First Mac Blue Screen of Death (BSOD)

Written by: Adam Christianson

Categories: Podcast

Mac BSODWell that didn’t take long. Here is probably the first report of a Blue Screen of Death (BSOD) on an Intel Mac using the new Boot Camp. Stay tuned for Viruses, Trojans and Spyware. Oh my!

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  1. James “Psy” Kocsis | Apr 05 2006 - 02:33

    Screw the BSOD… who’s up for some air hockey?!?!

  2. Eternalnewb | Apr 05 2006 - 03:06

    Why am I not surprised that Macs have been running Windoze for under 2 weeks, and officially running windoze for about a day, and they already have BSOD’s?

  3. Jason | Apr 05 2006 - 03:04

    Probably something that Apple did not provide the driver for. Hmmm… now why would Apple do that?

  4. Kyle | Apr 05 2006 - 04:45

    Looking on the bright side, the BSOD looks SO much nicer on an iMac than on a PC. LOL

  5. Harbinger | Apr 05 2006 - 05:01

    No problems here on the MacBook Pro. Actually have HL2 up and running great. To quote Steve it runs like butter :) All setting on high in widescreen mode.

    MacBook Pro 2 GHz w/ 2 GB ram and ATI Radeon X1600 256 MB VRAM.

  6. g0rdo | Apr 05 2006 - 05:31

    i had heard of the BSOD before but had never seen it before until it randomly happened at my friend’s house about a month ago… I was half-scared , half-laughing (at him and his crappy Windows computer)

  7. Nick Circosta | Apr 05 2006 - 06:34

    working fine here on 17″ iMac… after a huge format to get rid of XOM :(

  8. Eternalnewb | Apr 05 2006 - 06:11

    “MacBook Pro 2 GHz w/ 2 GB ram and ATI Radeon X1600 256 MB VRAM.”

    Does this fix the problem where there can be no actual graphics chip? I thought it had to do it completely through software or CPU… so that GPU wouldn’t matter much, would it?

  9. mTorbin | Apr 05 2006 - 07:33

    And you WANT Winblows on your Mac???

  10. James K | Apr 05 2006 - 07:15

    I feel so dirty!

  11. Stephen | Apr 05 2006 - 07:56

    I think my heart skipped a beat for a moment there. And people wonder why I’m in love with OSX… Oddly enough I havn’t met with the BSOD on my Compaq in the year and a half I’ve had it, but I have had to do a full system restart.

  12. Jason | Apr 05 2006 - 07:15

    I ran my XP setup on an Intel Mac Mini and all was perfectly fine till I tried to change screen res. I got a Black screen and a white cursor blinking in the top corner. Reboot fixed it, of course.

    It was fun setting up XP, and I took plenty of pics for reminiscing, but in the end I removed the XP partition and went back to good ol’ OSX.

    If someone “needs” XP but prefers to use OSX most of the time, then this is the best thing since sliced bread.

  13. ihatebillg | Apr 06 2006 - 05:59

    I to have not had a BSOD on my Compaq for the past year.
    last year it would not boot so i has sat there off and unplugged while my 2yr old rips parts off of the front of it.

    I am happy that when I do get a new mac I will be able to run windows when needed. probably for some junk software that has a bad gui and fails half of the time on windows and will thankfully never be ported to Mac

  14. Conrad | Apr 06 2006 - 07:52

    Guys – just got win xp working fine on my Intel iMac 20 inch. It’s easy and it works. Loaded all the right anti-virus and spyware gear as per Leo’s advice on leoville.

    And i only did it for the games by the way – i had been considering getting a pc just for gaming – and now this 20 inch LCD rocks like nothing. This is going to save me so much money it’s not funny :)

  15. Morn | Apr 06 2006 - 10:48

    I BSOD’d my macbook when I tried to access the isight. There is no driver for it, hehe. And I had to reinstall once already due to spyware.

  16. Burnt Chops | Apr 06 2006 - 10:28


  17. David | Apr 06 2006 - 11:00

    Anybody remember when Microsoft debuted the original Xbox at E3 and during the presentation the Xbox got a BSOD? Made me laugh, not even there game console is immune.

  18. Marc | Apr 06 2006 - 12:05

    That also happened in a TV special where Gates was showing off a Windows OS, and it failed live on TV, and he laughed it off

  19. Roman | Jun 13 2009 - 02:27

    We got an grey screen with MacOS. If you never seen one, check it out: