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    BlueScreen Screen Saver

    Get it here

    Would make a nice practical joke

    Introduction

    One of the most feared colors in the NT world is blue. The infamous Blue Screen of Death (BSOD) will pop up on an NT system whenever something has gone terribly wrong. Bluescreen is a screen saver that not only authentically mimics a BSOD, but will simulate startup screens seen during a system boot.


    On NT 4.0 installations it simulates chkdsk of disk drives with errors!


    On Win2K and Windows 9x it presents the Win2K startup splash screen, complete with rotating progress band and progress control updates!


    On Windows XP and Windows Server 2003 it present the XP/Server 2003 startup splash screen with progress bar!

    Bluescreen cycles between different Blue Screens and simulated boots every 15 seconds or so. Virtually all the information shown on Bluescreen's BSOD and system start screen is obtained from your system configuration - its accuracy will fool even advanced NT developers. For example, the NT build number, processor revision, loaded drivers and addresses, disk drive characteristics, and memory size are all taken from the system Bluescreen is running on.

    Use Bluescreen to amaze your friends and scare your enemies!

    Bluescreen runs on Windows NT 4.0, Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows Server 2003 and Windows 9x (it requires DirectX).

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    Re: BlueScreen Screen Saver

    LOL, cannot believe its on the MSFT site either

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    Re: BlueScreen Screen Saver

    According to The Register, it has something to do with MS buying SysInternals (the original developer of the screensaver, and he also made PsTools etc). Which, I didn't know until I read that article

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    Re: BlueScreen Screen Saver

    Yup thats why the licencing has all changed.
    I used that screen saver when I went to the Insomnia 21 Lan party at newbury a few years ago and one of the guys who I went with came to me at the bar and said "I have reset your computer for you as it seems to have crashed" ofc I took the £"$£^ out of him for the rest of the time there :P .

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    Re: BlueScreen Screen Saver

    I can have soom good fun with this

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    Re: BlueScreen Screen Saver

    Wait till I30 Easter 2007 and this screensaver hehehe

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    Re: BlueScreen Screen Saver

    I use the "Blue Screen of Death" as a picture to blank/disable the children's machines using NetOp.

    I love watching their faces :twisted: :twisted: :twisted:

    Small things!!

    J

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