Create your own BSOD!!!

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  1. blackpearl

    blackpearl The Devil

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    As puzzling as it may sound, it can be quite useful to create your own Blue Screen Of Death in Windows XP. From troubleshooting your Startup And Recovery settings to demonstrating to end users what to do if they encounter a BSOD, this tip will come in handy.

    While it may seem odd to think about purposefully causing a Blue Screen Of Death (BSOD), Microsoft includes such a provision in Windows XP. This might come in handy for testing and troubleshooting your Startup And Recovery settings, Event logging, and for demonstration purposes.

    Here's how to create a BSOD:

    1. Launch the Registry Editor (Regedit.exe).
    2. Go to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\i8042prt\Parameters.
    3. Go to Edit, select New | DWORD Value and name the new value CrashOnCtrlScroll.
    4. Double-click the CrashOnCtrlScroll DWORD Value, type 1 in the Value Data textbox, and click OK.
    5. Close the Registry Editor and restart Windows XP.

    When you want to cause a BSOD, press and hold down the [Ctrl] key on the right side of your keyboard, and then tap the [ScrollLock] key twice. Now you should see the BSOD.

    If your system reboots instead of displaying the BSOD, you'll have to disable the Automatically Restart setting in the System Properties dialog box. To do so, follow these steps:

    1. Press [Windows]-Break.
    2. Select the Advanced tab.
    3. Click the Settings button in the Startup And Recovery panel.
    4. Clear the Automatically Restart check box in the System Failure panel.
    5. Click OK twice.

    Here's how you remove the BSOD configuration:

    1. Launch the Registry Editor (Regedit.exe).
    2. Go to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\i8042prt\Parameters.
    3. Select the CrashOnCtrlScroll value, pull down the Edit menu, and select the Delete command.
    4. Close the Registry Editor and restart Windows XP.

    Source: http://techrepublic.com.com/5100-10877_11-5710338.html

    ENJOY(???):)
     
  2. dIgItaL_BrAt

    dIgItaL_BrAt New Member

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    and here is a BSOD screensaver,perfect for freaking people out!
     
  3. Vishal Gupta

    Vishal Gupta Microsoft MVP

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    Very Old...
    And of course no1 will want to crash the computer manually, while Microsoft has made this feature in-built in every version of Windows :p
     
  4. hsnayvid

    hsnayvid New Member

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    shouldn't this be in tutorial section?
     
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    lmfao :)) ......................................
     
  6. rohandhruva

    rohandhruva New Member

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    Roflol.. Windows is really the no. one os .. for those in love with buggy insecure os'
     
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