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Windows 8 ‘Blue Screen of Death (BSoD)’ With ‘Search Terms, Emoticon’

Among the tons of new features Windows 8 has a new “blue screen of death”, the deadliest screen that pops up whenever Windows operating system locks up.

While Windows 8 was widely expected to have a “black screen of death,” the Developer Preview build 8102 revealed the Redmond software company opted to stick with the historic blue.

It does, however, come with a peculiar twist. Rather than inundate people (who hopefully remembered to save their work) with a breakdown of why their computer stopped working, it seems Microsoft has chosen to take things in a more compassionate direction.

Under the new Windows 8 operating system, Microsoft has put in a new version of the blue screen of death. This time, the software company has decided to give it a more sympathetic look. Unlike the classic, wordy blue screen of yore, the latest version instead makes a sad face at the user. The fonts that display the error message are more modern looking and more importantly, you also see a big frown emoticon staring back at you.

The new BSoD also provides some key search terms just in case the user feel likes digging into what just happened. Users are given a few seconds to write it down or commit it to memory before before the PC automatically restarts, and voila: it’s back to business.

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