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Dreaded Blue Screen – Blue Screen of Death, Springfield VA Computer Repair, Springfield, Virginia

A few things in the world can be more wobbly than they appear or they sound. It can be your car, your stairway, your neighborhood, your boss or your best friend. My idea of writing this blog is not to establish some controversy into your mind but it is simply to make you more familiar with the things we love to take for granted. Therefore, I am attempting my blog on one dreaded computer problem and not on how to become deal with frenemies.

My choice of writing is to a great extent dependent on the number of computer issue related phones we receive at Geek ABC, a Computer Repair Springfield, VA company that provides PC Repair services. There are reasonably a large number of customers at Geek ABC encounter this weird problem of Blue Screen. Some are able to describe it well, while some just sound frustrated with their Computers’ windows freezing entirely and they are left facing Blue Screen. It is almost a situation of cyber helplessness.

Only a Computer Repair Technician now knows the evil behind this Blue Screen. It is just important to understand at any point you see a Blue Screen of Death (BSOD) that it is almost one of the most fatal computer problems to happen to a computer machine.

What is Blue Screen of Death?

It is an error stage generated in the form of a blue colored screen by the Microsoft Windows operating systems. Blue Screen is also known as Stop Error or a Bug Check. Blue Screen is a critical error, can be recovered in most of the cases and causes the machine to crash. It surfaces up in the case of Windows crash or windows lock-up. There is more meaning believed to be attached to Blue Screen Error. Blue Screen conveys the error and with its blue color, it is believed to leave a calming-effect on its users in case of system crash.


What causes Blue Screen of Death?

Blue Screen can be caused because of particular issues within the operating system. It can also be memory issues, corrupt DLL files or unstable registry.  Please, find below a brief list of potential reasons behind a Blue Screen.

  • A Faulty Hardware can make up to be a potential reason for Blue Screen. A newly replaced hardware that is not supported by the existing Windows. There are times when the user removes hardware during Windows malfunction and places a new one instead that in turn causes a Blue Screen.
  • Similarly, a Recently Installed Software if installed in the same way as a few Antivirus software are installed causes a Blue Screen.
  • A Faulty Random Access Memory (RAM) may also contribute to Blue Screen.
  • Bad Clusters or Corrupt System Files on the Hard Drive can also cause Blue Screen to occur.
  • USB Drives or Memory Sticks which are not updated, older versions, or are infected may cause a Blue Screen.
  • Incompatibility between hardware and software
  • Blue Screen Error can as well be generated due to an Over-heated Computer or Processor. A few minor details like dust and dirt accumulates and starts building-up on hardware, taking almost all the possible ventilation opportunities away from the Computer.
  • A Corrupt Hard Drive can also be a reason behind Blue Screen. It is quite common to resort to the last alternative reinstalling Windows in case of unrecoverable errors. You will not realize that may cause Blue Screen to occur too.


How can you prevent or repair Blue Screen of Death?

Prevention is better than cure. Let us just minimize any possibility in the first place to expect Blue Screen occurrence. Unfortunately if you encounter Blue Screen, please follow the steps below whichever you may find applicable.

  • In case of Hardware Errors, the only option most likely is to observe what new entity you introduced to your computer hardware during a DIY computer repair act that has caused Blue Screen. Please, try to observe how your computer hardware was before. This computer repair technique will also be applicable in the Blue Screen caused by the introduction of new software to the machine.
  • If you doubt recently installed software to be one of the reasons for your Computer’s Blue Screen, you may choose to uninstall the same software. This Computer Repair step is reasonably easy and can be performed by accessing Control Panel (in case you can login your system) START menu and by opting for Add/Remove Programs.
  • For the Blue Screen error that is believed to have been infused in the system because of a faulty or corrupt memory stick, please try to remove or replace RAM out of the slot and push them back into the  slot firmly to avoid having them ended burnt accidently.
  • Blue Screen error caused because of processor overheating can be prevented by vacuuming or brush cleaning the inside of computer hardware to avoid any kind of ventilation blockage and enable a reasonable air flow.
  • Please, remember to update the driver for the USB Drives to minimize any occurrence of Blue Screen.
  • Please, arrange for Error Checking of a corrupt segment if Blue Screen occurred arbitrarily and you believe the reason for this unfortunate situation were bad clusters or corrupt system files.


Who can you rely on and how can we help you?

We are Geek ABC, a locally owned computer and network service and repair company that provides mobile, onsite computer service and repair for businesses and residents throughout Northern Virginia (VA), Baltimore Maryland (MD) metropolitan area, and Washington DC metro area. Geek ABC Springfield VA Computer Repair company provides onsite computer repair, laptop and PC diagnostic service and repair, data recovery and other technical services. If you have any questions our services we can be reached via our website, or give us a call at 1.877.GEEKABC (1.877.433.5222) to schedule an appointment.  You can also check out our blog at for additional information.

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March 2nd, 2010 by admin | 1 Comment | Filed in Small Business Computer Repair Services

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Geek ABC certified computer professionals provide small business computer support and small business network support.  We plan, design, maintain and manage small business networks as well as offering computer support and services to small businesses.  Our team of experienced corporate level professionals understands that the #1 priority for small businesses is operating within their budget.  Geek ABC offers several different levels of small business computer support and small business network support packages for every small business budget. Medium Business Support & Solutions

Geek ABC Small Business Computer Support and Services Coverage Area

Geek ABC offers small business computer support and solutions to small business customers in the Washington, DC Metropolitan area and beyond. We serve small business customers and clients in Virginia (VA), Maryland (MD) and Washington, DC. Geek ABC offers over-the-phone support and Remote Desktop support to small businesses all 50 US States.

