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blue screen of death

slang A humorous term for the blue screen that is sometimes displayed after a crash on a computer with a Windows operating system. So you've got a blue screen of death, huh? Have you tried restarting your computer?
See also: blue, death, of, screen

blue screen of death

and BSOD
phr. & comp. abb. the blue computer screen that appears in early versions of Windows when Windows discovers a programming or operational error. Every time I run that program I get the BSOD. No matter what program causes the blue screen of death, Bill Gates gets the blame.
See also: blue, death, of, screen
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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?
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