Laptop Flashes Blue Screen With White Characters - Won't Boot Up
Jan 24, 2007
Sorry if this is a repeat. My Toshiba Satellite M45 running Win XP Home, SP2 is caught in a boot-up loop. It shows the Toshiba splash screen, the "Windows is starting up" screen, then flashes a blue screen with white characters (too fast for me to make out any detail), then the "Windows didn't startup properly" (I forget the precise wording) screen, with the choices of Safe Mode, etc. I've tried every option on the list, but it still fails, returning to the Boot Options screen. Mea Culpa: I haven't done a backup in quite some time, so I'm anxious about the data on the hard drive.
My problem is that XP starts to boot up, flashes a blue screen with white writing for a nanosecond, then goes back to the start. It will not accept choosing Run in Safe Mode. It is not possible to get into BIOS. I have two questions:1.Can I start the pc with a floppy boot disk?2.Is there anything I can do APART from restore XP, as I haven't backed up all my files.I do have Norton but was in the process of getting the latest update. I thought it was prob a virus. All symantec website says is Run AV software HOW if I can't boot up?
I am having trouble booting up my laptop. It goes to the "windows" screen the a blue screen flashes for just a second and the only thing I can read is "a problem has occured" because of the short duration the screen is up...there is a lot more words on there but I don't have time to read it all. Then it goes to the option screen to restart or start in safe mode...which is what I'm in at this time.
I have a Sony laptop - PCG-Z1RSP with windows XP. I was using the internet when suddenly it shut down. Now i can't boot it up - as soon as it gets to the loading up windows part the deaded blue screen appears but only for a split second and then laptop restarts. This is very worrying. Anything I can do?? Can I check the hardrive by pressing F4 etc at the before it tries to boot up?
I have about 1 and half year old PC and i had electricity problems in whole house, and while the PC was turned on, the electricity gone. After it got back i boot up my PC and from nowhere right before windows loading screen (WELCOME) it gives just for a half second or less some weird blue screen...I can log on to windows everything works but just that screen a bit worries me that might something happened. I tried to go to Safe Mode but while im pressing F8 i just get to select what to boot LOL.I hope anyone will read this message and write an advice or oppinion or something what might happen and if it is possible some solution.
My computer started being really slow and making a lot of noise so I turned it off but now it is not able to completely restart. Right now I'm using the IBM Rescue and Recovery browser so I can't do much besides check and see if I can get any possible help. I try to run Windows normally and it starts loading up then a blue window flashes and the computer restarts. I can't go to Safe Mode because it starts naming off a bunch of drivers then it just resets. I haven't done anything on BIOS because I'm afraid I'll just mess it up (all I really did was set it to default).
The other day while using my dads laptop, i closed the screen, and on reopening it, it displayed a blank white screen. I turned it off and back on again. It seem to be booting normally until it was time for the desktop to load, at which time the white screen returned. It boots in safe mode and i tried a system restore, which was unsuccessful.
i have a compaq deskpro which runs on xp pro this morning, my mother started up the computer and realised it would get past the stage of the windows xp logo when the Xp logo appears, a few seconds later, a blue screen with an error flashes and reboots but i am unable to read what the blue screen says but the pc keeps rebooting and rebooting i have accessed the recovery console from the boot cd but am i able to fix the error using this or will i have to format the pc?
If I leave my computer on for extended periods of time I either get some kind of error message about memory (white letters on blue screen) or windows displays only my desktop background and mouse cursor when I wake it, the only way to fix either of these is to unplug the computer and plug it back in.
I recently got the computer listed into my signature, and I am having problems. I pretty much get an error every five minutes, then when ever I am doing like messenger and browsing at the same time. It gives me the usual blue screen with white text, saying an error, I have found mostly that it is one of three errors that usually happen. I am getting so angry, as I NO JOKE in the last hour, have had 37 errors.
I have been trying to install Windows XP as a second OS as I already have Windows 7 Ultimate installed. Unfortunately, after I select a partition, format it, and reboot the system stalls on the screen after the BIOS that has something to do with a list of devices and such. After 10 or so seconds a few characters and letters go blank randomly on the page. I rebooted and selected my cd drive as the boot device and accidentally didn't press a button in time to boot and a bunch of highlighted numbers were thrown all over the screen and a random smiley face on one of the lines.
My computer shutdown and on boot up it hangs at the black screen showing the white bar at the bottom. I have Windows 98 and 2000 on my computer and neither will boot up from C:, CDROM, or StartUp/BootUp disks. When I try to boot up from the Windows 2000 boot up disk it sometimes will not get passed the blue screen showing 'Windows 2000 setup. Once or twice it has shown some functions in the bar at the bottom of the page. I have tried to boot up using Windows 98 start up disk but most times it hangs at C:. Last night it did open Windows 98 but would not let me reinstall 2000 or do a repair. It now is hanging in both OS. I am told it could be my memory...but how do I check? Upon start up my memory check shows all is okay. I have ran the utility disk for my hard drive and it says all is okay. Before I invest in new memory is there anything else I should check or try? My computer is older and the memory is quite expensive.
my neighbor has an IBM think pad PENTIUM III. the laptop would boot and the shut off after like 3-6 minutes. we kept trying to get it going then after a while the screen would just flaSH green-blue-red- and other colors with out booting.i tried booting from a 'boot magic disk" but the screen was all in a grainy white color and could not see a thing.
