Easiest way to crash windows xp?

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  1. Nitromaster macrumors 6502

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    Wirelessly posted (NokiaN70-1/2.0539.1.2/SN359380002126483 Series60/2.8 Profile/MIDP-2.0 Configuration/CLDC-1.1)

    Post any way youve managed to crash xp.
    I dont have a mac yet and have nothing against windows.

    My setup
    pentium d 920 2.8ghz
    1 gb ram
    300gb harddrive



    Made a new account.
    Put 51 objects onto the desktop
    opened objectdock and put the same 51 objects onto it
    Windows becomes unuseable
     
  2. mattscott306 macrumors 68040

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    Run a P2P program. Or like macboobs said, run xp itself.
     
  3. AppleMan101 macrumors regular

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    select all items in the C drive


    then press enter. :)

    This method works if you have a very full HD. last time i tried this, I think it was 175GB of a 200GB HD.
     
  4. dllavaneras macrumors 68000

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    Type an important report due the next day. CRASH
    Write the longest of emails, to your loved one across the other side of the world, explaining a million things (like where to meet, flight number, anything important) and just before you hit "send", CRASH
    Go back to XP after installing Vista. XP acts like an ex-girlfriend that was dumped for Vista and there's no way she's taking you back. CRASH

    This could prove to be a pretty long list :D
     
  5. mattscott306 macrumors 68040

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    Haha, I had a friend who was a hardcore PC user, and we were talking about things each system could do, I got so tired of the argument (he never did see that I was right), so I said "you know what, your system is better then mine... heres why." I then proceeded to crash his system this way, it was priceless.
     
  6. lancestraz macrumors 6502a

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    I once read that if you held down the Windows key and right clicked, Windows would crash.

    Never tried it though. And never believed it.
     
  7. jdechko macrumors 68040

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    Technically, this has nothing to do with XP, but it will most certainly cause your system to lock up.

    1) Do a hi-rez final render (Raytrace and Final Gather) on 3ds or Viz (From a 250Mb model). Proceed to manually override the CPU priority of the task to High or RealTime.

    2) Sit back and watch as even the clock fails to update for over an hour.

    3) Try for another 30-45 min to either kill the process or reduce the priority back to normal.
     
  8. Pct1theory macrumors member

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    put a Windoze 95 disc in it.......

    i put a Win. 95 Disc in, and it crashed, (i was gonna put it in a VM)
     
  9. marcosscriven macrumors regular

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    Groan... the Mac 'true believer' zealouts are out again, patting each other on the back and trying to convince themselves 'Mac is best', whilst failing to accept reality. Try running Mac OS on a crappy desktop machine and see how it fairs - oh wait, you can't. You can only put it on the machines Apple says you can...

    Also, coming up with blatantly esoteric ways to crash a system hardly suggests an unstable operating system. More people who have the time trying to convince other people.

    And finally, get over this 'Mac OS never crashes, Windows does all the time'. I have found both systems to be about as reliable as each other. At least when a machine running windows crashes it gives some kind of feedback. Mac OS just shows you a lovely coloured rainbow...
     
  10. jsw Moderator emeritus

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    Same here. And I've used both for many, many years.
     
  11. maxrobertson macrumors 6502a

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    I'm sorry, but I've got to disagree with that. I use quite a few windows machines with work and school, and they all slow to a crawl over the most foolish things, and often crash.
     
  12. fivetoadsloth macrumors 65816

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    I agree, to a point I find that in macs it seems the programs lock up, on windows, at leat the ones i hve used a program locks up and the system ecomes unusable and i have to restart.
     
  13. Zwhaler macrumors 603

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    Type in "porn" under google and click on the website of your choice. Or use Kazaa

    Just tried it on my PC - it is in fact a lie. But it seems logical enough to scare people into not doing it :p
     
  14. Sesshi macrumors G3

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    Indeed. Some crashes are cross-platform ;)

    My most recent? Plugging in a new scanner towards the tail end of last week. First BSOD on any of my systems (and I have quite a lot) since about September I think.
     
  15. dllavaneras macrumors 68000

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    Indeed. I still remember when my I was writing an essay on Francisco de Miranda on my Macintosh Plus (I was young and didn't like to save. It "wasted my time" :p) and I suddenly got the little bomb icon. Bummer :(
     
  16. johnmartin78 macrumors regular

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    Not to go abit of topic but,has anyone else notices XP crashing less while running in parallels than it does on an actual PC?Or am I just having some strange luck?First thing i did when I installed in on my macbook was try to crash it >.>
     
  17. Sesshi macrumors G3

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    No. It just means that XP crashes less on a current prebuilt PC.
     
  18. ®îçhå®? macrumors 68000

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    Through it off a 10 storey building. watch the whole thing completely fail
     
  19. Dont Hurt Me macrumors 603

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    HalfLife 2 Deathmatch on line, that might do it:D
     
  20. dllavaneras macrumors 68000

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    It's not the fall you want to see, it's the crash ;)
     
  21. MacBoobsPro macrumors 603

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    MacOSX gives you a window that tells you the program unexpectedly quit and gives you the option to open the program again and or send a report to Apple. Admittedly it doesnt tell you why it crashed but then it wouldnt be unexpected would it :D

    When I had my PC the whole thing would just freeze and not do anything so you wouldnt know if it was still working or not. 99% of the time it wasnt. Eventually I got so sick of the thing I switched, twas a while ago though. :)
     
  22. mrkramer macrumors 603

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    why would you try to crash it?
     
  23. j26 macrumors 65832

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  24. steamboat26 macrumors 65816

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    Whenever i plug in a usb card reader, my pc will restart
     

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