View Full Version : "Blue screen of death" help
I'm not sure what happened but now when the wife and I turn on the computer all we get is a blue screen with an error message.
I don't know how to fix it.
If you can fix this let me know and also include a fee.
07-10-2010, 9:57 AM
reboot, hold down F8. When it gives you the option list, pick safe mode. Allow it to boot. Reboot. It should usually be ok.
I live in livermore. If you want to drive down Vasco to my place I can help you out.
07-10-2010, 10:01 AM
Boot into safe mode and do a system restore to a early date.
Won't boot in safe mode. I'm going to try the f8 thing and I'll get back to you.
Ok. I start up the comp and first see a black screen saying diskette drive 0 seek failure.
It gives me the option to press F1 to continue or F2 to enter setup.
I press F1 then press F8.
I try safe mode and get blue screen.
I try directory services restore mode and get blue screen.
07-10-2010, 11:40 AM
Sounds like you may have bad RAM or another type of hardware failure. Did you happen to get a quick peek at what the blue screen error said, that would help quite a bit.
07-10-2010, 11:45 AM
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It sounds like you have a problem with the floppy drive, which could be causing problems. I would enter the bios and disable it. You might also need to remove it or at least disconnect it from power.
Blue screen first list the obvious. Problem detected.
Then give this under techincal info:
***Stop: 0x0000007B (0xBA4C3524,0xC0000034,0x00000000,0x00000000)
hope this means something to you.
07-10-2010, 12:02 PM
Boot device might be hosed. A quick Google search came up with this possible solution (http://pcsupport.about.com/od/findbyerrormessage/a/stop0x0000007b.htm). If there is any important data on the drive you could plug the drive into another computer to retrieve anything important. You'll probably have to reinstall the OS.
07-10-2010, 10:43 PM
After many years of using windows I had the same problem back in April, your going to have to re-install windows. Pulled the memory swapped it with good memory, tried another video card, inspected all hardware it's some sort of driver problem that gets corrupted or so I heard I'm not a engineer.
Thank god I had a 2nd hard drive that I back up everything to just in cased the primary crashed or something like this happened. Get a external or internal one it's worth the 50-100 bucks. All my stuff is what makes my computer and the ability to use the internet to get more.
So when I got it up and running again I just dragged over all my files and was ready to go.
07-10-2010, 11:23 PM
**** the blue screen!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I've lost 2 hard drives in the last year, one was able to be recovered, the other was completely fried.
Take it to a computer shop.
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