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A Blue Screen of Death as seen in XP, Vista, and 7
A unique Blue Screen of Death with only one line of error code as seen in Windows Vista, which is an ACPI-related error
.The Blue Screen of Death (also known as a stop error, BSoD, bluescreen, or Blue Screen of Doom) is a colloquialism used for the error screen displayed by some operating systems, most notably Microsoft Windows, after encountering a critical system error that can cause the system to shut down to prevent irreversible damage to the system's integrity.^ How to create a Blue Screen of Death .
  • How to create a Blue Screen of Death: Insight - Software - ZDNet Australia 10 February 2010 12:25 UTC www.zdnet.com.au [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Most blue screens are caused by bad drivers.
  • blue screen of death? - Atari Forums 10 February 2010 12:25 UTC www.ataricommunity.com [Source type: Reference]

^ Blue screen of Death!
  • Blue screen of Death! - MajorGeeks Support Forums 10 February 2010 12:25 UTC forums.majorgeeks.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.It serves to present information for diagnostic purposes that was collected as the operating system issued a bug check.^ It's not like this is an open-source issue; userspace drivers are simply the better way for any operating system to handle drivers.
  • Three blue screens of death and an iTunes mess - Computerworld Blogs 10 February 2010 12:25 UTC blogs.computerworld.com [Source type: General]

^ They're both good operating systems that serve very different markets and very different purposes.
  • Blue Screen of Death Survival Guide: Every Error Explained | Maximum PC 10 February 2010 12:25 UTC www.maximumpc.com [Source type: General]
  • Blue Screen of Death Survival Guide: Every Error Explained - Page 2 | Maximum PC 10 February 2010 12:25 UTC www.maximumpc.com [Source type: General]

.If so configured, the system will dump all of its memory to a file on disk.^ What this means is when Windows crashes, it dumps whatever it is holding in system memory to a file, and saves the file on your hard drive for debugging purposes.
  • Blue Screen of Death Survival Guide: Every Error Explained | Maximum PC 10 February 2010 12:25 UTC www.maximumpc.com [Source type: General]

^ I get a message telling me that my system is doing a physical dump of memory.
  • Windows XP Blue Screen of Death STOP Codes 10 February 2010 12:25 UTC www.geekstogo.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Windows has checked the file system and found no prob 18,639,104 KB total disk space.
  • Radified Community Forums - Error - Blue Screen of Death 10 February 2010 12:25 UTC radified.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Data in memory would then be lost but in some circumstances it could be retrievable from the dump file, a process that must be carried out by a trained PC technician.^ Have you installed virus cleaner, i think that could be some virus problem or networking problem so dont worry and just checked it out, what really happened?
  • Blue Screen of Death - Dev Shed 10 February 2010 12:25 UTC forums.devshed.com [Source type: General]

^ Attempts to defrag N showed little change but completed with "some files could not be defragged".
  • Radified Community Forums - Error - Blue Screen of Death 10 February 2010 12:25 UTC radified.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ What this means is when Windows crashes, it dumps whatever it is holding in system memory to a file, and saves the file on your hard drive for debugging purposes.
  • Blue Screen of Death Survival Guide: Every Error Explained | Maximum PC 10 February 2010 12:25 UTC www.maximumpc.com [Source type: General]

.According to Microsoft, bluescreens on NT-based Windows systems are usually caused by poorly-written device drivers or malfunctioning hardware.^ There is usually not enough information in the event log to track down the specific cause, but these kind of things are usually a device drive problem, and in my experience the indicators usually point back to the video driver.
  • Blue screen of death - need advice - SnapStream Forums 10 February 2010 12:25 UTC forums.snapstream.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Related Articles Microsoft says some Windows PCs are suffering 'Black Screen' malfunctions; cause unclear December 2nd, 2009 more images more imagesMicrosoft says some Windows PCs get 'Black Screen'SEATTLE — Microsoft Corp.
  • Black Screen of Death Caused by Latest Microsoft Windows 7, Vista and XP Security Patch 10 February 2010 12:25 UTC blog.taragana.com [Source type: General]

^ Even Microsoft, whose Windows 9x and NT operating systems are among the most famous originators of BSODs, seems to regard the BSOD with some measure of affection.
  • Blue Screen of Death in unexpected locations | Royal Pingdom 10 February 2010 12:25 UTC royal.pingdom.com [Source type: General]

