Originally published at: http://www.howtogeek.com/163452/everything-you-need-to-know-about-the-blue-screen-of-death/
The blue screen of death — or BSOD — is always an unwelcome sight. BSODs appear when Microsoft Windows encounters a critical error it can’t recover from, requiring a reboot and possibly resulting in lost work.
Windows 8 users at least don't get a scary terminal like message, in fact, their's looks a little bit pretty by Windows Standards.
Yes i remember when i was on an old XP and got my first blue screen, back then i heard of them but i thought if you got one the that was it your PC was dead for good, was a scary time for me, but soon got the problem sorted out, i remember it being something to do with the bios, think i just updated it or something was a long time ago.
The windows seven one looks like a blue version of the linux shutdown bash that appears.
When BlueScreenView can't find the dump file, I guess it's because the SSD C: drive is the culprit ???
The Windows 8 BSOD is definitely more user friendly than previous versions but I wish they'd loose the cheesy emoticon, for some reason it makes me think of MS Bob. =/
Looking up MS Bob on Wikipedia revealed to me that Comic Sans was invented for it. This is the worst thing that MS has ever done.
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