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I know that its possible to change the Windows boot themes, and logon backgrounds...

Is it Possible to make an orange BSOD (or a OSOD)?

I'm trying to prank one of my friends, and I though this would be a great way to do it.

Is it possible?

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You can use the MS Sysinternals utility to change BSOD colours:

http://download.sysinternals.com/Files/Notmyfault.zip

You can also generate a BSOD with this utility.

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Gotta love Sysinternals! –  Andrew Lambert Dec 6 '11 at 5:49
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Are the colours set permanently though? Seems it's just at the time of running the tool. –  8088 Dec 6 '11 at 6:03

Anecdotally, it seems it was possible to change the colors of Windows 2000/XP era by altering or adding the MessageBackColor= MessageTextColor= lines to the system.ini file. I don't have a system handy that I'd like to crash, so I can't test it.

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Ok... thanks anyway for trying (+1) –  wizlog Dec 6 '11 at 5:42
    
I'm going to wait 12 HRS before I pick an answer. –  wizlog Dec 6 '11 at 5:43
    
Windows has a keyboard shortcut for testing it. –  grawity Dec 6 '11 at 13:14
    
@grawity yes, but that doesn't mean I'm keen on crashing one of my systems ;p –  Andrew Lambert Dec 6 '11 at 19:26

http://www.petri.co.il/change_bsod_color.htm A bit old but it still might work?

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