The Blue Screen of Death

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    Question The Blue Screen of Death

    Why is it blue and not in any other colors (Red, Green, yellow...)
    I hate the NT's blue screen of death. (won't let me restart)
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    Hm, maybe blue is suppose to be calming.
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    well, I think it must be one of the basic 8 EGA colors:

    black: you wouldn't notice the change it you're on a command line window

    red: first: it would scare you more then necessary
    second: they don't want people to think these errors are the devil's work (even if they are )

    green: it would blind any eye

    yellow: same as green

    cyan: same as yellow

    magenta: it blinds you even more than what green, yellow or cyan can.

    white: it's not comfortable

    blue: it's the right one!!!

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    heeey, i remember ega... my oh my... 64 colors could do anything... but then we had vga and were like... man... 256 colors could do anything... but then we had high color... and were were like... man, can't get any better than this... but then we had true color... by then the computer was used as an artists brush... oh, and of course, 4 color cga, and monochrome...

    why was monochrome that brassy [gold, that's the word...] color and black?
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    is there any way of 'tweaking' the sys settings or regsitry settings and customizing those error messages?

    personally i dont find

    fatal error cf34383vb EXCEPtion error in kernel 32

    very helpful and would prefer something along the lines of

    Oh look, windows screwed up again. the system will never recover so ill just reboot it for you now shall i?
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    Or, iain, you could just insert a link to "Developers! Developers! Developers! Developers!" That would cheer up a blue screen.

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    >Oh look, windows screwed up again. the system will never recover so ill just reboot it for you now shall i?

    i thought you meant changing the colors... now, that would be a fun hack [of sorts] to make...
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    >fatal error cf34383vb EXCEPtion error in kernel 32

    this means that the error happened when the computer was running on the cf34383 offset on the file kernel32.dll, you should look it up in a decompiler and see if there's something nasty in there, and if there is, try and fix it. I've repaired kernel32.dll twice (screwed it about 10 times) and user32.dll about six times (screwed it up about... hmm, I lost count of it).

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