Check if you are using the latest hardware drivers, especially the chipset and video drivers. Older drivers are a common contributor to BSoD issues.
You can use a product like Driver Genius or Radar Sync to verify you have the latest drivers and help keep all your drivers up-to-date. If you're comfortable with driver installations, you can individually find and install current drivers.
You may need to perform both these operations from an Administrator account. Also be careful on what you uninstall, as some devices are required for Windows to operate and/or access the internet to get updates.
First uninstall the problem driver if still installed. To do this:
Open the run dialog (Windows key + R) and type devmgmt.msc to start the Device Manager. Locate the type of device, and click on the device. Often this will show a secondary list of devices. Select the specific problem device.
Select the Driver Tab, and click on Uninstall.
When complete, select Ok. In some cases a reboot will be necessary.
Then install a newer version of the driver that corrects the issue or use an alternative software product that has a valid driver.
While BSoD fatal stop errors are identified by Microsoft Windows, they are often caused by
non-Microsoft applications, drivers and hardware issues.
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