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Will not boot - selecting safe, or last good config does nothing.

Constantly loops between booting up, then goes into the XP loading window, and I get the blue screen of death for 1/4 second, and it all begins again. Doesn't matter what I choose: safe, safe with command promt, safe with networking, last known good config - nothing changes! UGGGGH!

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  • aaron222 May 29, 2009

    is there a way to legthen the blue screen of death time? I cannnot possibly read it.

  • aaron222 May 29, 2009

    I was hitting pause like mad _ nothing. The Blue Screen Of Death lasts LESS than 1/4 second!

  • aaron222 May 29, 2009

    HEY! IT WORKED! A little....



    I got the blue screen of death to freeze - THANK YOU!



    Result;UNMOUNTABLE_ BOOT_VOLUME





    Technical Information:



    STOP: 0x000000ED (0x8AAD2A68, 0XC0000006, 0x00000000, 0x00000000)

  • aaron222 May 29, 2009

    I THINK i might have a recvey CD -



    HOWEVER: I bought this with VIsta. I paid $140 to get RID o it and put on XP ( XP wasn't broken; why fix it?)



    Will I only make hings worse if I put in the CD that came in the box?

  • aaron222 May 29, 2009

    Yes, A recovery CD would have been very helpful. "Thanks Circut City!"



    No idea: Is this compuer worth fixing, or is it better to replace - I know it's probably obsolete - I'm talking about $$$$$$.

  • aaron222 May 29, 2009

    I sure appreciate your help. Thanks you!

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    Lee Hodgson May 11, 2010

    Yes but you have to be quick and press the Pause key which should be on the top right of the keyboard,

  • Lee Hodgson
    Lee Hodgson May 11, 2010

    Hi there.
    try and read the error message give by the blue screen and post back please.


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The Blue screen of Death is just that, You can read it till your face turns blue and still the easist way to cure the plagued pc is top install or reinstall your Windows operating system the latter is easier since all your gonna do is repair whats gone screwy but installing a fresh copy is highly recommended. Hope this is helpful

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Hi.
I think you are going to have to recover the system.
Have you got an option to hit F11 or have you got a recovery disk for the laptop (it will have come with the laptop out of the box)?

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    Lee Hodgson May 29, 2009

    UNMOUNTABLE_ BOOT_VOLUME

    The operating system has to be reinstalled. Have you got an option to hit F11 or have you got a recovery disk for the laptop?


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    Lee Hodgson May 29, 2009

    I take it when you had XP installed the person who installed it didn't give you a recovery CD?
    Unfortunately the recovery disk will be Vista and no you won't make things worse it will just restore the system to factory settings as you got the laptop.
    You could however take it back to the guy that installed XP and have them reinstall it again, that's if you don't want Vista on the machine.


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    Lee Hodgson May 29, 2009

    Well it's certainly not obsolete, the machine is a dual core which are very good so its always a good idea to try and recover your existing machine and save some money.
    You can purchase a copy of XP if that what you really want at least then you will have a copy there just in case it happens again as it sometimes does.
    Other than that use the recovery CD you've got and try Vista out


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    Lee Hodgson May 29, 2009

    Oh and as ametehan says you will loose data!!

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You need to install new copy of Windows.  try this. if it still exist  you have hardware problem.

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  • meteshadow May 29, 2009

    when the booting  press f8 many timess. you will see  the options. and there must be ''deactive stopping when you get error'' 


    when blue scren comes  it wll  be stay.  wont be dissepear.

  • meteshadow May 29, 2009

    need to install again.

  • meteshadow May 29, 2009

    you will lose you data.

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I had this problem... after I dropped my laptop.

(To freeze the blue screen, tap F8, I think, when it boots up. It should go to a page with more options than just safe mode. It will say something about not automatically turning itself off)

It was the hard drive in the end and I had to get a new one

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