In the Win9x era, incompatible DLLs or bugs in the kernel of the operating system could also cause bluescreens. .They can also be caused by physical faults such as faulty memory, power supplies, overheating of computer components, or hardware running beyond its specification limits.^ Run diagnostics software supplied by the hardware manufacturer to determine if the component has failed.
  • Windows XP Blue Screen of Death STOP Codes 10 February 2010 12:25 UTC www.geekstogo.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Gabriel October 24th, 2004, 05:51 AM Hi, First Eliminate the possibility of a Faulty Hardware: Check Memory - http://www.memtest.org/ - let it run for at lease 6 or 7 Passes.
  • Blue Screen of Death!!! Win XP Pro SP2 [Archive] - WinDrivers Computer Tech Support Forums 10 February 2010 12:25 UTC forums.windrivers.com [Source type: General]

^ Also wondering if these crashes are harmful to my computer hardware in the long run?
  • 2 Blue screens of death - Page 2 - Virtual Dr Forums-Computer Tech Support 10 February 2010 12:25 UTC discussions.virtualdr.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Bluescreens have been present in all Windows-based operating systems since Windows 3.1; earlier, OS/2 suffered the Black Screen of Death, and early builds of Windows Vista displayed the Red Screen of Death after a boot loader error.^ Is there any error displayed if its not booting up.

^ Microsoft investigates Windows 'black screen of death' .
  • Windows Black Screen of Death: What you need to know - black screen of death, Microsoft, Windows - CIO 10 February 2010 12:25 UTC www.cio.com.au [Source type: General]

^ The Black Screen of Death has relatively easy fixes and doesn't necessarily mean there is something physically wrong with your equipment.
  • Windows Black Screen of Death: What you need to know - black screen of death, Microsoft, Windows - CIO 10 February 2010 12:25 UTC www.cio.com.au [Source type: General]

.The term Blue Screen of Death originated during OS/2 pre-release development activities at Lattice Inc, the makers of an early Windows and OS/2 C compiler.^ How to create a Blue Screen of Death .
  • How to create a Blue Screen of Death: Insight - Software - ZDNet Australia 10 February 2010 12:25 UTC www.zdnet.com.au [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The Blue Screen of Death may be that though.
  • Radified Community Forums - Error - Blue Screen of Death 10 February 2010 12:25 UTC radified.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Blue screens of death .
  • 2 Blue screens of death - Page 2 - Virtual Dr Forums-Computer Tech Support 10 February 2010 12:25 UTC discussions.virtualdr.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.During porting of Lattice's other tools, developers encountered the stop screen when NULL pointers were dereferenced either in application code or when unexpectedly passed into system API calls.^ Windows XP, 2000, 2003, NT Windows XP Blue Screen of Death STOP Codes .
  • Windows XP Blue Screen of Death STOP Codes 10 February 2010 12:25 UTC www.geekstogo.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Windows XP Blue Screen of Death STOP Codes , A list of most BSoD errors and solutions .
  • Windows XP Blue Screen of Death STOP Codes 10 February 2010 12:25 UTC www.geekstogo.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Is the stop error code displayed on your screen the same as the one in the article or is it different?
  • Fix: Windows Vista 64-bit Gets Blue Screen After Windows Updates | Techerator 10 February 2010 12:25 UTC www.techerator.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.During reviews of progress and feedback to IBM Austin, Texas, the developers described the stop screen as the Blue Screen of Death to denote the screen and the finality of the experience.^ The Blue Screen of Death may be that though.
  • Radified Community Forums - Error - Blue Screen of Death 10 February 2010 12:25 UTC radified.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Blue screens of death .
  • 2 Blue screens of death - Page 2 - Virtual Dr Forums-Computer Tech Support 10 February 2010 12:25 UTC discussions.virtualdr.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Blue screen of death - need advice .
  • Blue screen of death - need advice - SnapStream Forums 10 February 2010 12:25 UTC forums.snapstream.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[citation needed]

