A hardware failure could be a damaged screen, a malfunctioning graphics card, or a loose video cable. In this case, you need to replace the failing hardware. In other cases, you can try the following guides to fix the green screen of Death on Windows 10/11.
In this guide, EaseUS will discuss why your computer screen appears green and provide six step-by-step solutions to fix the Green Screen of Death on Windows 10/11.
Tip 1. Use Boot Repair Tool
The first and most effective way to fix Green Screen of Death is to use the ultimate Windows startup repair tool - EaseUS Partition Master Professional. It offers a startup repair feature that can fix various startup-related issues and errors, including the computer getting stuck on a green screen. This is a comprehensive and user-friendly Windows repair tool that is easy to use.
The following are the errors that the Boot Repair function can fix:
- ✔️Start any computers that are not starting properly.
- ✔️Computer green screen, blue screen, black screen, white screen, and other problems.
- ✔️Computer freezes, boot loops, and other errors.
Step 1. Start EaseUS Partition Master after connecting the external drive/USB to your computer, go to "Bootable Media," and click "Create bootable media."
Step 2. Select an available USB Drive or CD/DVD and click "Create." You can also burn the Windows ISO file to the storage media.
Step 3. Connect the created bootable drive to the new computer and reboot the computer by pressing and holding F2/Del to enter the BIOS. Then, set the WinPE bootable drive as the boot disk and press F10 to exit.
Step 4. Boot the computer again and enter the WinPE interface. Then, open EaseUS Partition Master and click "Boot Repair" under the "Toolkit" option.
Step 5: Select the system you want to repair and click "Repair."
Step 6. Wait a moment, and you will receive an alert that the system has been successfully repaired. Click "OK" to complete the boot repair process.
You can also use other tips to try fixing this error; however, the following fixes require you to boot your PC into safe mode. If you are not a pro in computing, use EaseUS Partition Master to repair the GSOD on your PC.
Tip 2. Update Graphics Driver
Outdated or corrupt graphics drivers can cause a green screen of Death on Windows 10/8/7. To fix this error, follow the steps to update your drivers:
- Press the Windows + X keys and select Device Manager from the menu.
- Expand the Display Adapters category, right-click the graphics card, and select Update Driver.
- Select "Search automatically for updated driver software." This means that Windows will search for and install the latest graphic driver.
Finally, restart your computer and check if the green screen of the death issue is resolved.
Tip 3. Remove the Peripheral Devices
Sometimes, interference from external devices connected to your Windows computer can also cause Windows to malfunction and result in a green screen error. To check this possibility, disconnect all peripherals (such as USB keyboard, mouse, webcam, etc.) connected to your current Windows computer and try to use the computer for a while.
If the problem is resolved, you can reconnect peripherals one at a time to identify the device causing the problem.
Tip 4. Disable Third-Party Antivirus Software
A third-party antivirus program on your PC may malfunction and interrupt Windows processes. To try to fix the current green screen error, please disable these third-party antivirus programs.
To do this, just right-click on the antivirus program icon on the taskbar and select Disable until the computer restarts or the equivalent for your application.
Tip 5. Delete or Remove Recently Installed Apps and Programs
If disabling your antivirus program does not resolve the green screen issue, one of the other applications could be the cause of the green screen error. You can troubleshoot and fix Windows green screen errors by uninstalling all recently installed applications.
- Press Win + I simultaneously to open the Windows Settings app.
- Click Apps > Select Installed Apps.
- Click the drop-down menu next to "Sort by" and select "Installation date."
- Click the three-dot menu icon next to the app or program you want to remove and select Uninstall.
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Tip 6. Reinstall Windows
Performing a clean installation of Windows can help resolve a host of Windows system-related issues, including computers stuck on a green screen. However, you should only use this option as a last resort. Because this will delete all data on your computer, be sure to back up important files before proceeding. To reinstall Windows, please read the following article carefully.
- Press the Windows + I keys to open Settings.
- Now go to Update & Security > Recovery > Click on Start under the Reset this PC tab.
- Here, you will see 2 options, and you can choose to "remove everything."
- You will then need to wait a few seconds until you see "Prepare to reset this PC."
- Finally, you just need to click on the Reset button, and your Windows 10 will be reinstalled.
What Causes GSOD Error
Green Screen of Death (GSOD) is an error on Windows computers when the operating system encounters a serious problem that cannot be recovered. The term "Green Screen of Death" is derived from the well-known "Blue Screen of Death" (BSOD), a similar error message that appears in blue. So what causes the green screen of death error? Both hardware issues and software reasons may cause this error.
- Green screens caused by hardware errors such as graphics card failure, loose video cables, or damaged screens can only be solved by repairing or replacing the corresponding hardware.
- Other software issues, such as connected peripherals, third-party antivirus programs or other software, corrupted system files, outdated drivers, etc., can all be solved by using the six tips above.
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GSOD is a critical error that occurs on Windows PCs when the operating system encounters a severe issue that cannot be recovered. Green Screen of Death, or GSOD for short, is the same bug as BSOD. In this article, you learn what causes GSOD and how to fix it. The following part gives more details on GSOD; read on if you need them.
The green screen of death may happen when a Windows 10 PC meets a system error that it can't recover from. The following questions and answers may help you if you want to get more details on the causes and fixes of GSOD.
1. What does a Green Screen of Death mean?
A Green Screen of Death (GSOD) is a critical error on a Windows PC when the OS encounters a severe error that it cannot recover. The Green Screen of Death is derived from the "Blue Screen of Death" (BSOD), a similar error message that appears in blue. When a GSOD error occurs, your computer screen turns green and displays an error message describing the cause of the current problem. The error message may also contains the stop codes, which are unique identifiers that help technicians diagnose the underlying problem.
2. How do you fix a green screen of Death?
In most cases, you can fix GSOD by updating the Graphics driver on a Windows 10/11 PC:
- Press the Windows and X keys and select Device Manager.
- Expand the Display Adapters category in the Device Manager window, right-click the target graphics card, and select Update Driver.
- Choose "Search automatically for updated driver software." After that, restart your PC to try.
3. Why does the green screen happen?
Green Screen of Death is an error due to a critical glitch in the Windows operating system. The main problem that causes GSOD errors is hardware failure. But it can also be caused by connected peripherals or third-party antivirus programs, corrupted system files, outdated drivers, etc.
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