Yesterday I had to repair my old Windows XP machine again, which was annoying but not too surprising. What didn't even strike me until now, 24 hours later, is that Windows was able to tell me that I needed to run the CHKDSK utility, which fixed everything, but could not do so itself. What would be the difference between me running CHKDSK and Windows invoking it automatically? When the computer is in that much trouble, it's far more effective to have the operating system take necessary steps to recover rather than relying on the user to do so.
Mokalus of Borg
PS - I could have used the blue screen as an excuse to buy a new computer.
PPS - But I built that machine. I can't just not fix it.