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WOW this is a common problem in Windows 8. It is a blue screen of death error that seems to be caused by a few different things. --It could be that when you try to play a game on your computer, it comes up with this error. this could be that you need to update your graphics card driver to suit windows 8. Sometimes this hardware was not made for Windows 8 but ends up in a Windows 8 computer or laptop as that is the latest operating system. No one wants to buy a computer with an old operating system.. Also people buy Windows 8 online and install it on their computer without checking if their hardware is compatible or not. Blue Screen errors occur when:
- Windows detects an error it cannot recover from without losing data.
- Windows detects that critical OS data has become corrupted.
- Windows detects that hardware has failed in a non-recoverable fashion.
Here are some things you can try:Restart without extra devices plugged inIf you have connected any external devices like printer, scanner, camera, USB drives, external hard drives etc, please unplug it and restart the compute. If it works, please connect the device one at a time and identify which one is causing the problem. Then install updated device drivers.Do a Clean BootThis means booting with only Microsoft services and disabling startup programs. So bare boot. 1. Swipe in from the right edge of the screen, and then tap Search. Or, if you are using a mouse, point to the lower-right corner of the screen, and then click Search.2. Type msconfig in the search box, and then tap or click msconfig. 3. On the Services tab of the System Configuration dialog box, tap or click to select the Hide all Microsoft services check box, and then tap or click Disable all.Image source4. On the Startup tab of the System Configuration dialog box, tap or click Open Task Manager. 5. On the Startup tab in Task Manager, for each startup item, select the item and then click Disable. 6. Close Task Manager.7. On the Startup tab of the System Configuration dialog box, tap or click OK, and then restart the computer. Perform a SFC (system file checker) Scan to check for any missing or corrupted system files. 1. Press â€œWindows Key + Qâ€ to open Charms Bar.2. Type â€œcmdâ€ without quotes in the search box.3. On the left pane, right click on the â€œcmdâ€ option and select â€œRun as Administratorâ€.4. Type â€˜sfc /scannowâ€™ without quotes and hit enter. Scan For VirusesIf you don't have one then try the free MS security scanner or check out other virus checkers. Uninstall any recently installed programs a. Type Programs and features on the start screenb. Select the program and uninstallc. Restart the computer Roll-back any recently installed drivers a. Type Device manager on the start screen and select â€œSettingsâ€,b. Right click on the driver and select update,c. To roll back, select â€œPropertiesâ€ and â€œRollback driverâ€d. Restart the computer. Run diagnostics on the computer's memory a. Type Memory diagnostic on the start screen and settings.b. Select Diagnose memory problems in the computer and select restart Check Action Center for Problems and Solutions Windows 8 crash errors are collected in Action Center. To access Action Center, follow these instructions: a. Type "Problem Reports and Solutions" at the Start Screen, then select View all problem reports to view a list of errors that have occurred on your computer and possible solutions for them, such as updating drivers, flashing your system BIOS, or checking for updates to software. source