Microsoft brings the BSOD screen back to Windows 11

Windows 11 has changed the color of the famous blue screen (BSOD) which announces a major error, from blue to black, Microsoft wanting to match it with the login and shutdown screen. It wasn’t a good idea.

The BSOD screen is the “nightmare” of any PC user since the era of Windows 3.1x, being associated with numerous bugs attributed to either the operating system directly, drivers and, of course, hardware defects. Hoping to make BSOD errors less memorable, Microsoft changed the background color for Windows 11, instead adding a QR code rendered on a blue background, which the curious would have to scan with their mobile phone to find out more. information about the type of problem discovered.

However, the change made by Microsoft hit the very edge of BSOD errors, reducing the chances that they will be noticed as important by PC users, respectively analyzed by IT managers within companies. Thus, the only message that could clarify why an employee’s PC automatically restarts at random intervals ended up being confused with the Login screen, making it difficult to troubleshoot it.

Acknowledging the mistake committed, Microsoft is already releasing a Windows 11 update that changes the display of BSOD errors back to the blue background, keeping the 🙁 symbol added since the time of Windows 8.

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Microsoft first introduced BSOD errors in Windows 3.0, giving IT professionals and support staff a way to diagnose hardware and memory failures after giving up the old MS-DOS command-line interface hid relevant system messages . Typically, BSOD errors are triggered when there is a problem that the Windows kernel cannot handle, such as an error in a driver or critical operating system component caused by a software bug or defect. software in nature. To help with the troubleshooting process, the BSOD error may be followed by saving a diagnostic data packet, which IT administrators can analyze to determine what is causing the crashes.

The Blue Screen of Death (BSOD) has long been part of the Windows “experience” and is an easy way for end users to detect a problem and call IT support.


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