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Windows 8 Blue Screen of Death Has a Sad Face

by Conner Flynn

We’ve all been there. You are playing a game or doing some important work and suddenly Windows crashes and the dreaded Blue Screen of Death  (BSoD) shows up. Normally that gives you a sad face, but with Windows 8, Microsoft feels your pain and shows you a sad face of their own.

There’s the sad face, which doesn’t really make you feel any better, and also a simpler message compared to the old Blue Screen of Death, telling you what you already know. That it is time to reboot.

I don’t know about you, but thankfully I haven’t encountered the Blue Screen of Death for a long time. If I encountered it right this minute, it seems like that sad face would just tick me off even more. What do you have to be sad about? You get to reboot and forget it. I’ve just lost some important work and it has cost me time. I say forget the sad face and apologize for not being more stable.

[Chip Hazard via Geek via Geeky-Gadgets]

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Comments (5):

  1. Dwayne says:

    Ha….makes me feel a bit better about my system crashing. It would have been nice to give some tips to fix the blue screen though. #bluescreenofsadness

  2. ACP says:

    I don’t see an error code.
    Now, we get the FEATURE of paying for technical support if ANYTHING goes wrong with this version of Windows, right? What more could you ask for? Nothing, that’s what. (It says “HAL INITIALIZATION FAILED”, big fucking help. That’s a chunk of the startup process and isn’t even really a starting point.)
    Don’t ask Microsoft for anything.

  3. Deus says:


    I ran into that too. After researching, it was determined that I cannot install Windows 8 Beta using Virtual PC on a x64 machine. Big fail on M$. I am now trying to install it via VirtualBox.

  4. IGnatius T Foobar says:

    Lipstick on a pig.

    ’nuff said.

  5. Gregory says:

    Windows 7 has been incredibly stable and efficient for me. I leave my multiple PC’s running 24/7 and have yet to see a bsod. I’m actually really happy with this release, and am looking forward to an even more stable Windows 8.

    Just my two cents.

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