While many blue screen of death errors are caused due to corrupt files, faulty drivers, or other system-specific issues, some are triggered by recently installed software. One such case is with the error:
0x000000EA Blue Screen Error
The 0x000000EA Blue Screen Error is usually triggered when a graphic intensive software, usually a game overburdens the graphics of the system. The error occurs only when the application is launched.
Here are a few preliminary steps you could try before moving on to the actual troubleshooting:
1] A full anti-virus scan of the system.
2] Perform a disk cleanup of the system.
3] Uninstall any recently installed suspicious software.
Try the following solutions to resolve this issue:
1} Update the graphic card drivers
2} Make sure the system’s fan is working fine
3} Perform a CHKDSK scan
Solution 1] Update the graphic card drivers
1] Press Win + R to open the Run window and type the command devmgmt.msc. Press Enter to open the Device manager window.
2] Expand the list display adapter and it would show the graphic card drivers. Right-click and update them.
If it doesn’t help, you might consider downloading the drivers from Intel’s download center for graphic drivers. If you check the list, the latest drivers mention the list of recently launched games they support, just in case your game falls in that category.
3] Restart the system.
Solution 2] Make sure the system’s fan is working fine
When we launch a graphic intensive application, it loads the fan. Make sure that the fan is working fine and there’s nothing placed near the vent to allow free flow of air.
If these solutions don’t work, we might have to consider uninstalling the software to avoid the blue screen error in future.
Solution 3] Perform a CHKDSK scan
A CHKDSK scan checks the sectors of the hard drive for any abnormality. Here’s the procedure to perform a CHKDSK scan:
1] Search for Command Prompt on the Windows search bar. Right-click on the icon and select Run as administrator.
2] Type the command chkdsk: /f /r and press Enter.
3] In the next line, type Y when prompted whether we wish to perform CHKDSK or not.
4] Restart the system and the command would check for bad sectors in the hard drive, repairing them if possible.