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Double Blue Screen of Death

Pretty much the opposite of Double Happiness, John and Dan just got the Double Blue Screen of Death (BSOD) within 30-seconds of each other.

Grabbing some coffee and chatting to John, I saw the whole thing.  Here is what happened.

  • Some months ago, Dan tried to share a folder with John using Windows Live Messenger.
  • John had Windows Messenger, so nothing happened.
  • Windows Messenger has been crashing for John, so today he upgraded to Windows Live Messenger.
  • First thing it does is notice that Dan has offered to share a folder with him.
  • He says, “Sure, I’ll share a folder with you, Dan.”
  • Dan says, “What?” — he doesn’t remember this.
  • Then, John gets the BSOD.
  • Dan and I kind of laugh about it.  Losing your work is no laughing matter, but we laughed just the same.
  • Then Dan gets it too.

While writing this, John got another BSOD.  Making that a Triple Blue Screen of Death (or a Hat Trick of Death, the HTOD).

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    John Powers wrote @ April 24th, 2007 at 8:39 am

It happened just that way. Probably less than 30 seconds apart, actually.
And then when my machine “recovered from a serious error” and automatically logged into Live Messenger again, the next bluescreen happened as soon as I clicked to try to IM Dan. And naturally “reporting’ the serious error to Microsoft leads to a Web page that does not exist. What decade is this again?

    Jim Benson wrote @ April 24th, 2007 at 11:42 am

There is beauty in synchronization.

I weep from the overwhelming beauty.

    Neilson wrote @ May 10th, 2007 at 11:32 pm

I’ve just find out your blog while googling about this issue.
Its exactly happening the same with me since yesterday.
My first BSOD happenned while trying to send a file within the live messenger shared folder.
Same thing, serious error and so on, logged in live messenger again, an BSoD again as soon as I started to IM my friend.
But…my friend didnt get any BSoD.
Is this a bad kb-update from microsoft again?
Or a new virus that affect communication protocol?
Anyway… As usual, backup and format today…

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