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Aug 18, 2010

Tech worker testifies of ‘blue screen of death’ on oil rig’s computer

Crucial drilling monitoring and control system crippled by crashes, says rig’s chief electronics technician

A computer that monitored drilling operations on the Deepwater Horizon had been freezing with a “blue screen of death” prior to the explosion that sank the oil rig last April, the chief electronics technician aboard testified at a federal hearing.

“Blue screen of death,” or BSOD, is a term most often used to describe the display shown by Microsoft Windows after a serious crash that has incapacitated a PC.

Aug 11, 2010
Valerie Hayworth

Windows security update causes ‘blue screen of death’ for some

Windows users reported receiving the blue screen of death on their computers after installing Microsoft’s latest security updates released in February.

Most of the people complaining on a Windows forum said they had the problem on Windows XP, but one person also reported problems on Windows 7.

Users posted a fix on the site that they said seemed to work, but that didn’t necessarily quell the anger.

Where at Microsoft do I send my invoice for hours spent fixing this BS?” one person wrote.

May 17, 2009

Mac Users Confronted With Blue Screen of Death

Apple’s operating system update results in BSODread more.