When I power up my laptop, it looks like everything is going fine....until it gets to the Microsoft logo screen with the start up blocks at the bottom. The blocks of blue only get to half way when it pauses and a blue screen error appears.
My computer shut down because of a power outage, now when turning on my computer it goes straight to a blue error screen. Is there anything that can be done?
Looks like a OS software problem on reboot try pressing F8 and choose last good known configuration
if that fails to do the trick
This option will put your comp back to how it was when you bought is so all you saved stuff will be lost
press contrl and F12 together on boot up this will restart pc as it was when bought new
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Try restoring your system bios to factory default and this may fix your problem. If not- post again with results and we'll go from there.
Entering System Setup
Turn on your computer.
When the blue DELL logo is displayed watch for the F2 prompt to appear (black screen / white text).
Once this F2 prompt appears, immdiately press F2 .
The F2 prompt indicates that the keyboard has initialized and is detected. This prompt can appear very quickly. Watch for it to display as the screen powers up, and then press F2. If you press F2 before you are prompted, this keystroke will be lost. There is a small window of time to do this before Windows starts. If you wait too long and the operating system logo appears, continue to wait until you see the Microsoft Windows desktop. Then, shut down your computer and try again to enter setup. At setup check your bios version. It may need to be flashed (upgraded). Select load factory defaults to see if that will resolve your PCI issues.
Go to BIOS by pressing <F2> 5 to 10 times during the dell logo at start up. You will see a blue screen that says System Info. Press the arrow down key until the Drives is selected, then press enter key. press arrow down key again until you select Drive 0. Look at the upper right side of the screen to verify if the drive is on or off. If it is on then look at the lower right side to check if the Hard drive is detected and if you can see the capacity of it. If it is not showing, You may need to check the phisical cable connection of your hard drive or just reseat cable connection of your hard drive. Make sure that before you open the side cover of the computer, everything should be disconnected at the back of the computer.
Do this: Start the computer in safe mode. If it starts OK, then click on Start and Run and then type in msconfig. In the next window go to the startup tab (upper right of the window). When the tab opens, at the lower right, click on disable all. Now restart the computer normally. If you had a bad motherboard, it would not start in safe mode. One of the items that showed up in the startup tab is causing the problem. You can run msconfig when running normally and enable the things one by one until you find the one causing the problem. Oh--BTW--after running msconfig, when you start Windows, you will get a message saying the the utility had been run. You have to click the little box at the lower left of the window, or it will throw you right back into the configuration.
To solve this will require more information from you. The Blue screen is Windows way of telling you that it has a driver issue with a basic component, usually your video card. Did you recently make any hardware changes? If so please let me know what was changed.
When windows first boots, you can repeatedly press the F8 key until you see a menu giving you choices of windows booting. You need to select Safe Mode. Safe mode should allow you to at least boot without a blue screen. The blue screen could also be cause by a virus or other software.
you need to make a note of that blue screen you say you get when the computer stops working.. those are know as the infamous blue screen of death (no kidding) or as ms call it stop error screens..
make a note of the stop error code you get on the screen.. it's way to fast for you to see it.. you may be able to see what the stop error code is by going into the event viewer (as long as you have checked to have this events reported to event viewer in system properties> advance tab and start up and recovery area.).. look inthe event viewer (start>right click my computer>manage>event viewer) and look for system events.. you should see a white x inside a a red circle.. look for those error events and look for the error code.. it should give you something like 0x????????? post that error here.. or google it, it may give you an idea of what may be wrong. at this stage it could be software related or hardware related?
did you install a device recently? the driver is very comun problem that may give you a bsod if it's critical.
I had this problem earlier on today and after much searching found a solution that worked for me.
This error message relates to piracy issues. If you are running 2 screens at once (laptop monitor and HD TV) I guess it's seen as an easy way to pirate DVD's, Blu-rays etc.
Go into your graphics card settings (i think I did this in the end by adusting screen resolution (was hungover, there's probably a quicker way - this gave me access to my ATI graphics card settings). you should be given an option of taking your HD TV as the primary monitor and disabling the built in monitor.
This should resolve the conflict that caused the 0122 error message - there are no longer 2 monitors, I guess making it harder for the pirates to comoplete their dastardly deeds - aaaarrrr.
I hope this helps some peeps out - thought I'd return the favour for my own various questions.
pull the power plug as soon as the emacines logo comes on
and if that doesn't work pull out the power as soon as the first windows logo screen comes on. it should then come on and give you the option to start in safe mode or regular mode, choose safe mode then after it comes on in safe mode restart the cpu
then it should come on in regular mode i don't know why it works for my emachines cpu but it does . i'm looking at downloading a error fixing program because i'm doing this almost when ever i turn off my cpu hope this helps if not reformat your hard drive andput windows on again it worked last time i had this problem.