Jump to content



Photo

Blue screen of death joke over for Microsoft?


  • Please log in to reply
61 replies to this topic

#16 Osiris

Osiris

    Neowinian God!

  • Tech Issues Solved: 1
  • Joined: 31-October 01
  • Location: Australia
  • OS: WIndows 8.2
  • Phone: Nokia 930

Posted 25 May 2014 - 06:47

I would say the interesting thing is to get that frownie face and more  useful info to appear (rather than the old BSOD) required a  lot of dev time to update very old code.that no one except the win8 designers wanted to touch.




#17 netsysllc

netsysllc

    Neowinian

  • Joined: 01-April 13

Posted 25 May 2014 - 06:58

I have seen some PSODs (purple screen of death) on VMWare lately



#18 T3X4S

T3X4S

    Neowinian

  • Tech Issues Solved: 3
  • Joined: 28-October 13

Posted 25 May 2014 - 07:07

Testing overclock stability is the easiest way to get a Blue Screen in W8

Easiest way in 7 too methinks



#19 +Matthew S.

Matthew S.

    What the what

  • Tech Issues Solved: 2
  • Joined: 15-December 05
  • Location: Georgetown, ON
  • OS: Windows 8.1 / Mac OS X 10.9.x iOS 7
  • Phone: iPhone 4S

Posted 25 May 2014 - 07:12

Actually the easiest way is to have an nVidia graphics card in your system...



#20 blank

blank

    Neowinian Senior

  • Joined: 05-September 06
  • Location: USA
  • OS: Windows 7 Ultimate x64
  • Phone: Iphone 5

Posted 25 May 2014 - 07:18

I don't remember the last time i had a BSOD. Had to be prior to Vista in the XP days. Close to 10 year sago.

Actually had forgotten they ever existed.

 

What i'll never forget is the windows 98 Illegal operation pop up that'd never go away and you had to hide some where to the side of the screen til you restarted or windows eventually Blue screened.



#21 siah1214

siah1214

    Neowinian Senior

  • Tech Issues Solved: 2
  • Joined: 09-April 12

Posted 25 May 2014 - 07:20

Gotten a few BSODs on 8.1 from running beta NVIDIA drivers, but that's almost to be expected.



#22 shall_i_cut

shall_i_cut

    Touch me if you dare

  • Joined: 27-August 12
  • Location: Philippines
  • OS: Windows 8.1, Windows 7, Android 4.2.1
  • Phone: O+ 8.91

Posted 25 May 2014 - 10:09

Easiest way in 7 too methinks

Nah, download a game on a netbook, then play for 5+ minutes



#23 +Phouchg

Phouchg

    Resident Misanthrope

  • Tech Issues Solved: 9
  • Joined: 28-March 11
  • Location: Neowin Detainment Camp

Posted 25 May 2014 - 10:41

Have seen a fair share on Windows 8 and 8.1 after updates, data corruption and/or hardware problems. It's not been as pleasant as it could have been.



#24 cork1958

cork1958

    Neowinian

  • Tech Issues Solved: 2
  • Joined: 04-October 02

Posted 25 May 2014 - 11:06

Haven't had a BSOD since the very short time I ever used Windows Me, which was like for 2 weeks, maybe, then upgraded computer to W2K and haven't had one since.

 

Those things have been a thing of the past since W2K unless you had bad drivers or faulty hardware.



#25 Reverse Engineer

Reverse Engineer

    sausage supper

  • Joined: 15-October 06
  • Location: glasgow
  • OS: win7

Posted 25 May 2014 - 11:17

my last bsod was on an xp machine, when testing a mates problematic video card, so it was strictly the card that was at fault.  other than that, i've not had a bsod for so long, i can't recall when it was any more.



#26 Rohdekill

Rohdekill

    Neowinian Senior

  • Tech Issues Solved: 1
  • Joined: 06-July 05
  • Location: Earth

Posted 25 May 2014 - 11:39

I get one on 8, once in a blue moon.

same here.



#27 Tony.

Tony.

    Neowinian Senior

  • Joined: 10-February 05
  • Location: Liverpool, UK
  • OS: Windows 7

Posted 25 May 2014 - 12:19

The last bad driver related one must be in the early days of Windows 7.  The last BSoD I've had was messing around with Overclocking settings a few months ago on Windows 8.1.  I cannot actually remember any 'random' BSoD for a long time.



#28 Bonfire

Bonfire

    Neowinian Senior

  • Tech Issues Solved: 1
  • Joined: 08-August 05
  • Phone: Rotary Dial

Posted 25 May 2014 - 12:24

Microsoft always got blamed even though it was rarely their fault (failing hardware, bad drivers, etc).



#29 Dot Matrix

Dot Matrix

    Neowinian Senior

  • Tech Issues Solved: 6
  • Joined: 14-November 11
  • Location: Upstate New York
  • OS: Windows 8.1
  • Phone: Nokia Lumia 920

Posted 25 May 2014 - 12:31

Fun fact: The graphics stability that users of modern Windows enjoy is the result of a new display driver model introduced in Windows Vista.

My BSoD's decreased tenfold for this reason alone. It was one of the contributing factors that made me switch to Vista full time, and ditch XP for good.



#30 Anibal P

Anibal P

    Neowinian

  • Tech Issues Solved: 1
  • Joined: 11-June 02
  • Location: Waterbury CT
  • OS: Win 8.1
  • Phone: Android

Posted 25 May 2014 - 12:31

Actually the easiest way is to have an nVidia graphics card in your system...

 

 

Gotten a few BSODs on 8.1 from running beta NVIDIA drivers, but that's almost to be expected.

 

 

Been running every single Beta driver nVidia has released for years in the last 3 systems I've had, never caused blue screens, I did have a defective part, but was replaced and all has been good, so no not driver related, altho normally hardware or drivers are the main culprit unlike before when it was likely XP causing it