As regular Windows users, we all have encountered some form of Windows error at some point in time. Some we identified and solved with ease and some made our heads scratch and caused a lot of issues.
We’ve all been there, but can we avoid them altogether?
No, not really but we can slim down our chances of catching a BSOD by some margin by following some simple steps and best practices.
Let’s explore these best practices, shall we?
First things first, to avoid loss of data from a repetitive BSOD error code like 0x0 0x0, we should have a restore point configured at all times.
Before we get to solving and learning more about the best practices, safety comes first.
Let’s create a system restore point for your operating system.
- What is a restore point, you may ask? And why and how should I create one?
A restore point is a snapshot of Windows’s current working state and save. If you as a user lose your data for some form of error or corruption, you will be able to easily revert back to the restore point you have created.
This is particularly handy for those who frequently tweak around with Windows’s files and programming.
To create a restore point just search for the term – Create a restore point and click on the first result.
From here click on System Protection and under the Protection Settings option click on the drive you want to create your restore point on to. Now click on Configure and select Turn on system protection. Now give your restore point as much disk space as you need and click apply.
Now since you have your System Protection feature turned on, let’s identify some best practices to keep your Windows OS safe from BSOD and related issues.
Here are some well-known and recommended best practices to keep Windows OS safe from error codes:
Method No.1: Remove problematic programs
Problematic programs can be the cause of contentious issues. It is widely known that downloading outdated programs,
and programs downloaded from untrustworthy sources can cause a lot of issues in the long run for all Windows users.
It is a good practice to remove problematic programs from your computer on a regular basis.
Method No.2: Disk Cleanup
Over time Windows will accumulate a lot of junk and unused files. Some of these files can be the remains of long-gone programs and invalid entries. It is a good practice to clean up these files on a regular basis.
For this Windows has a built-in tool called Disk Cleanup. You can use it from This PC > Properties > Disk Cleanup > Cleanup System Files > Select all of the checkboxes and hit OK.
Method No.3: Anti Virus
Errors can be caused by virus and malware attacks. This type of issue can be prevented with a good antivirus program. As a result, choosing a good antivirus program is essential for most people.
Furthermore, these kinds of programs should also be updated on a regular basis.
Best practices such as these can help prevent a lot of Windows related mishaps. But be aware there is no full-proof plan against BSOD error codes, this will seriously reduce the risk of catching one.
Even if you do face one such error, have no worries, these are fairly easy to get by if you can identify the issues.
And if you don’t feel confident enough to deal with one such issue, have no worry, you have the option to consult with an IT professional.
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