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Win 7 Guide - pause BSOD (so you can write down the code)

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When the BSOD appears, it's great for us overclockers to write down the code and google it / post it on OCN for help.

Unfortunately, the system default is to auto restart the PC so you have no idea what the code was.

Here's how to pause the BSOD screen (this also works for other system failures).

1. Right click on Computer -> Properties.

2. In the System window, go to Advanced system settings.

3. When the System Properties window pops up, switch to Advanced tab -> Settings (under Startup and Recovery)

4. Uncheck Automatically restart (under System failure) and hit OK.

Easy-peasy. I just tried it with a massive OC @ stock volts. It works smile.gif

Hope this helps someone.

Guide adapted from tech recipes
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AMD K15 970A-D3P NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660  NVIDIA GeForce GTX 460 
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Kingston  Kingston  Crucial M4 64Gb, 4x 1Tb, 1x 500Gb WD Caviar Black LG LiteScribe GH24 
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Win 10 x64 LG E2350 23" 1920x1080 / Samsung 19.5" 1366x768 Razer Lycosa (Mirror Edition) Corsair HX850w 
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CoolerMaster 690 Razer Mamba 2012 Razer Goliath XL Logitech X-530 speakers 
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Or just use bluescreen viewer!!
Did you know when you press F8 for the boot menu for safe mode and other options the option is there as well?
And did you know if you enable debugging you can hook your pc up to another pc running a debugger to troubleshoot your os.
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