BSOD Screen Saver - A Network Admins Best friend
Blue Screen of Death, a.k.a. "BSOD".
If you've been on a Windows PC long enough you've experienced this once or twice. Well let me let you in on a little secret, If you work on PC's, the BSOD screensaver can be your best friend. Let me explain.
First of All, all you need is a good screen shot of a real BSOD. Then, simply drop that sucker into a specific PC's directory of choice and set as the screen saver.
TIP -- you may want to change the timing of the Windows Screen Saver depending on your needs.
Just what kind of real world applications does this have? Well, here are some choice examples.
Sometimes your network is running well, .... a little TOO well. They need to know that you are needed, right? Drop that sucker into the bosses PC on a slow friday afternoon...For example:
Phone Rings, it my boss (surprise, surprise) "Jeff, I need you to get in my office right away, i got that %$^% Blue Screen Again, you told me not to touch anything If I ever saw this screen"
"Really?Weird.Wow.Hmmmmm"......"I hope it's not your flux capacitor", "you better go ahead and take the afternoon off, I'm going to need your PC"
"This might take me ALL weekend, but I PROMISE, I'll have that sucker right by Monday AM"
Rekindle past relationships. For Example:
Phone Rings, it's my EX Girlfriend (surprise,surprise). "Jeff, I'm sorry to have to call you, but I have that Blue screen again"..."It's the third time this week and I didn't know who else to call"
"Really?Weird.Wow.Hmmmmm"...."I'll come over right away"
"By the way, have you had dinner yet?, I'll bring some wine over while I'm at it"
Sometimes it gets a little tight at the end of the month, and ya gotta get creative, For Example:
Phone rings, it's my roomate (surprise,surprise) "Jeff, My laptop is acting up again, I got another Blue Screen....not sure what it means"
"Really?Weird.Wow.Hmmmmm"........"Honestly, If it were me, I would go ahead and format that sucker, could be a virus"
"It'll take me a few hours, but, tell ya what, you go ahead and pay the cable bill this month and we'll call it even"
A Quick How Too
- Windows 7, Right Click, "Personalize", select Screen Saver
- Under the drop down, choose "Photos" as the option
- Browse to a New Directory, that contains ONLY the BSOD image(s)
- Click Preview to make sure ya got it
- Adjust timing accordingly
- Screen Shots Below