If you’re a medium to long time Windows user, you’ve probably seen the traditional “Blue Screen of Death”.

Windows 8 has improved certain aspects of the Windows operating system user interface.

One of those appears to be the BSoD or Blue Screen Of Death.

In Windows 8 Microsoft has decided to keep the BSoD but this time around it’s a little more user friendly.

windows 8 bsod - Blue Screen Of Death

windows 8 bsod – Blue Screen Of Death

Rather than inundating you with a whole load of data about your system crash, it simply informs you that there was a problem and it needs to restart.

You are given a couple of key search terms which you can look up online which will hopefully help you resolve your issue.

About the Author

Onuora Amobi is the Founder and VP of Digital Marketing at Learn About The Web Inc. Onuora has more than a decade of information security, project management and management consulting experience. He has specialized in the management and deployment of large scale ERP client/server systems.

In addition to being a former Microsoft MVP and the founder and editor of EyeOnWindows.com, he is the CEO of a Pasadena based online marketing education startup - Learn About The Web Inc. (www.learnabouttheweb.com) and The Redmond Cloud (https://www.theredmondcloud.com).

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  • xinu

    Since windows 7 my number of BSOD’s has drastically reduced. I have not seen one in months, if not years. Having said that, I have seen quite a lot of OSX crashes, more than I have had with Windows 7 running on the same hardware. I do like that they re-designed the BSOD screen, however I think  that there should be an option for users to view more detailed information about the crash, as this can help developers identify which files in their applications might be causing the system to crash.

    • Penta2100

      That would do well for the beta tests 🙂

  • Hannes

    As a driver dev I certainly enjoyed the failing driver name (e.g. SPCMDCON.SYS as seen above) which would gie you a quick hint if the issue is already known or not. I guess now in Win8 you must open the dump to get this, which will certainly takes more time.

    I suggest Microsoft puts the failing driver name onto the new BSOD. Pretty please.

  • http://www.facebook.com/FreshPrinceOfLC Tyler Roemhildt

    I saw a BSOD only ONCE.. and that was because my RAM was burned out.