When Windows 10 was first released, one of the complaints of many users was that the Blue Screen of Death (BSOD) didn’t provide enough details to help troubleshoot the problem. This was in stark contrast to Windows 7, which provided a detailed dump of the error messages and system state.
Fortunately, Microsoft has since made it possible for Windows 10 users to access more detailed information about their BSODs. This article will explain how to enable this feature and provide a detailed explanation of what information can be found in the new output.
The first step in enabling the detailed BSOD information is to open the Settings app. To do this, click on the Start button and then select “Settings” from the list of options. Once the Settings app is open, click on “Update & Security.”
From the “Update & Security” section, select “Advanced Options” and then choose “View your update history.” At this point, you should see a list of recent Windows updates. Find the most recent update and select “View Update Details.”
At the bottom of the update details window, there will be an “Advanced Options” button. Select this button and then select “View Advanced Options.” In the “Advanced Options” window, you will see a checkbox labeled “Allow automatic updating and feedback”. Make sure this box is checked and then click “Save.”
Now that the settings have been changed, the next step is to reboot the computer. Once the computer has restarted, you should now be able to access more detailed information about BSODs. To do this, you will need to open the Event Viewer. To open the Event Viewer, press the Windows key and type “Event Viewer” into the search box.
In the Event Viewer, you will see a list of all the events that have occurred on your computer. Select the “Windows Logs” option and then select “System.” At this point, you should see a list of all the errors that have occurred on your computer. Find the error that corresponds to the BSOD that you experienced and double-click it to open the error details.
The error details window will provide you with a detailed dump of the error messages and system state. The most important information to look for is the “Error Code” and the “Bug Check String.” The “Error Code” will provide you with the type of error that occurred and the “Bug Check String” will give you more detailed information about what caused the error.
In addition to these two pieces of information, the error details window also provides other useful information such as the “Faulting Module” and the “Fault Address.” The “Faulting Module” will tell you which part of the system caused the error and the “Fault Address” will provide you with the exact location of the error. This information can be incredibly helpful when troubleshooting a BSOD.
By following these steps, you can now access more detailed information about any BSOD that occurs on your computer. This information can be incredibly useful when trying to troubleshoot the problem and can often provide you with the information you need to resolve the issue quickly.