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    Blue Screen of Death?
    I was wondering about this whole "blue screen" thing. Okay, so MAC OS X background is a cool blue colour which is called the "blue screen of life", but what exactly does the windows "blue screen of death" look like? Does it even exist in XP? I remember being young on Windows 95, if I pulled out a cd before letting a game finish, I would get a blue screen, is that it?

    Any screenshots of this screen?

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    BSOD - happened on my old DELL when the HD failed. It had BSOD and Click of Death at the same time.

    its the BIOS screen I believe / gives you all the error codes... but i'm sure others will chime in

    I rarely got it until my HD died and it suxed! I hated seeing that BSOD!

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    I think that I can remember getting a blue screen of death on XP, but it rarely happened.

    You can look through these images on google:
    http://images.google.com/images?q=bl...r=&sa=N&tab=wi

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    Oh thanks for those, turns out it was what I thought it was.

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    in XP instead of going to thej BSOD in XP it reboots... ( in most cases) so you will rarely get the bsod.

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    Quote Originally Posted by xthisisRomancex
    in XP instead of going to thej BSOD in XP it reboots... ( in most cases) so you will rarely get the bsod.
    True, but in my case anytime My XP system would crash the OS would just freeze and I would be left to re-boot it.

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    you can stop it rebooting by changing the option in the control panel

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    in the later windows before XP wasnt it possible to change the color of ur BSOD...then it would be called the lime green screen of death

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    Lol. I would put it in red for evil..cause those nasty little buggers always used to get me..hence my iBook..my friend got a BSOD 4 days after she got her Dell laptop..I had a smirk on my face cause she was making fun of my love for Apple (=

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    Quote Originally Posted by mike518
    I was wondering about this whole "blue screen" thing. Okay, so MAC OS X background is a cool blue colour which is called the "blue screen of life", but what exactly does the windows "blue screen of death" look like? Does it even exist in XP? I remember being young on Windows 95, if I pulled out a cd before letting a game finish, I would get a blue screen, is that it?

    Any screenshots of this screen?
    Back in the winders 3.1 days it was called "General Protection Fault" and every one wondered who the **** was this General Protection...
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    Quote Originally Posted by James
    Back in the winders 3.1 days it was called "General Protection Fault" and every one wondered who the **** was this General Protection...
    HA! I remember those days. To avoid a crash I pretty much just ran in DOS. Oh yes, the safety of the command line.

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    Quote Originally Posted by xthisisRomancex
    in XP instead of going to thej BSOD in XP it reboots... ( in most cases) so you will rarely get the bsod.

    It actually doesnt reboot itself, they just got rid of it and added it to the Not Responding thing. You cant get it in XP or 2000.

    And OS X's blue screen of life is just their wallpaper. The windows blue screen of death is an error that fills your screen.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shaun89
    It actually doesnt reboot itself, they just got rid of it and added it to the Not Responding thing. You cant get it in XP or 2000.

    And OS X's blue screen of life is just their wallpaper. The windows blue screen of death is an error that fills your screen.
    The default setting in Win2k/XP is to reboot in case of a severe protection faulte (ie. BSOD). If you change this setting in the System Control Panel, it will not reboot and show the BSOD (which can help to find what's causing it).
    It is true though that those BSODs became more rare with 2k/XP...in 9x/Me they are a lot more frequent.

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    Quote Originally Posted by James
    Back in the winders 3.1 days it was called "General Protection Fault" and every one wondered who the **** was this General Protection...
    I remember back to the Amiga days, it was Guru Meditation Error! No joke. It got it's fair share of them also.

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    ah the old BS-o-D. I got that the first time I ever used a pc as a littl tyke.

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