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There seems to be a lot of flaming for anyone that seems to say that Windows is unstable and suffers from the Blue Screen of Death, especially from newer windows users. The reason is because Windows XP doesn't seem to ever Blue Screen. Well for those "XP is stable and never blue screens anymore" I have a correction. I BLUE SCREENED!!! I was starting up Half-Life 2 and got the Blue Screen.
Micorsoft is tricky, when a Blue screen occurs it just reboots and it did in this case but there it was for half a second, the infamous, dangerous and deadly Blue Screen of Death. For those that thought it was gone, it's not, it's just hidden very well.
Why don't Microsoft randomize the colour? So that we'd have
Red screen of death
Green screen of death
Cyan screen of death
Purple screen of death
and so on
It would stop all this negative criticism of Microsoft because different people cannot agree on what constitutes a BSoD and also add some more excitement and drama to the proceedings. I for one, would find it more interesting to know what colour the next screen of death will be in.
Edit: whoops floppy! You got in ahead of me by a few microseconds
Last edited by vharishankar; 01-08-2005 at 05:58 AM.
I once had a program for Windows 98 that changed the color of the BSoD. Mine was the RTGSoD (Red Text, Green Screen of Death). The only problem was that I had to get rid of it because windows update wouldn't work with it.
I so agree with you. I have had all kind of problems with Steam you may think of, from random crashes, with problems to download games/patches/mods and even with the CD-Key. The guys were nice though, fixing my CD-Key issue, so I can't say anything bad about the support, but the program itself
Actually I never get the BSOD or any errors in XP, It runs flawlessly, probably cuz I dont have anything running except 8 processes, no printer or scanner and always run disk cleanup and adaware. I dont use Email or browse the internet on it. The only time I did get the BSOD is when I tried to update my Video drivers but that was because I didnt uninstall the previous ones.
Originally posted by BajaNick Actually I never get the BSOD or any errors in XP, It runs flawlessly, probably cuz I dont have anything running except 8 processes, no printer or scanner and always run disk cleanup and adaware. I dont use Email or browse the internet on it. The only time I did get the BSOD is when I tried to update my Video drivers but that was because I didnt uninstall the previous ones.
Well, I guess you can protect your system that way, but it seems kinda boring