Are you using Windows? Is your Windows operating system XP? Did you also encounter that blue screen error message that suddenly disturbed you from whatever you were doing?

Isn’t it annoying when you’re working on your thesis, playing an intense game, or working on your home job article and then suddenly your monitor ticks and goes on a blue screen displaying a system error message you probably don’t want to see?

The Windows XP Blue Screen of Death is not so unusual anymore for windows users. This is already a common experience by Windows users all around the globe using Windows 7 down to the oldest version of it. It’s a system error message that stops all currently running programs and eventually stops the whole system from operating due to a hardware, driver, or software failure. If the system detects an error that prevents it from operating, its defensive way of dealing with the problem is to shut down the system to avoid severe damages to your computer.

The error message usually states that a problem has been detected and Windows has been shut down to prevent damage to your computer. Then it comes with hex address codes like 0x000000C1. This error message should not be taken for granted. Once you encounter this system error message, you should immediately search for a fix. You can log on to Windows website for a safer approach. But of course this is too much a hassle to fix blue screen XP problems. The best thing to do is to analyze the problem with all patience and then follow these options:

• Scan your system

You might not be aware but viruses are sometimes the cause for this trouble. Do a deep and complete scan on your system with an anti-virus, anti-spyware, or a registry cleaner. Immediately look for those suspicious files and delete all malware infections including the one causing the problem, and then restart your computer..

• Check your hardware

If you have plugged and installed a hardware device, let’s say a USB device, it might not be working properly with your system and might be the one responsible for the BSOD to appear. To stop blue screen of death, uninstall and unplug that device and reboot your system.

• Check your installed drivers

It might be an outdated driver. If your drivers are not compatible with your current system it might really halt the system and display this error message. Check your Device Manager and look for the failed driver. You may opt to update or just disable it if you’re not really using it.

• Do a system restore

This should be your last resort in fixing blue screen of death error messages… If all else fails, do a system restore to the time when your computer worked fine the most. This should do the trick. Just make sure you have a restore point or that you have an active restore system or else you’ll be ending with the worst case scenario.

Source by Winston Mah