Small Business Network Essentials

All businesses whether they are large corporate businesses or small businesses must have these business critical elements incorporated into their networks.

Small Business Computer Security and Network Security

Every business network no matter what size it is should have a hardware security firewall.  A security firewall is designed to protect individual business computers as well as any small business servers you may have.  Protect your small business computers and network before a hacker has already stolen mission critical business data.  Geek ABC unfortunately receives a large amount of calls from small businesses that have already been hacked.  These small businesses either never installed a hardware security firewall or the hardware security firewall was never configured correctly.  Geek ABC offers small business security firewall solutions and services to fit every small business budget.

Small Business Computer Encryption Software Solutions

Another even more secure level of security protection for small business computers is to install encryption software on individual computers and laptops.  If your small business computer or laptop is stolen the data cannot be retrieved from the hard drive without using a valid username and password or using the encryption software master password.  There is absolutely no way the data can ever be retrieved from the stolen computer or laptop’s hard drive.  Without encryption software installed on a computer it only takes minutes to remove the hard drive and “slave” it to another computer and copy the entire contents of that stolen hard drive.  With encryption software installed “slaving” the hard drive to another computer will not allow someone to access the encrypted data on the stolen hard drive.  Geek ABC offers small business encryption software solutions and services to fit every small business budget.

Small Business Computer Wireless Access Security Solutions

Small business wireless access is less secure than wired networks for the obvious reason that someone does not need to be physically connected to your small business network in order to gain access to your network.  The best wireless access security means choosing an appropriate wireless access hardware device for your small business and also configuring that wireless access device correctly. Geek ABC offers small business wireless access solutions and services to fit every small business budget.

Small Business Computer Anti-virus Solutions

Small businesses that are using servers should have Anti-virus software installed on their servers.  Small businesses that are not using servers should have Anti-virus software installed on all computers and laptops.  Computer viruses can do much more damage than just causing a single computer to crash or several computers to crash.  Computer viruses are actually software programs that are designed to perform whatever tasks they were written to perform.  Some of the more dangerous computer virus programs are designed to steal business critical data and others are designed to take your entire small business network down.  Whatever type of small business network your business is using, Anti-virus software protection is absolutely business critical.  Geek ABC offers small business Anti-virus solutions and services to fit every small business budget.

Small Business Computer Data Backup and Recovery Solutions

Small businesses should be performing regular data backup on business critical small business computers and laptops as well as servers, if small business servers are being used.  One of the most important aspects of performing regular data backups is to routinely checking your data backups to ensure that data can be restored from those backups.  Unfortunately we receive a fairly high number of calls from small businesses that have lost business critical data and those businesses were either not performing regular data backups or the data backups were not routinely checked for successful data recovery.  Geek ABC offers small business data backup solutions and services to fit every small business budget.

Small Business Computer Messaging Solutions

Small businesses that are using hosting messaging solutions can control spam and email virus filtering at the hosting level.  For small businesses with internal servers, email message filtering is configured and controlled internally at the server level.  Spammers unfortunately make the job of filtering out legitimate emails from spam emails very difficult.  Configuring messaging filters that are too restrictive may cause legitimate emails to flagged as spam.  Geek ABC offers small business messaging solutions and services to fit every small business budget.

Small Business Computer Disaster Recovery Planning

Every business no matter how large or small should have a well designed disaster recovery plan in place in case of natural disasters and man-made disasters.  The statistical data on businesses that have failed due to not implementing a well designed disaster recovery plan are pretty scary.  43% of companies that had a major loss of business data never reopen, 51% of those companies close within two years, and only 6% of those companies survive long term. As you can see the results of a poor disaster recovery plan typically result in a failed business.  A well designed disaster recovery plan should have preventative, detective and corrective measures in place that will ensure the ongoing survival of your business.  The two most important disaster recovery planning elements are computer data recovery and computer data security.  Geek ABC offers small business data recovery planning solutions and services to fit every small business budget.

Do I Need a Server For My Small Business Network?

The #1 question we are asked by small business clients is “Do I need a server for my small business network”?  Every small business is unique in the type and level of network technology that is the best solution for their IT needs.  Most small businesses have a very tight operating budget and cannot afford to spend large amounts of money on expensive infrastructure technology and most do not need to do so.  In general what we have found from experience is that the size and cost effectiveness of the current small business network demands are the determining factors on whether or not a small business server should be implemented.  If your small business only has a few employees it would probably not be cost effective to implement a small business server.  What is important to assess is the amount of time any small business is spending on maintaining and managing their network. Small business servers offer the most important benefit of having centralized data storage, which makes data backup and data security much quicker and much more secure.  Small business servers have come way down in price in the last 5 or so years and are now much more affordable to small businesses.  If you are basing your decision to implement a small business server for peace of mind and security over cost then the extra added cost of implementing a small business server for a very small number of employees may be your best option.  Geek ABC offers small business server assessments, solutions and services to fit every small business budget.

The Geek ABC knowledge base ranges from seasoned professional Help Desk Technicians to seasoned professional corporate level Network Engineers. Make the smart choice and choose a top notch customer service oriented Geek ABC professional. Our customer and client onsite small business computer support service range is Virginia (VA), Maryland (MD) and Washington, DC.  Geek ABC offers free over-the-phone support and Remote Desktop support to all 50 US States.

Call Geek ABC at 1.877.GEEKABC (1.877.4335.222)

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