While using your Windows PC, if you come across a blue screen out of the blue with a message – “Your PC ran into a problem and needs to restart”, then this article is going to help you out with this issue. So if you want to grab a solution, keep reading the article further. The solutions differ for different Windows versions.
This issue can be faced by all the Windows version users including Windows Vista, Windows 10, Windows 8.1, Windows 8 and so on. The problem could be a result of any of the different issues like – corrupt files, memory issues, damages driver and so on. Well, now that you have arrived here there’s nothing you need to be worried about.
Your PC ran into a problem and needs to restart
To begin with the Windows Vista, this OS will try to fix the issue on its own through some attempts. However, if it fails in the task, it won’t recover on its own and a stop error will be shown on the screen.
Now for those who do not know what a Stop error is, this is a sign of the Windows halting when the system comes across a condition where the safe system operations are compromised. This whole thing is called ‘Bug Check’. It is also known with names like – System Fault, Kernel Error, System Crash, and similar other.
When one comes across such errors, the general message they receive is either of the below two –
- Your PC / Computer ran into a problem that it couldn’t handle and now it needs to restart. You can search for the error online.
- Your PC ran into a problem and needs to restart. We’re just collecting some error info, and then we’ll restart for you.
In earlier versions of Windows, the screen used to display the complete information about the Stop error. However, this is no longer the case with the latest versions of Windows.
Before getting to the solutions, make sure that you have all the device drivers updated and in case of AMD users, they can use the AMD Driver AutoDetect. For the Intel Users, Intel Driver Update Utility can be used.
At times, this message embedded screen stays for a few seconds and therefore users do not even get to read the complete message written on the screen. So if you want to get around with that, here is what you can do. Follow the steps mentioned bellow –
Step 1. Open the Control Panel of your PC.
Step 2. Choose the ‘System and Maintenance tab and under that select ‘System‘.
Step 3. Then go the Advanced System Settings and then to the Advanced tab.
Step 4. Then under the Startup and Recovery tab, click on Settings and clear the Automatically Restart Checkbox. Finally, click on OK.
Now if you are stilling seeing the above issue, then we recommend you to note down the message presented on the screen and if it is – ‘HAL INITIALIZATION FAILED‘ or anything similar, then in case you are using VMware, make sure to have the latest version on your PC.
Hopefully, the above information should’ve helped. In case not, then keep reading further.
The next thing you can do is ‘force Windows to display Stop Error Information‘. This way you can learn more about the Stop error and thus perform the troubleshooting guide given in the Advanced Troubleshooting. If the next time you come across the Blue Screen, you will get detailed info.
When you have read the Stop error message and Bug Check message and code, you can head to the Windows Stop Errors Guide. This guide will help you in troubleshooting the issue.
In case you are looking for more options than above, using the Automatic Repair or the System File Checker are something you can give a try for.
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