In this guide I will show you how to fix blue screen of death on Windows Vista. For this guide you will need a few things, listed below.
1. You will need a copy of our Free Boot Disk
, Please note not all tools in this guide are available on our Free Boot Disk Version. All tools are available on our Paid / Premium Boot disk
2. Your computer must have a CD-ROM drive and is able to boot to it
Steps For How To Fix Blue Screen Of Death On Windows Vista
-First of all put the CD-ROM in to your computer and boot to it. On some computers they will boot to the CD strait away, if not you can select which drive you want to boot to as the computer is booting up. If you still dont have any luck you will need to go in to your computers BIOS and set the CD-ROM as the 1st boot device. Once your computer has booted to the CD you will get a screen like the one below.
Tools Available On Free Boot Disk
-From the main menu select "Recover Non Booting Windows Systems" and press enter. Then use the relevant tool on the next menu to fix your issue.
-Check your system for viruses. From the main menu select the "Run Virus Scan" and on the next menu select which virus scan you want to use. I would recommend starting with AVG.
-Run a system memory test. From the main menu select "Diagnostics" then run the three programs "Windows Memory Diagnostic" "MemTest86+" "Test Memory 4"
-Was a system file deleted by mistake?? If yes from the main menu select "Recover, Backup and Wipe Data" then UNERASER
Tools Available On Paid / Premium Boot Disk
-On the main menu select “Microsoft Diagnostics and Recovery (Windows Vista)” The microsoft program will now load, it may take a few minutes to load. The 1st prompt will ask you if you want to enable the network, select no. Then select your keyboard layout. At the “ERD Commander” window select your installation then your keyboard layout and click on OK.
-Once ERD Commander has loaded it will display a nice gui for you. Now click on startup repair, this is a good place to start to recover from a blue screen of death on Windows Vista.
-From the gui click on “Windows Memory Diagnostic Tool” this will scan your computers memory to see if there are any errors / problems.
-We can try a “System Restore”. Click on the “System Restore” link and follow the prompts.
-Another thing we can try is an automatic “System file repair”. Click on the start menu > system tools > System file repair and follow the prompts
-Another cause of blue screen of death on Windows Vista could be file corruption or registry corruption. Click on the “Command Prompt” link and type in chkdsk /f /i C: If you get prompts select Y and hit enter. You will need to reboot your machine after this.
-From the GUI click on “Microsoft Diagnostics and Recovery Toolset” then click on “Crash Analyzer” and follow the prompts
-From the GUI click on “Microsoft Diagnostics and Recovery Toolset” then click on “Disk Commander” and follow the prompts
-From the GUI click on “Microsoft Diagnostics and Recovery Toolset” then click on “Solution Wizard” and follow the prompts
-From the GUI click on “Microsoft Diagnostics and Recovery Toolset” then click on “Hotfix Uninstall” and uninstall recently installed hotfixes
-From the GUI click on “Microsoft Diagnostics and Recovery Toolset” then click on “Standalone System Sweeper” and follow the prompts to scan your system