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  1. blue screen of death(Noun)

    An error screen displayed by some operating systems, most notably Microsoft Windows, after encountering a critical system error which can cause the system to shut down, to prevent damage to system hardware.

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  1. Blue Screen of Death

    The Blue Screen of Death, officially a STOP Error, also known as Deadscreen, Blue Screen Error, Bluescreen, or bug check, is the error screen displayed by the Microsoft Windows operating system upon encountering a critical error, of a non-recoverable nature, that causes the system to crash. The term is named after the color of the screen generated by the error. Stop errors are hardware, updates and driver related, causing the computer to stop responding in order to prevent damage to the hardware or data. In the later versions of Windows the screen presents information for diagnostic purposes that was collected as the operating system performed a bug check.

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  1. Blue Screen of Death

    [common] This term is closely related to the older Black Screen of Death but much more common (many non-hackers have picked it up). Due to the extreme fragility and bugginess of Microsoft Windows, misbehaving applications can readily crash the OS (and the OS sometimes crashes itself spontaneously). The Blue Screen of Death, sometimes decorat


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