13 Steps to Troubleshoot 0x00000050 Windows Error

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The use of computers gets usually accompanied by errors, some of which are either hardware or software related. It may also take place when some vital computer parts get damaged. Most people possess simple troubleshooting skills on the software related problems, though not all. On hardware related problems, most people will seek computer repair experts for solutions. However, did you know computer repair of laptop repair services do not entail anything related to the software?

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One of the most common errors in Windows that most people do not know how to handle is the 0x00000050 error, which can result into a blue screen. You will freak out on seeing a blue screen with a long list of words and codes not familiar if experiencing the problem for the first time. It is not much of a problem to fix but requires some knowledge of the cause of the problem.

What Causes the0x00000050 Windows Error?

It is the question that most people ask themselves on experiencing the problem. The 0x00000050 error gets normally caused by any of the following:

• Update of security programs such as antivirus program

• Problems with the video graphics driver or the third part search programs.

Normally if an update of the video graphics was not done properly or with incompatible versions of the driver, you would experience the blue screen error.

How Do You Fix It?

The troubleshooting tips for this error are best if they are procedural to get you to the solution as first as possible. The following is a step-by-step procedure on how to resolve the error.

1. You need to restart Windows in the Safe Mode. Safe Mode enables Windows to use the least possible drivers to start. To do this, restart your computer and press F8 key as the computer restarts. Then select the Safe Mode option while scrolling or using the down navigation key on your keyboard and then press enter.

2. Click yes to the message shown that Windows is running in Safe Mode.

3. Press the Windows Start key and click on Run. As the dialog opens up, type in ‘msinfo32’ and click OK.

4. On the System Summary, you should expand the components shown and select Display.

5. Note down the information that corresponds to the file item of the INF, such as Oem0.inf or Nv4.inf. Exit the System information utility.

6. Press the start key once more and right click on My Computer and select Properties. Select the tab on Hardware and then select Device Manager.

7. Expand the section on Display adapters. Right click on the Display adapters and then select Uninstall option. On the dialog box popping up, click OK.

8. Open the command line console window by clicking on the start key and selecting Run. Type in cmd and press Enter.

9. In the console window, you need to type the following command lines and press enter after each line.

i) ren %systemroot%infINF name of file.inf *inf.old

ii) ren %systemroot%infINF name of file.pnf *pnf.old

Name of the file here represents the name of the file noted down from step 5. You also need to remember to press enter after each of the command lines.

10. Then close all windows that are open and restart your computer normally. Log in as administrator and wait for a message that Windows has detected a new hardware.

11. When the wizard opens up, click Cancel. If you receive a message on stop error, you should restart your computer and use option of Last Known Good Configuration. It can be achieved by restarting your computer and pressing F8 key as it starts. Select the Last Known Good Configuration on the menu of advanced options and then press enter.

12. If a message window stating that Windows has recovered from a serious error appears, you should restart your computer. The message does not persist.

13. Search for the latest display driver matching your computer specifications, and then download and install it.

Important Precaution

The above procedures are applicable for both desktops and laptops running the Windows operating systems such as Windows XP or Windows 7. You might have heard of BIOS update to resolve the problem. It is important to note that it is a very risky operation that could lead to damage of your desktop or laptop. If you had already tried updating your BIOS and facing problems with computer reboot, you should seek computer support services from an expert since probably your problem has advanced to a hardware problem. Desktop or laptop repair would give further assistance on how to resolve your problem concerning BIOS.

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