Contents

Types of BSoDs

Windows NT

BSOD from Windows 2000. The red portion highlights the error that crashed the computer.
.In Microsoft Windows NT-based operating systems, the blue screen of death (displayed in 80×50 text mode as opposed to 9x/Me's 80×25) occurs when the kernel or a driver running in kernel mode encounters an error from which it cannot recover.^ How to create a Blue Screen of Death .
  • How to create a Blue Screen of Death: Insight - Software - ZDNet Australia 10 February 2010 12:25 UTC www.zdnet.com.au [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Blue screen of Death!
  • Blue screen of Death! - MajorGeeks Support Forums 10 February 2010 12:25 UTC forums.majorgeeks.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Blue screen of death was SO Vista, welcome the Black screen of death for Windows 7!
  • Blue screen of death was SO Vista, welcome the Black screen of death for Windows 7! 10 February 2010 12:25 UTC forums.digitalpoint.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

This is usually caused by an illegal operation being performed. .The only safe action the operating system can take in this situation is to restart the computer.^ WinDrivers Computer Tech Support Forums > Operating Systems > Windows XP > Blue Screen of Death!!!
  • Blue Screen of Death!!! Win XP Pro SP2 [Archive] - WinDrivers Computer Tech Support Forums 10 February 2010 12:25 UTC forums.windrivers.com [Source type: General]

^ Virtual Dr Forums-Computer Tech Support > Windows Operating Systems > Windows XP .
  • 2 Blue screens of death - Page 2 - Virtual Dr Forums-Computer Tech Support 10 February 2010 12:25 UTC discussions.virtualdr.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.As a result, data may be lost, as users are not given an opportunity to save data that has not yet been saved to the hard drive.^ What this means is when Windows crashes, it dumps whatever it is holding in system memory to a file, and saves the file on your hard drive for debugging purposes.
  • Blue Screen of Death Survival Guide: Every Error Explained | Maximum PC 10 February 2010 12:25 UTC www.maximumpc.com [Source type: General]

.The text on the error screen contains the code of the error along with four error-dependent values in parentheses that are there to help software engineers fix the problem that occurred.^ This particular functionality (and it was put there for a purpose; to allow people who write software drivers to debug their code) has been there since NT4 days.
  • How to create a Blue Screen of Death: Insight - Software - ZDNet Australia 10 February 2010 12:25 UTC www.zdnet.com.au [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ It would be helpful to post your dxdiag reports, however I believe there are problems with the Radeon 9000's and the latest drivers.
  • blue screen of death? - Atari Forums 10 February 2010 12:25 UTC www.ataricommunity.com [Source type: Reference]

^ Blue Screen of Death error for "ati2dvag.dll", sometimes while browsing the web, it will crash with "Win32k.sys" as the problem.
  • Blue Screen of Death!!! Win XP Pro SP2 [Archive] - WinDrivers Computer Tech Support Forums 10 February 2010 12:25 UTC forums.windrivers.com [Source type: General]

.Depending on the error code, it may display the address where the problem occurred, along with the driver, which is loaded at that address.^ For example, if your videocard crashes, you may see a messge saying "Display driver stopped responding and has recovered."
  • Blue Screen of Death Survival Guide: Every Error Explained | Maximum PC 10 February 2010 12:25 UTC www.maximumpc.com [Source type: General]

^ I think something in SP-3 may have triggered a driver problem.
  • Business support forums - Driver "w22n51.sys" causing "DRIVER_IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL" blue screen of death 10 February 2010 12:25 UTC forums1.itrc.hp.com [Source type: General]

^ Is the stop error code displayed on your screen the same as the one in the article or is it different?
  • Fix: Windows Vista 64-bit Gets Blue Screen After Windows Updates | Techerator 10 February 2010 12:25 UTC www.techerator.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Under Windows NT and 2000, the second and third sections of the screen may contain information on all loaded drivers and a stack dump, respectively.^ The “technical information” section portion contains the actual Windows stop code, in oh-so-easy-to-read hexadecimal form.
  • Blue Screen of Death Survival Guide: Every Error Explained | Maximum PC 10 February 2010 12:25 UTC www.maximumpc.com [Source type: General]

^ I am using a dual boot system with Windows XP Pro and Windows 2000 Pro, and would REALLY appreciate someone making the drivers available.
  • Business support forums - Driver "w22n51.sys" causing "DRIVER_IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL" blue screen of death 10 February 2010 12:25 UTC forums1.itrc.hp.com [Source type: General]

^ All 3 were mirroring a BSOD, and I got to watch it boot up into Windows 2000 and reveal the menu finally.
  • Miguel Carrasco's Real World: Blue Screen of Death Top 10 10 February 2010 12:25 UTC www.miguelcarrasco.net [Source type: General]

