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How to finally resolve the red screen of death on Windows 10

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How to finally resolve the red screen of death on Windows 10

The Red Screen of Death, or RSOD, is a critical error that can severely impact your Windows operating system, similar to the age-old Blue Screen of Death (BSOD) and Black Screen errors. We’ll discuss why the Red Screen error occurs and provide you with some quick fixes to resolve it. Let’s jump right into it.

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Causes of the Red Screen of Death error

The Red Screen of Death error can cause your computer to lag and cause constant shutdowns. This error can occur without any warning, potentially causing damage to your Windows 10 operating system. Here are five factors that can contribute to the frequent occurrence of the RSOD error.

1) Broken or outdated drivers: Drivers that are not up-to-date or damaged can trigger the RSOD error.

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2) Defective graphics driver: Issues with your graphics drivers can lead to the appearance of the Red Screen error.

3) BIOS problems: Malfunctions or incompatibilities with your system’s BIOS can cause the RSOD error to occur.

4) Incorrect software configurations: Improperly configured software can cause the occurrence of the Red Screen error.

5) Hardware malfunctioning: Faulty hardware components can also be responsible for triggering the RSOD error.

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5 tips for resolving the Red Screen of Death error

Luckily, there are some simple ways to fix the Red Screen of Death error, so if you have this problem, there’s no need to panic. However, it’s always a good idea to regularly back up your computer to prevent data loss in case of issues like the Red Screen of Death. Check out our guide on how to back up your computer for step-by-step instructions.

To ensure you have a reliable backup solution, consider investing in an external hard drive or cloud storage service. Having a backup can save you a lot of hassle and heartache if you ever encounter a critical error like the Red Screen of Death. Now, here are five tips to fix the Red Screen of Death error on Windows 10. 

Tip #1 – Restart your computer

The first thing you should do to resolve the Red Screen error is to restart your computer. This is always the best starting place because a simple restart can efficiently resolve several operating system issues with Windows 10. You may need to perform a hard restart on your computer. To do this:

  • Press and hold down your computer or laptop power button
  • Wait for the computer to power down fully
  • Wait a few minutes before turning back on

Tip #2 – Delete recently installed programs in safe mode

Sometimes, you may experience the Red Screen of Death error after installing a new application. If this is the case, there’s no need to panic. All you need to do is uninstall the application you recently installed. Here’s a step-by-step guide on how to uninstall programs in safe mode.

  • Press the Windows Key + R key
  • Type msconfig and select OK
How to finally resolve the red screen of death on Windows 10

Steps to delete recently installed programs in safe mode (Kurt “CyberGuy” Knutsson)

How to finally resolve the red screen of death on Windows 10

Steps to delete recently installed programs in safe mode (Kurt “CyberGuy” Knutsson)

  • Under boot options, select Safe

Now that you’ve booted in safe mode, here’s what you should do next.

  • Go to the control panel
  • Click Uninstall a Program under “Programs”
  • Double-click the recently installed program and select the Uninstall option.
  • Follow the on-screen instructions until the uninstall process is complete.
How to finally resolve the red screen of death on Windows 10

Steps to delete recently installed programs in safe mode (Kurt “CyberGuy” Knutsson)

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Tip #3 – Run SFC command

Corrupted Windows 10 system files are the most common cause of a Red Screen, Black Screen or Blue Screen error on Windows 10. Luckily, repairing corrupted system files with Windows 10 SFC commands is not too difficult. Here’s what you need to do.

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  • To open the run box, press the Windows key and R key on your keyboard.
  • Write CMD in the Run Box, then hit the Shift+CTRL+Enter keys simultaneously to open the Command prompt.
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Steps to run SFC command (Kurt “CyberGuy” Knutsson)

  • Input SFC/Scannow and hit enter. Wait for a moment until the verification is completed.
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Steps to run SFC command (Kurt “CyberGuy” Knutsson)

  • After the scan, you can restart your computer and see if the Red Screen error persists.

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Tip #4 – Update your graphics driver

The Red Screen of Death error often occurs due to problems with the graphics drivers. Fortunately, with the current version of Windows 10, updating your graphics drivers is much simpler than it used to be.

First things first, you will need to know which type of graphics card you have: AMD or Nvidia or potentially Intel (this is unlikely unless you have one of the few computers utilizing Intel Arc graphics).

Here’s how to check which graphics card your computer has.

  • Head to the Device Manager
  • Click Display Adapter
How to finally resolve the red screen of death on Windows 10

Steps to update your graphics driver (Kurt “CyberGuy” Knutsson)

Once you know which graphics card you have, you can download the AMD Windows 10 auto-detect program or NVIDIA’s version of this same tool. If you are someone with Intel Arc graphics, there’s no need to panic. Intel has the same tool available for you. These auto-update tools allow you to keep track of driver updates. They can all scan your computer and install the drivers based on what’s installed on your computer, meaning you don’t have to go through and manually install the drivers from their software page.

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Kurt’s key takeaways

While Windows error codes can be an annoying problem to deal with, they are not too difficult to resolve. We’ve collected here four easy tips to help you resolve the Red Screen of Death. In most cases, all you need to do to fix the Red Screen of Death is update your graphics drivers, which, luckily, AMD and Nvidia (and Intel) have made it easier than ever to do.

Given the challenges posed by the Red Screen of Death error, how do you believe Microsoft should enhance its support and update its systems to better assist users in preventing and resolving such critical issues? Let us know by writing us at Cyberguy.com/Contact.

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Yahoo resurrects Artifact inside a new AI-powered News app

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Artifact is dead, long live Yahoo’s version of Artifact. The architecture behind Artifact, the news aggregation app built by Instagram co-founders Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger, will live on inside the body of a brand-new Yahoo News app.

