Red Screen on a Computer? Let’s Fix It.

Red Screen on a Computer? Let’s Fix It.

Do you have a red screen of death on your Windows computer? It’s a vexing problem, and you’re not the only one with it. But don’t worry, this problem can be resolved…

Step 1: Normally log in to your Windows system.

Continue to Step 2 if your computer restarted normally.

Way 1: Hard reset your computer

When your computer won’t restart or you can’t get into the Windows system normally, this is the first thing you should attempt.

To perform a hard reset on your smartphone, follow these steps:

  • First step is to shut down your computer. Press Power button and Turn off your computer by pressing keep holding for moment to turn off computer.
  • Unplug your computer’s power cord and battery (if applicable).
  • Take a break from your computer for more than a minute.
  • Reconnect your computer’s power cable (along with the battery).
  • Begin by turning on your computer.

Then test whether you can log into the Windows system normally. If that doesn’t work, don’t worry; try entering safe mode.

Way 2: Enter safe mode

Windows’ safe mode is a diagnostic mode. In safe mode, your red screen might not appear. In safe mode, your Windows system runs with the bare minimum of drivers and services.

In case of safe Mode you are in, to view screen, you can try below options to solve your red screen issue.

  • Make sure your device drivers are up to current.
  • Restore computer to its previous state.


Step 2: Try these Fixes to solve Red Screen problem

The goal of the fixes is to avoid the red screen problem from reoccurring.

Try these repairs when you first boot up the Windows system. You are not really required to work on all of them, Just try way down the list below until you find out which options suits your requirement.

  1. Undo your recent changes
  2. Check your hardware devices
  3. Stop Overclocking
  4. Update your device drivers
  5. Repair system files
  6. Update your BIOS
  7. Revert your system from a restore point
  8. Reset or reinstall Windows

Fix 1: Undo your recent changes

Is your computer displaying a red screen after you’ve made any changes or connected any devices to it?

If this is the case, try reverting the changes. Then see whether your red screen problem is resolved.

I’m hoping it does. If not, proceed to the next step.

Fix 2: Check your hardware devices

Your hardware issue could be the source of your red screen problem. You should examine your hardware devices to see if there are any issues. You should take the following steps:

Look for any problems with your connection.

Check that all of your connections (cable, power, etc.) are in good working order. To resolve connection troubles, you may need to experiment with alternative ports or cables.

Attempt an alternative layout.

To see if your red screen issue is caused by your display, try using a different display (monitor/TV/etc.).

Reinstall your memory

It’s also possible that your computer’s memory (RAM) isn’t functioning properly, resulting in a red screen. You can try reinstalling your RAM to solve this problem:

  1. Turn off your computer and remove the power cable as well as the battery (if applicable).
  2. Take off your computer’s cover. (Instructions on how to accomplish this may be found in the handbook or official guidelines for your product.)
  3. Disconnect your computer’s memory. (To see what memory looks like, see the screenshots below.)
  4. Use an eraser to rub the golden contact of your recollection. (This will clean your memory’s golden contact.)
  5. Replace the memory in your PC.
  6. Replace the cover on the computer.
  7. Reconnect the power line as well as the battery to the computer.
  8. Restart your computer to see if the problem has been resolved.

Hopefully, this solution resolved your problem.

Fix 3: Stop Overclocking

You may need to turn off your computer if you’re overclocking it for a quick performance gain. This activity will increase hardware utilisation and generate heat, potentially causing the red screen issue.

If your computer is overclocked when the red screen comes, you should turn it off.

To do so, go into the BIOS system and reset all of the settings to default.

Fix 4: Update your device drivers

Perhaps you’re getting a red screen because you’re using an out-of-date or incorrect device driver. If this is the situation for you, you should update your computer’s device drivers.

You can update your drivers in one of two ways: manually or automatically.

Option 1 – Manually– To update your drivers this way, you’ll need some computer knowledge and patience, as you’ll need to search the exact proper driver online, download it, and install it step by step.


Option 2 – Automatically (Recommended)– This is the quickest and most straightforward method. It can be done in few clicks on mouse.

Fix 5: Repair system files

The blue screen of death in Windows 10 could be caused by system files. It’s possible that the issue is caused by broken or corrupted system files.

Here’s how to make it right:

  • Replaces and repairs corrupted system files.
  • Run sfc/scannow command

Fix 6: Update your BIOS

During the booting phase of your computer, the BIOS (Basic Input/Output System) performs hardware initialization and jumpstarts operations. The red screen of death in Windows 10 may be related to it in some cases. We could try updating our BIOS to see if it helps.

The methods following are a general guidance because different motherboard manufacturers have different instructions.

  • Press the Windows logo key and R at the same time on your keyboard, then copy and paste msinfo32 into the box and hit Enter.
  • Go to the manufacturer’s official website using the information in BIOS Version/Date.
  • Look in the Support (or Download) section for the most recent BIOS update.
  • Download and install the file correctly.
  • Restart your computer to see if the red screen error still persists.

Fix 7: Revert your system from a restore point

You can also restore your Windows system to a prior state to resolve your red screen problem. This is done with System Restore. Here’s how to do it:

  • To launch the Run dialogue, press the Windows logo key and R on your keyboard.
  • In the Run box, type rstrui.exe and hit Enter.
  • To restore your system from a restore point, follow the System Restore wizard’s on-screen instructions.

Fix 8: Reset or reinstall Windows

In case, everything fails, then you might need to reset Windows or reinstall it entirely at once. We all know that reinstalling your operating system will wipe out all of your data, so make a backup of all of your crucial information first.

San Jay

My Name is San Jay and I am Engineering Professional, interested in exploring new technologies. I enjoy writing on Tech Issues to solve problems people face.

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