When I visit websites I found some characters are not shown correctly, especially at email username and password and answers at google Q&A.Some unknown ASCII characters appear.Everything else are ok.I think technical help forum should allow to post graphic, 'coz I tried to attach screenshot, but couldn't.
A problem has been detected and windows has been shut down to prevent damage to your computer.If this is the first time you've seen this stop error screen,restart your computer. If this screen appears again, follow these steps:Check to be sure you have adequate disk space. If a driver is identified in the stop message disable the driver or check the manufacturer for driver updates. Try changing video adapters.Check your hardware vendor for any BIOS updates. Disable BIOS memory options such as caching or shadowing. If you need to use safe mode to remove or disable components,
I turnd off my laptop using the power button as aposed to shuting it down.. this may have been the wrong thing to do however i was in a rush and had done it befor with no problem.I have gone to turn on my laptop. insted of loading up the usual windows xp user select screen i have been directed to a screen that states "we apologise for the inconvenience but windows did not start successfully. a recent hardware or software change might have caused this."
I understand that the system and everything is old, but it's all I've got to work with right now.I have a Compaq Evo N800C running Windows 2000 Professional.I've tried every option in the F8 & F10 setups, everything takes me back to the blue screen. I know I read that this might be a virus. I read a suggestion about taking the drive to another computer to check this - I'm very very very home user basic beginner and I don't know if or how the drive can be removed from the laptop and put into my Dell desktop to check it.
My Compaq laptop is acting very strange. Yesterday eveerything was fine with it, next thing I know when I turn it on the next day it doesn't work. A screen comes up after the laptop's logo comes on saying "We apologize for the inconvenices, but windows did not start successfully. A recent hardware or software change might have cause this.If your cmoputer stopped responding, restart unexpectedly, or was automatically shut down to protect your filles and folders, choosen Last Known Good Configuration to revert to the most recent setting that worked.If a previous startup attempt was interrupted due to a power failure or because the power or reset button was pressed, or if you aren't sure what caused the problem, choose Start Windows Normally.
whenever I start the Laptop it goes to a blue screen and there is a stop error and just stays there until i have to manually restart then goes to the blue screen again.I stupidly pressed install when a pop-up came for the anti-virus xp 2008 spyware came up and since then tried to get rid of it and after a few restarts I got the blue screen.Is there a way to fix this? I'm fine with reinstalling windows but dont know how form here or if it will fix the problem.
my Toshiba satellite p20 is freezing up occasionally and sometimes im getting the dreaded blue screen and return to boot up. I have an external 500g hard drive connected at all times. i run mozilla with ABP running and have done a full scan using esset antivirus( which detected 2 probs and deleted them) and have run Super anti spyware full clean with clear report.
I have a Toshiba laptop Satellite P20 (PSP26C-0JQRT7), it's running Windows XP Media Center. Even since my last windows update, it became awfully slow and it started giving me blue screen errors at boot time .once in a while. I would say that about 1 in 2 times, it wouldn't boot. Then I would try "last known good configuration" or just start normally and after a few tries, it would work. But since the last windows updates this morning (july 13th), I cannot boot without getting a blue screen error. The best I can do is boot in safe mode about once very two tries.
I have a Dell Inspiron 6400/1505. I reformatted my hard drive twice just so that I don't have to see the dreaded blue screen pop up. Yet, my laptop freezes up and goes to the blue screen and states that there is a Kernel Data Inpage Error.
When I start it up:It displays the IBM logo screenThen displays black screen saying there was a problem starting windows, start windows normally, safe mode, etc. - selecting "start windows normally"Then the Windows XP screen with the loading bar Then goes to the blue screen of death (every time), Even when trying to boot in safe mode after it hangs on this: multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)WINDOWSSystem32DRIVERSagp440.sys it still goes to BSoD
I have a toshiba satellia M40X laptop. Couple of weeks ago, it all of a sudden realy slowed down. The movies were laggin, and surfin the internet was taking forever and everything was slow, so i decided to format it. But even right after the reformatting, the laptop didn't go back to it's regular speed. it's so bad that the flash games online lag, and i've been playin those games since i got the laptop and they never lagged... Anyways i've been trying to fix the slow problem but today i got the blue screen when i was surfing the internet.
My HP laptop, model ZE4800 will not boot into XP. When you start it, it goes to the dreaded blue screen, and then restarts. We have tried all the "safe mode" options, but get the same result.If you try to press F2 or F10 when it starts, all we get is a loud beeping sound.Does anyone have any idea how to get this thing up and running? My daughter has a major school project on the drive, and she'll be devastated if she has to redo it at this point.
I've got a Lenovo ThinkPad laptop that won't get past the blue screen of death. If i choose to start up on last know good config this is the blue screen i get:If i choose to start up in safe mode i get this screen first.