Available to download today on iOS and Android, the new Yahoo News app brings an AI-powered personalized news feed for users based on their interests, while a feature called Key Takeaways can give a bullet summary of a news article when a reader is feeling TL;DR.

Other features of the Yahoo News app include Top Stories, which picks up on trending stories for users to read and will soon include key takeaway summaries. You can block stories with undesired keywords, as well as filter out certain publishers to your preference. And just like Artifact, Yahoo News also lets you flag content like clickbaity headlines, then lets AI rewrite them to something better.

Yahoo is also taking some of what it’s building in the News app to the Yahoo News online homepage. Starting today, the website has a new layout that highlights top news, gives personalized recommendations, and shows trending topics. The new homepage experience is opt-in.

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Former head of NSA joins OpenAI board

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Former head of NSA joins OpenAI board

OpenAI has appointed Paul M. Nakasone, a retired general of the US Army and a former head of the National Security Agency (NSA), to its board of directors, the company announced on Thursday.

Nakasone, who was nominated to lead the NSA by former President Donald Trump, directed the agency from 2018 until February of this year. Before Nakasone left the NSA, he wrote an op-ed supporting the renewal of Section 702 of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act, the surveillance program that was ultimately reauthorized by Congress in April.

OpenAI says Nakasone will join its Safety and Security Committee, which was announced in May and is led by CEO Sam Altman, “as a first priority.” Nakasone will “also contribute to OpenAI’s efforts to better understand how AI can be used to strengthen cybersecurity by quickly detecting and responding to cybersecurity threats.”

Recent departures tied to safety at OpenAI include co-founder and chief scientist Ilya Sutskever, who played a key role in Sam Altman’s November firing and eventual un-firing, and Jan Leike, who said on X that “safety culture and processes have taken a backseat to shiny products.”

“Artificial intelligence has the potential to have huge positive impacts on people’s lives, but it can only meet this potential if these innovations are securely built and deployed,“ board chair Bret Taylor said in a statement. “General Nakasone’s unparalleled experience in areas like cybersecurity will help guide OpenAI in achieving its mission of ensuring artificial general intelligence benefits all of humanity.” 

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Chilling fake of birthing 30,000 babies in eerie artificial wombs

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The intriguing yet fictional video, “EctoLife: The World’s First Artificial Womb Facility,” has recently regained traction on social media, likely due to creator Hashem Al-Ghaili releasing another fake video – on head transplants called “BrainBridge” – sparking discussions and raising questions about the EctoLife video’s authenticity. 

However, both videos are conceptual presentations and do not depict an existing facility or technology.

An image from the controversial concept video (EctoLife)

A thought-provoking concept, not a reality

The EctoLife video, created by Hashem Al-Ghaili, a science communicator and filmmaker, presents a futuristic concept of an artificial womb facility that claims to offer a safe and pain-free alternative to natural pregnancy and childbirth.

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The video showcases rows of fetuses in clear, football-shaped pods inside a high-tech building, accompanied by a narrator describing the facility’s capabilities.

However, it’s crucial to understand that the EctoLife video is a concept video and not a representation of an existing reality. Al-Ghaili himself has clarified that the technology depicted in the video does not yet exist, and the video is marked as a “concept” near its end.

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Controversial concept video (EctoLife)

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Partial ectogenesis: A more realistic approach

While the concept of complete ectogenesis (gestating a fetus entirely outside the womb) remains a distant possibility, researchers are making progress in the field of partial ectogenesis. In 2017, researchers at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia successfully gestated premature lambs in artificial womb-like “biobags” for several weeks. However, experts emphasize that these efforts are focused on potential life support options for premature human babies, not an alternative to full gestation.

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Controversial concept video (EctoLife)

Sparking discussions and ethical considerations

While the EctoLife video may not depict a current reality, it has succeeded in igniting discussions about the potential implications and ethical considerations surrounding artificial womb technology. As scientific advancements continue, it is crucial to engage in thoughtful dialogue and address the complex ethical, legal, and social issues that may arise.

As Hashem Al-Ghaili stated, the main goal of creating the video was “to ignite the discussion about an emerging technology and to highlight scientific progress in the field of ectogenesis.” By presenting a thought-provoking concept, the video has sparked conversations that could shape the future development and regulation of artificial womb technology.

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Controversial concept video (EctoLife)

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Kurt’s key takeaways

While the resurfacing of the EctoLife video has reignited discussions and raised eyebrows, it’s important to separate fact from fiction. The video, though intriguing, is a conceptual presentation and not a depiction of an existing reality. However, its creator, Hashem Al-Ghaili, seems to have a knack for sparking conversations with his thought-provoking, albeit fictional, videos.

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The recent release of Al-Ghaili’s “BrainBridge” video on head transplants has likely contributed to the renewed interest in the EctoLife concept. While these videos may not represent current scientific capabilities, they serve as a reminder of the rapid pace of technological advancements and the ethical considerations that must accompany them.

As we continue to push the boundaries of what’s possible, it’s crucial to engage in thoughtful dialogue and address the complex ethical, legal, and social issues that may arise. The EctoLife video, though fictional, has succeeded in igniting discussions about the potential implications of artificial womb technology, and these conversations could shape the future development and regulation of such technologies.

Ultimately, while we may not have artificial womb facilities like EctoLife just yet, the video serves as a thought-provoking glimpse into what the future might hold and a reminder to approach such advancements with careful consideration and ethical responsibility.

What are your thoughts on the implications of artificial womb technology? If a facility like the conceptual “EctoLife” were to become a reality in the future, what potential concerns would you have? Let us know by writing us at Cyberguy.com/Contact.

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