Talk:Blue Screen of Death

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Is it really called a Blue Screen of Death?[edit]

Just a question, i'll probably take this off the talk page after I read the answer.

Is it actually called a Blue Screen of Death? it doesn't sound very professional, or even standard. It sounds pretty ridiculous, just as if a child would say "spinning blades of doom". Not saying that only children say that phrase, but it doesn't sound like something an adult would say. usually, phrases that end in "of doom" or "of death" or something usually make me think of cartoons or video games. Mabye thats just me, mabye i'm wrong, mabye it is the actual name of the blue screen. But hey, no harm in asking, right?....right? 24.15.53.225 21:35, 16 May 2007 (UTC)

Blue Screen of Death is more of a slang term used by computer people. I believe that when you get the BSOD it is called a fatal error, but it's been so long since I've gotten one that I forget--Cadet hastings 14:03, 17 May 2007 (UTC)
If it is actually called a "fatal error" (which would make sense, as it is literally a fatal error) then shouldn't the article mention that it is so? Wikipedia is kind of about telling the real names of things and briefly mentioning the slang, instead of referring to things as the slang and mentioning it in it's proper form. And in this case, there is no mention of it at all. I wouldn't have asked the question if I had found something in the article that told me it's actual name is fatal error. and once again it also makes wikipedia sound more professional if it uses it's actual name--for now, blue screen of death is fine as long as someone mentions it's actual name is a fatal error, but a real encyclopedia would actually have the title of the page "fatal error" 24.15.53.225 20:47, 21 May 2007 (UTC)
A fatal error is a bit of a vague term which can be used for a range of error messages. Blue Screen of Death is the most widely used term to describe it (see here, even Microsoft MCSEs use it) but the official name for at least the Windows NT-based BSODs is a "Windows Stop Error" or a variant thereof. -- Will 23:40, 21 May 2007 (UTC)
Yes, BSOD is slang. The official term is a "STOP" error, but even some of Microsoft's own documentation uses "Blue Screen Of Death" Manys (talk) 21:27, 24 January 2008 (UTC)

in some old programing languages there are commande ie .die ( prolog or DOS i cant remember of the top of my head)

THATS THE JOKE —Preceding unsigned comment added by 24.188.17.249 (talk) 05:31, 16 March 2008 (UTC)

The main reason people continue to refer to it as blue screen of death and not a stop error is the fact that when it usually happens to you it feels like a fate worse than death. It explains exactly how the user feels when they see it in front of them!!!!!!!! —Preceding unsigned comment added by 62.249.216.93 (talk) 08:55, 2 July 2008 (UTC)

It is acctually called a Stop Error by Microsoft but people call it the Blue Screen of Death cause whan you never saw it before and suddenly it appears infront of them it scared them to death! (That acctually happened to me at midnight while saving my webs.com site) ANd alot of times this screen may nearly 'kill' the computer! I just use the term BSOD beacuse it siunds cool!lol! Computer tech0001 (talk) 19:55, 2 May 2009 (UTC)

yes it is a stop error, and yes it is mainlly called "blue screen of death" i still think the artical should use the proper name and "bsod" should redirect here Jalex3 (talk) 13:52, 11 July 2009 (UTC) The name has a significance. The Blue Screen is quite unique and no matter how comfortable you feel about it after reading the article, hopefully should never see in your life. The Of Death is quite applicable as this screen means the death of the things you do on this system and may probably require replacement of hardware or the re-installtion of the OS. -Wikishagnik (talk) 05:13, 13 June 2012 (UTC)

Problems[edit]

Some security companies send viruses immatating BSOD (Blue Screen of Death) to trick you into buying the product. If this seems to be happening, please contact a professional for help. It may show a BSOD screen multiple times and alert you to install the anti-virus software.

Cleaned Up Section On Windows NT family[edit]

Hi, I have cleaned up the section a bit and updated it by creating a new section called Windows 8 and moving the info on the windows 8 blue screen there. I have also changed the caption in the picture of the windows 8 Blue screen by adding the consumer and release preview in. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 109.151.58.135 (talk) 18:05, 5 July 2012 (UTC)

Merging Articles[edit]

The following discussion is closed. Please do not modify it. Subsequent comments should be made in a new section. A summary of the conclusions reached follows.
The result of this discussion was to merge. Small and weak consensus. However, the RSoD article is currently in question for its notability. I went ahead and did it all things considered. Also interesting to note an earlier discussion which existed at Talk:Red Screen of Death/Archive 1#Merge to BSoD and that was a strong consensus to merge. v/r Michaelzeng7 (talk) 21:42, 25 November 2012 (UTC)

Hi, I have just seen that it has been proposed to merge the Blue Screen of Death article with the Red Screen of Death. I will not physically do anything; however, I have a few suggestions about this: Either: 1. Merge all of the "Screen of Death" articles into one, with separate headers about each type (including subheaders for details etc) 2. Keep all of the Screen of Death articles as they are 3. Keep them in the current format, but make sure that there are links in the articles to each of the other screen of death articles. Eg on the Blue Screen of Death (BSOD) article, like the Red Screen of Death (RSOD) and Black Screen of Death (KSOD) to the BSOD article, where it says "See also". The same for the other two articles. 4. Add a small section about the RSOD and KSOD to the BSOD article, with links to the full articles. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 86.2.60.90 (talk) 19:29, 3 September 2012 (UTC)

As the Red Screen of Death article was 1 line, I merged it completely, just under the NT Kernel section. Article merged: See old talk-page here -- 115.64.149.49 (talk) 11:07, 9 October 2012 (UTC)

Sorry, but editors have to vote on proposals. Its the rule.Greg Heffley 21:01, 9 October 2012 (UTC)
OK, yes, editors are invited to participate in a discussion regarding a proposal to merge 2 articles, but that doesn't mean that editors have to !vote on them. I support the merger, and if no objections arise in the next few days/weeks I'll boldy merge it myself. Wikipedia's rules aren't set in stone, they can be changed at any time, and in some cases, ignored. Michaelzeng7 (talk) 04:36, 24 November 2012 (UTC)

The above discussion is preserved as an archive. Please do not modify it. Subsequent comments should be made in a new section.