Talk:Blue Screen of Death

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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.

"Similar screens" section doesn't belong here[edit]

The "Blue Screen of Death" is a deliberately created and displayed error message signifying a fatal operating system error in Windows. There is specific code in Windows to put the error information on the screen. There is even a little part of the video driver that this code uses to that the BSoD can be displayed even if the fatal error occurred in the video driver.

Screens that just stop working (even if at a particular phase of operation that leaves them blank with a specific color background) are not "similar" and should not be described here. I suppose we could mention them in the "see also" section, if they have articles. Ditto for screens attached to systems or devices that have frozen or "locked up", retaining whatever was displayed on them just before the problem.

If there isn't an error message on the screen that's associated with the failure, it's not a "similar screen".

Otherwise... we could as well claim a "black screen of death" when the LCD backlight fails... or when we forget to turn the monitor on. Jeh (talk) 20:56, 15 April 2016 (UTC)

  • Support. Hi. I agree that all screens deemed "Similar" must be both similar in nature (i.e. error screens) and deliberately similar. Best regards, Codename Lisa (talk) 13:31, 17 April 2016 (UTC)

Windows 10[edit]

I have seen the BSOD of windows 10 before when my Win-10 pc crash and it looked similar to the one on windows 8... that was build 10240 and 10586. But in build 14393 it added QR code... Must we add information to the page? (talk) 13:05, 12 October 2016 (UTC)

Sure. Isn't it there already? Codename Lisa (talk) 13:35, 12 October 2016 (UTC)

The PC version of the Sonic CD game gave me BSOD — Preceding unsigned comment added by Spin Dash CD (talkcontribs) 19:46, 13 November 2016 (UTC)

Looking for an admin[edit]

Is there an admin here??? TheCoolGuy125 (talk) 07:05, 6 January 2017 (UTC)

If you want to report something to admins and have them respond in their capacity as admins, post your question at one of the Administrators' Noticeboards. The general-purpose one is here: WP:AN There are others for reporting specific problems such as vandalism, edit warring, etc. A complete list is here: WP:Noticeboards Jeh (talk) 07:34, 6 January 2017 (UTC)