View Full Version : "Blue screen of death" help

07-10-2010, 9:45 AM
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.

07-10-2010, 11:30 AM
Won't boot in safe mode. I'm going to try the f8 thing and I'll get back to you.

07-10-2010, 11:38 AM
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.
Now what?

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
BTW, you might go to www.geekstogo.com. You can get free help there.

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.

07-10-2010, 11:50 AM
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.