15 Sep '11, 5am

Windows' "blue screen of death" gets a makeover

WASHINGTON - The infamous "Stop Error" screen that Microsoft Windows OS users that have grown familiar with is finally getting a makeover, this time with a more human spin. Technology enthusiasts Geek.com reported on their website yesterday that users of the latest preview of the upcoming version of Windows, Windows 8, have experienced the new way Windows tells its users that it is crashing. The error page now features a large sad emoticon and text below that says: "Your PC ran into a problem that it couldn't handle, and now it needs to restart." The message is followed by a single line of error code that users can use to find out more about the error, and a countdown timer for when Windows will restart. The background of the screen remains blue, perhaps a nod to error screens of the past. The error screen appears when Windows encounters a critical error that the OS cannot...

Full article: http://www.todayonline.com/TechandDigital/Tech/EDC110915-...

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