Windows 8 Gets Blue Screen of Death With a Twist

By Sidharth | Microsoft

The historic, and the notorious, Windows Blue Screen of Death exists on Microsoft’s newest Operating System, too. However, there’s a slight change this time.

The BSoD on Windows 8 comes with a twist. This time, however, there are no gibberish codes of line, no more technical information and no random lengthy numbers. Microsoft has come up with something interesting. They have made even the worst of users’ nightware a bit friendlier.

Microsoft has simplified the Blue Screen of Death.

“Your PC ran into a problem that it couldn’t handle, and now it needs to restart.

You can search for the error online: HAL_INITIALIZATION_FAILED”

As you can see, there’s few lines of text followed by the error information. Oh, and the sad face on the top. Big sad face. Really, Microsoft?

Microsoft Fixed the BSoD?

Even though Microsoft promised that Windows 8 will be free from the Blue Screen of Death, why does it still stick around in its newest OS?

I’m no expert, but as far as I know, it’s usually the hardware to blame. Sometimes, the hardware doesn’t gel with the Operating System.

Also, overheating, faulty drivers are the oldest culprit who often trigger BSoD on Windows computers.

On the other hand, Windows 8 OS is in its infancy. Everyone is using the Developer Preview build. So, if you’ve encountered a BSoD, take it lightly. And restart your system.

Source: Reddit, Engadget.

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Hi, I am Sidharth. Full-time blogger. Editor of Blogote. And a self-proclaimed geek!