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Digital Signage FAIL: Another Blue Screen

Another Blue Screen of death on a digital signage screen. It’s inevitable but are digital signage network operators monitoring their systems?

another blue screen

Blue Screen of Death


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

The system didn’t automatically restart. The screens inside the store also  had the same problem


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

Select Advanced System Settings

Advanced System settings

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

windows system properties

Make sure Automatically restart is selected in System failure

startup and recovery

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