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BSoD: BlueScreen – Blue Screen of Death Screensaver

Posted in Links, Software, Technology by engtech on November 10, 2006

The entire fact that this exists is amazing. Earlier this month Microsoft (via Sys Internals) released a Blue Screen of Death screensaver. We’ve all met this monstrosity, usually at the worst possible moment. Now you can wow and amaze co-workers by faking your PC death whenever you are AFK.

One of the most feared colors in the NT world is blue. The infamous Blue Screen of Death (BSOD) will pop up on an NT system whenever something has gone terribly wrong. Bluescreen is a screen saver that not only authentically mimics a BSOD, but will simulate startup screens seen during a system boot.

  • On NT 4.0 installations it simulates chkdsk of disk drives with errors!
  • On Win2K and Windows 9x it presents the Win2K startup splash screen, complete with rotating progress band and progress control updates!
  • On Windows XP and Windows Server 2003 it present the XP/Server 2003 startup splash screen with progress bar!

Bluescreen cycles between different Blue Screens and simulated boots every 15 seconds or so. Virtually all the information shown on Bluescreen’s BSOD and system start screen is obtained from your system configuration – its accuracy will fool even advanced NT developers. For example, the NT build number, processor revision, loaded drivers and addresses, disk drive characteristics, and memory size are all taken from the system Bluescreen is running on.

Use Bluescreen to amaze your friends and scare your enemies!

Note: most Linux distros come with this by default, so the idea is nothing new.

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