Not sure if this is really an OS issue or my video card or what. In the middle of playing WOW a few days ago, my husband's monitor went haywire with odd shapes and then displayed a message about nv4_disp caused an error and then it shut down. We then tried rebooting and it only got to the welcome blue screen and froze there with the username and password box distorted. It also displays all of the boot-up screen text in purple which is weird - normally white.
My computers screen is upside down and i cant change it im getting a massive headech trying to read upside down the its fine when its boooting up but when it gets to the log in screen its upside down again and the only way ive been able to fix it is by going in safe mode but i dont know how to fix the problem i cant put the monitor upside down cuz i already tried it and i got some weird purple colors around the screen
I was working on my laptop and suddenly the whole screen turn purple. there is no other color dots or anything. The whole monitor screen turns Purple color. I treid hitting Ctrl+Shift+Esc but nothing works. At last I had to reboot my computer.
This is my first post on this site, I know that there have been posts on this topic becfore, however mine is different than the rest of the posts. In the other posts,this has occured on a modified computer, but when it happened to me, it was my unmodded computer. So heres what happened. I boot up, and after the HP screen, instead of going to the windows loading screen, I get a message with alot of text, but the main point was that "a failure was imenent", F1 to continue, F2 to enter setup. So i hit F1 to continue, and after a minute of a blank screen and the blinking text dash, the DISK BOOT FAIlURE, INSERT SYSTEM DISK message. But I have never modified my coputer, and never used a setup disk before on this machine. BTW:I tried resetting BIOS, but to no avail.
I am trying to watch video playback on my tv. I am using a dell Latitude 610 with an s-video output cable. All displays are fine except video playback. I have used windows media player9, windows media player classic and nero. The video box opens fine and playback occurs on the laptop but I get a purple screen in the video box on the tv. resolution has been changed from 600x800 to 1024x768 with no change in video display.
My computer is not booting up. A while back while using my computer a blue screen popped up saying that windows encountered an error and that it would shut down to prevent damage. When that happened I simply restarted my computer and everything was fine. This happened one or two times later and everything was fine. Today it happened again and when I went to restart it it the blue screen popped up immediately after that. On the third time I went to restart it the computer just said boot failure and did nothing. Every time I try to restart it does the same thing. It will let me press f2 for the start up settings but when I press f8 for safe mode it does nothing.
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.
Anybody know how to permanently set the Zoom function for every Explorer page you open to different than the set 100%.The reason is I have just purchased a new 20" widescreen and it seems the only method of obtaining larger screen inages using the recommended resolution.Everything is so small! Each page I open I have to keep manually altering the zoom function and when working on quite a few pages at a time its getting tedious!
I want to know if there is possible to put a specific text over the desktop and when the user change the wallpaper the text continues appearing at the same position (basically I want to do it on Windows XP).People says that an image worth more than thousands of words... Ok this is a screenshot of what I want to do
last night my electric ran out suddenly...this doesnt usually happen 'cause i try to keep it all up to date (key meters for ya) When i turned my comp back on it went to the Black screen with White text, you know the one with Start Windows Normally.Start in Safe Mode etc.Well either way when i choose one of those, i get a blue screen of death appearing, can't quite remember what it said now, 'cause i am at a friend house at the moment, but i rang some tech support guy and he said my ROM had crashed, i've never heard anything like this before, so i am hoping you guys will know whats wrong, when i get back later i will find out what the blue screen has on it and post it here, but i know when the electric ran out it seriously messed something up... I don't know how to fix it, and well if i have to re-install windows, then i'll just have to, but theres usually some other way.
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 xp coming to the options of normal , safe and with each driver that loads . on each one i pic 10 seconds later the pc will just shut it self off. What is the first thing that comes to your mind for this.
I'm working on a HP computer running XP Pro. When the computer would try to boot up to Windows an error message would appear stating that there was a configuration error and to contact the manufacturer. Then in paranthesis (Code Purple).I did a search for Code Purple on the internet and got a number of hits, but only one seemed to have any suggestions for a solution.
