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What is the blue screen error (BSOD) CRITICAL_PROCESS_DIED and how to fix it?

The "CRITICAL_PROCESS_DIED" error is a blue screen error code that can occur on Windows systems. This error indicates that a critical system process has unexpectedly terminated, resulting in a system crash. When this error occurs, the computer displays a blue screen with the error message "Your PC ran into a problem and needs to restart. We're just collecting some error info, and then we'll restart for you."

The "CRITICAL_PROCESS_DIED" error can be caused by various factors, including but not limited to:

  1. Corrupted system files: If essential system files become corrupted or damaged, it can lead to this error.

  2. Faulty hardware: A malfunctioning or incompatible hardware component, such as RAM or hard drive, can trigger the error.

  3. Outdated drivers: Incompatible or outdated device drivers can cause conflicts and result in a critical process termination.

  4. Malware or viruses: If your system is infected with malicious software, it can interfere with critical processes and cause this error.

  5. System overclocking: Overclocking your CPU or GPU beyond stable limits can lead to system instability and trigger critical process failures.

To troubleshoot and resolve the "CRITICAL_PROCESS_DIED" error, you can try the following steps:

  1. Restart your computer: Sometimes a simple restart can resolve temporary system glitches.

  2. Run system file checker: Use the built-in System File Checker tool to scan and repair corrupted system files.

  3. Update drivers: Make sure your device drivers, especially those related to hardware components, are up to date.

  4. Scan for malware: Run a thorough scan using reliable antivirus or antimalware software to detect and remove any infections.

  5. Check hardware components: Test your hardware components, such as RAM and hard drive, for any faults or compatibility issues.

If the error persists or you're unable to troubleshoot it on your own, it may be advisable to seek assistance from a technical professional or contact BC Computers at 604-200-2995 to get a free consultation.



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