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Crash Screens are present in Windows to inform the user of errors that occur in Windows.
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'''Crash Screens''' are present in Windows to inform the user of errors that occur in Windows.
  
 
== Blue Screen of Death ==
 
== Blue Screen of Death ==
The Blue Screen of Death is the most common crash screen seen in Windows and is the subject of many jokes.
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The '''Blue Screen of Death''' ('''BSoD''') is the most common crash screen seen in Windows and is the subject of many jokes.
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=== Windows 1.x ===
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The BSOD in Windows 1.x appeared when a DOS version newer than 5.0 was used. It had unreadable text, because it printed the contents of <code>WIN100.OVL</code>. It would either load the OS successfully, kick the user back to DOS, or load the OS full of white bars.
  
 
=== Windows 3.x/Windows 9x ===
 
=== Windows 3.x/Windows 9x ===
[[File:Win9xBSOD.png|thumb|BSOD in Windows 9x]]
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The BSOD in these versions of Windows was a common sight, due to the instability of the OS. In Windows 3.1, a BSOD could be triggered simply by pressing CTRL-ALT-DEL. When a system BSOD occurred, they could sometimes be recovered from, but it would result in the OS decreasing in stability.<br>
The BSOD in these versions of Windows was a common sight, due to the unstability of the OS. In Windows 3.1, a BSOD could be triggered simply by pressing CTRL-ALT-DEL. When a system BSOD occurred, they could be recovered from but it would result in the OS decreasing in stability; even more so in the case of Windows ME.
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It can be triggered in [[Windows 95]] or [[Windows 98]] by pressing Win+R, typing in <code>c:\con\con</code> and clicking on OK.
  
 
=== Windows NT ===
 
=== Windows NT ===
[[File:OldNTStopError.png|thumb|STOP Error in Windows NT]]
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Windows NT BSODs (also called STOP errors) are unrecoverable system errors caught by the NT kernel. A STOP error in Windows NT rarely occurs unless there are bad drivers, bad software, expired timebomb or failing hardware. Usually, a memory dump is saved to disk unless a disk error occurs, in which case no dump is saved.
Windows NT BSODs (also called STOP errors) are unrecoverable system errors caught by the NT Kernel. A STOP error in Windows NT rarely occurs unless there are bad drivers, bad software, expired timebomb or failing hardware. Usually, a memory dump is saved to disk unless a disk error occurs, in which case no dump is saved.
 
  
 
=== Windows 8 ===
 
=== Windows 8 ===
[[File:Win8STOPError.png|thumb|Windows 8 STOP Error]]
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The BSOD in Windows 8 was revamped to make it more user-friendly - the Windows 8 BSOD only shows the error string; one must use Event Viewer to find the hexadecimal error code.
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The Blue Screen of Death in Windows 8 was revamped to make it more user-friendly; the Windows 8 BSOD only shows the error string; one must use Event Viewer to find the hexadecimal error code.
  
 
== Black Screen of Death ==
 
== Black Screen of Death ==
[[File:Win31BlackScreen.gif|thumb|Black Screen of Death in Windows 3.1]]
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The Black Screen of Death was a semi-common sight in Windows 3.1 where MS-DOS applications (particularly networking stacks) would fail to load properly. The screen would result in a hard system lockup, requiring the PC to be reset.
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The '''Black Screen of Death''' ('''BkSoD''') was a semi-common sight in Windows 3.x, where MS-DOS applications (particularly networking stacks) would fail to load properly. The screen would result in a hard system lockup, requiring the PC to be reset.
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There was also a Black Screen of Death in some [[Windows 8]] builds.
  
