Blue screen of death!!!!  

rm_iwannatellu 45F
849 posts
7/1/2006 5:03 am

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Blue screen of death!!!!

So, my mother describes me "as working in IT", and in fact, I used to be an actual IT consultant, but that area is so wide that I don’t mind admitting that I am fairly clueless when my computer decides to do whatever it wants, and I can’t fix it…

It is damn frustrating, because there are many computer-related issues that I can fix on my own, but there area many things I cannot. For the last month or so, I have noticed a steady decline in the reliability of my machine, and I know all about the bathtub curve. I know that my machine has done sterling service, and in terms of technology half-life ‒ it has done more than its share of work. It has served me very well for more than 5 years, and I will be very sad to say goodbye to it. You know what it’s like ‒ you get used to where the keys are, and all laptop keyboards have slightly different positioning for the Enter key, the backslash key, and the backspace key, so I am not looking forward to the change. But, change is mostly good, so perhaps it is time for my laptop to go home to all the other laptops in the sky where it will be able to rest…

First, though, I will try reformatting the hard drive, and reloading all my stuff, but in my experience, one you start getting disk errors, the game is over. If you see me online, then yo know I succeeded. If not, then it is me ‒ zero, technology ‒ bazillions.

If only I did not spend all that money I saved on new tyres for my car… What a difficult choice to make for a girl to make ‒ safety on the road, or being able to chat with her friends…

VCF1962 104F

7/1/2006 5:31 am

Back it up and get a new hard drive. Re install everything from the back up dics and back up and you'll be fine.

The same thing kept happening with this machine and the drive died in January and I managed to get it all up and running myself. I was so pleased. Hard drives are pretty easy to replace these days so don't let the challenge put you off. After all, what have you got to lose !??

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angelofmercy5 58F
17881 posts
7/1/2006 5:59 am

My old reliable is going to go too I think. I just keep holding onto hope that it holds out.

Valdrane78 38M

7/1/2006 6:05 am

The bleu screen of death is not death all the time. If you can get back into you rdesktop, defrag it, run a systems check (which will fix many problems by itself) then clean out all your junk in the computerm, which means everythign ya use. If that doesnt; work, just get a new hard drive and upgrade your computer, it woudl probably cost less to do that , than get a basic model now, cause a basic model though cheap won;t last int he market fo rmore than a month, cause new stuff come sout all the time.

Oh, and get new tires, I;ve seen plenty opf accidents where the cause where bad tires. Personally, I choos emy life over chatting online.

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mikewv1967 49M

7/1/2006 6:52 am

There is absolutely no reason to revive a 5 year old box. I would do my best to save what you can off of it, but other than that. No.

Have you tried to boot in Safe Mode? If you can, you should be able to use an in-expensive thumb drive in order to save what you need off.

Good luck.

ThickDick2323 105M

7/1/2006 10:12 am

Blue screen of death - that usually means Fatal Runtime Error, I think. Or maybe it's OE Exception Error - I forget it's been so long. Usually a hallmark of death, if not now, then in the near future. If you can get your hands on an old hard drive (newer ones play hell on old systems), assuming that the format doesn't work, you might be okay.

Rebooting in safe mode is great way to salvage information is you can get it there. But in me experience, if you can boot to safe mode, you usually stabilize it enough to format and reinstall. DON"T FORGET to get your network adapter drivers BEFORE you format. It's a pain in the ass if Windows can't find the drivers to install the network card and you can't get online to get the drivers.

There is one EXCEPTIONAL REASON to salvage the system...if you can't afford a new one.

Good luck.

BTW...I always refer to it as the blue screen of death, too.

rm_goddess1946 105F
13518 posts
7/1/2006 7:19 pm

i just had to buy a new old one died..

Just a little food for thought.............
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toothysmile 50M
16515 posts
7/2/2006 6:35 am

when my pc is acting up, i tend to call an exorcist!

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