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Manually crash Windows XP
By  Super Admin  | Published  02/26/2005 | Miscellaneous Page 2 | Rating:
Manually crash Windows XP

Windows-XP has a "feature" (???) with which it is possible to manually crash a system by simply holding the right CTRL key and pressing the "Scroll Lock" key twice. This feature can be turned on by the following steps:

1. Start regedit. (If you are unfamiliar with regedit, please refer to this FAQ)
2. Navigate to:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\i8042prt\Parameters
3. Create a new DWORD value and name it CrashOnCtrlScroll
4. Right-click on this newly created value and click on Modify
5. Enter 1 in the Value data field and click on OK.
6. Close regedit and reboot your system.
7. Now you can blue screen (crash) your system by holding the right CTRL key and pressing "Scroll Lock" twice.

Note:

Your system may reboot or show a blue screen whenever this crash is initiated. If your system reboots after initiating the crash, and you want to see the blue screen, follow these steps:

1. Go to Control Panel > System
2. Click on the Advanced tab
3. Under Startup and Recovery, click the Settings button.
4. Under System failure, uncheck the option Automatically restart.

Happy crashing...

 

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  • Comment #1 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    DOESN'T WORK WITH SP2!!!
     
  • Comment #2 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    Forgive me if this sounds stupid but... WHY WOULD YOU WANT TO CRASH YOUR PC? (That's what Microsoft is for!! lol)
     
  • Comment #3 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    of course that's what microsoft is for. Haven't you ever heard of short cuts?
     
  • Comment #4 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    this is wonderfuul i work in tech. support for dell and i had cust. yelling at me and that was my solution(manualy i crash her windows xp)!!!!!!!!! :-)
     
  • Comment #5 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    Great!!! When System hangs, We can Use this to ReBoot Without Hitting the Restart button. Thanks!
     
  • Comment #6 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    Can i know how to permanently damage win xp? My friend is a very very very obnoxius little bastard!
     
  • Comment #7 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    Nice! I wonder if, perhaps you made it . CrashOnLogin (1) Would that cause the comptuer to crash on ANY login, that woudl be SO awomse!
     
  • Comment #8 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    since people are asking, this feature is used to dump the entire memory space to disk - this can be used to diagnose a system hang, because every applications memory space is frozen to disk. the cause of the system hang can then be worked out with the manufacturers symbols.
     
  • Comment #9 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    I am going to do this to every one i know. Watch out here i come
     
  • Comment #10 (Posted by nobody)
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    wow, i pissed my sister off so much. when she was out i edited her reg, now when i get mad at her i just press ctrl+scrll+scrll and she doesnt know what i press and its just so awesome. yeah... and te person above this comment... it would be awesome if you could do crashonlogin
     
  • Comment #11 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    Does any body know how to create a .REG file with the above mentioned registry entries. so that i hve to only double click the .REG file and it gets added to the registry
     
  • Comment #12 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    Doesn't work SP2
     
  • Comment #13 (Posted by PandaCookie)
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    Its good... but most ppl wont kno how to fix this... I'd just put a shutdown shortcut in the startup folder so they keep shutting down when they try to log on :P and its fixable...
     
  • Comment #14 (Posted by blugh!!!)
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    will this permanantly damage a computer or what cause that would be an awesome prank but i dont want to have to pay for a computer
     
  • Comment #15 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    I TRIED BUT IT DIDNT WORK AT ALL....Y???
     
  • Comment #16 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    but i ve to Crash a PC of XP with SP2,,, wot shud i do?? i must have to do it,,,plzzzz help me
     
  • Comment #17 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    Wot shud i do then? i ve to crash a system of XP SP2... i must have to do it...plzzz help me
     
  • Comment #18 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    what does this do to your computer?
     
  • Comment #19 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    Answered my question perfectly :)
     
  • Comment #20 (Posted by Hades)
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    Heal Yea its payback time my father is so big asshole i hate him, im so mad at him that Im redy to format all hi f**ing pc, but it would be suspicious, but this is great way F**k things up and make me feel better. BIG THANKS
     
  • Comment #21 (Posted by B)
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    My computer is really crappy and I want to set it back to how it was when I first installed windows XP to me computer. I cant find the disk that I used to install the program and am hoping I dont need it to do this.
     
