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Posted: Thu Dec 22, 2005 4:47 pm Post subject: Blue, Black and Red 'Screens Of Death'
The following errors are quirks of the Windows Operating System and ARE NOT limited to the JamCam. More information can be found on the net.
BLUE SCREEN OF DEATH
Abbreviated BSOD, this error usually idicates a poor hardware connection, a poorly seated video/audio/internet/etc card or a third party Anti-virus program conflict. When the error occurs, the screen turns blue, and the computer either freezes or goes into an endless boot recycling mode.
If this problem occurs first try a 'cold boot'. Shut down the system, disconnect the computer power cord for 30 seconds, reconnect the power cord and reboot the system. If this does not clear the problem start the system in the SAFE MODE, turn off the Anti-virus program and do a 'cold boot' as described above. The antivirus program can be turned back on once the system is stable. If neither of the above solutions works check the computer tower internally to see if all cable or card connections are seated firmly, shut the system down and do a 'cold boot'.
BLACK SCREEN OF DEATH
On an attempt to launch the operating system Startup sequence the Windows system blanks the screen (only a blinking icon is present) and locks up the PC so hard that the system requires a cold boot to recover.
RED SCREEN OF DEATH
The red screen of death appears to be the bigger, badder cousin to the traditional blue screen and is designed to let users know that a more serious error has occurred, usually relating to a hard disk failure. Most times a 'cold boot' will correct the error.
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