Batch full screen crash

February 10, 2010 at 12:40:24
Specs: Windows XP
hi all,
i was working on the computer and needed to eat something so i this usless batch as a lock:

@echo off
:color
color 09
echo COLORFUL!!!!
PING 1.1.1.1 -n 1 -w 10 >NUL
color 0a
echo COLORFUL!!!!
PING 1.1.1.1 -n 1 -w 10 >NUL
color 0b
echo COLORFUL!!!!
PING 1.1.1.1 -n 1 -w 10 >NUL
color 0c
echo COLORFUL!!!!
PING 1.1.1.1 -n 1 -w 10 >NUL
color 0d
echo COLORFUL!!!!
PING 1.1.1.1 -n 1 -w 10 >NUL
color 0e
echo COLORFUL!!!!
PING 1.1.1.1 -n 1 -w 10 >NUL
color 0f
echo COLORFUL!!!!
PING 1.1.1.1 -n 1 -w 10 >NUL
goto color

its quite a funny batch that doesn't acknowledge the user. since i don't have a password on my account i set it up in full screen mode then left. my sister came in and wanted to get on facebook so she used the win+l shortcut i showed her. it got it out of full screen and onto the logon screen. i saw her do that and got her off to continue working. then the computer, without any kind of warning, crashed and gave me the blue screen of death; about 1 or 2 minutes after switching out of full screen via win+l. after restarting, it said the video driver stopped working properly.
why did this happen?
how can i stop it from happening again?


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#1
February 10, 2010 at 14:14:24
windows/video card must not like the direct hardware access control of your video card.

don't run the script full screen appears to be the key if you have done this successfully windowed.


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#2
February 10, 2010 at 17:54:56
The blue screen of death may have nothing to do with your batch.
( A BlackSOD is a different situation. )

If you see the BlueSOD again, mark down and quote from any text you see on it.

E.g. STOP: 0x00000xx
TEXT_WITH_UNDERLINES_BETWEEN
Any specfic file name named ?
You may need to click on a link to "more info" or similar to find that.
A memory dump that went on?
(Memory dump files can be analyzed.)

"....after restarting, it said the video driver stopped working properly."

Did/does it name a specific file ?


If your video drivers are corrupted and nothing else is wrong, you should be able to go into Enable VGA mode and not be getting error messages.
Enable VGA mode loads everything a normal boot does except it forces Windows to use basic VGA drivers all more recent mboards and video adapters support.

You can un-install video "drivers" software in Add/Remove Programs in Enable VGA mode - sometimes you can't do that in Safe mode.

Remove any bootable disks you have in optical drives or bootableflash drives in USB ports.
Press F8 repeatedly while booting, don't hold down the key, starting right after the mboard beeps once, choose Enable VGA mode from the boot choices menu.

lf you still get the error, it isn't caused by the specific video drivers loaded for your video in normal mode.

Safe mode uses the same basic VGA drivers Enable VGAmode does, but it also doesn't loadsome of the things that are loaded in normal mode.

If you then try booting into Safe mode....
If the error does not appear when you boot into Safe mode, it's caused by something that's not loaded in Safe mode that is loaded in nomal and Enable VGA mode, and it isn't caused by the specific video drivers loaded for your video in normal mode.


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