Several posts (http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/id-2744238/bsod-irql-equal-ntoskrnl-exe-14d220-win7-win10.html#16366642) on Tom's Hardware Forums indicate issues with an Avast update has caused the blue screen of death
for users before.
Title: Moving to Linux; Kiss the Blue Screen of Death
"When your furnace shows the 'blue screen of death
' and, upon rebooting, you find you need to reinstall the home OS and then reinstall each of the updated drivers (in the proper order, but the proper order is a secret), then life would be hell," he says.
BSOD: Blue Screen of Death
. What happens when Windows responds to a user command with a bright blue screen and instructions on what to do, which often involves an emergency restart.
"No blue screen of death
- yet, no shut-down problems - yet.
I've heard HAL's famous line, "I'm sorry, Dave, I'm afraid I can't do that," described as the quintessential error message--sure makes the Microsoft Blue Screen of Death
seem like a walk in the park, doesn't it?
Anyone using Windows 95 or Windows 98 is familiar with the blue screen of death
, on which appears an error message that signals a computer crash.
This one was brilliant: "In Japan, they have replaced the impersonal and unhelpful Microsoft error messages with Haiku poetry messages," Among the adaptations of this ancient Japanese poetic form, which seeks to convey powerful insights through extreme brevity, were: "Yesterday it work'd/Today it is not working/ Windows is like that," "Windows NT crash'd/I am the Blue Screen of Death
. / No one hears your screams," and my favorite, "With searching comes loss/And the presence of absence:/ `My Novel' not found."
"Windows can send a virus and you'll get the blue screen of death
." Microsoft has a "three-fingered salute -- Control, Alt, Delete," he adds.
The initial release of the April 2018 update had to be delayed because the update was causing systems to crash and display the dreaded Blue Screen of Death
. The initial release date of April 10 was pushed and instead of issuing a patch, Microsoft rolled out a completely new build for the update.
When a vulnerable Windows system accesses the page, performance will start to gradually degrade until it's unusable -- or in some cases throws up the dreaded blue screen of death
Some of the pranks featured in the app include Farts/Whoopee cushion, Scissors, Hair clipper, Cracked Screen, Laugh Track, Cards Trick, Geiger Counter, Finger Scanner, Emergency Call, Fake Crash, Blue Screen of Death
, Detector and Cracked Screen prank.