How to Make the Fake BSOD (Blue Screen of Death)

Posted by Jonathan on April 17, 2011 at 1:00 PM

Familiar to most computer users, the Blue Screen of Death signals a crash on your computer, inducing many heart attacks to those who are unfortunate enough to have it happen. Note that this is purely a fake blue screen of death, and does not do any harm to your computer what so ever, just as nothing on this site will harm your computer - or someone else's - in the least. This is just for fun and laughs, and possibly some crying.

Step 1: Copy and Paste the Code


Copy and paste this code into Notepad:

@echo off

cd /


color 17

echo A problem has been detected and Windows has been shut down to prevent damage

echo to your computer.


echo The problem seems to be caused by the following file: SPCMDCON.SYS




echo If this is the first time you've seen this stop error screen,

echo restart your computer. If this screen appears again, follow

echo these steps:


echo Check to make sure any new hardware or software is properly installed.

echo If this is a new installation, ask your hardware or software manufacturer

echo for any Windows updates you might need.


echo If problems continue, disable or remove any newly installed hardware

echo or software. Disable BIOS memory options such as caching or shadowing.

echo If you need to use Safe Mode to remove or disable components, restart

echo your computer, press F8 to select Advanced Startup Options, and then

echo select Safe Mode.


echo Technical information:


echo *** STOP: 0x00000050 (0xFD3094C2,0x00000001,0xFBFE7617,0x0000 0000)



echo *** SPCMDCON.SYS - Address FBFE7617 base at FBFE5000, DateStamp 3d6dd67c

Save the file as whatever you want as the title, but remember to put .bat on the end, ensuring that it will be saved as a batch file. This will make the file open up as a visual rather than a text file with seemingly meaningless code.


In order to be able to change the visual properties, we need to make a shortcut. Right click on your icon, and select "Create Shortcut."

Next, right click on your icon (which you should have saved to the desktop). Go to Properties->Font->10x18. Next, we will make the BSOD fullscreen. This is one of those rare times when Windows XP actually works better than Windows Vista or 7, as if you go to Options, there is actually a way to make it completely fullscreen, therefore creating the best reproduction of a BSOD. However, for you Windows Vista and 7 users out there, the way to make it fullscreen is this: Go to layout, and where it says Window Size, make these changes. Make Window Width 127, and make Window Height 53. It isn't perfect, but unfortunately this is the best it gets on Vista or 7. Finally, we want to change the colors of the background and text, in order to make it look as much like the real thing as possible. Go to Colors, and from there, make Screen Background Dark blue (two over from the left) and Screen Text White (All the way to the right). Once you are done, you should end up with this:


*Sigh* Yes, you can see that it is a window at the top...Luckily, using methods described in other tutorials on this site, you can change that title up there to something else, so someone less knowledgeable about computers is more likely to be fooled. Well, I hope you all enjoyed this nevertheless! Thank you for reading!


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Reply Game Smart Pro-Arcade
6:07 PM on May 12, 2011 
It didnt work for me. It wouldnt open it would open for not even a second and then close.
Reply scott
12:05 PM on October 17, 2011 
at the end type pause
Reply Michael
4:11 AM on April 5, 2013 
This is absolutly awesome, I've been looking for something like this the past few days. However, at the end of this I was wondering if instead of it just closing to whatever you were doing before this, is there anyway to make the computer shutdown or reboot?