Why and how do I stop the screen going blue

  WebDesignerWannaBe 16:22 PM 06 Jan 13

On my old and new laptop I have a problem that after being on them for a while the screen changes to blue and an error appears. An">,r:1,s:0,i:157&tx=117&ty=73&biw=1366&bih=643">An example of what appears on my screen

Why does this happen? And how can I stop it happening again?

  Chronos the 2nd 16:39 PM 06 Jan 13

Link does not work.

  WebDesignerWannaBe 16:49 PM 06 Jan 13
  lotvic 16:52 PM 06 Jan 13

Your first link to the article on BSOD's is ClickHere your second link doesn't work.

Can you post more details please, as link is for Vista I presume that is what you have on Both laptops. If not then please say what they are.

Which programs do you have open when you get a BSOD?

It may be that you are blocking the fan vents while using the laptop which causes overheating and the crash. A laptop should be placed on a hard surface with nothing blocking the side vents. Do not use on a soft fabric surface, like a bed or your knees unless you have a hard tray under it.

  SillBill 17:00 PM 06 Jan 13

One reason why I did a clean install from Vista to W7 was the fact that Vista just BSOD'd at the most inconvenient times - constantly - and the laptop was on a hard surface, in fact it was on a laptop cooler!.


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