LOst wrote:I have never been a big fan of the NT stop screen. it got a little bit better when it used BOOTVID.DLL for scrolling, but still it's way to bad designed. no word-wrapping, and no nice layout.
I'm willing to work on a Windows 9X blue screen, because I like the SHELL Messagebox much better. however I can't find a way to switch to mode 3 without using interrupt 10h ;.;
If someone is willing to help me on this, I can do a pretty good job!
Also, the bast way for a customer is to get info on how to avoid getting the blue screen again. This is not good to tell by using text on the stop screen as it is in XP. It's confusing. Instead you need one development bug screen for advanced stuff, and one nice screen telling you what happened in a calmly way (do NOT PANIC!!!!) XD
I will be happy to develop standards!
EDIT: Also, please remember that it is IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL. IRQL, not IRQ.
If you really want to nit-pick I have a list from support.microsoft.com of the STOP errors. However, you'd be totally missing the point of the post (and the fact that I stated I don't recall the actual error; but I do, in fact, remember getting an IRQ_ error before, this was for NT4, as I remember the time I spent trying to fix the problem).
But that aside, I do think the words DON'T PANIC should be displayed in large, friendly letters.
EDIT: after a quick search on Dogpile the actual error is:
Error STOP 0x000000<some_hex_number> IRQ_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL; so yes NT4 it is, in fact, IRQ; if you presume Win2000 and later, then yes, it is IRQL, but do not correct me when I know what I'm talking about.