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Old 11-10-06, 01:59 PM   #1
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Microsoft shows a sense of humor.

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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!

Bluescreen runs on Windows NT 4.0, Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows Server 2003 and Windows 9x (it requires DirectX).
BSOD screesaver..
http://www.microsoft.com/technet/sys...lueScreen.mspx
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Old 11-10-06, 02:06 PM   #2
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I'm sorry, but Microsoft isn't showing any sense of humor. Instead this was originally developed by SysInterals which was purchased by Microsoft in July of 2006. They are simply re-releasing something that was previously created.

As you can see, here is is, dated 2005. See "BlueScreen v3.2"
http://web.archive.org/web/200506272...Utilities.html

I think the thread should be changed to "Microsoft shows they are asshats".
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Old 11-10-06, 02:12 PM   #3
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Let me add I wasn't flaming you but rather Microsoft's attempt at "innovation".
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Old 11-11-06, 12:10 AM   #4
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Microsoft shows a sense of humor.



BSOD screesaver..
http://www.microsoft.com/technet/sys...lueScreen.mspx
Ha! That's pretty funny. Thanks for the link.
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