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Laptop Boots to a blue screen OR sticks before Safe Mode

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by nsimister, Jul 16, 2006.

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  1. nsimister

    nsimister Thread Starter

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    Hi Guys

    I have looked at the forums for any previous probs like this but maybe i can't see the woods for ther trees??

    I have a laptop, which was working fine. It now wont boot. I get the options to Boot to last Know configuration - this desn't work, just brings me back to same page.
    Boot into Safe MOde With Networking or Safe mode - these two get a little further. A list of drivers being installed appears, but then it sticks and does nothing!!

    System restore does not work

    Sometimes a blue screen pops up With a *** STOP error message and then it sticks on that.

    ANy suggestions about where to start with this......i have a hammer and a blowtorch if that will help :confused:

    Thanks for any help
    Neil
     
  2. Rollin' Rog

    Rollin' Rog

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    Be sure to let it stay on the driver screen when loading in Safe Mode for a couple of minutes at least, before giving up.

    When you get the Blue Screen, note the Stop message parameters, and especially the driver file if mentioned.

    Do you have an XP CD that can be used for a reinstall?

    http://www.michaelstevenstech.com/XPrepairinstall.htm
     
  3. nsimister

    nsimister Thread Starter

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    Hi there

    Well....not long after i posted the thing went absolutely pear-shaped.
    I found 2 system recovery discs and opted for a repair, but it re-installed XP and i lost everything else, data, progs etc, that i had on the laptop!!! :mad:
    Thanks for taking the time to reply though.
    I think the hammer and blowtorch might just come in handy anyway...i think i will get me a new one, this crappy Toshiba has already had 4 Motherboards fitted. It must have been a Friday Afternoon build!

    All the best
    Neil(y)
     
  4. Rollin' Rog

    Rollin' Rog

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    What happens when you use a vendor recovery disk is dependent on their options -- usually a "repair" doesn't cause loss of data. Sorry to hear that.

    Better luck in the future.
     
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