• BSoDs can be a good thing โ€” really!


    On Security

    By Susan Bradley

    If your system crashes with an infamous blue screen of death, consider it a cry for help!

    BSoDs have always been an ugly side of Windows. Almost invariably, when Windows takes a powder, it’s at a most inopportune moment: right when you’re on deadline, right when you suddenly remember you haven’t hit Save for a while, right when your system is rebooting from an update. I like to joke that computers somehow know when you have to get something done โ€” and now would be a great time to crash or otherwise malfunction. But blue screens of death are honestly a good thing. They are trying to tell you something is wrong with your computer.

    Read the full story in AskWoody Plus Newsletter 17.18.0 (2020-05-11).