The original Blue Screen of Death was written by Steve Ballmer

Scorpus

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Most long-time users of Windows have probably witnessed a few Blue Screens of Death (BSODs) in their time using the operating system. But one thing you probably didn't know (until you read the title of this article), is that former...

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p51d007

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So, besides making the "Crazy Eddie" type commercials, running around on stage sweating a gallon of water, the BSOD was one of his other "achievement"....classic!
 
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Great - so now I can give it it's true name - Balmer's Screen Of Death - and perhaps call Win8 will be known as BKOD - Balmers kiss of death.
 
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If stopped responding to the system how send to system ESC or ENTER keystroke?
 

cliffordcooley

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If stopped responding to the system how send to system ESC or ENTER keystroke?
I think you missed the point of the BSOD. BSOD is triggered and allows the user to respond upon conditions that make it impossible for the user to respond. Not all errors trigger a BSOD, which is when system freezes are experienced.
 

cliffordcooley

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He created the message, not the crashes that prompt the message.
No one has made that insinuation. However the message itself would be useless, without error traps to trigger the message. So it is not just a message that was created.
 
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This story is false.

That is to say, this is not the BSOD. Yes, it's blue, but the article's writer didn't actually bother to read, it seems.
 
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Nope, BSOD was for a hardware failure that was unrecoverable, what this report is posting about is the CTRL+ALT+DEL Dialogue, not the BSOD, which allows you to recover from application level errors.