Have you come across the Green screen of death error? It is a newly appeared error that’s similar to Blue screen of death. The green computer screen error often appears while installing a Windows Insider program or using Windows creators.
According to a survey, this error can be caused by malfunctioned hardware drivers. Also, the connected peripherals and conflicting third-party software can trigger the green screen error.
Since Windows 10 green screen of death might cause data loss or even a boot failure, we recommend you back up all important data including Windows system, programs, and other personal files to an external drive.
Solution 1. Remove All Peripherals from Your PC
Window 10 green screen of death can be caused by any connected peripherals including external HDD, USB stick, external power cable, external keyboard, and so forth. Now, disconnect all peripherals one by one from your computer and restart to check if the issue still persists.
Solution 2. Update Graphics Card Driver in Safe Mode
The corrupted or outdated is also responsible for green screen of death error. To fix the error, you can try updating GPU drive in Safe Mode. Follow the simple guide below:
Step 1. Perform a hard power reset by pressing the Power button to turn computer off and repeating this step 3 times in a row until the Automatic Repair screen appears.
Step 2. Navigate to Troubleshoot > Advanced options > Startup Settings.
Step 3. In the Advanced options menu, press the 4 or F4 key to select the Enable Safe Mode option.
Step 4. Press the Win + R key to open the Run dialog box, and then type devmgmt.msc in it and hit Enter.
Step 5. Expand the Display adapters category, and then right-click the graphics card driver and select Update driver.
Step 6. Select the Search automatically for updated driver software option. Then Windows will automatically detect any available updated device drivers and install them.
After that, reboot your computer and see if the green screen Windows 10 error is fixed.
Solution 3. Disable All Third-Party Antivirus Programs
Several users reported that third-party antivirus software can throw the computer green screen error. If you have installed a third-party antivirus software or antivirus removal tool, you’d better uninstall it and use Windows built-in antivirus program instead.
Step 1. Type control in the search box and select the Control Panel app.
Step 2. Change the View by type to Category, and then click on Uninstall a program under the Programs section.
Step 3.Right click the antivirus software like Avast from the list of installed programs and select Uninstall. Then click on Yes to confirm this operation and follow the on-screen prompts to complete.
Step 4. Press the Win + E keys to open the File Explorer, and then navigate to the C:\ProgramData folder in C drive. Then select all Avast-related files and press Delete key to uninstall this program permanently.
Solution 4.Clean Install Your Windows 10
If none of the above methods fix this error, we recommend you conduct a clean installation of your Windows. By doing so, all the corrupt or decaying factors causing the green of death will be removed.
Note: Since clean installation will wipe out all data on the system drive, please make a backup beforehand.
Step 1. Press Win + I keys to open the Settings app and click on the Update & Security section.
Step 2. Select the Recovery tab from the left pane, and then click on Get started button under Reset this PC section from the right side of the window.
Step 3. There are 2 options to clean Windows 10. Select the second option Remove everything, which will wipe out all of your personal files, apps, and settings.
Step 4. Wait for some time patiently. This resetting process might take you a few hours to complete depending on your system space. Once you are prompted with the Ready to reset this PC message, click on the Reset button.
;ko0pjphhhvgfter that, your Windows 10 PC will be reset to the factory settings and the green screen of death should be resolved.