.The driver information is in three columns; the first lists the base address of the driver, the second lists the driver's creation date (as a Unix timestamp), and the third lists the name of the driver.^ First name: Company (optional): Last name: Email: You will get an email with your login information.
  • Blue Screen of Death in unexpected locations | Royal Pingdom 10 February 2010 12:25 UTC royal.pingdom.com [Source type: General]

[1]
.By default, Windows creates a memory dump file when a blue screen error occurs.^ How to create a Blue Screen of Death .
  • How to create a Blue Screen of Death: Insight - Software - ZDNet Australia 10 February 2010 12:25 UTC www.zdnet.com.au [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ I have the KB973874 but not the 79 and i get the blue screen error.
  • Fix: Windows Vista 64-bit Gets Blue Screen After Windows Updates | Techerator 10 February 2010 12:25 UTC www.techerator.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ However, it now gives me a Blue Screen and shuts down Windows every time I turn it on.
  • Blue Screen - Computer Hardware & Overclocking - Neoseeker Forums 10 February 2010 12:25 UTC www.neoseeker.com [Source type: General]

.Depending on the OS version, there may be several formats this can be saved in, ranging from a 64kB mini-dump to a complete dump, which is effectively a copy of the entire contents of physical RAM.^ If the scan passes, then run a chkdsk /r on the drive and usually it will fix the BSOD. If there are errors on the drive, it still may be able to be backed up depending on the amount of failed sectors.
  • Blue Screen of Death Survival Guide: Every Error Explained | Maximum PC 10 February 2010 12:25 UTC www.maximumpc.com [Source type: General]
  • Blue Screen of Death Survival Guide: Every Error Explained - Page 2 | Maximum PC 10 February 2010 12:25 UTC www.maximumpc.com [Source type: General]

^ Once the scan completes a textbox will open - copy/paste those contents here for review please.
  • Blue screen of death - Free Antivirus Forum 10 February 2010 12:25 UTC forum.bullguard.com [Source type: General]

^ When completed a text window will appear - please copy/paste the contents back here.
  • Blue screen of death - Free Antivirus Forum 10 February 2010 12:25 UTC forum.bullguard.com [Source type: General]

.The resulting memory dump file may be debugged later, using a kernel debugger.^ What this means is when Windows crashes, it dumps whatever it is holding in system memory to a file, and saves the file on your hard drive for debugging purposes.
  • Blue Screen of Death Survival Guide: Every Error Explained | Maximum PC 10 February 2010 12:25 UTC www.maximumpc.com [Source type: General]

^ Manual LocalSystem Print Spooler Loads files to memory for later printing.
  • Blue screen of death - Dekart 10 February 2010 12:25 UTC forum.dekart.com [Source type: General]

.A debugger is necessary to obtain a stack trace, and may be required to ascertain the true cause of the problem; as the information on-screen is limited and thus possibly misleading, it may hide the true source of the error.^ Blue Screen of Death error for "ati2dvag.dll", sometimes while browsing the web, it will crash with "Win32k.sys" as the problem.
  • Blue Screen of Death!!! Win XP Pro SP2 [Archive] - WinDrivers Computer Tech Support Forums 10 February 2010 12:25 UTC forums.windrivers.com [Source type: General]

^ Because Linux freezing without giving you ANY information or giving you a black screen with a Kernel Fault error is SOOO much more helpful?
  • Blue Screen of Death Survival Guide: Every Error Explained - Page 2 | Maximum PC 10 February 2010 12:25 UTC www.maximumpc.com [Source type: General]

^ A recent Windows Update ( KB973879 ) has been causing a “blue screen of death” (stop error) in many computers running Windows Vista 64-bit edition.
  • Fix: Windows Vista 64-bit Gets Blue Screen After Windows Updates | Techerator 10 February 2010 12:25 UTC www.techerator.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Microsoft Windows can also be configured to send live debugging information to a kernel debugger running on a separate computer.^ Must faster to run a DB Query then wait for windows to parse the headers for information then sort it and etc, etc.
  • Blue Screen of DRM Death; or The Death Of Windows Media Center - Jesper's Blog 10 February 2010 12:25 UTC msinfluentials.com [Source type: General]

