Skip to comments.VANITY: BSOD TROUBLE >:-(
Posted on 10/17/2009 10:12:59 AM PDT by Spacetrucker
PLEASE HELP: I recently suffered a BSOD event on my other computer, which happens to be the one my children use for schoolwork, reports and the like - I had to re-install Windows XP, which solved the problem, but now nothing wants to work (internet, screen laggy and can't access old files). I can see a lot of what I had on the computer before this problem, but cannot access it and cannot connect to the internet at all now... I realize this may be an involved process, but could someone please help?
Geek Squad....Your problems are far beyond typing you an answer.
ST, im sure youre a great person - but between the recent spate of computer posts and cooking recipes, isnt this better served on a tech board?
I just hope this never happens to me. I have no money to be fxing this computer.
We have a fairly substantial presence of Tech enthusiasts and IT professionals here on FR that are happy to assist those asking for help.
Open ‘My Computer.’ Double click the C Drive. Double click ‘Documents and Settings.’
From there you should see all the old Users and should be able to access what was there for each user.
Let us know if that worked or, if there are still problems, what are the problems.
Sounds to me that you have to got start from scratch and reformat your disk and then reinstall XP. Assuming of course that your hard drive has not been trashed. Replacing the hard drive is not too expensive. I had to do that on a Dell laptop with Vista recently. The drive was $56.00.
“I can see a lot of what I had on the computer before this problem”
That makes me think that you didn’t do a complete reformat, and that probably now you will have to.....if you did, though, you ought to get a fresh HD...everything should be gone after a full reformat.....just my best guess
You can also do Google searches on the text of the error messages.
If you don't already know, you can access your event logs by right-clicking on My Computer. Select Manage. Then expand the Event Viewer tree. The two logs you want to look at are Application and System.
Unless you used an oem restore disk, you have lost most of your drivers.....So, If you have a name brand computer(such as dell/HP/compaq/etc) that has a web site....you will need to get on a computer that has web access and down load all of the suggested drivers for your model number to a disk and then load them on your computer. Then you will have to reload all your programs and start from scatch....
You’re lucky. When I got the infamous dreaded BSOD (”Blue Screen of Death” for non geeks) my hard drive was toast.
Please don’t do crazy stuff like reformatting your drive before trying the easy, non-destructive stuff.
You may well need to run the Network Setup Wizard from the Start menu in order to get back on the internet. Depending on how you are connected, you may also need to retrieve the MAC address from the modem you are connecting through and make sure it is being read correctly by your router (assuming you have one). There is also the possibility that your problem originally stemmed from malware, spyware or a Trojan virus resident on your hard drive. It may take a while to figure it all out, in any event. Good luck!
screen laggy is a new one. Old files are marked for deletion. Re-install a “driver” disk and install files one at a time with reboots in-between, as prompted.
Remove your disk drive and buy a hard drive case for it with a USB interface. Connect the drive to your other computer and get the files you need off it. Reformat drive and wipe eveything off it. Reinsert the drive into the orginal computer and do a clean install of windows.
Pinging you to a FReeper who needs tech help.
“recent spate of computer posts and cooking recipes”
Yea, it has severely degraded around here in the past few months. I know the FR admins have big problems trying to figure out a way to get a handle on our recently found ‘anything goes’ atmosphere that has developed. I LOVE FR, but it has gotten that no one uses search, vanity tags, posts in the proper category, or complies with what has always been FR etiquette. Well, it was great while it lasted....HOLLY101 was right!
BSOD? I have suffered from DSB many times in my life.
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