Crashing Windows

by Volker Weber

This small html file will most likely drive your Windows into a blue screen:

<HTML>
<BODY>
<IMG SRC="image.jpg" width="9999999" height="9999999">
</BODY>
</HTML>

Try it out if you want by clicking here.

Comments

Nope, Win2k+Firefox not affected - funny behaviour, however: systems hangs for a few seconds, is alive again, hangs again....

Peter Fisch, 2005-06-09 09:52

SUSE 9.3 with kernel 2.6.11.4-20a-default, Firefox 1.0.1 not affected.
:-)

Sascha Westphal, 2005-06-09 09:58

mac OS X 10.3 - Firefox:
not affected

Thomas Nowak, 2005-06-09 10:02

winxpsp2+ff not affected *puh*

Stefan Domanske, 2005-06-09 10:12

ähm: winxpsp2+ie6 not affected. wo ist der gag? *schonfeuchtehändehab*

Stefan Domanske, 2005-06-09 10:14

Hi Volker,

WinXP, Internet Explorer, Opera, Firefox (all newest versions) - no one crashes here. Loads in less than 1 second.
Probably a problem of you graphic driver?

kind regards,
Matthias Leonhardt

Matthias Leonhardt, 2005-06-09 10:24

Try again. I have replaced the PNG with a JPEG.

Volker Weber, 2005-06-09 10:25

XP SP1 mit Firefox 1.0.3 kachelt ab. Danke für die Kaffeepause.

Maik Endler, 2005-06-09 10:35

Yep that did it ;-)

Mark Barton, 2005-06-09 11:42

nothing happens with jpeg on xpsp2 neither with ff 1.04 nor IE 6 ;-(

Stefan Domanske, 2005-06-09 12:24

Yep. Kills XP (no SP2) running with Firefox and IE. Upon re-start XP told me:

“The driver for the display device was unable to complete a drawing operation... The display driver for ATI MOBILITY RADEON seems to be responsible for the system instability.”

Amazing!

Ben Poole, 2005-06-09 12:35

In Firefox you can use a Greasemonkey Script to prevent the crash:
Greasemonkey: http://greasemonkey.mozdev.org/
Script: http://dunck.us/code/greasemonkey/MaxImageSize.user.js

The above Script limits th Maximum Image Sizes to 5000px X 5000px.

Ruediger Seiffert, 2005-06-09 13:09

Win2K + IE6.0 is "NOT" affected. But my XP is restarting (without BlueScreen). Nice code.

Roland Dressler, 2005-06-09 13:10

WinXPSP2: FF - No crash
IE - Just like Roland, Windows just shuts down without a blue screen. Gotta love it!

Chris Whisonant, 2005-06-09 14:23

still not affected using SUSE 9.3 with kernel 2.6.11.4-20a-default, Firefox 1.0.1 ;-)

will check later on other systems ...

Sascha Westphal, 2005-06-09 14:51

Yes, my PC with Windows XP SP2 and Firefox 1.0.4. gets killed. Any explanations why this happens?

Adalbert Duda, 2005-06-09 15:35

WTF. XPSP2 + Firefox : computer freezes.

Hassan Voyeau, 2005-06-09 16:41

seems to try to reserve more memory than available :-)

Sven Scholz, 2005-06-09 23:13

(btw. - XP SP2, Opera8 (IE-Faking): stable)

Sven Scholz, 2005-06-09 23:52

My Goodness...

Phil von Sassen, 2005-06-10 00:01

You'd better try again...

Windows XP with SP2 and Firefox 1.0.4: Nothing happend (except displaying a really large image)

Lennard Timm, 2005-06-10 03:53

Damn, I'd tried again and saw my first XP bluescreen... (sexy, btw)

Lennard Timm, 2005-06-10 03:58

hat jemand schon mal versucht, das in eine HTML Mail einzufügen ?? Ich hab das gestern mal getan, allerdings gabs keine Abstürze obwohl ja z.B. Outlook zum rendern IE benutzt. Auch interessant wäre z.B. solch ein Codefragment in einer Ebay Auktion. Ich will hier nichts illegales betreiben, aber die Vorstellung daß ein HTML Mail Rechner zum Absturz bringen kann fände ich dann doch beunruhigend.

Roland Dressler, 2005-06-10 10:29

Linux FC3 with FF/Mozilla unaffected, doesn't even slow down the system, XPSP2 + Mozilla freeze's PC, was curious as to whether it'd recover, it's been frozen for 20 minutes so far with occasional screen refreshes.

Chris Savage, 2005-06-11 14:47

Win2k SP4, FF 1.0.4 or IE 6 - stable.

Matthias Spielkamp, 2005-06-14 15:42

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