Fix Blue Screen Memory Dump Error in Windows: Tips & Tricks

Fix Blue Screen Memory Dump Error in Windows: Tips & Tricks

Fix Blue Screen Memory Dump Error in Windows

Tips & Tricks to Fix Blue Screen Memory Dump Error in Windows: The ‘Blue Screen Error’ is often referred as BSOD i.e. ‘Blue Screen of Death error’. This means that your PC is in severe problem and you need to do some fixing for it. It is also one of the most common errors found in ‘Windows’ Operating System. It appears whenever the system gets rebooted or there is some heavy load on your PC. During this error, the PC does not run smoothly until it is fixed. The system becomes slow, laggy and inefficient. It can also crash your windows and if neglected, can ruin your system too. So, its better to fix it as soon as possible. But at first you should know the cause of Blue Screen error. Though, there is no particular cause of this problem, so I will discuss all of the related causes in this article. Here is a detailed information and tips to fix Blue Screen Memory Dump Error in Windows PC.

Fix Blue Screen Memory Dump Error in Windows
_Blue Screen Memory Dump Error Snapshot_

Why does Blue Screen Error appear in the Display? – Reasons:

Although, there is not such specific cause/reason related to Blue Screen error. There could be many things that can cause this problem. The cause can be a software problem or a hardware problem. Hence, I have listed some of the causes/problems below :-

Software Problems/Causes:

  • It has been seen that many of the users complain about this problem when they switch from one Windows to another.
  • If a culprit program, driver or software that has been recently installed in your system. It can also cause Blue screen error.
  • It may be caused due to a corrupted or invalid registry.
  • Viruses also cause Blue Screen Memory Dump error.
  • Blue screen error is mostly seen in Windows 7.

Hardware Problems/Causes:

  • A newly installed hardware can cause Blue screen error.
  • It could be due to a defective hardware attached to your PC.
  • A damaged hard drive could also cause Blue Screen Memory Dump error.
  • Most often, a defective RAM causes Blue Screen Memory Dump error.
  • Overheating, CMOS and memory module also causes Blue screen error.
Fix Blue Screen Memory Dump Error in Windows
_Explained diagram of Blue Screen Error_

How to Fix Blue Screen Memory Dump Error in Windows PC:

As I have discussed the most probable causes of Blue screen error above, the fixing process still remains a question. Well, it is difficult to figure out the particular cause of error in your PC and info at the blue screen also does a little help. Therefore, it is better to go through a broad correction strategy to solve the issue. Now, I am gonna share some fixing process, tips and tricks to rectify the Blue screen Memory dump error in your Windows PC.


  – Run your PC in SAFE MODE:

At first, check whether the error is due to software problem or hardware problem. This can be done by running your system in SAFE MODE. If your system works fine in Safe mode without crashing then the error is software related. To fix the software related problem, follow step 1, 2, 3 and 4 ….. If it crashes during Safe mode then the problem is hardware related. To fix Hardware related problem, follow step 5, 6,7,8…. or consult a well qualified hardware technician.

1. Repair/Clean Registry:

The BSOD error often occur due to corrupt or invalid registries. If you have a brief knowledge about registry then edit it by yourself or else prefer a third party software. Don’t risk for the editing or else it could damage your whole Windows. Try a program called CCleaner to clean the registry. Download it from here.

2. Scan for Virus:

Most often, Blue screen memory dump error is also caused by Virus. So, install a good antivirus and scan your whole system.

3. Use Hotfix for Windows 7 users:

If you are a Windows 7 user and you are suffering from Blue screen error then you can follow this step. Windows 7 has provided an official update called Hotfix to fix this error. To download the update, click on the below link.

4. Format your System:

If the problem is software based and above two steps did not help. The, try installing a fresh copy of Windows. Prefer Windows XP. Do not opt for Windows 7. Windows 7 is most vulnerable to Blue screen memory dump error.

5. Check the recently installed hardware and device driver:

Try updating the latest hardware drivers or re-install it. Check for the compatibility of hardware with your system. Prefer using a third party software to find the compatibility of hardware.

6. Check for a faulty RAM or ports:

Almost at 90% cases. the blue screen error arise due to RAM problem. Try to change the RAM and see if it works. Always use right pair of RAM on your motherboard. Also, sometime the RAM port also becomes faulty and causes this error.


7. Rectify a damaged Hardware:

Sometimes, Blue screen memory dump error arises due to faulty Hard disk. It happens when the system cannot read memory from Hard disk. Also try to check out the SCSI (Small computer System Interface) terminator.

