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Solved: Why does My Windows 11 Keep Encountering BSOD

Aug 28, 2023

BSOD (Blue Screen of Death) is a stop error image on the screen that forces to appear when Windows encounters a critical system error which cannot recover from it.  

While the purpose of the blue screen is to force shut down the computer and avoid causing more damage, it also indicates a sign that something is seriously wrong and to be fixed with your computer. Besides, constantly restarting the PC can reduce your productivity and let you lose the important files without warning.

It is necessary to learn how to prevent BSOD from happening again, not just force restart your PC every time. Please read on as we discuss various causes of BSOD in detail and see solutions and workarounds to resolve this issue.

Common BSOD causes and solutions

1. Incompatible Drivers

Outdated or damaged drivers probably are the most common cause of BSOD errors. What’s more, they can lead to other issues on a computer, including performance problems, hardware malfunctions, and system crashes. Here are some steps to help you update or reinstall the drivers:

2. Corrupted System Files   

Corrupted system files occur for a variety of reasons, including software bugs, power outages, improper shutdowns, or malware infections. When system files become corrupt, it can severely impact the stability and functionality of a computer and lead to frequent system crashes, error messages, app errors, and the infamous BSOD, too. This can be frustrating and requires troubleshooting and repair to restore proper operation. You can fix the corrupted files by the following methods:

3. Faulty Hardware  

Faulty hardware refers to any physical component of the computer that is not functioning properly. This can include issues such as a malfunctioning motherboard, faulty RAM, or a failing hard drive, among other things, which can result in a range of problems including system crashes, slow performance, BSOD, or the complete inability to use the device. In such cases, the faulty hardware component usually needs to be repaired or replaced.

4. Damaged software  

Damaged software occurs due to viruses reasons, improper installation, software conflicts, or hardware issues. When software is damaged, it may not function as intended or at all, leading to errors, system crashes, or BSOD. Performing a clean boot will help efficiently identify and isolate software conflicts or problems.
When the computer starts up with a clean boot, only the essential Microsoft services will run. If the problem is resolved with the clean boot, you can selectively enable the disabled services and startup programs to find the problematic one, and then remove it.
Steps to perform a clean boot:

5. Virus or Malware    

Malware can cause system instability and lead to BSOD errors. Run a full malware scan to check for any potential infections. Test the file or software you suspect in the Windows Sandbox app. Then use reputable anti-virus software to scan and remove any detected threats.

The above are different ways to solve the specific causes of BSOD. In addition, you can also troubleshoot and identify the specific cause of a BSOD by analyzing the error code which is the error message that appears on the blue screen. It can provide valuable information about the cause of the issue.

However, these built-in Windows methods are time-taking and might not deliver the expected results. So instead, you can take the help of a reliable third-party tool like Wise Care 365 to help you prevent the BSOD issue. Read ahead to learn more about this incredible tool.

Wise Care 365 - a comprehensive PC optimizer 

Wise Care 365 is a comprehensive system optimization tool that can help improve the performance and stability of Windows computers. It can detect and fix various issues that may lead to system crashes, thus preventing the Blue Screen of Death. 

Wise Care 365 is a useful tool for system maintenance. There are a suite of features in it, including unnecessary files removal, registry defragment, disk defragment, SSD optimization, and startup programs management. It also includes other features like privacy protection, system monitoring, and file shredding.

By improving system performance and stability with these features in it, the computer will run smoothly, and the frequency of BSOD will be reduced accordingly. If your Windows 11 has encountered BSOD constantly, Wise Care 365 also helps stop automatically rebooting.

In the end

A blue screen on your computer can be the most serious issue you will run into. Both preventing and fixing this issue positively are important. Try the methods introduced in this post or Wise Care 365 to help you. If you find this helpful, please share it with others, or tell us your thoughts or suggestions.