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can you crash a copmuter by running:@echo off:1start *.* goto 1? Answered

 

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Prof. Pickle (author)2012-12-15

Also, a 1 line script that replaces the ol' fork bomb is this:

for /L %i in (0,0,0) do start

It is a lot better than the other solutions (better as in to look at, not performance. Although I do believe it is quicker because of the less lines to process).

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Prof. Pickle (author)2012-08-09

Yes, that batch file can crash your computer by using up all the memory BUT, when you restart it will be fine.

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NachoMahma (author)2010-02-26

.  Not really. It might get real busy and steal processor time from everything else, but ctrl-c should dump you back to DOS.

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NachoMahma (author)NachoMahma2010-02-26

.  Yep. Just tried it. You have to ctrl-c between can't-find-file dialogs.

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frollard (author)NachoMahma2010-02-26

personal favourite is the local network ping DOS DOS (get it?)

inside boom.bat:::::

start boom.bat
ping [target] -t -l 1000  (continuously and 1000 bytes per packet)


opens a new window copy of itself.  Very annoying.  Crashes the local machine (runs out of processes, and you have to kill them individually), and they tie up all the network.

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obiwanakin (author)frollard2010-10-03

Thanks.

LOL copmuter.
I guess i really was tired!

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orksecurity (author)2010-02-26

No. At most you'll tie up that one command-line session until someone kills the loop, which is pretty trivial to do.

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Re-design (author)2010-02-26

What's a "copmuter"?  Something to quieten law enforcement personell?

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