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Blue Screen of Death


Commonly abbreviated to BSOD, this term is closely related to the older Black Screen of Death but much more common. Due to the extreme fragility or 'bugginess' of the Microsoft Windows® 3.1/3.11 of the early 1990s, and early versions of Windows® 95 / 98, misbehaving applications can crash the system. The Blue Screen of Death, sometimes decorated with hexadecimal error codes, is what you get when this happens. The only solution is to re-boot and hope that it doesn't happen again (but it always does!). Solution: use a more stable operation system. If Microsoft Windows® compliance is key, which it normally is for most Small to Medium Sized Enterprises), consider Windows® 2000 professional or server.

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