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September 15, 2009

How to crash Windows 7

Filed under: My Thoughts,Tech Related — Suramya @ 1:59 PM

I found an easy way to crash Windows 7 RC 2 when working on Gaurang’s computer. He has VMWare installed on his computer that is currently running Ubuntu so that he can learn Linux. We were playing around with it by trying to see if we could connect to it over the network using VNC.

First we ran the VNC server on the Linux instance and then connected to it from Windows using the VNC client and it worked great. Then we enabled Remote Desktop on Windows 7 and tried to connect to it from the virtual linux computer on the same system. Basically we were remote desktoping to the the same computer. As soon as I ran the command from the Linux system the entire windows OS crashed and I got the Blue Screen Of Death!

This is not good. There is no way that a remote desktop look like this one should crash the OS, at the worst it should have crashed that process (VMWare)…

Found it interesting that a small thing like this can crash the entire OS.

– Suramya


  1. Hey Suramya.. I didn;t know you had a blog.. I was just googling some stuff and fell upon it! I knew you had a website. This is awesome! How’s Surabhi and Vinit? Please convey my regards to them, they owe a visit to NY soon, make sure you remind them of that. How about you? Any plans to drop into this side of the world?

    Comment by Alka — September 15, 2009 @ 11:18 PM

  2. Hey Alka,

    Glad you liked the blog. I will let Surabhi and Vinit know that you are expecting a visit.
    As for me, there are no trips to NY planned as of now. Will let you know if this changes.

    How have you been? Its been a while since we talked.

    – Suramya

    Comment by Suramya — September 15, 2009 @ 11:22 PM

  3. I’m pretty much impressed with the stability of Windows 7. It is better than windows Vista which hogs my memory and cpu.,*:

    Comment by Abbie Hunt — May 7, 2010 @ 12:20 PM

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