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6 Ways To Fix White Screen Of Death (WSOD) On Windows 10

Windows 10 are pretty amazing in every way possible but The White Screen of Death (WSOD) is very irritating. Unknown issues of hardware and software can result in a white screen. First, try to wait for a while, but if the situation remains the same, it is time to try all the possible solutions to fix the issues.

1. Force Restart Your Device

An issue in the software or applications causes it to stop working. Sudden termination of the app can result in the white screen of your device.

The first and foremost thing you need to do whenever you encounter situations like these is to forcefully restart your device. To do that simply, press the power button of your computer for a long time of about 15 seconds. As soon as it turns off, try to restart by normally again pressing the power button. Do the same for laptops.

2. Update Graphics Drivers

Restarting often times does not resolve the issue. Graphic display drivers can cause WSOD as well. An obsolete graphic driver is an issue that actually needs attention. To update graphic driver;

Go to the windows icon and select “Device Manager”.

  • Click no the “Display Adaptor” option and expand the list.

  • Click on the Update driver option by right-clicking on each driver.

Choose the searching process of the drivers and start the process.

  • After the process completes, reboot the system.
  • Select uninstall drivers.
  • Restart the computer.
  • Updated drivers would be reinstalled by the windows.

3. Boot System through Safe Mood

Sometimes with default settings, numerous third-party applications are processing in your device system which can cause a white screen. Due to this, a booting system in safe mode is necessary to build minimum pressure and to run all the systems smoothly.

  • Select “Windows” and “R” keys,
  • A dialog box would appear; there you need to type “MSConfig” and press “OK”.

  • Select “Boot Option”.
  • Check “Safe Boot Button”.
  • Set the network option accordingly,
  • Select “OK” and apply to update your new settings.

Reboot the system.

4. Unplug External Devices

Try unplugging all the external devices from your computer including USB, memory card, etc, and then restart your computer or laptop,

5. Update Windows

Updating windows is an important step, as the updates themselves clear out various hidden issues of the device. To update your windows;

  1. Click on “Start” and select “Settings”.
  2. Select “Update And Security”.
  3. Select “Windows Update”.
  4. Download any remaining updates.

After the completion of the process restart your computer or laptop.

6. Uninstall New Windows Update

Updating to new windows can sometimes create problems like WSOD. In that case, simply uninstall that update.

  1. Click on “Start” and select “Settings”.
  2. Select “Update and Security”.
  3. Select “Windows Update”.
  4. Click “View Update History”.
  5. Click on “Uninstalled Updates”.
  6. Uninstall the ones you want to uninstall.
  7. Reboot the system.

Noor Eeman

Hey, Noor here. Just a passionate student sharing tech bits of life, currently studying to become a languages interpreter from NUML. Passionate about words, writings, and languages regarding trends, technology, and social media.

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