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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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The two new additions to the line were unveiled in October 2015, but (http://www.ibtimes.com/microsoft-slammed-over-surface-book-surface-pro-4-issues-you-gotta-pull-steve-jobs-2276397) customers have complained that the tablets are susceptible to battery drain, display driver problems, and dreaded "blue screens of death."
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