BSOD Mkr is a fun and simple-to-use program that enables you to create a personalized Blue Screen of Death, which is not functional of course.
You can use it to either pull a prank on friends you share your computer with, or even as an ingenious way to protect your PC from other people by making them think it has some technical issues.
Installation is not a prerequisite, which makes BSOD Mkr portable. You can drop the program files anywhere on the hard disk and just click the executable to run.
There is also the possibility of saving BSOD Mkr to a USB flash drive or similar storage unit, in order to run it on any PC with minimum effort, as long as it has .NET Framework installed.
An important aspect to take into account is that the Windows registry does not get updated with new entries, and no other files are created on the disk without your consent.
The interface is friendly and available in two modes, depending on the user's skill level: normal and expert. It is possible to choose the BSOD color between blue (original) and black, enable or disable keyboard and mouse control, specify the BSOD display duration (between 15 seconds and 10 minutes), as well as choose the screen resolution (preset or custom).
In expert mode it is possible to edit the BSOD error codes and save the new files to disk, in order to later apply them. In addition, you can disable the Aero effect in Windows 7, as well as reset all settings to default to start from scratch.
The app is low-demanding when it comes to CPU and RAM, so it does not affect the overall performance of the PC. It executes commands rapidly and works well, without actually causing Windows to hang, crash or pop up the real Blue Screen of Death. We have not come across any issues in our tests. All in all, BSOD Mkr serves its purpose and can be used by anyone.
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