This Windows Hack Changes the Blue Screen of Death to Red

By Lowell Heddings on December 15th, 2010

All Windows users know all about the Blue Screen of Death, but did you know it’s possible to change the color to anything you want? All it takes is… well, a lot of hacking.

Over at the blog of Windows expert Mark Russinovich, he’s covered the indepth process of hacking Windows using a debugger and a utility to generate a system crash that shows off the blue screen of death in red or green. It’s probably not something you’d want to attempt on your primary PC, but click through for the full explanation.

A Bluescreen By Any Other Color [Technet]

Lowell Heddings, better known online as the How-To Geek, spends all his free time bringing you fresh geekery on a daily basis. You can follow him on if you'd like.

  • Published 12/15/10
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