Earlier this week Windows 8 made its debut. Along with it’s brand new Metro interface is an overhauled Blue Screen of Death.
In earlier versions, users were faced with a string of text detailing where an error had occurred. However, this was useless information for most who saw it. The new version replaces this confusing text with a frown emoticon, followed by the message “Your PC ran into a problem it couldn’t handle, and now it needs to restart.” Under this message is a generic search term regarding the type of error that occurred and a countdown till reboot.
Matthew Humphries of Geek writes, ”While it’s nice not to have to look at a blue screen full of text, it’s a shame Microsoft still hasn’t found a way to refine the error reporting process further and present users with a very clear description of why Windows 8 fell down.”