Skip to comments.That's Microsoft price: Now you can enjoy a BSOD from the comfort of your driving seat
Posted on 11/29/2019 9:19:25 AM PST by dayglored
Windows struck down at Asda Click & Collect 'Drive Thru'
For the latest in The Register's sporadic series of Windows falling over in strange places, we present UK retailer Asda and its borked Click and Collect "Drive Thru" terminal.
Snapped by friend of El Reg and bearded rust-botherer Andy Hinks during a misguided attempted to collect six months' worth of groceries, the glorious Blue Screen of Death was beaming its cold light over visitors to the Walmart tentacle's Hollingbury branch in the damp city of Brighton.
Because Blade Runner day has now been and gone, and we still can't bark "Enhance" at our laptops, a bit of fiddling with the contrast makes us think this might be Windows 7 vomiting its internals over car drivers. The
0x00000074 fits with the
BAD_SYSTEM_CONFIG_INFO, which expects four parameters, the last of which could be
Please use the comments below to work out what the other three parameters might be (if the urge should take you). We gave up, quitters that we are.
Such BSOD displays might soon be a thing of the past, since newer versions of Windows prefer to show a cuddlier face while falling over. Windows 7 is, after all, due to drop out of support next year unless this is a POSReady incarnation or Asda splashes the cash on an extension. Either case could see the OS lingering on a little longer, like the faint odour of cabbage several weeks after overcooking.
Naturally, we contacted Asda to find out what fate had befallen its terminal, but the grocer has yet to respond.
In the meantime, after forlornly pawing at the recalcitrant screen, Mr Hinks will be forced to leave his car and venture indoors to collect his bi-annual haul. Or just find another lane. ®
An Asda spokesperson got in touch with El Reg to say: Whoops! We're sorry that our Click & Collect at Hollingbury needed a quick reboot, but are pleased to confirm it was up and running again in no time."
Thats what you get when Microsoft prefers low-skilled, lying and cheating H1B Indians instead of well-qualified American software engineers
Hard for me to glean the humor when most of it is written in a foreign language. It is to me anyway.
This article was basically just poking fun at Windows' tendency to lose its bearings and go all blue, much like laughing at someone running headlong into a muddy patch and falling on their face.
The link to “Blade Runner day” was far more interesting. Read Philip K. Dick’s novel when it came out, and saw the movie version at inceptiom, and many more times as VCR version. All old stuff now. Haven’t seen a BSOD in years, even tough I still have a customer who uses only Win3.11FWG.
That's some serious "die-hard" customer you got there!
Well, It still works, if all you do is produce text documents, and stay away from internet involvement. One’s life work could easily be placed on a 2 GB flash drive.
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