Computer help. Please!
Posted 08 April 2012 - 10:25 AM
Posted 08 April 2012 - 10:39 AM
Yikes... thats a nasty error.. some info here
but yes as suggested above basically you have some corrupt system files that need to be replaced.. if you dont have a CD drive you need to find access to one or copy the installation CD that came with your notebook (if indeed it came with anything) to a USB stick and you may be able to boot from that.
By the way have you tried booting in safe mode or doesnt it let you get that far.
If you can boot into safe mode then do a disk scan and error check. And maybe even try and do a system restore.
Posted 08 April 2012 - 10:44 AM
Posted 08 April 2012 - 10:46 AM
Posted 08 April 2012 - 10:57 AM
I think if it were a total disk issue it would say "no physical hardrive" or something like that... (i know that cos I had to fix my dads laptop recently and he had that error afer my aunt decided to turn the computer upside down while starting it up??)
Hmm, if you cant even get to safe mode you will need a windows disk.. Also does the harddive make a clicking sound when you try and start it? or does it sound normal? (clicking sound means physical death)
Have you tried each option? like the Last know good configuration.
What are you using to talk to us on here?
If all else fails what you will have to do is as said, get a windows 7 disk and copy the contents to a USB stick.. Then when you start your laptop go into the bios (I always forget how) by pressing f12? Esc i can never remember at the startup (before windows kicks in).. And choose (if it lets you) USB for the boot device.. if you dont have a USB option you will need an external cd drive... or take it to a tech shop.. but yeah without the windows disk your pretty much up the creek.
Posted 08 April 2012 - 11:04 AM
Posted 08 April 2012 - 11:14 AM
Well its hard to speculate.. but from what I know this happens when the hardrive gets a big jolt or is dropped (not saying thats what did happen).. Also I guess it could be caused by viruses so if hes a downloader some sites like the pirate bay have really dodgey stuff on it, a virus can install and you wouldnt even know it sometimes.
The only other thing I can think of right now is if you get a USB external hardrive reader, something like this
then take out the hardrive of the notebook (or is it all RAM?) and plug it into this.. You will then be able to read it on your laptop and maybe be able to replace the files manually taking them from the install disk that came with it or if you have to take the files from a normal windows 7 disk. That may allow you to boot up and do a system retore.
Posted 08 April 2012 - 02:32 PM
Sounds likely, if you've never had this before.
I had something very similar when some freeware I was using updated itself and took out some .dll files. You have to find a way to 'system restore'.
Posted 08 April 2012 - 03:08 PM
The difference between a harddrive and RAM is that a harddrive is designed for storage, and RAM is for simply reading the information.
Posted 08 April 2012 - 03:59 PM
Worst case could be a motherboard.
Posted 08 April 2012 - 09:36 PM
They don't call it the "Blue Screen" if death for a reason. This one requires professional help.
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