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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 screensaver simulates such a bluescreen, followed by a fake reboot, and then returns another error.

Price Free    Disk 0.06 MB    Windows for Windows    Downloads 28,100
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BSOD ScreenSaver Reworked for Windows 1016 years ago

Installation instructions

Microsoft Windows

  1. Extract the SysInternalsBluescreen screensaver file from the bsod.zip archive you downloaded into the Windows folder on your hard-drive.
  2. Locate the screensaver file you extracted, right-click it and select "Install".

Anti-virus report for Blue Screen of Death

Our editors have reviewed all files and found them to be safe, but they are also checked automatically using many different virus scanners. We are happy to share the results.

Virus scannerbsod.zip
ClamAVWin.Joke.FakeBlueScreen-2 *
F-SecureTrojan-Downloader:W32/Kavala.B *
Last scanned2 weeks ago

*  When only a few of the virus scanners detect a problem with a file, this usually indicates a false alarm. While we cannot guarantee the safety of any file for 100%, we review them all carefully and report false positives to the anti-virus companies.

We have 1 file for "Blue Screen of Death"

  1.   bsod.zip (Windows)
File report #1
File namebsod.zip
Target system Microsoft Windows
File size56.74 kB (58,101 bytes)
File typeZIP archive
Detection ratio2/14 (14.29%)   View report
Total downloads28,100
Last downloaded1 hour ago
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User reviews (23)

Not bad, but when i plug in a usb mouse or something it restarts and then my keyboard, touch screen, mouse does not work.

by edison powell on October 14, 2023

its so buggy that i cant even remove it :[

by maggot on April 19, 2023

it says error display mode 80000801

by Problem on October 19, 2022

silly, yet fun screensaver
only downside is that it's for low resolution displays, it will show as 4:3

by trunestor on May 26, 2022

no good

by no good on March 16, 2022

i dont trust it by the reviews....

by MR.IBM on September 22, 2021

This is good for a prank.

by Ana-Maria on June 14, 2021

wasn't able to get it to work

by didn't work on May 6, 2021

did not work just a error

by barney on September 25, 2020

Works good, good for a joke!!

by jaime on February 24, 2020

But when you make prank in your friends?

by powerblue on December 25, 2019

It is okay. It is original Sysinternals Blue Screen of Death screensaver. This can work in Windows 8/10, if you change compatibility mode to Windows Vista. To do this, you must rename file extension to .exe. Now, you can set application Compatibility to Windows Vista. Now, change extension back to *.scr. Now, copy this file to C:\Windows\System32\

by Frank_D on September 27, 2019

this didnt even work.

by Helpful Kid on May 22, 2019

Perfect screensaver to prank friends with

by DeadlyPotato on June 9, 2018

srsly this BSOD Screensaver is terrible!

by osama on February 23, 2018

Do not use this. Even if you delete it, it will disrupt the sleep timer on your machine

by Jeff Doe on December 19, 2017

I don't now if I'm doing something wrong, but it doesn't work here. I have win10 v1607

Screensavers Planet: It does look like it's not working on Windows 10, unfortunately. The error is "SetDisplayMode FAILED: 80004001". Try searching for BSOD to find a few alternatives that are more likely to work with Windows 10.

by Lapraniteon on April 10, 2017

I makes me laugh!

by Ghostly124 on July 16, 2016

It is a great trolling tool, however on closer examination you can see it is fake.
I have a dual monitor setup and a real BSOD appears on both of them, and also that crash dump thing appears and changes itself or whatever. otherwise it is very good, I love the thing that the mouse is disabled temporally

by Doddo on January 3, 2016

Excellent saver, but changes the screen resolution mode of the monitor, which for some some monitor/g-card combinations causes delays.

by SF on November 1, 2015

It is good, but only for Vista users. But there are barely any Vista users

by Windows 2000 on September 23, 2015

Why is it .exe? a simple folder would have done it too. My antivirus (norton) said "ws.reputation.1" I had this with many files and i usually dont trust him if he says this, but with an .exe file NOPE!

Screensavers Planet: It was packaged into a self-extracting archive for ease of use, but we have now put it in a simple ZIP file. This may still get blocked by overzealous virus scanners like Norton, but hopefully it will alleviate your fears of the .EXE file.

by Daniel on September 5, 2015

Why is the screensaver provided as executable? The McAfee deleted it anyway, the screensaver contains a virus.

Screensavers Planet: It does not contain a virus. If McAfee reports it as such, then that's a false positive. The file is frequently scanned using a multitude of anti-virus programs, the results of which can be viewed online. Since it's a prank-type of screensaver, some programs may mark it as potentionally dangerous. As for the file format, it's provided as an executable for easy installation into the Windows folder.

by Rene on March 31, 2015

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