View Full Version : BSOD :: Blue Screen of Death

03-31-2002, 11:43 PM
Hey, I was just thinking, does anyone know how if it's possible to get a snapshot [Print Screen or something...] of the BSOD? I saw that ober5861 had one for the avatar on the Flasddadee's... ::oh, no, he brings up Flashddadee's!::

I've been getting a lot of those lately with the new release of the DevC++ 5... the beta version. Don't mean to say anything against them, just stating the fact. Plus, that IS a BETA release... I was just wondering it it's possible to get a snapshot of the Blues Screen of Death at all, probably not though, huh? I guess the system won't really allow you to do that, 'xcept let you "press any key to continue" or something... or maybe I'm wrong as usual (I hope =)

ober5861: How did you do that?

04-01-2002, 01:19 AM
I think the PrintScrn key will capture the image and you could save it as a .bmp

never tried to do it though.

04-01-2002, 01:29 AM
haha digital camera would work?
or just code one ;) that's what i did in a pascal class a while back while i was reealllllly bored...
set up the PC next to you and run some code like this:


then on your pc just copy the screen that shows up (easier than doing it from memory)

04-01-2002, 01:31 AM
Don't think it's possible, since windows is not functioning anymore, and all processes would pause during BSOD. And most of the time if u encountered BSOD, you won't be able to get back to windows, how u gonna save the img? :)

04-01-2002, 01:42 AM
>most of the time if u encountered BSOD, you won't be able to get back to windows,
actually, most of the time I encountered the BSOD I am able to get back to windows.
I think it's a bug or something, I am not sure why it does this but if I start up:
other misc programs, usually having to do with graphics(directX)

it only happens once each time after I start the computer.
hmmm.. that sounds strange, let me try again.
this hapens every time:
I start the computer.
I startup one of the above programs.
it gives me the BSOD, then I "hit a key" return to windows, then I run the program again and it runs fine.
the above happens only sometimes.

it acts like there is a big barrier there, after I run some app that conflicts with it, it breaks; then every program works fine.

I would call compaq and get it fixed but they "can't find any copy of my purchase of two extra years of tech support", so until I get done with my trip and get back home where I can send them a copy of the reciept they won't give me an ounce of support.
only 4 more months till I get back home... hope i don't run into any big-bad problems with the computer till then...

04-01-2002, 02:17 AM
What happens for me with the DevC++ is that I get the BSOD half the time when i hit the 'compile + run' key. The program gives me the BSOD, then I hit any key, get bacl to windows, and my compiled program is run. The DevC++ is killed though...

I'll try the Print Screen again, didn't seem to work the last time I tried.

04-01-2002, 10:26 AM
Why do you need print screen? Get out a pen and paper and write downt the error.. that's what I do.
Then go to google and type it in, should turn up some results.

04-01-2002, 12:30 PM
Well, the point is I wanted to see if I could get an actual snapshot of the BSOD... I saw that someone on Flashddadee's had one as their avatar, so got me interested. BTW, how useful is the info you find on Google search for the error? What can you do with it, a way to fix the problem?

04-01-2002, 12:34 PM
this reminds me:



04-01-2002, 02:36 PM
This util allows you to save the output of a NT BSOD to a text file.......it doent give a screenshot though - here (http://www.sysinternals.com/ntw2k/freeware/bluesave.shtml)