If you get a Windows 7 blue screen on startup, it could mean anything from having an incorrectly installed driver to some kind of hardware conflict. In this article, we’ll cover what you can do if blue screens prevent you from getting into Windows.
Windows 7 BSOD
I recently received my personal desktop computers to Windows 7 and it gave me fits, when it comes to install of drivers for my Linksys Wireless USB card. I kept updating and driver new install until I finally I could delete wound with some corrupt registry entries, and then I tried the wrong kind of driver forced and got a BSOD or blue screen of death. Everytime when I enabled on the computer then there is me a Windows 7 blue screen on startup and not even let me log in to the system. Such hardware / software installation need is always a problem with the different Windows versions, and in this article I will explain how to work around the problem.
What Causes Windows 7 Blue Screens?
If you are getting a Windows 7 blue screen on startup, it means something has been incorrectly installed on your system. The culprit will most likely be an incorrect driver that is causing the system to crash, or it could be some recently installed software that is conflicting with another programs. Since drivers are technically software, it could be a combination of both.
The first thing you do should resolve this issue, remove or disconnect that you have installed new hardware recently. If there is some USB device, remove the USB port and see if you still get the blue screen. If not, try the USB device to the port and see whether Windows 7 gives you a blue screen. If so, you have the problem lies. Try the same with the internal components such as sound cards, network cards, and so on. With USB devices can also try you in different USB ports.
In addition to incorrect drivers being installed, it could be that you are trying to connect a bad piece of hardware. Are you sure the device you are trying to connect is actually functional? Try testing the hardware in another machine, if you have one available.
Stop the Windows 7 Blue Screen on Startup
Once you know the hardware makes problems, you have three options. First, you should uninstall the drivers then try to reinstall it with new or updated driver. Secondly, should disable the device in Device Manager. Thirdly, to use system restore to return to before you ever tried installing the hardware and driver and try again with new drivers.
If your Windows is 7 blue screen a type of software, the best way is get rid of it to uninstall booting in safe mode and the software. If you cannot uninstall or errors occur when you try to remove the program, you should run the system restore, to again on a date before the new software was installed.
Registry Edits for Manual Driver Removal
Unfortunately, Windows 7 is better than any previous version of Windows when it comes to uninstall of the software because it buried leaves behind settings and information in the registry. I recently ran into a problem with a HP laser printer, which would work on a PC no matter how many different ways and I tried to install the drivers. I had to search the entire registry and delete from all key, any reference to this printer, before I could finally reinstall the drivers.
Registry edits are not intended for novice users because you can easily mess up Windows by making changes if you are not sure what you are doing. The manual removal method, as described above with the troublesome HP printer, is only recommended when all else fails.
Once your system is back in working order, you may consider using a Windows 7 registry cleaner to clear out any unnecessary registry entries that may have been left behind.