The infamous Blue Screen of Death, or BSoD, is one of the most universal Windows experiences. Many users have already found this screen distressing. Sitting there breathless while we wait for the result of the forced restart. Was the blue screen just one, or did we finally reach the end of the road?
Some of the most common causes of BSoD are DirectX related and often report meaningless driver errors as the problem. Fortunately, it looks like Microsoft can finally put a stop to these deadly blue screens in particular with its latest Windows 11 update.
seen by HotHardWareThe next patch for windows 11 comes with a fix that should put an end to all these DirectX blue screen issues. The update states that “Resolves a stop error (0xD1, DRIVER_IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL) in the DirectX kernel component”. which probably means the error was never in the drivers and was most likely a windows issue. As always, the update will also include fixes for other bug issues found in the system, so it’s always a good idea to check it out.
Windows 11 brought a number of changes to the platform, and even turned the blue screen of death into an even more menacing black version for a whilebefore returning to blue a little less terrifying. Now, we expect to see less of that all together, but Windows 10 users will still have to wait.
The patch is scheduled to arrive next week on April 5th, but Windows Insiders can now access the latest version for testing. If you’re plagued by DirectX-related BSoD and can’t wait for Tuesday, it might be worth signing up for the Insider program today. It will also allow you to test many other interesting functions before they are launched and may accidentally display ads in the Explorer window.
Windows 11 has been an interesting platform that requires some extra setup when it comes to PC gaming. But like all software, it continues to improve over time. Latest updates are seeing these cute useless UI animations come to the platform as well as prioritizing the use of renewable energy. Maybe in the future we won’t have screens of death, no matter the color.