Blue screen of death after updating video driver
we are lucky enough to have a generator that is good enough to run all our lights and stuff as well as tv's and my dad said it would be okay to have my computer on as well.
is there any way i can test to make sure that the motherboard, ram, and psu are all working properly?
I am a little confused because i removed the gpu to look at it and tried to run the computer using the vga port on the back of the motherboard and it would not output to the monitor but when i have the gpu still in and i hook up the monitor to its dvi port it will still output video just not have the power that it used to when using the drivers.
unlucky for me we had lost cable at this point and my cd/dvd drive was not working.
so after we finally got cable back i tried re-installing all of the drivers and it seemed to have worked and i booted into normal mode.
But most of the time it's not enough to fix the problem.
Fortunately, you can often narrow down the blue screen to a problem with an update for Windows or a bad driver, incompatible software, or hardware you recently configured.
A "blue screen" (or "stop error") is what's commonly known as the Blue Screen of Death (BSOB), and it could appear while upgrading to a new version of the OS, when starting your computer, or just "out of the blue" when using Windows 10.
The biggest issue with a blue screen is that it's literally a screen with a blue background and a sad face with not enough information to tell you the problem.
If you continue to have the same problem, you may need to install newer drivers, or it could also be an indication of incompatible hardware.
It's possible that you're getting a blue screen because of damaged setup files, in which case you'll need to re-download the installation files.
but it was obvious that there was some problem because it was using the basic windows 7 theme with no transparency which is weird because i use a very nice theme.