Latest Insider Build May Cause Green Screen Of Death On Your Windows 10 PC

We have reported on several occasions that Microsoft Windows Insider Builds often cause crashes and other major problems. Some Windows 10 users on Reddit and other forums [1, 2] claim that the installation of the latest Windows Insider Build causes the infamous Green Screen of Death.

According to the Redditor, the GSOD appears when a user tries to install Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 19577. The OP didn’t provide the hardware configuration details of the affected system. Generally, the issue is observed on the PCs running an AMD chip.

As a quick reminder, Microsoft has already warned on the Windows Insider program page that the unstable development builds can potentially cause the GSOD. These issues are rarely seen on the stable Windows 10 Builds.

It is highly recommended that you should create a recovery image before installing the unstable builds. Otherwise, you may experience some serious problems after the update.

Steps To Fix GSOD Issues On Windows 10

If your device is also affected by a similar issue, here are some troubleshooting tips that could help you to fix Windows 10 Green Screen of Death bug.

Disconnect The Peripherals

First, check if any peripheral is connected to your system. If so, you should disconnect all of them from your PC. Move to step 2 in case the issue is still there.

Reboot Your System

The GSOD may be caused due to the driver incompatibility issues. You need to follow the steps mentioned below to fix it.

  1. If the problem still persists, try restarting your system.
  2. Once your system reboots, navigate to Automatic Repair > Troubleshoot > Advanced options > System Startup and then hit the Restart button.
  3. Boot your system with the Safe Mode with Networking option.
  4. At this step, simultaneously press the Windows + X keys and head towards Device Manager > Display Adapter > Driver > Update Driver and install the latest updates.

The Green Screen of Death should not appear once you restart your PC.

Try Windows 10 Startup Repair

Head towards the Microsoft Update page and download the Windows 10 ISO files. Create a bootable drive and use it to boot your PC. Click Troubleshoot > Repair your computer > Advanced options and then select Startup Repair.

At this point, follow the onscreen instructions to repair the startup issue that initially caused the GSOD on your system. If you come across other ways to fix this problem, let us know in the comments down below.


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Alex Schoff


Alex is a technology reporter with a particular interest in Microsoft and Windows. He keeps a close eye on major developments related to Windows 10, Google Chrome, Office 365, and more.
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