Reinvented: Windows 8 Blue Screen Of Death

The new Windows 8 Blue Screen of Death (BSOD) is quite nice.

Fix Blue Screen in Windows 8

The new black/blue screen of death does not show any error codes, instead it’s showing a more user-friendly blue screen with a sad smiley. In smaller letters it’s giving us a reason e.g. “HAL Initialization Failed” or  “System Service Exception”

While this new blue screen might be more user-friendly, it’s not so useful for debugging Windows 8. System admins can probably restore the error codes and of course you can enable crash dumps in Windows 8 that will help you to find the actual problems.

Most blue screens can be categorized, so it should be easy to create a more useful blue screen that is both useful and “end-user-friendly”. Instead of simply telling us “that the PC ran into a problem and to search online” it could give us some suggestions what could be the problem. Maybe in Windows 9 ;)

Fix Blue Screens in Windows 7 and Windows 8

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By the way, if you want to fix blue screens of death in Windows 7, check out this article to fix your blue screens

Published: Monday, September 19th, 2011 Last Modified: September 19, 2011