Sign in with
Sign up | Sign in
Your question

What exactly causes BSOD?

Last response: in Systems
Share
February 24, 2013 7:38:59 PM

I know that may be an impossible question to answer "exactly", but I'm more curious about what are the typical causes of the infamous BSOD? The reason I ask: My current custom build, which is an upgrade from a previous custom build, gets the blue screen every once in a great while....hardly enough to really annoy me or cause problems with my work, just not a problem...However if the possibility to resolve the issue permanently, or even get a better understanding of their triggers would be worth to pursue at least.

Thanks!

More about : bsod

a b B Homebuilt system
February 24, 2013 8:07:31 PM

Write down the stop code, google it and you will know the exact cause of YOUR bsod.
m
0
l
a b B Homebuilt system
February 25, 2013 1:04:45 AM

It can be software or hardware. Most commonly it is a bad driver or driver compatibility issues. Second most common is bad memory. From there it gets difficult to track down the exact cause.

Checking recent minidumps with a program like bluescreenview can be useful.
m
0
l
!