Microsoft and Their Inevitable BSOD

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We all know very well Microsoft and BSOD is two side of a coin. It’s inevitable how the BSOD scares us off. Now there is some other BSOD that can give you a descent naughty smile on your face.. It’s created by the Genius Mark Russinovich from SysInternals. Let’s take a step back in the history. Previously SysInternals made a huge number of Windows NT, 2000, XP & Server 2003 tools which the very advanced developers and core operating systems developers didn’t even dream about. With his numerous success with command line administration tools and core system level utilities he took immediate attention from Microsoft itself. At 2006 Microsoft bought over SysInternals and it was inevitable too. SysInternal Administrator tools are the optimal Swiss army knife for any windows server administrators. SysInternal Administrator tools are still freeware and available for download. So back to present, Mark Created an innovative BSOD emulated screensaver for windows and it utilizes the original ntoskrnl.exe from NT, 2K, XP, 2003. Here is some official description for it:

One of the most feared colors in the NT world is blue. The infamous Blue Screen of Death (BSOD) will pop up on an NT system whenever something has gone terribly wrong. Bluescreen is a screen saver that not only authentically mimics a BSOD, but will simulate startup screens seen during a system boot.

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  • On NT 4.0 installations it simulates chkdsk of disk drives with errors!
  • On Win2K and Windows 9x it presents the Win2K startup splash screen, complete with rotating progress band and progress control updates!
  • On Windows XP and Windows Server 2003 it present the XP/Server 2003 startup splash screen with progress bar!

Bluescreen cycles between different Blue Screens and simulated boots every 15 seconds or so. Virtually all the information shown on Bluescreen’s BSOD and system start screen is obtained from your system configuration – its accuracy will fool even advanced NT developers. For example, the NT build number, processor revision, loaded drivers and addresses, disk drive characteristics, and memory size are all taken from the system Bluescreen is running on.

Use Bluescreen to amaze your friends and scare your enemies!

Bluescreen runs on Windows NT 4.0, Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows Server 2003 and Windows 9x (it requires DirectX).

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Note: before you can run Bluescreen on Windows 9x, you must copy winntsystem32ntoskrnl.exe from a Windows 2000 system to your Windows directory. Simply copy Sysinternals BLUESCRN.SCR to your system32 directory if on Windows NT/2K, or WindowsSystem directory if on Windows 9x. Right click on the desktop to bring up the Display settings dialog and then select the "Screen Saver" tab. Use the pull down list to find "Sysinternals Bluescreen" and apply it as your new screen saver. Select the "Settings" button to enable fake disk activity, which adds an extra touch of realism!

Now Here is the Download directly from Microsoft

>> Official Site

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