Windows 8 could ditch notorious Blue Screen of Death

Microsoft logoIt seems that even Microsoft may be growing weary of the infamous Blue Screen of Death (BSoD) associated with its Windows operating system.

I know I am, because my first encounter with the nefarious BSoD was on an Intel 80286 running Windows 3.1 on top of DOS.

Although way too many years have obviously passed since then, the BSoD remains an unfortunate part of the Windows legacy, from the so-called revolutionary Windows 95 all the way up to the recently launched Windows 7.

But there may be hope for future generations of PC users, because Microsoft has apparently decided to switch to the color black for system stop errors in current builds of Windows 8.

Still, as Tom Warren of WinRumors cautions, the switch to a Black Screen of Death could be a temporary one, similar to the switch in Longhorn build 5112.

"Microsoft started using a Red Screen of Death inside early Windows Vista builds. The company also used Red Screens inside early beta copies of Windows 98," he writes.

"Microsoft has only ever used a Black Screen of Death in Windows 3.x when DOS-based applications failed to execute correctly. MS typically uses Black screens when its operating systems are attempting to load following the power-on self-test (POST)."

Of course, there is absolutely no way of knowing if Windows 8 will be stable like 2000 or if it will suffer from bouts of whiny flakiness like Vista.

So at the end of the day, users will undoubtedly be faced with some type of annoying and frustrating "death screen" - irrespective of its color.

Mac OSX or Linux, anyone?

Source: TG Daily

Tags: Microsoft, Windows 8

Add comment

Your name:
Sign in with:
Your comment:

Enter code:

E-mail (not required)
E-mail will not be disclosed to the third party

Last news

Galaxy Note10 really is built around a 6.7-inch display
You may still be able to download your content
Facebook, Messenger and Instagram are all going away
Minimize apps to a floating, always-on-top bubble
Japan Display has been providing LCDs for the iPhone XR, the only LCD model in Apple’s 2018 line-up
The 2001 operating system has reached its lowest share level
The entire TSMC 5nm design infrastructure is available now from TSMC
The smartphone uses a Snapdragon 660 processor running Android 9 Pie
The Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017) Review
The evolution of the successful smartphone, now with a waterproof body and USB Type-C
February 7, 2017 / 2
Samsung Galaxy TabPro S - a tablet with the Windows-keyboard
The first Windows-tablet with the 12-inch display Super AMOLED
June 7, 2016 /
Keyboards for iOS
Ten iOS keyboards review
July 18, 2015 /
Samsung E1200 Mobile Phone Review
A cheap phone with a good screen
March 8, 2015 / 4
Creative Sound Blaster Z sound card review
Good sound for those who are not satisfied with the onboard solution
September 25, 2014 / 2
Samsung Galaxy Gear: Smartwatch at High Price
The first smartwatch from Samsung - almost a smartphone with a small body
December 19, 2013 /

News Archive



Do you use microSD card with your phone?
or leave your own version in comments (16)