How to fix blue screen caused by bugcode_usb_driver?

March 22, 2018 |

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“All progress takes place outside the comfort zone.”

— Michael John Bobak


Windows users all around the world are far too familiar with the unwelcoming Blue Screen of Death (BSOD). This can be very annoying and terrifying because most people are clueless about what has happened to their PC and how to repair it. BSOD occurs when Windows encounters a critical error it can’t fix, requiring a reboot and possibly resulting in loss of unsaved information on your PC. Blue screens are generally caused by problems with your computer’s hardware or issues with the device drivers. Standard software should not be able to cause BSOD: if an application crashes, it should do so without affecting the operating system. Furthermore, blue screens are caused by low-level software running in the Windows kernel. When a Blue Screen of Death occurs, Windows saves the information about the crash to your hard drive by creating a dump file to help identify the cause of your error. You can also check the Event view to find information about the error. To do this, use the following steps (Windows 7):

  •        Click on the Start menu.
  •        Right-click on Computer.
  •        Click on Manage and go down to Event Viewer.

Blue screens can have many different causes, and it is difficult to pinpoint exactly the cause and by default its solution. Today, we are going to be talking about the bugcode usb driver BSOD.

In this article, I will be showing you how to fix bugcode_usb_driver on windows 7. From the name of the error code, it is logical that we begin by updating our drivers. There are various ways by which you could do this, but I recommend that you download and install Auslogics Driver Updater. This tool will automatically download and install all your missing, corrupt and outdated drivers. It saves you lots of time and ensures that all the drivers installed are compatible with the devices.

Conduct a driver scan to check your system for out-of-date drivers.

Alternatively, you can update your drivers from the Device manager panel. Do this, using the following steps:

  •        Click on the Start or Home button.
  •        Type device manager in the search box and press Enter on your keyboard.
  •        In the Device Manager panel, search for the device with a yellow triangle beside it.
  •        Right-click on the device and select Update driver.
  •        Windows will ask you if you want to search for the driver online or install it from a location on your computer. Choose the first option.
  •        Windows will then search and install the adequate driver for your device.

You can also download your driver directly from the manufacturer’s website. Make sure you download the exact driver for your device because anything else will cause further issues with your computer.

        If the above solution does not work, you can try uninstalling the problematic driver in Safe Mode:

In the Windows 7 operating system, press F8 before the Windows logo appears to open the Advanced startup menu. Select Safe Mode from the list of options.

Now, boot into your computer and use the following steps to uninstall your problematic driver:

  •        Press Windows key + R on the keyboard to open the Run dialog box.
  •        Type devmgmt.msc and hit Enter.
  •        In the Device Manager panel, search for the device with a yellow triangle beside it.
  •        Right-click on the device and select Uninstall.
  •        Do this steps for all the devices with the yellow triangle.
  •        Restart your PC when you are done.

Sometimes, clearing your unwanted registry and system junk files can help you get rid of bugcode_usb_driver bsod. Note that manually manipulating system files can lead to irreversible damage to your operating system. That is why I recommend you to use Auslogics Registry Cleaner. It is a safe way to fix problems with your registry. This tool will eliminate crashes and errors from your PC. It also ensures the smooth functioning of your operating system. It is totally free.

Another method is to check your hard disk and RAM for possible errors. Follow these steps to check your hard drive:

  •        Click on the Start menu.
  •        Type cmd in the search box.
  •        Right-click on Command Prompt and select Run as administrator.
  •        In the Command Prompt dialog box, type chkdsk /f and press Enter on the keyboard.
  •        It will start checking for errors on your hard drive, as they may be the cause of BSOD.

Check for errors in your RAM:

  •        Press the Windows key + R to open the Run dialog box.
  •        Type mdsched.exe in the search box and hit Enter on your keyboard. Type mdsched.exe and press Enter.
  •        Choose to restart your computer and run the checkup.
  •        The system will check for errors in your RAM after the computer restarts.

You can also decide to restore your PC to a date before the problem occured. Note that this fix will work only if you created restore points earlier. Nonetheless, Windows sometimes create restore points when an important change wants to happen on your computer. To do this, use the following steps:

  •        Click on Start or Home button.
  •        Type Create a restore point in the search box and press Enter on your keyboard.
  •        Under the System Protection tab, select System Restore.
  •        Choose a date you wish to restore to and click Next.
  •        Windows will guide you through the process.

You have an option to keep your files.

You can also do this from the Choose an option screen if you can’t boot into Windows:

  •        On the Choose an option screen, click Advanced options.
  •        Select Troubleshoot > Advanced options > System Restore.
  •        Choose a date you wish to restore to and click Next.
  •        Windows will guide you through the process.

Because BSOD is a prominent error in Windows operating systems, Microsoft has created a built-in troubleshooting tool for it. Use the following steps:

  •        Click on the Start or Home button.
  •        Select the Settings icon.
  •        Navigate to Update and Security. Then select Troubleshoot.
  •        Under the Find and fix other problems options, select Blue Screen.
  •        Click on Run the troubleshooter.
  •        Windows will search and try to fix the bugcode usb driver BSOD.

Click Run the troubleshooter under Blue Screen.

You can also fix the bugcode usb driver BSOD by installing Windows updates, as they include fixes based on user reviews and reports.

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