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Windows 7: Why do people get BSODs

19 Jan 2016   #1
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 
Why do people get BSODs

There is something I never understood. How do people manage to get so many BSODs. I have PCs since years and by now I have more than half a dozen of them, but I never had a BSOD. Was I just lucky.


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19 Jan 2016   #2
Brds7t7

Windows 7 Pro & Ultimate, Windows 8.1 Pro, Linux Mint 19 Cinnamon (All 64-Bit)
 
 

Only time I've ever had one was the brief moment before my last graphics card died on me. It bluescreened and then the screen had corruption all over it.
Aside from that one time I've never had another one.
They seem to mostly be caused due to bad hardware or crappy/incorrect drivers.
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19 Jan 2016   #3
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Driver conflicts with the hardware :)

I never get bluescreens

That was an XP thing
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19 Jan 2016   #4
StalkeR

Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

I know the answer, and it's very simple. :)

People just are not careful while they are working on pc's. They just click everywhere and install everything without reading what that harmful software want to do.

For me, that's the problem.

Personally, I have just 2,3 time's got BSOD and that was driver conflict after installing some new hardware. In last 4,5 years, while using Windows 7/10 I don't remember getting that stupid blue screen.
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19 Jan 2016   #5
HAVOC

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

I've had a couple in the days of Windows Me. After installing XP and now Windows 7 I haven't seen any.
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19 Jan 2016   #6
BorisTheAnimal

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

Inexperienced computer users maybe?

Bad configuration of hardware seems to be big cause as well.
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19 Jan 2016   #7
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Thanks, I appreciate you inputs guys. I guess I was lucky. Never had a driver problem.
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19 Jan 2016   #8
DavidE

Multi-Boot W7_Pro_x64 W8.1_Pro_x64 W10_Pro_x64 +Linux_VMs +Chromium_VM
 
 

I got a BSOD a couple of years ago.
I had over 75% RAM Used, my Hibernate file is set to 75% of RAM.
It got a BSOD trying to resume from Hibernate.
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19 Jan 2016   #9
lehnerus2000

W7 Ultimate SP1, LM18.3 MATE, W10 Home, #All 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
Thanks, I appreciate you inputs guys. I guess I was lucky. Never had a driver problem.
I've had an NVidia driver update take out my entire PC.
Somehow during the attempted installation my MBR vanished.

I accidentally caused my W7 to BSOD by killing a program/service in Process Explorer (I think it was csrss.exe).
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19 Jan 2016   #10
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Yeah, the csrss.exe seems to be pretty vital.
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