The PSOD as we all know is probably not the best way to start your day. In most cases one goes through this experience mostly due to hardware issues. I have come across a few over the years and it has been issues with MB, bad NIC, bad HBA and what not. At times this could also be due to a combination of things, that are annoying but also rewarding in hindsight.
Whatever the case might be, it’s generally not the best thing in the world and not a lot of fun. Unless it’s your first one, then I can understand the excitement and the anxiety. I came across this awesome post that I must share. It has a list of some very useful kb articles related to PSOD. Yes, this is also my way of bookmarking this awesome post. I would recommend you bookmark that link as well for a rainy day when your screen goes purple. I am hoping they will keep this post updated.
Btw, I really like how they prefer calling it the “Purple screen of diagnostics” vs the “Purple screen of death”. Pretty creative aye.