^ Say goodbye to expensive software upgrades, burdensome Microsoft licensing, Windows viruses, and “blue screens of death.” Say hello to computing the way it’s supposed to be—with Linux!
  • Pearson - Moving to Linux, Second Edition: Kiss the Blue Screen of Death Goodbye!, 2/E - Marcel Gagné 10 February 2010 12:25 UTC www.pearsonhighered.com [Source type: General]

^ A recent Windows Update ( KB973879 ) has been causing a “blue screen of death” (stop error) in many computers running Windows Vista 64-bit edition.
  • Fix: Windows Vista 64-bit Gets Blue Screen After Windows Updates | Techerator 10 February 2010 12:25 UTC www.techerator.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Windows XP also allows for kernel debugging from the machine that is running the OS. If a blue screen error is encountered while a live kernel debugger is attached to the system, Windows will halt execution and cause the debugger to break in, rather than displaying the BSoD. The debugger can then be used to examine the contents of memory and determine the source of the problem.^ BSOD again what is the error message on screen.

^ I have the KB973874 but not the 79 and i get the blue screen error.
  • Fix: Windows Vista 64-bit Gets Blue Screen After Windows Updates | Techerator 10 February 2010 12:25 UTC www.techerator.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ I've had a Microsoft XP computer running in my back room for a few years (not literally, just the standard 3 to 4 hours a day), and after 3 weeks of use, the thing kept giving me blue screens....
  • How to create a Blue Screen of Death: Insight - Software - ZDNet Australia 10 February 2010 12:25 UTC www.zdnet.com.au [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.A BSoD can also be caused by a critical boot loader error, where the operating system is unable to access the boot partition due to incorrect storage drivers, a damaged file system or similar problems.^ The good news is Microsoft put a lot of work into how Vista handles critical errors and other glitches that in previous OSes would cause a system crash.
  • Blue Screen of Death Survival Guide: Every Error Explained | Maximum PC 10 February 2010 12:25 UTC www.maximumpc.com [Source type: General]

^ The BSOD would happen when ever the Intel activated its speed stepping blah and it got progressively worse over a week until my system would not boot.
  • Dragon Age and Boot Camp: Blue Screen of Death? - Mac Forums 10 February 2010 12:25 UTC forums.macrumors.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Since the crash happens as the iPod is recognized via USB, this is a likely cause" Most people who are getting a BSOD with this problem shows usbaapl.sys caused the error which is the apple mobile usb driver.
  • Apple releases iTunes 8 update to fix Vista blue screen of death | Betanews 10 February 2010 12:25 UTC www.betanews.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.In such cases, there is no memory dump saved.^ What this means is when Windows crashes, it dumps whatever it is holding in system memory to a file, and saves the file on your hard drive for debugging purposes.
  • Blue Screen of Death Survival Guide: Every Error Explained | Maximum PC 10 February 2010 12:25 UTC www.maximumpc.com [Source type: General]

^ There's no such thing as a stupid question, and even if you disagree courtesy helps.

^ Also, I just received an error message from nProtect saying that my e-mail failed to be delivered because there is no such address.
  • 2 Blue screens of death - Page 2 - Virtual Dr Forums-Computer Tech Support 10 February 2010 12:25 UTC discussions.virtualdr.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Since the system is unable to boot from the hard drive in this situation, correction of the problem often requires booting from the Microsoft Windows CD. After booting to the CD, it may be possible to correct the problem by performing a repair install or by using the Recovery Console (with CHKDSK, or fixboot).^ If your hard drive has room for a larger pagefile try that perhaps and best is to create your pagefile on another drive rather than on your boot drive On a quick Google...
  • Blue screen of death - trueSpace Community Forums 10 February 2010 12:25 UTC forums1.caligari.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ After you start the Windows Recovery Console, you receive the following message: Microsoft Windows(R) Recovery Console The Recovery Console provides system repair and recovery functionality.
  • Blue screen of death - Free Antivirus Forum 10 February 2010 12:25 UTC forum.bullguard.com [Source type: General]

^ It is certainly something that needs to be looked at quickly but in the end it may require Microsoft to issue a fix through Windows Update.
  • IClone, SP3 and the blue screen of death 10 February 2010 12:25 UTC forum.reallusion.com [Source type: General]

