Create your own BSOD!!!

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  1. saipothuri

    saipothuri New Member

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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\Servic es\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\Servic es\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: Code:
    http://techrepublic.com.com/5100-10877_11-5710338.html
     
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    kool, gotta try it out
     
  3. vickyadvani

    vickyadvani New Member

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    i too would love to try this out
     
  4. deepak.krishnan

    deepak.krishnan New Member

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    thanks yaar.
     
  5. shivkumar

    shivkumar >>>>>Monkey Power

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    really weird for microsoft to provide such a feature but anyway will try out.
    btw can you tell whether i've to restart after proxy bsod or it can be closed by some way

    thanks for d post
     
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    spiceluvver New Member

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    nice woirk dude
    will surely try out
     
  7. james_bond1

    james_bond1 New Member

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    What about Windows 98 Bro.
    Pl.guide me for it.....
     
  8. max_demon

    max_demon IM AS MAD AS HELL!!

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    in windows 98 you dont need to create BSOD purposefully. you mighe see BSOD often
     
  9. Pathik

    Pathik Google Bot

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    he wants a custom BSOD...
     
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    I want custom BS0D
     
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