8. Check CMOS and memory modules:

If the error message on the BSOD reads “UNEXPECTED_KERNEL_MODE_TRAP”, then it signifies that there is a problem in the memory of your computer. Check the CMOS (Complimentary Metal oxide Semiconductor) and SIIMS (Single Inline Memory Modules) in your CPU. It is often caused due to overheating or faulty power supply.

That’s all. Try using this tips to fix Blue Screen Memory Dump error in your Windows PC and share your experiences below via comments. If you find this article useful to rectify your problem then do share it with your friends through Facebook, Twitter or Google plus. Thank you. 🙂

  • naeem

    i have done everything what i can….but it does not fix the error of blue screen (memory dumping)…help me gonna trow my PC….its bull shit…bill gate if i found u im not gonna leave u

    • lol.. Naeem. Did you check your RAM? Most of the time blue screen error is caused due to a defective RAM. So, use another RAM in your PC. You do not need to buy it. Just borrow it from one of your friend who has the same version of RAM. If it runs fine then you need to change your RAM. If it didn’t then give me the suitable feedback.

      • Nathaniel

        OK my computer won’t even start windows the blue screen comes up often .

        • Check you RAM and ports.

        • Ghulam nabi

          Unplug your RAM and discharge them by short the connectors of the ram with any conductor like screw driver or anything like that … after this plug them again and try …

          • If you RAM is on warranty, then do not use this method. Also, if you are using this method then DO IT AT YOUR OWN RISK.

    • Samantha Williams

      Hello Naeem,

      I’m sorry about your Blue Screen issue. Don’t throw away your computer. 🙂 There’s actually a tool that you can use to clean it up. It’s called ErrorTools PC Repair. You can read about it at This tells you about the benefits of using the tool.

      • Thanks for your help, Samantha!! 🙂

        • Samantha Williams

          Anytime 🙂

        • Nasir

          Ayan did it work for you? I m in the same boat with you and also thinking to through or burn my pc

          • Yes. You can try it. It can solve your problem.

    • Ghulam nabi

      Overheating is also caused of this error as author said in this article. If processor or RAM gone dusty then it create troubles for heat sink. First of all try to clean the dust from Processor and RAM. just open the casing and clean PC with blur or Compressed Air. it will work … i have done it many times….

      • Thanks for your appreciable information, Ghulam. I really appreciate it. 🙂

  • Mary

    I get blue death screen when you tube starts in chrome and crashes. You tube runs nice in Firefox and Internet explorer

    • I think your PC needs formatting. This might help you.

  • Gary B.

    I have a HP and ever since I have had it I get a pop up window that says high cpu usage playing solitare. And one I had no monitor no key board or mouse but box was on . took it back to where I bought it and all they did was reseat memory sticks. And it happened to me again and I did it myself and that fixed it but now I am getting this blue screen. The stop no. 0x00000116 and ATIKMPAG.SYS

    • Samantha Williams

      Hey Gary,

      I can only imagine how you feel.
      Getting bluescreens is not something people want to deal with. After a while, those bluescreens are catastrophic to the point where your computer is no longer able to turn on. I’m sure you don’t want that. I think you should know what Bluescreens can do to your computer so I’ll leave a link [ for you to reference.

      Also, more specific to the Bluescreen error you’re encountering: The site is there for you to look around so do not shy away. All the best.

  • ravi ranjan

    i faced blue screen problem about a month ago.. whenever i try to install software it won’t completed installation and restart with blue screen.. i am worried a lot..
    now i have replaced my HDD with Seagate 1TB Sata drive… but still the same problem.. anybody plz help me… otherwise i have to buy a new one… plz help…

    • I don’t think this is due to your HDD. Make sure that your system fulfills the minimum requirement of the software.


        but the same software works correctly 2 months ago… even google chrome not installing in my pc. it suddenly restart with blue screen dead.. ( physical memory dump)

        • Try formatting your Windows and see if it helps.

        • Parthiban

          Format with other OS instead of the same one which you have tried..


        i formatted it many times.. but still the same problem… plz help me sir…

        • If you have formatted it many times. Therefore, it is not a software issue. It must be a hardware issue. So, I can not not suggest you beyond it. It would be useful if you contact a physical technician.

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  • Rahul

    Technical information :
    *** STOP: 0X000000c2
    Please help..

    • You could try getting information in one of Microsoft’s forums