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Blue Screen of Death?

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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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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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xthisisRomancex said:
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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mike518 said:
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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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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xthisisRomancex said:
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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shaun89 said:
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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James said:
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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dtravis7 said:
I remember back to the Amiga days, it was Guru Meditation Error! No joke. It got it's fair share of them also.
And on the Atari ST, it was the row of bombs...the number of bombs determined which error occured.
 

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And on the Atari ST, it was the row of bombs...the number of bombs determined which error occured.
I remember that like it was yesterday. I ran Atari ST's for a while as I could not afford a Mac at the time. I just thought the Guru Meditation Error was so funny!!
 
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yeah, the closest thing on macs is when your screen goes transparent/dark and you get the ten different languages saying your computer needs to be rebooted, heh I got a few of those when overclocking my mac mini at 1.58, but after clocking it back to 1.5 (from 1.25) its been great (no multilingul panes of death ;P)
 
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flonejek said:
yeah, the closest thing on macs is when your screen goes transparent/dark and you get the ten different languages saying your computer needs to be rebooted, heh I got a few of those when overclocking my mac mini at 1.58, but after clocking it back to 1.5 (from 1.25) its been great (no multilingul panes of death ;P)
That's called a Kernel panic... :cool:
 
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I'm sorry for re-awakening this thread, but I need to annouce that my roommate has just recieved the MSxp Blue Screen Of Death... He was using word and it just, bam! Hilarious...luckily eveything came back.
 
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