Using the Blue Screen Error (BSOD) Troubleshooter in Windows 10

Blue Screen Troubleshooter is yet another addition to Windows 10 Anniversary Update. This Troubleshooter pack finds the root cause of Blue Screen errors (commonly known as “BSOD”) you may be experiencing in your computer and helps you fix them.

UPDATE: The built-in Blue Screen troubleshooter has been removed in Windows 10 v1809 and higher. You may use manual troubleshooting techniques instead.

Running the Blue Screen Troubleshooter

Open Control Panel, change the view setting to icons.

Click Troubleshooting, and click “View all” in the tasks pane.

Click “Blue Screen”. This opens the Blue Screen Troubleshooter.

blue screen troubleshooter windows 10

blue screen troubleshooter windows 10

By default, “Apply repairs automatically” is enabled as is the case with all Windows Troubleshooter packs. If you want to just run the tool without automatically fixing anything, click Advanced and uncheck “Apply repairs automatically”. Click Next.

blue screen troubleshooter windows 10

The troubleshooter interprets the bugcheck codes, and tells you if the blue screen crash was caused by:

  • Faulty hardware
  • Failing disk drive
  • Malware
  • Memory failure
  • Services
  • Device drivers

This tool queries blue screen event message(s) that occurred in the last 7 days, from Windows event log Microsoft-Windows-WER-SystemErrorReporting.

Blue Screen Troubleshooter Pack is a nice addition to Windows 10, and is certainly worth a shot before you fire up your debugger.

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Ramesh Srinivasan is passionate about Microsoft technologies and he has been a consecutive ten-time recipient of the Microsoft Most Valuable Professional award in the Windows Shell/Desktop Experience category, from 2003 to 2012. He loves to troubleshoot and write about Windows. Ramesh founded in 2005.

2 thoughts on “Using the Blue Screen Error (BSOD) Troubleshooter in Windows 10”

  1. The latest update of Win10 has removed the Blue Screen troubleshooter. I received a Unexpected_Kernel_Mode_Trap BSOD last night and seems MS doesn’t want their users to be able to repair their product that they seem to like sabotaging.


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