How to Fix Windows 10 Blue Screen Without Desktop Access

Blue Screen or BsoD (Blue Screen of Death) also referred to “system crash” or “stop error.” It happens when a critical error occurs in the system, and the system is unable to process or repair. Generally, users see the blue screen error at the time of startup, and while upgrading or installing a new version of Windows 10. The most frustrating thing about this error is that it just displays a screen with a sad face without describing more about the issue. If you’re also encountering this frustrating blue screen error and are unable to access your Windows 10 PC, read the below guide to fix it.

Here is how to fix the blue screen errors in Windows 10 without desktop access:

Possibly, when you see the blue screen error on your Windows 10 device, you tried restarting your PC. But, this won’t work, and the blue screen persists. You can use these three fixes to troubleshoot the blue screen error in Windows 10 without desktop access.

Way 1: Troubleshoot with Safe Mode

Way 2: Use System Restore point

Way 3: Uninstall Quality update

Troubleshoot with Safe Mode

If restarting fails to remove the blue screen and start your computer, try starting your PC in Safe mode, go through the below steps to do so. From Safe mode, you can remove updates, drivers, as well as undo the changes that you think causing the error.

Tip: If before starting your computer, you plugged any hardware to it, and seeing the blue screen while starting then probably the device is the reason for this, try disconnecting it to check if it was the reason.

Accessing the Advanced startup menu:

To start the PC in Safe mode, you need first to access the Advanced Startup menu. To access it,

1.    Start your Windows 10 PC.

2.    When the Windows logo displays on the desktop, interrupt the boot sequence by pressing the ‘Power’ button.

3.    Repeat the process (Step 1 and 2) for two more times.

At the third time, Window will show you the Advanced startup menu. If you’re still not there, keep trying. There is one more method to open the Advanced startup menu, use a USB. Once you get the access, continue with the below steps.

How to fix the blue screen error in Windows 10 with Safe mode

1.    In the Advanced startup menu, click ‘Advanced Startup’ or ‘Troubleshoot.’

2.    Then, click on ‘Troubleshoot.’

3.    On the next screen, select ‘Advanced options.’

4.    From the Advanced options screen, select the last option ‘Startup Settings.’

5.    Click on the small ‘Restart’ button at the middle of the screen.

6.    When the PC reboots, press the ‘F4’ or ‘4’ button to ‘Enable Safe Mode.’

Once the Safe mode enables, you can uninstall the updates or drivers.

Steps to uninstall the updates:

1.    Go to ‘Control Panel.’

2.    Click on ‘Uninstall a program.’

3.    Then click on ‘View installed update.’

4.    Right click on the latest update and click ‘Uninstall.’

Once the updates uninstall, restart your PC.

Similarly, you can uninstall the drivers from the ‘Device Manager’ and check if the blue screen (BSoD message) is still appearing.

Use System Restore point

From System Restore you can use a restore point to fix the blue screen in your Windows 10 PC. First, access the Advanced startup menu and then use the restore point.

How to fix the blue screen error in Windows 10 with System Restore point

1.    In the Advanced startup menu, click ‘Advanced Startup’ or ‘Troubleshoot.’

2.    Then, click on ‘Troubleshoot.’

3.    Select ‘Advanced options.’

4.    Then click on ‘System Restore.’

5.    Click ‘Next.’

6.    Click the newest working restore point to install.

7.    Click on ‘Scan for affected programs’ option to identify the problems.

8.    Click ‘Close’.

9.    Then click ‘Next.’

10.    Click ‘Finish.’

After the restore point is restored, start your computer and check the issue.

Uninstall Quality update

One more thing you can do to fix the issue when you don’t have access to your desktop to fix the blue screen error in Windows 10.

1.    Access the Advanced startup menu.

2.    Click ‘Advanced Startup’ or ‘Troubleshoot.’

3.    Choose ‘Troubleshoot.’

4.    Click ‘Advanced options’.

5.    Click on ‘Uninstall Updates.’

6.    Choose ‘Uninstall the latest quality update.’

7.    Sign in with your account.

8.    Click on ‘Uninstall quality update’ button.

9.    Click ‘Done.’

10.    Click ‘Continue’.

If uninstalling the quality update fails to remove the blue screen, you can try uninstalling the latest feature update. Select ‘Uninstall latest feature update’ in step 6 to do so.

You can try these three solutions to fix the blue screen error in Windows 10 without desktop access.

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