The dreaded BSOD – Blue Screen of Death – seemed to be only a myth, a thing of legend on my DAW. I’ve happily recorded on this computer for a couple years, and I’ve never had any problems with stability. Then, out of nowhere, the BSOD reared its ugly head. I hadn’t changed any hardware or software settings, but was consistently getting blue-screened and rebooted while playing audio from both Sonar and Windows Media Player.
I finally traced the problem to a recent Windows Update – something called Software Distribution Service 3.0. I used System Restore to go back to a restore point before the update, and the problem disappeared.3 comments