When I try to bring my daughters computer up a blue screen pop's up saying basicly it experienced a problem and it could be caused from new soft ware or new hard ware being loaded. I did neither one of those. and at the bottom of the message it gives me these numbers. Stop: oxoooo C1F5 (oxoooooooo,oxoooooooo,oxoooooooo,oxoooooooo) Then if I press F1 when I try to bring the computer up it gives me a new screen that allows me to press F8 and bring up diagnostics and differant ways to bring up the computer for example safe mode or de bugging and several other choices. When I try either of those I get the following list of numbers SATA O : ST3250820AS . 3 . ANG SATA 1 :HL-DT-ST CD-RW,DVD-ROM GCC-H10N C103 SATA 2 none ASATA 3 none Diskette drive 0 seek failure. I have no idea what it is trying to tell me. I would greatley appreciate your help in this so that I can get my daughters computer back up.
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Re: Computer will not load windows
The message 'Diskette drive 0 seek failure.' is saying that there is any error trying to read 'drive 0'. As you can see from the list, drive 0 is 'ST3250820AS . 3 . ANG'. That is your hard drive that stores all of your information. Your other drive that's coming up is 'drive 1' or 'SATA 1' and that is your DVD/CD-RW. So basically your hard drive can't be read and therefore the PC can't be started. If there is data that you need on the PC I would advise contacting either a local PC shop to try and get your data recovered and put onto a new hard drive if they find that the drive is faulty. If you don't have any data on there that is essential, try reinstalling the operating system by starting up the PC with your recovery disk or operating system disk and following the directions. Make sure you read the instructions properly to insure that you install properly.
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You might have experienced the blue screen of death, as they may term it. This could be caused by corrupted system files on Windows that the computer needs in order to bootup. In such cases, try to reboot and press F5 or F8 continuously until it gets you to a selection where you can choose Safe Mode or Last known Good Configuration". You can choose either of the two until it boots back to normal. If this does not solve the issue, you may need to do a Windows Repair, on which you need the Windows Installation CD and boot from there.
Please let me know if you needed further assistance.
3 Easy Tactics on How to Fix Blue Screen of Death
The famous windows Blue Screen of Death(BSOD Error) can be fixed
with 3 types of Blue Screen Death Repair. Try to apply the following
tactics when the blue screen death occur before you call a computer
expert for help. 1. Uninstall any programs which you had installed recently.
Sometimes, there exists a conflict in drivers installed on your pc
that causes the blue screen error to pop up. In most cases, this does
not occur, but if it does, Windows offers you a roll back feature where
you possibly can bring your PC’s operating system back to its original
functioning state. 2. Random Access Memory is faulty.
When the Random Access Memory is faulty, the Computer stops
functioning everytime when the RAM is accessed by the CPU. This brings
about your PC to halt almost at Random. A simple solution is just to
remove 1 stick of RAM and see if the problem goes away. If it does, your
PC is fixed! 3. Repair Registry Errors to fix the blue screen of death
Over time, the registry of your windows will get messy with tons of
data because you always install and uninstall programs or applications.
When you experience slow performance in your PC during boot up times,
opening up of new files, surfing internet and blue screen of death, its
likely that your registry has a ton of information which needs to wade
through. Therefore, it is highly recommended to get a good registry
cleaner and improve the performance speed of your PC. Errors fixed in
your registry can also fix Blue screen of death error instantly.
-- Operating System (windows is corrupt) or -- installed memory is defective
..try to swap other memory on your computer or also try inserting your memory to other PC to determine if its working or not, if the problem still exist try to reformat your PC maybe its the Operating System is having the problems.
If the computer is restarting continously at the windows loading screen then you have a windows issue of which your computer is "Blue Screening" and restarting. In this case you arent really seeing the blue screen as windows restarts immediately as the error occurs. My advice to you is to press F8 before the windows loading screen and choose to "not restart automatically on error" that is not entirely what it says but its to that regard. If that doesnt work try pressing the "Pause Break button continously until the blue screen appears, read the error and google it to find out what is causing the error and go from there. Please feel free to get back to me on this if my information doesnt help or i need to explain further.
The first thing you should do is back up the HDD, Remove the HDD from your Laptop, you find the lid that opens the HDD access slot under the laptop or ask someone who knows how. if available there are aftermarket 2.5 HD enclosures that lets you install the 2.5 in.hdd of your laptop via a usb. you can plug the usb to a desktop PC and backup your files. then reformat your hdd. reinstall the hdd to your laptop. replace your memory ram which causes the blue screen with a new ram, reinstall the OS.
To solve this will require more information from you. The Blue screen is Windows way of telling you that it has a driver issue with a basic component, usually your video card. Did you recently make any hardware changes? If so please let me know what was changed.
When windows first boots, you can repeatedly press the F8 key until you see a menu giving you choices of windows booting. You need to select Safe Mode. Safe mode should allow you to at least boot without a blue screen. The blue screen could also be cause by a virus or other software.