What does BSOD stand for?

Blue screen of death

The all-too-familiar crash screen seen by Windows users. The only option is to reboot, so hopefully you saved your work recently!


I hadn't saved my paper in almost an hour and then I got the BSOD. Now I have to start over again!
One of the infamous blue screens of death

One of the infamous blue screens of death

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Updated October 13, 2017

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