Windows offers a different set of these tools and can be found on your installation disc.
- Leave your hard drive be. Try to access files and folders indirectly, this is especially true if it was a virus attack.
- Call an expert and try to recover your files, and if possible your computer, from this disaster.
There are different applications and data recovery programs that expert technicians can offer. It is important to remember that if you aren’t 100% certain of the issue or the fix, it is always better to be safe than sorry.
The most important thing, is to always back up your computer data no matter what – regardless of if it is for personal use or professional uses. If you have experienced the Blue Screen of Death, it might be too late to turn back time. This does not mean that there isn’t hope for future PCs. Create a disaster recovery plan that will prevent heartbreak in the future. The ideal disaster recovery solution would meet the following requirements and characteristics:
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