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.
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