Items tagged with blue screen of death

Late last week, we reported that the Anniversary Update was causing problems for certain webcams that were otherwise working fine in Windows 10. Today, we’re learning of yet another hardware incompatibility with Windows 10, and the inconvenience to users is far greater this time around. Customers are reporting that something as simple as plugging an Amazon Kindle e-reader into a free USB port is now causing their PCs running Windows 10 Anniversary Update to throw up a blue screen of death (BSOD). User Tucsat posted to the Microsoft Community forums: Today I plugged in a Kindle Paperwhite and it immediately crashed my laptop to a blue screen with a QR code regarding the sys_part_mgr or something... Read more...
Windows has never been particularly helpful when encountering an error so severe that it warrants a Blue Screen of Death (BSOD) and system restart. Rather than provide a plain English explanation of what went wrong, you're left scratching your head wondering what the flip UNEXPECTED_KERNEL_MODE_TRAP means and what relevance code 0x0000007F has on your situation. Wouldn't it be handy if BSODs contained QR codes? Microsoft seems to think so. Reddit user "javelinnl" posted a message saying the first thing he did on his new build in his VM setup was initiate a system crash. Sure enough, the familiar BSOD appeared complete with a sad face emoticon, though it also contained a QR code and a link to... Read more...