 
== Red Screen of Death ==
 
== Red Screen of Death ==
[[File:Memphis Build 1400 RSOD.png|thumb|Red screen of death in [[Windows:98:1400|Memphis Build 1400]]]]
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The '''Red Screen of Death''' ('''RSoD''') is a nickname for the error message which existed in some beta versions of [[Microsoft]]'s operating system, [[Windows Vista]]. It was dropped in [[Windows Vista/6.0.5112.winmain beta1.050720-1600|Beta 1 (Build 5112)]] of [[Windows Vista|Vista]] for all errors except boot loader errors. It can also be found (but rarely) in early builds of [[Windows 98]], even when it was known as codename "Memphis", because these early builds have poor/broken ACPI support.
[[File:Longhorn BSOD.jpg|thumb|Red screen of death in [[Windows:Vista:5048.winmain idx02.050401-0536|Longhorn Build 5048]]]]
 
'''Red Screen of Death''' ('''RSOD''') is a nickname for the error message which existed in some beta versions of [[Microsoft]]'s operating system, [[Windows:Vista|Windows Vista]]. It was dropped in [[Windows:Vista:5112.winmain_beta1.050720-1600|Beta 1 (Build 5112)]] of [[Windows:Vista|Vista]] for all errors except boot loader errors. It can also be found (but rarely) in early builds of [[Windows:98|Windows 98]], even when it was known as codename "Memphis".
 
  
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==Crash Screens Gallery==
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<gallery>
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Win9xBSOD.png|BSOD in Windows 9x
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OldNTStopError.png|STOP Error in Windows NT
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Win8STOPError.png|Windows 8 STOP Error
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Win31BlackScreen.gif|Black Screen of Death in Windows 3.1
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Memphis Build 1400 RSOD.png|Red screen of death in [[Windows 98/1400|Memphis Build 1400]]
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File:Longhorn BSOD.jpg|Red screen of death in [[Windows Vista/6.0.5048.winmain idx02.050401-0536|Longhorn Build 5048]]
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Windows1.0crash.png|BSOD in Windows 1.x
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</gallery>
 
[[Category:Screens of death]]
 
[[Category:Screens of death]]

Latest revision as of 13:29, 22 July 2019

Crash Screens are present in Windows to inform the user of errors that occur in Windows.

Blue Screen of Death

The Blue Screen of Death (BSoD) is the most common crash screen seen in Windows and is the subject of many jokes.

Windows 1.x

The BSOD in Windows 1.x appeared when a DOS version newer than 5.0 was used. It had unreadable text, because it printed the contents of WIN100.OVL. It would either load the OS successfully, kick the user back to DOS, or load the OS full of white bars.

Windows 3.x/Windows 9x

The BSOD in these versions of Windows was a common sight, due to the instability of the OS. In Windows 3.1, a BSOD could be triggered simply by pressing CTRL-ALT-DEL. When a system BSOD occurred, they could sometimes be recovered from, but it would result in the OS decreasing in stability.
It can be triggered in Windows 95 or Windows 98 by pressing Win+R, typing in c:\con\con and clicking on OK.

Windows NT

Windows NT BSODs (also called STOP errors) are unrecoverable system errors caught by the NT kernel. A STOP error in Windows NT rarely occurs unless there are bad drivers, bad software, expired timebomb or failing hardware. Usually, a memory dump is saved to disk unless a disk error occurs, in which case no dump is saved.

Windows 8

The Blue Screen of Death in Windows 8 was revamped to make it more user-friendly; the Windows 8 BSOD only shows the error string; one must use Event Viewer to find the hexadecimal error code.

Black Screen of Death

The Black Screen of Death (BkSoD) was a semi-common sight in Windows 3.x, where MS-DOS applications (particularly networking stacks) would fail to load properly. The screen would result in a hard system lockup, requiring the PC to be reset.

There was also a Black Screen of Death in some Windows 8 builds.

Red Screen of Death

The Red Screen of Death (RSoD) is a nickname for the error message which existed in some beta versions of Microsoft's operating system, Windows Vista. It was dropped in Beta 1 (Build 5112) of Vista for all errors except boot loader errors. It can also be found (but rarely) in early builds of Windows 98, even when it was known as codename "Memphis", because these early builds have poor/broken ACPI support.

Crash Screens Gallery