[Fix] Windows Vista Shows BSOD When You Connect iPhone or iPod

Many Windows Vista users have reported an annoying problem after installing iTunes version 8 in their computer systems. Whenever they connect their iPhone or iPod, Windows Vista displays a BSOD (Blue Screen Of Death) and restarts the system.

Now Apple has released an updated version of iTunes to fix this issue. Following are the step-by-step instructions to solve this problem:

1. First disconnect your iPhone or iPod from your system and then uninstall iTunes and Apple Mobile Device Support from "Control Panel -> Program and Features".

2. After uninstallation, restart your system.

3. Now re-download updated iTunes version from Apple website:

Download Updated iTunes 8

4. Install this new version and you'll no longer face this problem in Windows Vista.


Just for fun! Did you know you can force Windows to show BSOD (Blue Screen of Death) whenever you want? Its true. You need to make a small change in Registry to manually bring BSOD in any Windows version.


If you want to try this trick, just follow these simple steps:

1. Open Registry Editor using regedit command in RUN dialog box and then go to following key:

If you have a PS/2 Keyboard:

If you have a USB Keyboard:

2. In right-side pane, create new DWORD CrashOnCtrlScroll and set its value to 1

3. Close Registry Editor and restart your system.

4. Now whenever you want to show BSOD, just press and hold Right CTRL key and then press SCROLL LOCK key twice.

Your computer will immediately crash and will show a BSOD. Enjoy...

PS: To remove this functionality, either delete the new DWORD CrashOnCtrlScroll or set its value to 0.

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Posted in: Troubleshooting, Windows Vista

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  • thnx. it worked.

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