Fix Windows 7 Blue Screen Of Death

Many Windows 7 users have been confronted with a blank black screen since a Microsoft security update last month.  The ‘Windows 7 Black Screen of Death‘ or BSOD is also affecting some Windows XP and Windows Vista users.

To fix the Windows 7 BSOD:

  1. Restart your PC
  2. Logon and wait for the black screen to appear
  3. Make sure your PC should be able to connect to the internet (black screen does not appear to affect this)
  4. Press the CTRL, ALT and DEL keys simultaneously
  5. When prompted, Click Start Task Manager
  6. In Task Manager Click on the Application Tab
  7. Next Click New Task
  8. Now enter the command: “C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe” “”
  9. Note this command assumes that you are using internet explorer as your browser, if not substitute your browser path and file details for those of iexplore.exe or use the Browser option of Task manager to locate it.

  10. Click OK and your browser should start up and begin the download process
  11. When prompted for the download Click run, the black screen fix program will download and run to automatically fix the issue.
  12. Now restart your PC and the black screen problem will hopefully be gone.

If the fix above for the windows 7 BSOD doesn’t work for you then you can get more Windows 7 Help here.  Thanks to Windows 7 News & Tips for the fix.

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7 Responses to Fix Windows 7 Blue Screen Of Death

  1. nilantha December 10, 2009 at 8:57 am #

    i have never used windows 7, i like windows xp it is very good.

  2. Rom January 20, 2010 at 1:06 am #

    Blue screen and black screen is different. Duh this is misleading.

  3. kuri May 17, 2010 at 12:05 am #

    i want to try it,..but im hitting ctrl+alt+del but the task manager not appear please help me…

    • Stina311271 August 19, 2010 at 8:48 pm #

      EXACTLY! Nothing comes up when I hot CTRL ALT DEL. The Screen just sits there and I have to keep restarting and then moments after it boots up it does it again. I called my tech and he simply said “well it was working fine when I had it up”. That’s helpful!! NOT.

  4. Best Registry Cleaner January 21, 2011 at 2:51 am #

    Blue screen and black screen is different.

  5. Windows XP Recovery virus May 10, 2011 at 7:50 am #

    How can we do to fix Windows 7 blue screen of death?

  6. Chrissmith November 18, 2011 at 9:55 am #

    I’m at this moment in time just experiencing this problem, hence while browsing I found your piece on fixing the problem.

    There’s a tendency on the internet especially repair forums to copy other sites fixes without actually being in touch with the problem itself. This is the case here. If you actually had any remote idea of the problem itself you would realise that the people faced with this problem have no display whatsoever just a black screen and a mouse pointer. “Helpful” copied fixes only serve to create more angst and anxiety amongst the people facing the problem.

    Liken your fix to the English game of chance “Spotting the ball” where a scene from a sports game is printed minus the ball, the object of this game is to predict the exact whereabouts of the missing ball. Whilst the affected computer may still work and have access to the internet the chances of actually seeing “Task Manager” and then relevant tabs and typing the required data into a black screen are in a nutshell ZERO. There is nothing to see, no change in screens when buttons are pressed, no tell tale changes to the mouse pointer when a link is by chance found.

    Sorry to say you’ve failed dismally in this attempt to cure a problem you know nothing whatsoever about!

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