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Blue Screen of Death Issues (HP Laptop)

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by Legendm, Jun 25, 2009.

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  1. Legendm

    Legendm Thread Starter

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    I'll try to be as clear as possible with the situation. I have an HP laptop that runs Windows XP. Now, whenever I start it after it gets past the windows loading screen the blue screen of death flashes and it restarts. And since it always pops up on start-up there is no way for me to turn off the 'restart on blue screen' option. So I have no way of seeing what the error is. I tried starting it on safe mode and all the other options and the blue screen flashes every time. I figured I would need some sort of OS disk and I found one, though it isn't the official HP one for my laptop (don't know where that is), whenever I try to reboot the entire system using the OS disk the laptop and overheats most of the way into it. My laptop normally can work for a couple of hours before overheating, but with the OS disk, the heat generates too quickly. So is there anything else I can do or am I out of options, I would call customers service, but my warranty is up and I just spent $80 buying a new AC adapter (and yes I know I was ripped off on that). So can anybody help me?
     
  2. Rollin' Rog

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    From the F8 boot menu screen you should be able to turn off "automatically restart", and thus atleast read BSOD parameters.

    But frankly this is not likely to be much help if you cannot start in Safe Mode and this is an underlying hardware problem.

    With the XP disk that you have, on another computer, you might try creating the bootdisk below and see what you can do with it; it will run as a "virtual" windows. If you still have problems -- you can be certain they are hardware.

    http://www.ubcd4win.com/

    A puppy linux booter is also good to test hardware with.

    http://www.puppylinux.com/
     
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