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Everything? Well... I dont exact;y know how old this computer is, but a few days ago a blue screen came on when you started up windows (windows would not start) and it would not start in safe mode either, after talking to a few people, they told me to reinstall windows... i used this website to do it: and after doing this, I am not able to connect to the internet for some reason, so I asked another person and they said for me to install the drivers, i dont know where to get the drivers and what i need to actually do... if anybody could help that would be great! Thanks :) -Amy Chan

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Re: Everything?

Go to appropriate modem company website and download the driver software.

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Here is just a suggestion.

If you power on the computer and get nothing but the "blue screen of death", there isn't too much you can do. If you still have the initial installation CD that you put in the day you got it, insert it and let the computer start up from the disc (if not automatically recognized, it can be done through BIOS). If you don't have it you'll be able to go online (from a different computer) and get a copy of the disc for little or no charge. Once your computer is back up and functional, go to the windows support website and run as many updates as you can.

More than likely you will lose everything.

I had a dell inspirion (I forget the exact model) that worked great for a few years and then completely died on me. I went online at my mom's house and got a new disc, I don't know if they charged me but you should be entitled to a free disc, just pay the shipping. Long story short I got the disc, put it in and reset my computer. It worked great for a few months after and I wound up selling it to a friend who has done further updates and it has worked fine since.

Good luck and happy holidays!

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Try the second hard drive in the first computer that's working. If it works all right then you probably have a RAM/MB problem.

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Blue screen on start up

This may be related to faulty memory or your page file (virtual memory) may be damaged.

You can try to remove your ram chips one at a time (boot up) and see if one is bad or make sure your virtual member is set to system managed.

To change your VM settings follow these steps:
  1. Click Start, right-click My Computer, and then click Properties.
  2. Click the Advanced tab.
  3. Under Performance, click Settings.
  4. Click the Advanced tab.
  5. Under Virtual Memory, click Change.
  6. Click No paging file. Click OK, click OK, and then click OK.
  7. Restart your computer.
  8. Click Start, right-click My Computer, and then click Properties.
  9. Click the Advanced tab.
  10. Under Performance, click Settings.
  11. Click the Advanced tab.
  12. Under Virtual Memory, click Change.
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Unable to get updates with any applications

I used a program called Trojan Remover. That's actually the name of it. It's seems to be a simple application, but the design of it must be pretty sophisticated. It turned out that there were rogue users messing with my DNS server, whatever that means. That's why I wasn't getting updates on anything. I rebooted the computer and the thing worked like the first day I got it. I mean this is not exactly a crappy old computer. I've updated the processor and I have 8GB of ram. So it's competes with today's computers, but the thing was running like an old Commodore. Everything seems to be working now. Plus there were viruses that disabled by Anti-Virus program from working properly. I was this close to re-installing windows, but I went to Major Geeks; those guys are pretty smart over there and they recommneded this program. It works, it really does.

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hii i read through ur problem you can try this hope this will solve the blue screen errors
if u turn around ur laptop you can find centre piece of the laptop most probably it might have 2 screw uncrew it and take the cover out carefully , you will find a long chip take it carefully and dust it and place it again.ram some times caused the blue screen error
Next try to run recovery console , run the recovery disc if u got with u and it will asked couple of Q's press R for recovery 
if still not resolved revert back with the exact error code so that i can get it fixya

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How do u reset a dell computer back to factory setting?

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Blue screen of death

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