How to make Blue Screen of Death (BSOD) with few clicks

bsod.jpgYou can make blue screen of death with few clicks. You might want to do this as a prank :-), or you need to save memory dump, or test your application if you are a developer. Microsoft included simple way to do this, you only need to enable it first.

Enabling Blue Screen of Death

1. Start “Registry Editor” by clicking on “Start”, then “Run”, type “regedit” and click “OK”

2. Navigate to subkey: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\i8042prt\Parameters

3. In “Edit” menu click “New”->”DWORD Value”

4. Name new value “CrashOnCtrlScroll” (without quotes)

5. Double click on new value to edit it. Set new “Value data” to 1

Registry Editor editing CrashOnCtrlScroll

6. Restart your computer

7. To crash Windows hold down right CTRL key and press thee SCROLL LOCK key two times

Bill Gates BSOD

More information about this feature is available at Microsoft.

11 Responses to “How to make Blue Screen of Death (BSOD) with few clicks”

  1. phani kiran says:

    thanks a lot…..heheh……my friends are going to have SOME trouble……hehehh

  2. Gob56 says:

    I can’t do it I’ve done it a million times and it won’t work.

  3. Paul says:

    It generate a BSOD, but it will be automatic restarted by operating system. So we must have some changes on operating system, steps:
    My computer–>Properties–>Advanced–>Startup and recovery–>Settings–>Deselect all Options

  4. Bobby says:

    This didn’t work… You simply cannot press ctrl and scroll lock on a laptop…

  5. Wu Zhang says:

    It just works,thanks so much!

  6. pwrusr says:

    doesn’t work on my XP SP3 box…

  7. Pirvu says:

    really hoiurilas, I did this to one uptight luser at work who lost his gourd, thought he lost the document he was working on. best part is i didnt even disconnect his mouse or keyboard, he just stood there in disblelief frantically calling my name, it was precious!

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