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Infamous Blue Screen of Death Revamped in Windows 8

Microsoft Corp. - the software powerhouse from Redmond, Washington is going to renovate the looks of the infamous Blue Screen Of Death (BSOD) in its forthcoming OS platform Windows 8, according to new reports.

Earlier, it was speculated that the Windows 7 successor would be coming up with a black screen of death. However, the company, as it seems, has decided to stick with the traditional blue.

The BSOD, which perhaps happens to be the most dreaded thing faced by Windows users, appears when there is some critical error(s) in the system, and the OS itself cannot handle it on its own. It is featured by almost all of the Windows operating system products including Windows 98, Windows XP, Windows Vista, as well as Windows 7.

The new look of the BSOD, which features in it a sad-smiley, followed by a message that reads: “Your PC ran into a problem that it couldn’t handle, and now it needs to restart”, first came into light following its discovery in a Windows 8 developers preview.

“This latest version manages to make the process a little less headache-inducing, but I (perhaps naively) long for the day when Microsoft can tell me in plain English why my computer just failed,” notes the author of this (opens in new tab) TechCrunch report.

Ravi Mandalia

Ravi Mandalla was ITProPortal's Sub Editor (and a contributing writer) for two years from 2011. Based in Ahmedabad, India, Ravi is now the owner and founder of Parity Media Pvt. Ltd., a news and media company, which specializes in online publishing, technology news and analysis, reviews, web site traffic growth, web site UI. Ravi lists his specialist subjects as: Enterprise, IT, Technology, Gadgets, Business, High Net Worth Individuals, Online Publishing, Advertising, Marketing, Social Media, News, Reviews, Audio, Video, and Multi-Media. He has also previously worked as Dy. Manager - IT Security at (n)Code Solutions.