Big Oops: Windows Error On DOOH Screen At NYC World Trade-Fulton Concourse

February 9, 2023 by Dave Haynes

A reader passed along this visual reminder about the risks of using consumer operating systems on digital signage jobs.

This is a big video wall in one of the walkways connecting the World Trade Center are in New York with transport hubs. The error message has to do with hard disk storage.

It has been a long time since I ran ops for a network, but I am pretty sure there are ways to disable these sorts of error messages from popping up, and also ways to minimize the risks of big ad screens turning into broken PC desktops.

You certainly see this sort of thing now and then in small business environments, but this is a high profile, heavy foot traffic space.

  1. Craig keefner says:

    I’m guessing this isn’t the 2Gb ram version of windows 11. Looks like consumer grade with SATA disks locally. SSD is faster but a few dollars more up front.

  2. Dmitri says:

    “risks of using commercial operating systems on digital signage jobs.” You mean to say a consumer operating system?

    1. Dave Haynes says:

      blaming it on my post-ISE cold … fixed!

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