Ninja Up a Blue Screen! Pressure Points Baby!

Do you consider yourself quite the MS Terrorist? Well do you? Or are you just an infidel..? Prove your likeness by taking down a Windows PC. Put that hammer down! No weapons may be used, use only the keyboard! Ok, cutting the crap now, windows actually was a key sequence that causes a blue screen dump. This isn’t a bug; it’s a “feature” in Windows that is designed to let users trigger a crash dump for testing purposes. There’s even a whole Microsoft KB article on the subject.

To enable this feature, open up regedit and then browse down to one of these keys, depending on your keyboard type:

USB Keyboard

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\kbdhid\Parameters

PS/2 Keyboard

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\i8042prt\Parameters

Now right-click on the right-hand pane and add a new DWORD key named CrashOnCtrlScroll, giving it a value of 1.

Reboot your computer, and when it starts back up you can trigger the Blue Screen of Death by using the following keyboard shortcut:

Hold down Right Ctrl and hit Scroll Lock twice.

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