We’ve just published a new gallery of Windows BSOD messages.
Looking at some of these screens brings back some painful memories for
me from across the years. One of them was a BSOD that popped up on an
Exchange server at my last job during my final week there. What a
nightmare. I ended up putting in long hours that week and had to do
some restores from backups. The mail system was down for a couple long
stretches that week. If I remember correctly, in the end it turned out
to be a conflict with the backup drive. Fun stuff.
Interestingly, I think I only ever experienced one or two BSODs with
Windows 2000 Professional (when I managed a network of those machines).
However, I’ve run into a lot more BSODs with Windows XP Pro, mostly
dealing with hardware conflicts and incompatibilities. Has anyone else
had the same experience? I’ve always assumed that those problems have
had to do with XP merging the code base of Windows NT and Windows 9x. I
assume 9x introduced some problems into the NT code base, which was
pretty solid prior to XP. Would you agree?
Take a look at the BSOD gallery and if it jogs your memory of any horror stories, please share them.
We also have an article called “Extract troubleshooting info from Windows XP BSOD error messages” that is worth reading (and you can download the article as a PDF).