When I turn on the computer, it starts up fine until its gets to the windows 2000 screen then a blue screen pops up that says that it was not able to load device driver. You can't do anything shutdown or restart. I tried everything but it still won't work.
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Re: It starts up fine until a blue screen pops up
i think one of the drivers are the culprit. heres what you should do: open your system unit and remove all the pci cards except the vga card. and turn on the computer.if it starts fine, then turn it off and hook each card one by one.
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You are going to need to start your computer in safe mode and find the XP drivers that will work for your motherboard manually from the web (Assuming that there are any created for XP for that board). That blue screen you keep getting is because you don't have the correct driver loaded for something on the motherboard that it needs to boot correctly and your XP install couldn't find it on the web to install automatically.
your PC and press F8 several times until the boot menu comes up. Then
select "Safe Mode with Networking".
turn on computer,press F* repetedly until screen shows up wth options safe mode safe mode with networking etc... in dat screen select option "most recent good configuration" and enter..next window select windows xp and enter..thats it. after u log in.clean whole system with good virus scanner for viruses,malware,trojans all
When the initial blue HP screen appears, press the F10 key repeatedly until a recovery menu appears. The progress indicator that first appears does not indicate that a recovery is taking place. The progress indicator represents the time before the recovery process is started.
When the Recovery screen appears, click Next, and then click Yes to perform a normal, non-destructive recovery.
To perform a destructive recovery, click Advanced, and then click Yes.
CAUTION: A destructive recovery will format the hard drive. This will delete all the information on the hard drive and reinstall Windows XP and the original software that came with the computer.
After the System Recovery is complete, the computer restarts and continues into Windows setup. Complete the setup screens and wait until the computer finishes the setup.
NOTE: It may take a long time to complete Windows setup. This time varies and may take over an hour, depending on the amount of files that were stored in the user account folders (Like My Documents and the Desktop).
When you can access the Windows desktop, immediately enable the Firewall, download important updates, and set a restore point.
The Blue Screen of Death is as it is. A problem has been detected on your computer and windows has shut down to prevent damage to it.
An example: You over-clock your video card and it's working so hard that you eventually see the Blue Screen of Death. It shuts down your computer because the video card is on the verge of quitting. It's there as a safety precaution because if it keeps working as it is, you will run into some serious problems with the hardware device at fault.
But let's say you're just working on your computer and all of a sudden you get the Blue Screen of Death. Nothing you've done should have prompted it, but it's there and it's serious. There are numerous causes that could present this, but to be more specific...
A) Your Power Supply isn't providing enough power to your computer. Upgrade the power supply.
B) One of your RAM Chips are starting to go. To figure out which RAM Chip it is, you could download a Memory Test program in Windows, but the easier means to do this is to open up the computer. With the computer open, take out one of the RAM chips and try turning on the computer. If you still see the BSOD, put that RAM chip back in and take out another one. Do this until you find the faulty RAM.
C) Your processor is starting to fail. A processor needs to work, but most likely what will happen when the processor quits on you is your entire computer locks up, rather than receiving the BSOD.
I could go on and on until I've indicated every piece of hardware inside your computer but I think you've got the gist of it now. :)
Right after your POST screen goes off,before you get to Windows starting,try pushing the F8 key several times until you get the Windows boot options.Then try 'last known good configuration". If that doesn't work,you can boot from the Windows installation disk and try to repair your Windows installation.Let me know what happens. And good or bad, please rate my post? Bob
1) Restart your computer and when it's booting up press F8 and try and get it into safe mode.
2) Restart your computer press F8 and select last good configuration.
If methods 1 or 2 worked you can ignore the others. NOTE: you might have to press a different F key then F8, but most times it's F8.
3) Get a hard drive enclosure and turn you internal hard drive into an external hard drive DO NOT FORMAT ANYTHING. From there just back up all your important data and return you computer to factory settings. (http://lifehacker.com/software/hard-driv…
Do you have all the latest patches and are you sure you computer is free of virus or malware? If you feel you are protected then did this occur shortly after an MS Patch/update. Check and see if you can either unistall the last patch or boot to the last known good configuration (press F8 between the bios splash screen and the windows splash screen at boot up). If you are not up to date on your security, then start with that and then work your way into a repair...