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Dell 1501 Inspiron w/Vista won't boot up -- virus?

I turned on my Dell Inspiron 1501 laptop with Windows Vista, and Windows won't even boot up. This is the error message I keep getting -- "A problem has been detected and Windows has been shut down to prevent damage to your computer." (Next paragraph) "If this is the first time you've seen this stop error screen, restart your computer. If this screen appears again, follow these steps:" (next paragraph) "Check for viruses on your computer. Remove any newly installed hard drives or hard drive controllers. Check your hard drive to make sure it is properly configured and terminated. Run CHKDSK /F to check for hard drive corruption, and then restart your computer." (Next paragraph) "Technical Information:" (Next paragraph) *** STOP: 0x0000007B (0x84A5DBA0, 0xC0000034, 0x00000000, 0x00000000)

Help!! Can anyone tell me how to fix this? My 1-year Dell Warranty expired a couple of months ago, so I can't afford to even talk to Dell, let alone take the laptop in for repair. My sister said something about creating a start-up disk on my desktop computer, then loading that into the laptop. Would that work? If so, how would I do that? Or is there an easier way to fix this? I don't get it -- I have Windows Live OneCare on it. Shouldn't that have prevented this from happening?

Thanks,

Erika

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  • litosmom Apr 13, 2009

    Thanks so much - I wasn't able to improve anything based on your specific suggestions, but it got me thinking about the function keys, and when the BIOS screen came up, I noticed that it said to push F2 or F12 for setup information, and doing that is what eventually got me to where the system is starting to repair itself. So thanks very much!

    Erika


  • Anonymous May 10, 2009

    same exact problem... computer was bought off of website & did not come with recovery disc... any way to fix the problem without disc?

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Hi Erika,

have you tried pressing F8 when it starts booting (keep pressing it before dell bios screen fully loads)

you should get a black screen with options,

scroll up to with arrow keys>> "last known good configeration"


let me know if that works?

also have you installed any programs or hardware befor this happened?


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Hello I have the same problem...I tried the f8 and last known good configuration and still went to that blue virus screen. please help

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SOURCE: 0x0000007b (0xf78d2524, 0xc0000034, 0x00000000

This also works for Gateway PCs. The only difference is that you change the RAID setting from RAID to IDE

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