blue screen of death


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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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If you check the writing on the blue screen of death and notice  "iqrl_not_less_or_equal" is written in there somewhere, you are likely running into the same problem as these other users.
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No one likes the Blue Screen of Death, that's just obvious, but getting one here in the Middle East is even worse.
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Tuesday's security updates from Microsoft have crippled Windows XP PCs with the notorious Blue Screen of Death (BSOD), users have reported on the company's support forum.<p>Complaints began early yesterday, and gained momentum throughout the day.<p>"I updated 11 Windows XP updates today and restarted my PC like it asked me to," said a user identified as "tansenroy" who kicked off a growing support thread.
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