Worked fine this morning switched it off normally, now will not start up in any mode, shows blue screen, when tried safe mode it showed page full off driver information ending with windowssystem32driversmup.sys
Perhaps the shutdown corrupted a critical Windows startup file. Have you tried a Windows repair? You'll need the Windows XP CD to do it. An explanation is here: http://www.michaelstevenstech.com/XPrepairinstall.htm#RI
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It's called a BSOD which means blue screen of death. try to boot into safe mode by pressing F8 as soon as the computer starts hit it repeatedly, then try last known configuration that worked. If that doesn't work, reboot and try F8 again and go to safe mode, then do a system restore.
Hi there. That really quick flash of a blue screen is the blue screen of death and there is a possibility that the error could be memory related. What you have to do is remove and clean the system memory and the slots the memory goes into. Take out the battery and the AC power (if attached) The memory will be located behind a panel underneath the laptop, unscrew the panel unclip the memory, clean the brass contacts and the slots with a clean, dry, soft paintbrush, then reseat the memory making sure it clips into place, replace the memory cover and reboot the laptop, see if it lets you into windows.
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insert your Windows XP Setup CD, and restart your computer.
When the Press any key to boot from CD message is displayed on your screen, press a key to start your computer from the Windows XP CD.
Press ENTER when you see the message To setup Windows XP now, and then press ENTER displayed on the Welcome to Setup screen.
Do not choose the option to press R to use the Recovery Console.
In the Windows XP Licensing Agreement, press F8 to agree to the license agreement.
Make sure that your current installation of Windows XP is selected in the box, and then press R to repair Windows XP.
Follow the instructions on the screen to complete Setup.
If Safe Mode doesnt work then you may have to do a "repair" of your O/S. Place your Windows XP CD into the CD-Rom drive, reboot and once you see the options if you want to Install or Repair - choose Repair. This option will make repair to your O/S and for safe mode. Once repair is complete do a complete Anti-Virus and Spyware scan of your Hard Drive. If you can boot into Safe Mode to run the ani-virus much better.