I returned to my computer earlier today and noticed it was a bit sluggish and out of the ordinary. I restart it thinking this will fix the problems, only to find out that its having problems booting up Windows XP. It gets to the window boot up screen and would get a quick flash of a Windows error message(blue screen with yellow text) and would restart and continue this process with no end. I attempted to boot-up from Safe-mode and last windows configuration, yet the problem continued. I decided to bite the bullet and reformat. Here entails my actual problem, I delete the partition and attempted to reformat. Well it begins as it normally would, however it freezes everytime at 1%. I have tried another HDD sadly, I don't think that one has ever worked. It gets power fine, mobo is working correctly. Yet, it could be several things I could've fried my HDD, CPU, RAM any number of things. Yet it dosent seem very possible as I have heat sinks on the RAM and decent cooling in my computer.
I would like to know how to remove the dark purple boxes from behind my icon names (text under icons is white in dark purple box) on desktop. They don't look right with my background choice. I'd like white text on my background only.
system is restarting automatically during the boot process. An error message is flashed briefly before it restarts: "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:"Run a system diagnostic utility suppied by your hardware manufacturer. In particular run a memory check, and check for faulty or mismatched memory. .
Try changing video adapters"Disable or remove any newly installed hardware and drivers. Disable or remove any newly installed software. If you need to use safe mode to remove components, restart your computer, press F8 to select Advanced startup options, and then select safe mode."Technical information: STOP: 0x0000007F (0x00000008, 0x80042000, 0x00000000, 0x00000000)"
The problem I am having happens when I shut down my computer. I shut down using proper procedure: start menu, shut down, then yes. The problem comes up after windows finishes logging off and shutting down. A blue screen comes up and I�m forced to shut it down manually
Frequently am working and then get the "blue screen" filled with "if this is the first time you've gotten this screen. maybe virus, I don't think I have virus issues since I just repartitioned my whole HD and just loaded up a new copy of Windows XPSP2. Still I get this screen frequently. I also get iE6 wanting to shut down periodically (it says it's sorry........) and that is real frustrating.......plus it struggles with add-ons....maybe I should reinstall IE6.All this coupled with my inability to take up my NAV2004 program makes for a fun day. Compag not that old and as I say new XP.
About 3 days ago, I was on my computer and then it just automatically shut off, then went to a blue screen. I don't quite remember what the blue screen said, but it mention something about disabling BIOS and disableing/removing any new software I had downloaded. I didn't download ANY new software, and I dont really know much about computers, therefore don't know what to do about the BIOs. It also did mention something about disabling caching as well. I thought this was a one time thing, so I booted up my computer again, and it happened at 14 minutes later, and then again and again. I tried doing a last known good configuration while booting up the computer, but than a bigger problem started. My mouse stopped working. It's a wireless Microsoft mouse, and I used the other one that I had, and that didn't work either. It seemed that the adapter didn't want to connect with the mouse, therefore just sat there with the light blinking.
About a week ago I reformatted my computer. Everything worked wonderfully and my computer ran great. Then 3 days ago at the end of the night I went to shut it down and it said "install updates and shut down." So, I told it to install and shut down. The next day when I went to turn it on, for the first time since that shutdown, it froze on the XP loading screen. I manually turned it off, then tried again and selected to start windows normally. It came up fine, and ran just great since then, with a couple of different shutdown and restarts in between. Last night, it again said "install updates and shut down." I clicked for it to install and shut down. Now this morning I can't get past the XP loading screen. I have tried 4 different times. I don't know what to try. I also, don't know if the "install and shut down" is part of the problem or just a coincidence.
When i have had my computer on for a long period of time it sudely comes up with a blue screen sayying. " windows has had to shut down your computer to prevent damage.Does anyone know how i can over come this? Do you need the technical infomration to resolve this .
My laptop gets the blue screen of death about five times a day. It comes up and shuts down my computer to fast for me to read what it says so I haven't a clue what the error message is, the only word I have been able to catch before it disapears is 'dumping' Is there a log somewhere on my computer system that I can pull up the error message or does someone here know what I'm referring to by that one word?
Im running Windows XP SP2 On a AMD Athlon 64 bit 3400Mhz Processor with a gig of ram. When i insert any disc into either the cd writer or dvd writer i get the blue screen of death saying the pc has been shut down to prevent damage to your computer. this one id doing my head right in