What are the causes of a blue screen of death?
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Usually the BSOD is caused by faulty hardware (most of the time, from experience) or a bad device driver.
If you read the BSOD it will usually give you the name of the device driver that triggered it and other debug information in the
Microsoft provides a list of such codes: Bug Check Code Reference.
A BSOD can be caused by a variety of things, from faulty hardware, to driver problems such as ones that could be caused from a system update, to software you install that loads improperly which could cause damage to your system, it more or less is your computers way of keeping itself from being damaged any further than it may already be and alerting you to what the problem is or giving you a idea of what the problem is.