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Magnetic Fields may have caused problems with my laptop.

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I was messing around on my mates laptop, and I used a speaker box to lean on. When we come to turn the computer off it took forever so I just had to manually shut it down. When I come to turn it back on again it was loading up as far as the windows logo then the blue screen of death was appearing and restarting the machine, and this just happened repeatedly. I was wondering if the magnetic field coming off the speakers in the box have caused this issue? And how would I go around fixing this, is it a case of reloading Windows XP on or buying a new motherboard?

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  • Emma J
    Emma J Nov 16, 2008

    thanks for getting back to me. Unfortuantly Im abit clued up on computers but not as far as knowing how to clean and remove hardware.

    It said something about a wink32k.sys.

    I tried to do a recovery from a disk she had but it didnt work, and now when the machine is turned on it comes up saying NTDLR is missing, press CTRL ALT and DEL to restart.

  • Emma J
    Emma J Nov 16, 2008

    God know's how that happened. She is using Windows XP media center I think.

  • Emma J
    Emma J Nov 16, 2008

    No I havent got one, or if I have I cannot find it anywhere. :(

  • Emma J
    Emma J Nov 16, 2008

    Ok I will take a look around. Thanks for your help. If I need anymore assistance would it be ok to get back in touch with you? If so thanks. Take care x

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You would have to have concert speakers next to the laptop to have that kind effect on the hard drive, the system is detecting a software or hardware issue, try to read what the blue screen says, most problems are to do with the system32 folder in the windows directory, which mean you have to recover the system, you could try to remome the hard drive and memory and clean the contacts to see if that makes a difference but i doubt it will work.

post a reply to let me know how you get on so that i might be able to help you further

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  • Lee Hodgson
    Lee Hodgson Nov 16, 2008

    All the boot drivers have been wiped for some reason, if you are using XP then you can repair the damage by choosing the second fix xp boot screen but you will need a authentic xp cd to do this.

    let me know what operating system you are using and i may be able to help you further


  • Lee Hodgson
    Lee Hodgson Nov 16, 2008

    have you got a xp install cd?

  • Lee Hodgson
    Lee Hodgson Nov 16, 2008

    then i'm affraid you have no choice but go out and purchase XP, the computer will not work until you re-install the operating system or fix the existing one, there is nothing else you can do unlessyou find the recovery disk

  • Lee Hodgson
    Lee Hodgson Nov 16, 2008

    yes i can help you through the process, get in touch with at my addy: leecom72@ntlworld.com and i'll try to give you all the assistance you need

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