My son was playing games on my laptop when i caught him he plugged out the power supply( because it had no battery)and blue screen of death. now i want to give him for christmas but i need to get it fixed
If he actually crashed the HD rather than just corrpting the files on it, then you will have to replace it. If you are mechaincally inclined you can buy a generic laptop IDE drive of any size (I used a 160 gig), remove the HD caddy/sled, remove the old drive from the caddy/sled, imnstall the new drive and then reistall the caddy/sled. From there insert the WINDOWS install disk and reinstall windows. You will get a much large HD a lot cheaper than by buying a DELL replacement drive. This is the voice of experience because I had to do it.
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I would try getting the latest video card drivers first, if it is a Nvida card & it has recently updated itself, I would roll back the drivers, there has been a problem with the last update & my computer didn't like the upgrade & blue screened a lot, but was fine after I rolled them back in safe mode, if the problem if not repairable via software then go to a Laptop specialist, for what its worth I think its a software issue as you say its only when playing games, but im not an expert just well informed.
your computer cannot boot from the hard drive or cannot read the drive.the drive may be corrupted so zero-fill it.and if you think that your hard disk is in healthy condition then you can try one by changing your battery and observing the screen by pluging the laptop to the wall socket and also unplugging.do you see any difference? if yes then problem with the battery(if seen that the laptop reboots after being plugged).to the best of my knowlege,the hard drive is corrupted.
Based on the error code, this issue has to dowith an external Hard drive working at high stress levels. Are you trying to run the games from a secondary HD? If so, try removing them and installing them on the primary HD.
There are dozens of possible root causes for your problem I guess.
But exactly the same happened to me in fact on a packard bell laptop. After my son forced it to reset, it didn't start again. Only one led was lit. After a long search I found that the battery had died and this prevented the laptop to start even when the power supply was plugged in.
Try this: remove the battery, connect it to the power supply and restart.
A blue screen generally indicates an operating system error or hard drive failure. Start by doing a system repair with your recovery or operating system disc. If the repair doesn't take, then reformat the hard drive and install a new operating system. If the hard drive won't format, or you have any issues during or after the install, then the hard drive has failed and will need replaced. You will need an operating system or recovery disc in order to do this. If this is a preloaded machine that didn't come with any discs, then you will need to acquire the disc.
A blue screen indicates an operating system error. Many times you can fix it by doing a system repair or reload, however, occasionally the blue screen is caused by a hard drive crash. To start you will need to run a system repair with your recovery or operating system disc. If the repair doesn't take, then try to totally reinstall the operating system. If you have any problems during or after the install then the hard drive has failed and will need replaced. If you have anymore questions feel free to ask.
I suggest try playing the game on a different computer. This usually happens when you play the game on a computer that does not meet the games system requirement. Most probably the specifications of this computer is lower than the computer you originally play the game with.