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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Sounds like a software error. When the screen has been blaxk for a minute or two try hitting control+alt+del and use the task manager to start the process explorer.exe if so then there is a registry or windows error and needs to be repaired.
Hi, Prepare to Diagnose the Computer Perform the following actions to prepare the computer for troubleshooting a startup problem.
1. Remove the battery and AC adapter from the notebook. 2.Remove any optical disks (CD or DVD), and disconnect any external devices or peripherals such as USB devices, printers, docking stations etc. 3.Plug the AC adapter directly into a functioning wall socket. 4.Press the Power button to turn on the computer.
NOTE:After the battery, optical media and peripherals are removed, the Notebook PC may startup normally. If this occurs see Windows starts after the battery, optical media and peripherals are removed .
Symptoms and Resolutions When the notebook stops responding or displays an error message, let me know what symptom that most closely resembles what is seen on the Notebook PC screen.
* Screen is blank with no cursor or text *An error message is displayed on a black background *An error message is displayed on a blue background *PC stops responding on a red Compaq or blue HP logo screen *PC Stops responding on the Windows logo screen * The Microsoft Windows 'Advanced Options Menu' is displayed * PC stops responding with a blinking cursor is displayed in the upper left corner of a black screen. *Password is requested but password is forgotten or lost. *Microsoft Windows starts, but a 'serious error' message is displayed that prompts you to send an error report to Microsoft for evaluation. * Microsoft Windows starts , but the PC stops responding or restarts automatically *Display is very dim during and after startup *Microsoft Windows starts, but runs abnormally slow
i think one of the drivers are the culprit. heres what you should do: open your system unit and remove all the pci cards except the vga card. and turn on the computer.if it starts fine, then turn it off and hook each card one by one.
Look for the blue FN key, hold it down (use it like a shift key)
While holding it, look for a key, also printed in blue with a picture that is half sun/half moon. On my laptop is the F8 key. As you press the key watch the screen to see if gets lighter.
Blue screens are normally critical errors. If you have loaded any new hardware to your computer lately or some software packages you will need to uninstall them.
Try starting windows in safe mode by pressing F8 continuoulsy until you hear a beep. This will start the computer in safe mode and everything will look big on the screen, ignore that for now. While you are in safe mode uninstall anything that you have loaded prior to this error. Be it software or hardware.
If you have not loaded anything recently then try restoring your computer to an earlier time when you know that it was working with now problems.
Once safe mode boots go to Start>all programs>accessories>system tools>system restore and choose a date when you know that the computer was running okay. Once the restore has taken place the computer will reboot. If asked what mode you want to start in choose start windows normally.
Hopefully this will help you resolve your problem.
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.
Ok sounds as if you may have a possible "Driver Conflict" or the like... Have you installed any software recently? If so try booting into "Safe Mode" and Uninstalling it...
To try to fix it, you have a few options... firstly you can try booting into "Safe Mode" by pressing F8, straight after turn on... when at the "Safe Mode Menu" choose "Last Known Good Configuration".
here is a link to help you understand... "Safe Mode"
Please find a link below to repair ya install if trying last known good, software removal etc, don't work..
Just take it easy step by step.. ya will be back to bits in no time :)