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Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Get a BSOD with three keystrokes and became a youtube-star

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If you're using Windows Vista or XP SP2 regardless of hardware problems you maybe never saw a Blue Screen of Death.

If you want to see what a BSoD looks like, or show the world how easily Windows crashes there is a simple trick to generate a memory dump with your keyboard.

To activate the superpower just follow this simple steps:

  • Run regedit
  • go to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\kbdhid\Parameters if you have an USB keyboard or to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\i8042prt\Parameters if you have a ps/2 keyboard
  • Add a new DWORD CrashOnCtrlScroll with 1 as value
  • Reboot to apply changes
  • Hold down right Ctrl and hit Scroll Lock twice

Now that your keyboard has this superpower why don't use it to became a youtube-star?

  • Run notepad, flip3d, minesweeper or another Windows built-in program
  • Do something
  • Use the superpower of your keyboard
  • Say WOW
  • Make a link to www.apple.com/getamac

Congratulations, you are a youtube-star!


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