A user has called the help desk you work at and said they are getting an "all blue screen that says their computer has an issue" a few times a day. Rebooting the PC temporarily fixes it. What should you do next?
Run bootfix.msc on next startup
Ask for the error message at the bottom of the screen
The screen described is the Blue Screen of Death (BSOD). When Windows PCs encounter an unrecoverable error it will show the all blue screen with an error code like HAL_INITIALIZED_FAILED. This error code is your source for finding the underlying issue and identifying the best fix.
A blue screen of death (BSoD), officially known as a stop error or blue screen error, is an error screen that the Windows operating system displays in the event of a fatal system error. It indicates a system crash, in which the operating system has reached a critical condition where it can no longer operate safely, e.g., hardware failure or an unexpected termination of a crucial process.