Blue Screen of Death
<humour> (BSOD) The infamous white-on-blue text screen which appears when Microsoft Windows
BSOD is mostly seen on the 16-bit systems such as Windows 3.1
, but also on Windows 95
and apparently even under Windows NT 4
It is most likely to be caused by a GPF
, although Windows 95 can do it if you've removed a required CD-ROM
from the drive. It is often impossible to recover cleanly from a BSOD.
The acronym BSOD is sometimes used as a verb, e.g. "Windoze
just keeps BSODing on me today".