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Force Internet Explorer BSOD

October 14, 2006 | Computers

Just ran across a fun little tidbit about Internet Explorer on Windows.

You can force a Blue Screen of Death (BSOD) by typing "about:mozilla" in the address bar.

If you’re running XP SP2 that won’t work, you’ll have to do "es://mshtml.dll/about.moz"

Just the thing to torture others in your office.

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  • Have you tested that? It has an aroma of urban legend about it to me.

    beebs, October 15, 2006 7:12 am | permalink

  • My Favorite: using a one-line javascript

    Works both on IE6 and IE7.

    Tom, October 15, 2006 12:44 pm | permalink

  • Yeah, Guess I shoulda tested first… my VPC install of XP SP2 didn’t respond. I got a blue screen, but not a BSOD.

    Shawn Parker, October 15, 2006 1:12 pm | permalink

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