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You have probably run into the dreaded Blue Screen of Death (BSOD) at the worst moment ever. Right before you have an important presentation to make to your managers, and oh, you forgot to save your file. Or in the middle of typing up your research paper that is due in 5 minutes. Your computer freezes and you see this:

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Ever wonder what causes a BSOD? Maximum PC has a great explanation of what causes these dreaded messages.

Source: MaximumPC.com [Via: Gizmodo.com]

Also known as the BSoD, the Blue Screen of Death appears when Windows crashes or locks up. It’s actually a Windows “stop” screen, and is designed to do two things: tell you the reason for the error, and to calm your nerves, hence the use of the color blue (studies show it has a relaxing effect on people). Though Blue Screens are difficult to decipher, all the information you need to figure out what caused it is right there in front of you in blue and white—and that’s where we come in. We’re going to show you how to dissect the blue screen error details, so you can fix the problem that’s causing them.

Read the entire article here: Blue Screen of Death Survival Guide: Every Error Explained