The “blue screen of death” that signifies a system failure has historically characterized Microsoft’s
Windows operating system as much as the windows-based user interface itself. Seeing the dreaded “BSOD” meant you had undoubtedly just lost whatever work was being done at the time, and a reboot was the only way out. Catastrophic failures that brought on the BSOD used to be fairly regular occurrences in Windows, however the dreaded blue screen has made itself much more scarce in recent years. According to a recent report from ZDNet
, this is a direct result of Microsoft’s hard work to identify the various causes of these system crashes and stamp them out.