  • Comment #22 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    Because it is well written and is easy to follow. On the other hand it does not address the ways to test a windows system to make it crash through normal use. I am looking for a way to make the machine to crash under normal use situations that overload the system.
     
  • Comment #23 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    A nice quick way to secure your PGP encrypted hard drive. :)
     
  • Comment #24 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    WOW BLUE
     
  • Comment #25 (Posted by Lakis)
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    Hehe, that was the funniest thing i have ever seen!!! "Why would you crash your own system? Thats why Microsoft is for!" "Of course thats why Microsoft is for. Haven't you heard anything about ...shortcuts???" LOL
     
  • Comment #26 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    Wooooow Nice Article i have crash 5 pc's at cyber thanx
     
  • Comment #27 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    stupid
     
  • Comment #28 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    imagine this, you don't like your IT partner at job and you want to make your boss to fire him/her out, well do this: continuosly crash your computer, you will have some free time while the IT tries to guess what is wrong, then you will say that the IT doesn't know to fix that simple error, you continue crashing the pc, and your boss kick out the IT and magically your PC begins working fully, and you say that was because of the IT "Enginner" hahahahahah
     
  • Comment #29 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    why do you want to manually crash it ??? Microsoft has added this feature so windows can crash automatically all the time ;)
     
  • Comment #30 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    How frikkin brilliant. I wished my system would reboot like this all the time. How many years have I wasted on a stable system, when I could have like a crock of shit. Thanks for the info. You should work for Microsoft in their AAA product development team- they are used to producing crap like this.
     
  • Comment #31 (Posted by ZTech)
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    Thanx now i can crsh my computer at camp and get away with using a mac
     
  • Comment #32 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    This doesn't work at all.
     
  • Comment #33 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    i need to know how to crash a computer when you cant login not this shit
     
  • Comment #34 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    shit, didnt work
     
  • Comment #35 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    IT"S COOL!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  • Comment #36 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    very bad
     
  • Comment #37 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    hi if we want it back what should we do then.
     
  • Comment #38 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    good idea to crack system
     
  • Comment #39 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    What the hell is the point of this?
     
  • Comment #40 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    wann a deadly virus
     
  • Comment #41 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    thx i hope this works my A+ certification teacher wants us to crash a computer i know but i like it thx again
     
  • Comment #42 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    Hard to understand what all is said, not knowing much computer language.
     
  • Comment #43 (Posted by chandu)
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    it isvery easy to create a registry file.just write your content in th note pad and save it as filename.reg. when you double click that icon, that will be added to your registry
     
  • Comment #44 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    i liked crashing, but i can't write to registry
     
  • Comment #45 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    Will this generate a "Windows error Reporting" event? Working to modify our GPO settings and need a surefire way to generate a "crash" either application or OS.
     
  • Comment #46 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    look... i dont know why you would want to crash your own computer... but anyway, can microsoft crash you system on purpose, for some reason?
     
  • Comment #47 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    we can recover from safe mode
     
  • Comment #48 (Posted by melinda)
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    followd instructions to the tee and it does NOT work. some dell person you were.
     
  • Comment #49 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    Do u know how to crash the windows vista
     
  • Comment #50 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    Core2Duo Processor has been outdated... Try something new...Graphics required higher..Upto 1GB.
     
  • Comment #51 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    i deffinatly dont think this deserves a poor rating because you cant find a reason to crash a computer manually. its the internet..you want something youll find it
     
  • Comment #52 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    not working on sp2
     
  • Comment #53 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    It does not work
     
  • Comment #54 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    But, in the blue screen, it says: "The end-user manually generated the crashdump." Someone will immediately understand that. And, it works only with PS/2 Keyboards. It works also for Windows 2000 and Vista.
     
  • Comment #55 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    There is no Parameters under i8042prt!
     
  • Comment #56 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    can u make it crash on mouse click? wanna prank my bro
     
  • Comment #57 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    AWSOME SAUCE NOT INCLUDED
     
  • Comment #58 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    i want after 15 days crash my pc
     
  • Comment #59 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    I am running Ubuntu Linux and have installed VirtualBox, and Windows XP. I would love to see the good old BSOD one last time.
     
  • Comment #60 (Posted by NeoZiggy)
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    Being a Linux user, I miss that good old BSOD!
     
  • Comment #61 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    good
     
  • Comment #62 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    Its a Lie!!!
     
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