ReactOS

.ReactOS, an attempt at creating a free software/open source implementation of a Windows NT-compatible operating system, also features its own BSoD similar to the Windows NT/XP one.^ Windows XP Discussion and Technical Support for the Windows XP operating system.
  • 2 Blue screens of death - Page 2 - Virtual Dr Forums-Computer Tech Support 10 February 2010 12:25 UTC discussions.virtualdr.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Read More: BSoD , compatibility , fixes , HP Pavillion dv , system , Windows , Windows Update , Windows Vista .
  • Fix: Windows Vista 64-bit Gets Blue Screen After Windows Updates | Techerator 10 February 2010 12:25 UTC www.techerator.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ If the service is disabled, the operating system can be manually updated at the Windows Update Web site.
  • Blue screen of death - Dekart 10 February 2010 12:25 UTC forum.dekart.com [Source type: General]

Windows 9x/Me

.Perhaps the most infamous instance of a Windows 9x BSoD occurred during a presentation of a Windows 98 beta by Bill Gates at COMDEX on April 20, 1998. The demo computer crashed with a BSoD when his assistant (Chris Capossela, who is still working for Microsoft as Corporate VP in the Information Working business unit) connected a scanner to the PC, trying to demonstrate Windows 98's support for Plug and Play devices.^ I can still play the game (I think), it's just after I quit that the BSOD occurs.
  • 2 Blue screens of death - Page 2 - Virtual Dr Forums-Computer Tech Support 10 February 2010 12:25 UTC discussions.virtualdr.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Windows is either a registered trademark or trademark of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and/or other countries.
  • Neverwinter Nights: 1.23 Patch and the Blue Screen of Death 10 February 2010 12:25 UTC nwn2forums.bioware.com [Source type: General]

^ Reply Bill says: October 29, 2009 at 2:21 pm I also have the BSOD. Just got the HP and it crashes daily.
  • Fix: Windows Vista 64-bit Gets Blue Screen After Windows Updates | Techerator 10 February 2010 12:25 UTC www.techerator.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

This event brought thunderous applause from the crowd and Gates replied after a nervous pause: "That must be why we're not shipping Windows 98 yet."[2]

Windows CE

The simplest version of the blue screen occurs in Windows CE except the versions for Pocket PC, which appears similar to the ones found in Windows NT/2K/XP.

Windows 1.0

.The very first Blue Screen of Death happens in Windows 1.0 if a computer fails to boot up properly, it will show a jumble of letters, numbers, and symbols.^ It's a humorous look at what happens when a computer gets a Blue Screen of Death.

^ Blue screens of death .
  • 2 Blue screens of death - Page 2 - Virtual Dr Forums-Computer Tech Support 10 February 2010 12:25 UTC discussions.virtualdr.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Windows computers to boot up to a blank black screen.
  • Black Screen of Death Caused by Latest Microsoft Windows 7, Vista and XP Security Patch 10 February 2010 12:25 UTC blog.taragana.com [Source type: General]

[3] .If Windows 1.0 encounters any (MS-DOS related) critical system errors, it will instead show a Black Screen of Death.^ Related Articles Microsoft says some Windows PCs are suffering 'Black Screen' malfunctions; cause unclear December 2nd, 2009 more images more imagesMicrosoft says some Windows PCs get 'Black Screen'SEATTLE — Microsoft Corp.
  • Black Screen of Death Caused by Latest Microsoft Windows 7, Vista and XP Security Patch 10 February 2010 12:25 UTC blog.taragana.com [Source type: General]

^ Instead you are left with a totally black screen and a single My Computer Explorer window.
  • Black Screen of Death Caused by Latest Microsoft Windows 7, Vista and XP Security Patch 10 February 2010 12:25 UTC blog.taragana.com [Source type: General]

^ We’re going to show you how to dissect the blue screen error details, so you can fix the problem that’s causing them.
  • Blue Screen of Death Survival Guide: Every Error Explained | Maximum PC 10 February 2010 12:25 UTC www.maximumpc.com [Source type: General]

References

  1. ^ Microsoft Corporation (1996-10-29). Microsoft Windows NT Workstation Resource Kit (1st edition ed.). Redmond, WA: Microsoft Press. ISBN 1-57231-343-9. 
  2. ^ "COMDEX BSoD". CNNi. 1998. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TGLhuF3L48U. 
  3. ^ "Blue Screen of Death Top 10". Miguel Carrasco. 2006. http://www.miguelcarrasco.net/miguelcarrasco/2006/10/blue_screen_of_.html. 

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