The latest version of Windows named Windows 11 is very similar to Windows 10 with just a few improvements here and there. Just like other releases of Windows, it takes a couple of months to a year for a new version of Windows to be completely optimized.
Hence, it is no surprise that many users are facing problems on Windows 11. One of the most serious and annoying problems that users are facing is the blue screen of death. I have installed Windows 11 a few days back and I even faced this issue.
What is the blue screen of death?
I can relate to you if you are facing the blue screen of death as I am a Windows power user for more than a decade and I have faced the blue screen on multiple computers that I owned.
Do not worry as the blue screen of death does not mean the end of everything, I am here for you and I wrote the best ways you can fix this issue.
Please read the full post to know all the details.
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How to Reboot in Safe mode
It is best to enter safe mode before fixing the blue screen problem on Windows 11 for safety purposes. Safe mode is a mode that is provided in every Windows for the last couple of releases. It enables the user to enter Windows with some functionalities enabled, which is great to avoid any unknown problems that might have been causing issues.
Rebooting into safe mode is a very easy process, so sit back, relax and follow the steps given below and you should be good to go.
Here are the steps to reboot into safe mode on Windows 11:
- Click on the Start menu button(Windows logo icon) on your desktop screen.
- Click on the Power icon.
- Hold the shift button and click on Restart. Your pc will reboot and you will be taken to another menu.
- Go to Advanced options > Troubleshoot > Advanced options > Startup Settings.
- Select the Safe mode option by pressing the respective button. Your pc will reboot into safe mode.
So, after following the steps given above, your pc will reboot into safe mode, so you can now start following the given methods.
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How to fix blue screen on Windows 11 easily
There are multiple ways you can fix the blue screen of death on Windows 11. Not all of them will work because the blue screen can occur for many reasons. If it is for faulty Windows 11 files, then you should reinstall Windows 11.
Here are the different methods you can use to resolve the blue screen on Windows 11:
1. Use Windows Memory Diagnostic Tool
The Windows memory diagnostic tool is a default software used to diagnose any problems in your computer, both hardware and software. A lot of things can go wrong on your pc. This tool is there to find the root of the problems.
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It is extremely easy to run the Windows Diagnostic Tool, so do not worry, keep calm and follow the steps given below:
- Type in Windows Memory Diagnostic in the Windows search bar and enter it.
- Click on Restart now and check for problems. Your System will reboot.
- Wait till the tool finishes the work.
- Restart your pc and check whether the blue screen pops up or not.
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2. Rollback after an update or Update Drivers
For some reason, users have reported crashes and blue screens after updating their graphics cards or any other hardware. This is a common issue that is still going on. Yes, it sucks but there is no reason to lose hope.
You can go back to the drivers you had before updating your hardware and it is very easy to do this. Wipe the sweat off your head and follow the steps given below:
- Press the Window + X keys at the same time on your keyboard. You will see a menu pop up.
- Select Device Manager.
- Select a Device category and select the drivers.
- Right-click on a driver.
- Click on properties.
- Go to the Driver tab and click on Update Driver or Rollback driver if you have already updated.
- Restart your pc.
If this did not help you, then kindly go through the other methods given below.
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3. Use sfc scan
You can use the sfc scan command in the command prompt provided by Windows 11. You just have to type in a simple and short command line in the command which should not take more than a few seconds if you follow the given steps carefully.
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Here are the steps to use the sfc scan command to fix the blue screen on Windows 11:
- Search for cmd in the Windows search bar.
- Right-click on Command Prompt and select Run as Administrator.
- Type in sfc/scannow and press the Enter key on your keyboard.
- Wait for the process to end.
- Close the Command Prompt after the process is finished and restart your pc.
- Check whether the blue screen still pops up or not.
Do not panic if this method did not work for you. Trying different methods is expected when fixing issues like these.
Follow the other methods given in this post.
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4. Scan for virus or malware
Just like maggots eating nasty things, viruses and malware eats away at your system in a similar way. It is a great practice to scan your pc for viruses and malware from time to time so that you can get rid of them.
Having a clean pc is always nice as there are lesser chances of crashes, slowdown and other unnecessary problems occurring. If you need to know how to scan your pc for viruses or malware, follow the given steps. They are easy so keep calm.
Here are the steps to resolve blue screen on Windows 11 by using Windows security:
- Search for Windows Security and click on it.
- Go to Update & Security > Windows Security > Virus & threat protection.
- Click on Quick scan and check whether there are too many viruses. It is advisable to reinstall Windows 11 if there is a huge number of malware or viruses present on your pc.
- Follow the on-screen prompts to remove the malware or viruses.
- Restart your pc and check whether the blue screen still pops up or not.
The next method is the last option you have other than a fresh installation of Windows 11.
Check it out and fingers crossed!
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5. Perform a System Restore
System Restore is the process of taking your pc back to a point where it was working properly. For example, if the date is the 11th of October, you can perform a system restore to take your pc back to the date of 1st October when there was no issues.
This is a great method as you are not required to reinstall Windows 11 in this case.
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Here are the steps to perform a System Restore to solve the blue screen on Windows 11:
- Search for Create a restore point in the Windows search bar and click on it.
- Click on System Restore.
- Click Next and Next again.
- Select the Restore point and click on Scan for affected programs.
- Wait for the process to end and then click Next.
- Click on Finish.
If this did not work, then there is no other option but to reinstall Windows 11. Just go to the official page, then download and install Windows 11 again. Make sure to perform a clean installation, meaning do not keep any files. Remember to back up important files!
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The blue screen was initially black in Windows 11. For some reason, they decided to make it blue again, maybe to remind us of the pain, but it does not matter. If you followed the instructions in this post, you should have fixed the blue screen by now.
If not, then it is most probably a hardware issue and you should go to a computer service center near you.
I wish you luck in never facing problems like this again!