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Windows 8 Has a Slightly Friendlier Blue Screen of Death

By - Source: Mobility Digest | B 102 comments

It's still death, but it's a little nicer.

Those blue screens of death (BSoD) are never a good thing in Windows. It makes pros cringe and casual computer users cry out for help.

Unfortunately, system crashes are a part of any computer platform, but Microsoft is making it a little less cryptic and scary. This is what the BSoD looks like in the developer preview of Windows 8 released yesterday:

Image source: Mobility DigestImage source: Mobility Digest

So it's still blue and it doesn't change the fact that the system needs to restart after a crash, but at least it's not a confusing mess of letters and numbers.

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    SteelCity1981 , September 15, 2011 4:07 PM
    So is this suppose to make people less mad when they get one? lol
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    sidran32 , September 15, 2011 4:19 PM
    Where's the debug information?
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    Prey , September 15, 2011 4:24 PM
    This is awesome, for some reason I just started laughing when I saw this. When it happens, it should also have a sound thats, "wah wah"
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    SteelCity1981 , September 15, 2011 4:07 PM
    So is this suppose to make people less mad when they get one? lol
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    BlackHawk91 , September 15, 2011 4:08 PM
    The sad face emoticon should be the "I lied guy" meme instead.
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    mavroxur , September 15, 2011 4:10 PM
    I got a nice laugh out of it when I saw it yesterday. Randomly happened as I was changing a few system settings.

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    nforce4max , September 15, 2011 4:11 PM
    LoL
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    PreciousL , September 15, 2011 4:12 PM
    Was that so hard?
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    dread_cthulhu , September 15, 2011 4:13 PM
    ROFL, I love this one! I think I'm gonna yoink it for a background!
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    dennisburke , September 15, 2011 4:15 PM
    Would Microsoft need a supercomputer to actually tell users what actually happened?
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    brett1042002 , September 15, 2011 4:16 PM
    blackhawk91The sad face emoticon should be the "I lied guy" meme instead.


    More like the "troll face" meme.
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    sidran32 , September 15, 2011 4:19 PM
    Where's the debug information?
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    greenspoon , September 15, 2011 4:21 PM
    sidran32Where's the debug information?


    I would guess a mini-dump is still created that contains the debug info.
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    mayankleoboy1 , September 15, 2011 4:21 PM
    does anyone remember that there was a news on toms that the BlueSOD will be Black in color?
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    Pyree , September 15, 2011 4:21 PM
    Doesn't make a BSOD any less frustrating IMO. May be if they keep a counter on BSOD and for every BSOD, you earn point where you can use them to trade for MS product (may be an xbox)?
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    legacy7955 , September 15, 2011 4:22 PM
    This reminds me of the YouTube frown face when a video is not available anymore, does anyone have a screen shot of this, I wonder if YT will sue MS because they look a lot alike.
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    Prey , September 15, 2011 4:24 PM
    This is awesome, for some reason I just started laughing when I saw this. When it happens, it should also have a sound thats, "wah wah"
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    BlackHawk91 , September 15, 2011 4:31 PM
    legacy7955This reminds me of the YouTube frown face when a video is not available anymore, does anyone have a screen shot of this, I wonder if YT will sue MS because they look a lot alike.

    When you "kill a page" in chrome, you also got a sad face. I've seen that in many websites. I don't think apple has claimed the patent for that yet.
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    belardo , September 15, 2011 4:32 PM
    How about this for the emocon:

    :p 


    sidran32Where's the debug information?

    Its in english and its not finished.
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    JasonAkkerman , September 15, 2011 4:32 PM
    I can't remember the last time I saw a BSOD. It has probably been at least a year or maybe two.

    /Windows 7
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    amk-aka-Phantom , September 15, 2011 4:33 PM
    D'awww :)  That smiley is so cute!

    I think I'll purposefully destabilize my system in order to get a BSOD. I haven't got one that was not related to loose SATA cables or PCI ports for more than 3 years now.

    SteelCity1981So is this suppose to make people less mad when they get one? lol


    Actually, yes. I've noticed, myself, that if my PC SUDDENLY gets a BSOD, it's a real shocker: 1) it's RARE 2) it's SUDDEN 3) it's THREATENING 4) it indicates that something is VERY WRONG. This, however, will be relaxed by taking the number 3 out of the game :)  I wonder if there will be a demo button for it... I want one.

    Though, I find the lack of the technical info disturbing. They better still create a memory dump!
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