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Windows 7: BSOD's are scary!

24 Oct 2015   #1
Qwertyfish01

Windows 10 Home 64-bit (I no longer make posts here)
 
 
BSOD's are scary!

I don't think this should be posted in the BSOD section because it's not a problem that needs solving, but I had a BSOD a few months ago which is why I upgraded to Windows 10 (Just had to do a clean install, the BSOD was caused by viruses), and I want to express my feelings about BSOD's. Mac OS X at least had an animation and was friendly about it:

Your PC had an issue and you need to restart it.

And that was it. With Windows, it's just so sudden and bright blue, and it's fuzzy, and it has this (Mostly) all-caps text popping out at you and all these stuffs that sound scary are happening, like a memory crash dump and "Windows has shut itself down to prevent harm to your computer. and then all this stuff below that only reads for a few seconds before the computer shuts itself down and makes a sizzling noise like it's broken forever. I had nightmares the following nights of the BSOD. I was afraid to be in the same room as my PC (Which was hard, because it was in my bedroom) and I don't know why. And it doesn't help that they call it a kernel panic.

I have used Windows for 4 years and that was the only time I ever had a BSOD.
And somehow, it scarred me for life (Or maybe 6 years, who knows?)...
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27 Oct 2015   #2
Golden
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ult. x64
 
 

I agree. Personally I think they shouldn't use any wording that could indicate a problem, and instead of bright blue, it should be rainbow coloured. That way, it wouldn't worry me that much and I wouldn't have to sleep in the garage.

I think a great solution would be to animate the BSOD with butterfly's floating over a green pasture studded with flowering daisy, with a nice message telling me Windows would like to shutdown now, and then restart and I shouldn't worry about a thing.
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27 Oct 2015   #3
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

I was thinking of maybe a nice picture of a wet T Shirt contest. I like Golden's idea, add some flowers. Maybe Apple tree blossoms.

In print:
Sorry, we have to shut down. We will miss you.
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27 Oct 2015   #4
essenbe

Windows 7 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Pro X64/Linux Mint
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Golden View Post
I agree. Personally I think they shouldn't use any wording that could indicate a problem, and instead of bright blue, it should be rainbow coloured. That way, it wouldn't worry me that much and I wouldn't have to sleep in the garage.

I think a great solution would be to animate the BSOD with butterfly's floating over a green pasture studded with flowering daisy, with a nice message telling me Windows would like to shutdown now, and then restart and I shouldn't worry about a thing.
You guys ideas may work unless you had a graphics driver quit working error. The computer would have problems displaying colors and animations.

The Mac OS X idea is really wonderful. I'm glad they make it so it doesn't frighten you to death. Of course, it doesn't help very much in knowing what the problem was and what you may need to do to fix it. But, heck At least you won't have to sleep in the garage while you wonder why that happened.
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27 Oct 2015   #5
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Video problems. Does that mean no wet T. Shirt pictures. Darn.

Good news is if you do get the T.Shirt picture with the flowers you probably don't have a Video Card problem.
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28 Oct 2015   #6
Boozad

W7 Pro x64 SP1 | W10 Pro IP x64 | W8.1 Pro x64 VM | Linux Mint VM
 
 

I love BSODs. This one worked, I got my CPU.

BSOD's are scary!-bsod-wallpaper.jpg


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28 Oct 2015   #7
Qwertyfish01

Windows 10 Home 64-bit (I no longer make posts here)
 
 

I would like that if the system had a crash, a curtain would come down (Like in OS X), and a box would come up and say there was a problem. Maybe to add some humor, make it say something like "Your computer has bad vision and ran its' car halfway up a streetlamp. It needs to pay the fine and get some new eyeglasses. In the meantime, the computer will be off."
Each time a crash happens, a different message will appear, and under it, it will say somethign like "Don't panic. It's OK." After 20 seconds, the computer will restart and right before the logon screen, it will ask if you want log information, and if you want to copy it to your clipboard.
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28 Oct 2015   #8
Golden
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ult. x64
 
 

Now you're being silly.....that's way to scary.
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28 Oct 2015   #9
Qwertyfish01

Windows 10 Home 64-bit (I no longer make posts here)
 
 

No, your idea was silly. My idea was way less jump-scary and sensible. Rainbow color and butterflies flying over a pasture studded with daisies? I couldn't see that happening in a million years.
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28 Oct 2015   #10
Golden
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ult. x64
 
 

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