Welcome to our article focused on resolving the Stop 0x0000050 BSOD error. The Stop 0x0000050 error can occur on all versions of Windows.
Blue Screen of Death (BSOD) crashes are not uncommon and there are quite a few things that might be causing them. It might be a problem with your hardware, such as a faulty RAM stick or a problem with your hard-drive. It might also be a software problem with a recent change to your machine’s system settings or an outdated driver that is unable to operate a certain device. This is particularly common when users replace parts of their computers and upgrade them, so if you have recently done that, this is very likely to be the cause for the BSOD crash.
In this case, if the message displayed in the blue screen when your PC crashes has the Stop 0x0000050 error written in it, then there is probably something wrong with your display card-drivers or your hard-drive. Having said that, there are two methods that may potentially fix the problem for you. However, before you move on to the guide manual, you’ll need to boot your machine in Safe Mode. Here is a link that will show you how you can do that.
Now that you have booted in Safe Mode, it is time for our first suggestion on how to deal with the 0x0000050 error.
Stop 0x0000050 BSOD Repair Guide
- Important! It is always a good idea to set up a Restore Point before making multiple adjustments to your Windows OS. Should any unexpected problem occur, you can always roll your system back to where you started.
Method 1: Reinstall graphics card drivers
- Open the Run window by pressing Windows key+R on your keyboard and type devmgmt.msc.
- Press Enter to open the Device Manager.
- Click on the arrow next to Display Adapters.
- Right-click on your current display card driver and select Uninstall.
- Restart your PC.
In most cases, this should have solved the problem. However, you can take it a step further and update your driver from the official site of your display card’s manufacturer.
- Go to the official site of your video card’s manufacturer and search for the latest drivers.
- Find the driver that corresponds to your Windows OS and download it.
- Now go back to the Device Manager and once again right-click on your graphics card driver.
- Select Update Driver Software and in the resulting window choose the second option – Browse My Computer for Driver Software.
- Find the location of the driver update you’ve already downloaded and update your driver from there.
- Restart your PC again.
If the issue was coming from an outdated driver, this method should resolve the irritating 0x0000050 BSOD crash.
Method 2: Using the CHKDSK function to test your hard-drive
As we already mentioned above, apart from outdated drivers, another possible cause for the 0x0000050 error might be a problem with your hard-drive. Luckily, Windows has an integrated feature that allows you to test your hard-disk and potentially fix any bad sectors on it. The following guide will show you how to use this feature:
- Open My Computer and right-click on the hard-drive you want to have tested.
- Select Properties and go to the Tools tab.
- Click on Check Now and in the resulting window tick both options. Click OK.
- Since your machine would have to restart in order for Windows to carry out the hard-drive testing, you’d need to schedule a disk check. Click on that option and the next time your machine restarts, your hard drive will be checked.
- Restart your machine and wait for the testing to finish. If any bad sectors have been found, Windows will attempt to repair them, hopefully fixing the issue.