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Get "jim is dead" message when shutting down


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#1 Johnny 5 Alive

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Posted 06 July 2014 - 02:43 PM

My wife uses a Sony Visio laptop, installed is Win7 Home Premium x64 SP1. Only when you are quick enough to see it, because it flashes on the screen for about half a second, Is some words that include jim is dead. At one time is was more prevalent and displayed longer or even hung the computer in the logging off mode. When this occurred you had to force the computer down with the start button,

 

Not sure if this is even a problem, I just have never seen that on any computer running correctly.

 

No hurry!


Edited by Johnny 5 Alive, 06 July 2014 - 02:46 PM.


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Posted 06 July 2014 - 02:52 PM

I just checked some other threads on this from this forum and on google. Here is some info:

 

It's probably not malware, Chrome uses "He's dead, Jim" as an error message that comes up when the OS terminates the browser or a running tab due to an error.
"He's dead, Jim!" is a reference from Star Trek to describe things that are unresponsive. Learn more about "He's dead, Jim!"

http://support.google.com/chrome/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=1270364
http://googlesystem.blogspot.com/2011/01/chromes-new-sad-tab-page.html



It says that when you shut down your PC if your running a script on your web browser.. just means like Uniom Thug said just now the app is dead because your shutting down.. I mean.. shut down.. is you know.. shutting down.. sleeping.. turning off.. lol :D


microsoft thread on "Jim is dead"

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Posted 06 July 2014 - 02:58 PM

rip jim [*]



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Posted 06 July 2014 - 03:27 PM

https://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20110416103649AAOLI3Z
http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_7-windows_programs/purple-screen-reading-hes-dead-jim/a9ff7e5b-7b67-e011-8dfc-68b599b31bf5
 



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Posted 06 July 2014 - 09:06 PM

I have been getting that message since I started using Windows 7x64...couple of years back. Must be common.....



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Posted 06 July 2014 - 09:23 PM

No it's not common.  All research shows it's a virus :smash: .


Edited by scotty_ncc1701, 06 July 2014 - 09:24 PM.


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Posted 06 July 2014 - 09:45 PM

Take a look here: “He’s Dead Jim” on Google Chrome Is Not A Virus

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Posted 06 July 2014 - 10:12 PM

  1. My comment was based on "have been getting that message since I started using Windows 7x64...couple of years back. Must be common.....", which made no reference to Chrome, just the use of "Windows 7x64".
  2. In my one link above, I missed the reference to Chrome.
  3. The few times I've "played" with Chrome on my test machine, I never encountered the "He's dead, Jim".
  4. I stand corrected.

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Posted 09 July 2014 - 09:40 AM

I've had this a few times when using Chrome so it's nothing to be concerned about.

It's just a message that pops up on your webpage if your computer is shutting down unexpectedly!


Edited by Vaar, 09 July 2014 - 09:41 AM.


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Posted 09 July 2014 - 12:16 PM

Thanks everyone! That splains it.



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Posted 09 July 2014 - 01:13 PM

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