Fixing Black Screen Error in Windows XP
Date Added: Mar 25, 2011
|Black Screen Error or Black Screen of Death is a major problem that bugs Windows XP system over the world. Windows XP is the most common and widely used operating system in most computers today and it is also vulnerable to a lot of security threat. There are various reasons why a Windows XP system may encounter a black screen error.
The most common reasons for black screen error are:
Display driver corrupt or outdated: Windows XP is quiet an old operating system and many of its drivers are out of date, which leads to conflict with updated Windows file system that eventually leads to a black screen error.
You can identify this fault when you restart your computer in safe mode as you will see no black screen, if such a thing happens the display driver is at fault.
You can fix this problem by getting Windows update for latest drivers or going to the manufacturerâs site for downloading the driver or use a system scanner and optimize it to get the right driver for your system.
Minor file errors or corruption: If the main reason is file corruption you can fix this by using system restore. For this you must log through safe mode and roll Windows back to a date before the error occurred.
Malware and registry corruption: If both the above steps are unable to fix the error then it is most likely that your system may be infected by a malware which altered files or a serious corruption has occurred in the registry file.
You can identify the reason for black screen error is either malware or corrupt registry file if you run a system restore in safe mode an suddenly an error pops up warning about registry corruption.
To fix this error you must start your system in safe mode and then download system optimizer and scanner and run a full system scan which will delete any malware present in the system. After the scanning is done you need to restart your system in safe mode and run a driver scan. This action will update all your old drivers to the latest version and you will never encounter the black screen error again.
If you are interested in downloading system optimizer software or any other software that will protect your system from such errors in the future, you can visit our section on Drivers Downloads and Desktop Utilities and download the latest security tools for a complete peace of mind.
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