Using (not mine, making this even worse) the laptop a month ago, I turned it on once, and it would load as far as the Windows XP bootup screen before flashing the BSoD for an instant and rebooting. It flashed the BSoD so quickly I couldn't even get an error number. After about a day or so, it started booting up properly again, until last night. The screen would flicker and become garbled, and the laptop froze. After turning it off and back on again, it would boot up until once again flickering and garbling and rebooting again. Now it'll boot and won't get as far as POST, showing a black screen, almost as if the backlight was burnt out.
I bought a Compaq Presario V6444US notebook about a month ago. I used it about 5 times for less than 30 minutes each time. Now XP will not boot up, I get only a blank screen with the Compaq logo. It will not turn off when I press the power button or close it. I need help. Thanks!
Hold down keys 6, 7 and Y as it boots - press quite hard. Basically, the graphics card is running too hot, and has become unsettled in the motherboard. it resides underneath the above keys, so when you hold them down on bootup, it makes the connection better. I've been doing this for about 2 years, on a 5 year old x1000 I bought when I lived in Taiwan.
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The BSOD (blue screen of death) is not a good sign on a week old laptop. If you have tried a full recovery on the machine and it still shows a BSOD then i suggest that you send it in for repair as it will be covered by the manufacturers warranty.
0xED is not just specifically present on HP computers but all PC-based computers which has XP or later using NTFS on it. It can be resolved by doing a chkdsk /f /r or by performing a repair installation using windows.
This is caused by software corruption (which is repairable using the steps aforementioned) or hardware failure, which may lead to OS reinstallation or harddrive replacement
Sophie, Sorry you're having to fight with the BSOD. The trick to resolving these without reinstalling Winders is to capture the code at the bottom.
When the BSOD appears look at the bottom of the screen for a whole heck of a lot of numbers that look something like OOxOOOOOO (OOxOOOOOO, etc...).Write those bad boys down, and then slap them into a google search. the values provided by those numbers are indicators of exactly what blew chunks during the boot up.
Another way to track this down is to press F8 during boot up and select the step by step confirmation method of loading windows. What this will allow you to do is to confirm Yes or No on whether Windows should load each driver while booting up. Make note of each driver you are allowing as you do this. Then you will know which one is causing the BSOD. On a subsequent boot, you can say "NO" on that driver, and then deal with the issue once Winders loads.
Connect an external monitor to the laptop, power up the monitor first and then bootup the laptop. The Windows image will automatically divert to the external monitor. If the images is OK then the video card is OK. From the description of the fault, it indicates that the fault could be a faulty video cable or video connector. Try reseating the video cable/connector on the motherboard.
Get back to me if you still have problems together with any error messages etc.
Can you please give me full details on what the problem is, the BSOD, does it appear after the boot is finished and loading the OS?
Does the OS start and then get the BSOD, ETC.
If You have the original install cd, enter your bios and at BOOT DEVICES [OR BOOT SETTINGS] make sure that the first device to boot from is your cd/dvd etc, Put The Cd of the OS in the cd/rom and restart the machine, it will hopefully start the instalation of windows do not tell the program to install a fresh copy, but rather use the R for repair.
If that does not work or you still have problems it sounds like it's time for a new instal of windows, the BSOD [Blue Screen Of Death] pops up when files get damaged, if you overclock without checking everything voltages, fans, TEMPERATURE of CPU etc.
Also can you please tell me how long ago the system was activated, and what if anything did you do or were working on when you got this BSOD.
What the OS you are using is can help also, and is it sp1? sp2? sp3? for win XP even vista is up to SP1 already for a supposed new os from ms.
Well send it in for warranty and then sell it - It sounds like a flaky motherboard to me by the symptoms - Generally speaking if you dont even get a beep without any RAM installed then the motherboard is probably bad.