blue screen of death


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blue screen of death

A blank blue screen on a computer monitor that results from a serious error in the Windows operating systems.
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Did your Windows 7 computer experience a blue screen of death today with a cryptic "irql_not_less_or_equal" message?
I gave it a quick clean and stuck it under the hand dryer to save it, but the blue screen of death had already appeared, meaning it was more or less gubbed.
We've all been there: Our computers lock up, our printers fail to work, our laptops or tablets won't connect to the network, or we've received the blue screen of death on a Windows-based machine.
Up until now, the worst thing that could happen to a machine under cyberattack would be "the blue screen of death.
It follows Las Vegas detective Jack Adamson's investigation into his best friend while matching wits against the infamous Blue Screen of Death.
However, that site didn't actually work, leaving users hanging without even the solace of Apple's spinning beachball or Windows' Blue Screen of Death.
A Blue Screen of Death was the first obvious sign something was wrong, and my computer's inability to handle anything more complex than a basic website meant my Nvidia 9800 has seen its last game of BioShock.
lt;p>Within hours of that update's release, users flooded Microsoft's support forum, reporting that their computers had been incapacitated with a Blue Screen of Death (BSOD).