Some kinds of computer errors will completely shut down your computer. An error of this kind is called a Stop Error for obvious reasons. There are a number of different kinds of Stop error and one quite well known and feared example is the blue screen of death or BSOD for short.
In the case of a BSOD error you will be shown an error code and a message on the blue screen. The error code and the message will help you find a starting point for correction of the problem. A BSOD problem can be the result of either a hardware or software malfunction. A hardware problem is however the most likely cause.
Examination of the BSOD will show the error description such as KMODE_EXCEPTION_NOT_HANDLED along with a decimal number error code. The BSOD screen will tell you how to undertake some troubleshooting of the problem under the error details.
This troubleshooting process will tell you to
1. Make sure that any new hardware or software which you have recently installed has been properly installed.
2. Remove or disable the newly added software or hardware item to see if this resolves the problem.
This error description will show the eight digit decimal numbered error code. Four more numbers in parentheses will usually be present and give more information about the error.
Here are some ways you may go about repairing the BSOD errors:
A. The first thing you should do is to use your antivirus program to scan and remove any viruses that could be causing your computer problem.
B. Use a good antispyware application to scan the hard drive for malware. There are good free applications such as SPYBOT or ADAWARE which you can download on the internet to scan for and remove malware.
C. Check the memory sticks in your computer to ensure that your RAM is working properly. If you find any evidence of damage it will be necessary to remove and replace the damaged memory stick.
D. If the BSOD happens soon after you have installed new software try uninstalling the software to see if this resolves the error.
E. If you have just installed or updated a driver use the Device Manager which is installed in your computer to uninstall or reinstall the driver and the update.
Finally if none of the above have corrected the problem there is a good probability that the crash has been caused by a corrupt registry.
The registry is a huge databank which contains all the files used by the operating system to run the computer. Over some time as the computer is used many fragments of data can accumulate in your registry causing it to bcome corrupted. The operating system then has difficulty in accessing the data it requires to run the machine.
As a result the computer runs slow and you should use one of the top registry cleaners to fix registry problems. There are a number of Windows XP registry cleaners available for download from the internet.
A good windows reg cleaner will first offer you a free scan to determine whether or not you actually need to fix registry problems.You can check the results of this absolutely free scan and decide whether or not you want to do registry repair. Actually it is highly advisable to use the Windows registry repair software to do the job for you. If you attempt it manually and remove just one essential entry by mistake you may disable your computer.
A good PC registry repair application will do the job quickly and easily. This is good PC registry repair. We tested several of the popular Windows XP registry cleaners and found that while they will all do the job some are much better than others. We found one in particular which provided superior results.