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Windows 7: Force a crash - How do I?

14 Apr 2010   #11
Desslok

Windows 7
 
 

Open the case and pop the RAM out.


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14 Apr 2010   #12
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

Deslok,
Now that's an interesting approach, although a little more trouble some on a laptop or a netbook as compared to a desktop.
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14 Apr 2010   #13
Product FRED

Windows 7 Enterprise 64-bit
 
 

Isn't there a risk presented of damaging the RAM or any other parts of the system?
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14 Apr 2010   #14
FuturDreamz

Windows 8 Pro (32-bit)
 
 

nah, just a stray electrical charge will shock you and damage a chip if you grab the RAM wrong.
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14 Apr 2010   #15
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Product FRED View Post
Isn't there a risk presented of damaging the RAM or any other parts of the system?
The one word answer to your question is: YES.

I am an electrical engineer who during his working career worked for computer manufacturers.

Personally, even exercising certain precautions, this should only be considered as an emergency approach.

I thoroughly expect others, who have not electrically stress tested memories to chime in and say that thev never had any bad experiences. Chips can be "damaged" without failing immediately or even in the next few months.

I defy you to find one computer manufacturer who would suggest "hot" removal or "hot" insertion in everyday computers.
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14 Apr 2010   #16
Thorsen

Win7 Home Premium 64x
 
 

have you tried holding the function key and maybe number lock?

Edit: Clarification hold function key and num-lock to get scroll-lock might work
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14 Apr 2010   #17
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

Thosen,
Just tried that. Unfortunately, didn't work.
Thanks,
karl
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14 Apr 2010   #18
Thorsen

Win7 Home Premium 64x
 
 

darn oh well. I looked around the only other option I saw was to hook up an external keyboard

lol Edit: hook up a keyboard that has a scroll-lock key
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14 Apr 2010   #19
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

Thorsen,
Next time I'm at Fry's I'll look around for something cheap which I can use for generating BSODs.
Thanks,
Karl
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14 Apr 2010   #20
FuturDreamz

Windows 8 Pro (32-bit)
 
 

I remember a while back I could consistently cause my mac to kernel panic by attempting to mount a specially corrupted .dmg (kinda like .iso) virtual disk. Not sure if there is something similar for windows tho.
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