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Blue screen with rows of white lines (not BSOD) causing laptop crash

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.

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  • j p Dec 10, 2008

    yup same problem, tried cleaning the hard drive completely but still does it. usually once or twice a day. but new hard drive sounds nice... hmmm

  • junebug34820 Apr 11, 2009

    my inspiron 6000 has now started crashing. It would load and when all the icons have appeared it goes to this blue screen with white letters. Can anyone help me with this?


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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.

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