Digital signage FAIL: Blue Screen of Death
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.
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
Select Advanced System Settings
Click on the Advanced Tab and click settings in Startup and recovery
Make sure Automatically restart is selected in System failure
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