Question about Dell InspironTM 1501 Notebook
I'm randomely seeing laptop crashes where a blue screen is displayed with white vertical lines (seen these lines described as similar to barcodes). The laptop hangs and I need to recyle power (remove battery) to try a restart. I've had the Dell laptop since about Jan 2007 (Vista w/ no SPs) & this problem just started about a week ago. The only thing I installed recently (that I recall) was VPN client. Any ideas on how to fix this? I haven't tried uninstalling VPN yet.
A blue screen generally indicates an operating system error or hard drive failure. Start by doing a system repair with your recovery or operating system disc. If the repair doesn't take, then reformat the hard drive and install a new operating system. If the hard drive won't format, or you have any issues during or after the install, then the hard drive has failed and will need replaced. You will need an operating system or recovery disc in order to do this. If this is a preloaded machine that didn't come with any discs, then you will need to acquire the disc.
Posted on Aug 13, 2008
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Tips for a great answer:
May 10, 2014 | Dell Inspiron Mini 10 Notebook
on Sep 15, 2010 | Computers & Internet
Feb 01, 2011 | Computers & Internet
Oct 27, 2010 | HP Pavilion DV9910US Notebook
Jun 09, 2010 | HP Compaq Presario V2000 Notebook
Feb 11, 2010 | Microsoft Windows Vista Ultimate Edition
Feb 01, 2010 | Computers & Internet
Jan 01, 2010 | Western Digital My Book Essential 1TB...
Apr 23, 2008 | Computers & Internet
1,745 people viewed this question
Usually answered in minutes!
Step 2: Please assign your manual to a product: