Blue Screen of Death? Don't worry! Read this post to find out 7 solutions to fix blue screen of death, and use the best file recovery software – MiniTool Power Data Recovery to effectively recover data after blue screen of death.

Error Message - Blue Screen of Death!!!

Blue screen of death is a Stop Error which no one wants to face. Unfortunately, most computer users are believed to have encountered this error.

Sometimes, the issue of "blue screen of death" can be easily solved as long as you reboot your operating. However, sometimes, this issue is too serious to be fixed.

Generally speaking, once you encounter the blue screen death issue and cannot fix it by restarting, you had better recover missing data before fixing this issue. Otherwise, the original data might be overwritten by new data, and there is no way to recover them. However, how to recover data with Stop Error?

How to Recover Data after Blue Screen of Death

Let's start with a true example:

My computer has the BSOD, I want to retrieve some files before I use my recovery disks. I hooked up my hard drive adapter and I still see the BSOD... HELP!!!!

In general, if you cannot access your computer data because of the BSOD error, don't need to feel panic. MiniTool Power Data Recovery, a free file recovery software equipped with high security and powerful data recovery competence, can help you effectively get missing files back with easy.

Next, let's discuss 2 ways to recover missing data after BSOD error by using this powerful data recovery software.

Solution One - Recover Data with MiniTool Power Data Recovery

Before performing blue screen recovery, you need to do the following 2 things.

① Remove your hard drive from original computer with blue screen of death, and then connect it to a new computer running normally as a second hard drive. Please make sure that this hard drive can be recognized after connecting.

② Download MiniTool Power Data Recovery, and then install it on computer. (Note: never install it on the drive containing lost data since that can cause irretrievable data loss.)

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Step 1. Launch MiniTool Power Data Recovery and select the target volume/device.

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In the main interface of MiniTool Power Data Recovery, you can see 4 different data recovery modules, and This PC is selected by default. Now, you can keep this recovery module, and directly select the target drive you want to recover.

Step 2: Full scan the selected volume/device.

It is recommended to wait patiently until the full scan finishes to get the best recovery result.

full scan the selected drive

Step 3: Check all needed files and save them on a safe place.

save needed files in a safe place

Tip: if you are recovering some precious photos like wedding photos, you can preview them before saving, as shown below.

preview files before saving

See! By using this professional data recovery software, you can quickly recover data with BSOD within 3 steps.

However, what if you don't want to remove hard drive from the current computer? In this situation, is it possible to directly recover lost data from computer with blue screen of death?

Of course, the answer is positive!

Now, let's see the details.

Solution Two - Recover Data with Power Data Recovery Bootable Disk

If you want to recover data from your damaged computer directly, you can try using MiniTool Power Data Recovery Boot Disk.

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Now, you might be wondering:
"How to recover data after blue screen of death by using bootable disk?"

Step 1. Create bootable disk with Snap-in MiniTool Media Builder.

Get and install MiniTool Power Data Recovery Deluxe or above editions on a normal computer. Here, you can click the following button to get Personal Deluxe.

Launch MiniTool Power Data Recovery Personal Deluxe, and then click this Bootable Media icon located in the bottom left corner of the main interface, and then create USB bootable disk or CD/DVD bootable disc according to prompts.

click bootable media to create bootable disk

Step 2. Boot your PC from the bootable disk.

Connect your bootable disk to computer, and then boot from it.

Step 3: Launch the bootable edition & choose a module.

In the MiniTool PE loader, click the MiniTool Power Data Recovery to enter into its main interface.

click minitool power data recovery in the main interface of minitool pe loader

In the main interface, you can see 4 different data recovery modules and This PC is selected by default. Now, you can keep this option to carry out data recovery after blue screen of death.

scan drive to look for lost data

Step 4: Scan drive and recover data.

Select the target device, and then click Scan button to start scanning it.

After scanning, you can see all found files are lied in the following window. Now, select all needed files and save them on a safe place.

select all needed files and save them

Conclusion: if you encounter the blue screen of death error and cannot access your files, you can try using MiniTool Power Data Recovery or its bootable disk to restore lost files without affecting the original data, for this software can ensure data security all the time.

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Now, after recovering data after blue screen of death, it's time to fix this error.

But, how?

