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Digital signage FAIL: Blue Screen of Death

Blue Screen of Death
Posted: November 19, 2013 at 12:10 am   /   by   /   comments (2)

Yes, it has happened to us and we’re not afraid to admit it – (I’m sure it has happened to many of us). The below photo is an example of the Blue Screen of Death. The blue screen of death is a stop error that indicates the operating system (Windows 7 in this case) has crashed.

Blue Screen of Death

Blue Screen of Death


Windows (yes it only happens with Windows) Blue Screen of Death – Not the prettiest blue screen

System didn’t restart and was left like this


Sometimes in this situation there’s not much you can do except to power the system down and start it up again.

There are now technologies that allow you to remotely power off a device via the network

There are tools that will allow you to analyse the crash dump and determine what could have caused the problem. If you are interested on how to analyise the crash dump then have a read of this Microsoft Page: How to read the small memory dump file that is created by Windows if a crash occurs

Check to make sure Automatically Restart after System failure is selected in the Windows Advanced Startup and Recovery

Click on Start, Right click Computer and then click properties

Computer Properties

Computer Properties

Select Advanced System Settings

Advanced System settings

Advanced System settings

Click on the Advanced Tab and click settings in Startup and recovery

windows system properties

windows system properties

Make sure Automatically restart is selected in System failure

startup and recovery

startup and recovery

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  • December 19, 2013 at 3:41 am Adideo

    Yes… I wont afraid to admit it….faced that mishaps during my work several times…Thanks for the photos it made very easy to understand.

    • January 3, 2014 at 10:36 am EZY

      I think we all have encountered this issue because it’s a Windows Product after all.