Determine and Fix the driver causing Blue Screen with BlueScreenView

Blue Screen of Death abbreviated as BSOD is a general problem in Windows which is caused by critical system error that can cause the system to shut down to prevent irreversible damage to the system’s integrity. Often, the cause of BSOD is newly installed or damaged driver. The name of that driver is not always mentioned on Blue screen so, it is difficult to troubleshoot.

Blue screen viewer

Whenever Blue screen occurs, the error log is stored in crash dump file which is stored in C:\Windows\Mini Dump provided that you have enabled it. No, you don’t have manually do it but it is configured by default on Windows. BlueScreen viewer is a small utility which can read crash dump files and view all details like: minidump filename, the date/time of the crash, the basic crash information displayed in the blue screen (Bug Check Code and 4 parameters), and the details of the driver or module that possibly caused the crash (filename, product name, file description, and file version).

Upper pane shows the dump files which represents number of crashes. The lower pane has the details of file name which caused the crash. The driver that probably caused this crash. BlueScreenView tries to locate the right driver or module that caused the blue screen by looking inside the crash stack. However, be aware that the driver detection mechanism is not 100% accurate, and you should also look in the lower pane, that display all drivers/modules found in the stack. These drivers/modules are marked in pink color.

How to Fix the driver causing Blue screen?

It is possible either the driver is incompatible with Windows version so, Update it or revert it back to earlier version where it worked fine.

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Rohit Langde is Founder and Editor-in-chief of Blogsolute. Tech Blogger by Passion & Profession | Mechanical Engineer by Qualification | Introverted Geek by Choice

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  1. KING SINGH says:

    Excellent Post ! I always wanna know that what’s the Crap is it ! Good Job Buddy ! But Why are You Posting a few posts in these days !I really Missing your posts !& My Blog Is Waiting Your Support Buddy !

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