When you receive a STOP error, Windows displays the STOP on a Blue screen, hence the name BSOD (Blue Screen Of Death).

If you prefer a Red screen with White text, or any other color combination that is easier for you to see:

1. Open %SystemRoot%\SYSTEM.INI in Notepad.exe.

2. Locate the \[386enh\] section.

3. If the MessageBackColor= and MessageTextColor= entries are present, change them. Otherwise, add them to the end of the section. To have a Red screen with White text, use:

<b>MessageBackColor=4
MessageTextColor=F</b>
Using the following codes (case is important):
0 = <font color="#000000">black</font>
1 = <font color="#0000FF">blue</font>
2 = <font color="#00FF00">green</font>
3 = <font color="#00FFFF">cyan</font>
4 = <font color="#FF0000">red</font>
5 = <font color="#FF00FF">magenta</font>
6 = <font color="#A52A2A">brown</font>
7 = white
8 = gray
9 = bright blue
A = bright green
B = bright cyan
C = bright red
D = bright magenta
E = bright yellow
F = bright white
4. Save the changes to the %SystemRoot%\SYSTEM.INI file.

5. Shutdown and restart your computer.