The infamous “Red Ring of Death” has been the bane of Xbox 360 users for years. The console would be operating perfectly fine, showing absolutely no signs of any distress, when seemingly at random it could freeze and require a reboot. However, upon resetting the console, Xbox 360 users would be shocked to find that their console no longer starts up properly, and that their power button is now ringed by a red, glowing light.
Microsoft users love making up dramatic sounding terms for these kinds of errors. The blue error screen generated by the Microsoft Windows operating system has long been known as the “Blue Screen of Death”. The term “Of Death” may be a little more appropriate in the case of the Xbox 360 failure, however, since the infamous “Blue Screen Of Death” only requires that the computer be rebooted and all will be well. The Xbox 360 “Red Ring Of Death”, on the other hand, marks the machine’s complete failure and breakdown, rendering the console completely unusable.