Video: Troubleshoot Windows blue screen of death (BSOD) with WinDbg

Bill Detwiler shows you how to troubleshoot Windows blue screen of death (BSOD) errors using Microsoft's own WinDbg debugger tool.

Few things are more infamous in the Windows world than the dreaded Blue Screen of Death. They can strike without warning. And, troubleshooting them is often a combination of knowledge, skill, and lots of trial and error. During this TR Dojo episode, I show you a slightly more methodical blue screen troubleshooting approach using Microsoft's own WinDbg debugger tool.

For those who prefer text to video, you can click the Transcript link that appears below the video player window or read Jacky Howe's article, "How do I use WinDBG Debugger to troubleshoot a Blue Screen of Death?"

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By Bill Detwiler

Bill Detwiler is Editor in Chief of TechRepublic and Tech Pro Research and the host of Cracking Open, CNET and TechRepublic's popular online show. Prior to joining TechRepublic in 2000, Bill was an IT manager, database administrator, and desktop supp...