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Blue Screen of Death Lives On in Windows 8

by Maximum PC | October 2, 2011October 2, 2011 1:00 pm PDT

Windows 8 Blue Screen

Good news for the haters, when Microsoft said it reimagined Windows, it also reimagined what the Blue Screen of Death (BSoD) should look like, which means Windows 8 isn’t immune to crashing. If you think about it, it’s kind of comforting in a way. After all, what would Windows be without a BSoD revealing what went wrong? You could answer “Linux,” or even “Mac OS X” if you’re trying to start a flame war, but we won’t go there.

As much as we all hate getting a BSoD, they’re actually pretty helpful if you know how to decipher them. They’re also a little intimidating, despite the use of the color blue, which studies show have a relaxing effect on people. It appears Microsoft wants them to be even less frightening in Windows 8.

Pocket-Lint.com posted a screenshot of what it says is the new BSoD for Windows 8. There’s a giant frownie face emoticon in the upper left, followed a message that reads: “Your PC ran into a problem that it couldn’t handle, and now it needs to restart.”

The type of error is displayed — for example, SYSTEM_SERVICE_EXCEPTION — followed by a countdown clock, at the end of which Windows 8 will restart.

What do you think of the new BSoD? Do you find it to be better or worse than previous versions, or are you indifferent?

Image Credit: pocket-lint.com

Original Post by Seamus Bellamy, Reposted Courtesy of Maximum PC – Covering everything from hi-end gaming PCs to tablets, peripherals and home theater rigs, Maximum PC’s print and Web editions stay one step ahead of the fast-changing world of everything computer and computing related. Whether its the latest on building your own desktop system, reviews of the latest laptops and accessories, or roundups of the games and software that make your machine go, Maximum PC brings it to you with news, reviews, and years of expertise. TechnoBuffalo is thrilled to bring you the best of Maximum PC right here on our own pages to keep you immersed in all things digital.


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