Windows 8.1 blue screen of death

I was installing and unzipping an application around 350 MB when the unzip application backed off due to very less space in SSD - less than 50 MB.

Then suddenly a windows alert appeared. When I selected it with my mouse, the dreaded blue screen of death appeared.

How do I resolve this
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
Did the BSOD prevent restart?  Restart the computer and see if it restarts normally?  What happens?
gram77Author Commented:
When I shut down the laptop by pressing the power button all lights of the laptop - power, SSD and wireless go off. However when I open the lid of the laptop all the lights glow again.
JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
You are saying the computer will not start. Too be sure, power off, make sure the power cord is disconnected, wait one minute, plug it in and try to start. Does it still not start?  

If it will not start, it would appear the SSD was damaged or corrupted.

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gram77Author Commented:
I switched off and restarted the laptop. Windows re booted successfully. I was able to log in and see all my files. But now I don't see the mouse pointer in the screen
reboot once more
and unzip to external media (disk or DVD) so you won't have that disk space problem
JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
But now I don't see the mouse pointer in the screen

If this is still true after restarting once more, try System File Checker and then follow with DISM Restore Health if SFC does not work.

System File Checker:

Open cmd.exe with Run as Administrator and run SFC /SCANNOW.
Allow to complete, restart or, preferably, shut down the computer and then start up again.
Test to see if the problem has been corrected.


Open cmd.exe with Run as Administrator.
DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-Image /Scanhealth (takes 15 - 20 minutes).
DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-Image /Restorehealth (takes 15 - 20 minutes).
Restart the computer and test.
JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
@gram77 - Thanks and I was happy to help.
gram77Author Commented:
Welcome Sir.
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