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Random ways to cause Bluescreens (For Testing)

The most common is to

  • Open Regedit
  • Navigate to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\i8042prt\Parameters
  • Add a new DWORD (32-bit) Registry value here with name = CrashOnCtrlScroll and value = 1
  • Now you close regedit and restart PC
  • Finally hold down Right Ctrl and press Scroll Lock twice to trigger the BSOD.

This can never work through RDP though. So other methods

This might work, but slow

https://kb.vmware.com/selfservice/microsites/search.do?language=en_US&cmd=displayKC&externalId=2005715

This works well to crash a machine on boot

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\ACPI]
"Start"=dword:00000004

Save it as a .reg file and run it. Your computer will blue screen on reboot. Return to last good configuration or change the value back to 0 to fix it.

This also works

The command line interface for the DiskCryptor Open source partition encryption software includes a -bsod parameter, the wiki says it will

Erase all keys in memory and generate BSOD

 

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