How to Fix Blue Screen of Death

As a matter of fact, if you want to successfully solve the blue screen of death issue, you had better know what blue screen of death is, and why this error happens at first. Knowing the exact reason, you can solve the problem with ease.

What Is Blue Screen of Death

The Blue Screen of Death error (also known as BSOD Error, Blue Screen Error or STOP Error) is an error screen displayed on a Windows computer system after a fatal system error, also known as a system crash.

blue screen of death error

Once this error occurs, your system may stop responding and fail to boot and all data which are stored on your computer become inaccessible.

What Causes Blue Screen of Death

As we know, software incompatibilities may lead to the blue screen of death error.

BSOD error occurs with incompatible versions of DLLs: Windows will load DLLs into memory when they are needed by application programs. However, if versions are changed, the next time an application loads the DLL it may be different from what the application expects.

These incompatibilities increase over time as more new software is installed and is one of the main reasons why a freshly-installed copy of Windows is more stable than an "old" one.

In addition to issues with low-level software running in the Windows kernel, BSOD error also can be caused by other reasons, including:

  • Windows security update
  • Virus attack or malware invasion (this may cause mbr or system files damaged)
  • Mistaken operations (set the wrong partition as active)
  • Low disk space in C drive,
  • Power supply issues
  • Overheating of devices

After knowing what blue screen of death is and what causes this error, let's learn how to solve this issue.

How to Fix the Blue Screen of Death on Windows


In addition to the 3 solutions in the above video, you also can try the following solutions to fix the BSOD error.

1: Undo newly made changes

Let's suppose: you received the BSOD error after you had installed a new program or a piece of hardware, updated a driver, installed an update, etc. At this time, there's a very good chance that the change you made caused the BSOD error. Now, to solve this STOP Error, you can undo the change you made.

Here, depending on what change you made, some solutions might include:

  • Start Windows using Last Known Good Configuration (Advanced) to undo recent registry and driver changes.
  • Use System Restore to undo recent system changes.
  • Roll back device driver to version prior to your driver update.

2: Check your computer's internal hardware

A poor connection inside the computer can cause a blue screen of death, so open your case and check to make sure that all the cables are firmly connected and that any cards are seated firmly in their sockets.

Note: all checks should be done after power has been off. And, if you do not have a good understanding of the internal structure of the computer, please turn to a professional.

3: Run a virus scan

As we know, some viruses can cause a blue screen of death, especially the one that infects the master boot record (MBR) or system files. Here, you can boot computer from Safe Mode with Networking, launch the installed antivirus and perform a full system scan to find anything that could be causing problems.

run a virus scan to remove out the bsod error

4: Update drivers for your hardware.

Sometimes, blue screens of death are hardware or driver related so updated drivers could fix the cause of the STOP error.

5: Update your BIOS

In some situations, outdated BIOS could cause a blue screen of death due to certain incompatibilities. If you are using outdated BIOS, update it.

6: Clear up hard disk space

If there is not enough free space on your primary partition used for the Windows operating system, you not only receive the BSOD error, but also can encounter some other issues like data corruption. (Here, if you want to recover lost data, you can try using MiniTool Power Data Recovery.)

Although Microsoft recommends that you maintain at least 100MB of free space, you had better keep at least 15% of a drive's capacity free at all times, and you can remove unnecessary files and programs if you have less than 15% of your hard disk free.

7: Return hardware settings to default

Non-default hardware settings have been known to cause a BSOD error, and this is known to all. So, you are supposed to return hardware settings to default in Device Manager.

8: Reinstall Windows

If the above 7 solutions cannot help you solve the Stop Error, you can try full reinstallation of Windows as a way to reset your computer. Note: make sure that you have backed up all important data before doing so, as your hard drive will be formatted for the install process.

Of course, there are some other solutions which can help to solve the blue screen of death error. Right here, if you want to know more, you can read our previous post - Perfect Solutions to Black Screen Error When Booting Windows.

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Are you still worrying about the Stop Error? Are you still worrying about data loss caused by the blue screen of death error? Now, you can try the above 8 solutions and try using MiniTool Power Data Recovery to carry out blue screen recovery easily and quickly.

If you have any other good solutions about how to Fix Blue Screen of Death error, please leave it in the following comments and we promise we'll update this guide. Thanks

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