Mac blue screen of death

Everyone knows about the dreaded Windows Blue Screen of Death, right? Well now, there is the equivalent of that on the Macintosh. Below are two links that show the problem in action:

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10 Responses to Mac blue screen of death

  1. bruce triggs says:

    You might see this if, say, you got your new Powerbook and within a day tried to move/rename your home-folder. Support says, “You may never see this.” Not if you’re clever enough!

    It’s almost a fond memory now. I think I created a new account and moved stuff over, or archived and installed, or something… There’s detailed help out there, and haven’t seen it since. Newbie curiosity….

  2. Ingomar says:

    Sorry to say, but the movie does not show a “BSOD” it shows a Mac that can’t find an operating system on disk which is a different story.

  3. Brian says:

    this has happened to me only once, it happened when i downloaded pc software called questhelper more WOW. it got resolved the first time it happened though. i love mac =)

  4. Neil P says:

    Well now Snow Leopard is out, you can see the SBoD all the time.

    Apple Mac. It just works…just as well as WIndows

  5. aatkco says:

    Actually this is a Kernel Panic ( KP ), The BSOD os just a solid blue screen with no words. It appears when you start-up your computer.

  6. @aatkco says:

    Have you ever seen a bluescreen? Of course there are words. Otherwise there would be no reason to have a bluescreen.

    Also it doesn’t only happen upon booting, but it also happens on certain occasion where you have bad drivers and windows tries to access them.

  7. I always get blue screens because of troubles with device drivers, then I reinstall the drivers and a few days latter I have the same error. Any good solutions?

  8. XenonD619 says:

    Ive only seen this happen in normal use on hackintosh never on a real Macintosh Computer so odviously you guys are doing something wrong big time with driversor you have a (as windows puts it…) un genuine software and it stops you during updates forever unless you repair whatever OS X version you have

  9. Neil Paisnel says:

    Well I guess you have either been lucky and probably did not upgrade to Snow Leopard 10.6.0 immediately when it was released…Now 10.6.4 is out, I have not had a problem recently so it is now better…

    Ok, so what I have seen is not actually a Blue Screen, but Kernel Panics and warnings to power down the machine and the frozen machine with the Bouncing Beach Ball, but what ever the effect is the same

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