Blue Screen of Death
This infamous computer bluescreen, often referred to as the "Blue Screen of Death" (BSOD), has plagued Windows users for years. It generally indicates that the computer has crashed in a non-recoverable way, and therefore has to be rebooted. The causes range from hardware failures to faulty device drivers, but whatever the cause, the mere sight of the blue screen is enough to terrify any system administrator or computer enthusiast. This free screensaver simulates such a bluescreen, followed by a simulated reboot, and then returns another error screen.
- Windows XP or newer
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These are installation notes for the Blue Screen of Death screensaver.
- Double-click on the bsod.exe file you downloaded above to bring up the BSOD installer.
- The default location to which the screensaver will be extracted is C:\Windows\. This should be fine for most users, but if you suspect that your local disk (onto which Windows was installed) has a different drive letter, use the "Browse" button to manually select the "Windows" folder.
- Click "Extract" to copy the screensaver file to your Windows folder.
- If you get an error message stating that "Administrator privilege is required to complete the task. Run again with administrator privilege?", click "Yes" to continue, then click "Extract" again.
- If the screensaver does not appear among the others, browse to your Windows folder (usually C:\Windows), look for the "SysInternalsBlueScreen" file, right-click on it and select "Install".