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02/10/2009 11:35:09 PM · #1
Ok im sure everyone has had to deal with the fatal blue screen at one time or another. usually when it happens to me, ive done something on a website or whatever thats screwed with my computer. today, i got home from school and tried to turn on my computer. fatal blue screen. for no apparent reason. so i open in safe mode, run 5 or 6 different scans, and none of them find anything wrong with my computer. i dont know what to do. any suggestions?
02/10/2009 11:39:55 PM · #2
Shut down out of Safe Mode Correctly, and then reboot in Normal Mode.
Sometimes windows c racks the sh*ts for no reason, but will operate again fine if shut down correctly.
Whenever i have a problem booting, I always boot in Safe Mode, Shutdown and Reboot again. Often works
02/10/2009 11:42:06 PM · #3
Originally posted by kaiser_chief:

Shut down out of Safe Mode Correctly, and then reboot in Normal Mode.
Sometimes windows c racks the sh*ts for no reason, but will operate again fine if shut down correctly.
Whenever i have a problem booting, I always boot in Safe Mode, Shutdown and Reboot again. Often works


ok ill go try.
p.s. you still have a happy new years hat on:)
02/10/2009 11:43:57 PM · #4
Have you made any recient changes, installed hardware or software? If so you might think about restoring your computer to an earlier date. This can sometimes fix the problem. Read this it might help. Blue Screen Of Death.

Message edited by author 2009-02-10 23:44:45.
02/10/2009 11:45:55 PM · #5
it worked!! yaaay!!! thank you all!

no it didnt, it just loaded farther then normal. and no i havent installed anything new lately

Message edited by author 2009-02-10 23:46:59.
02/10/2009 11:50:51 PM · #6
ok i tried to open in the last known good configuration, and it still crashed. ill check out that link here in a sec
02/11/2009 12:02:58 AM · #7
ok i realy dont know what to do. i cant find anything online.

any other input would be splendid
02/11/2009 12:23:56 AM · #8
What OS are you working with? Sory wrong link. Try this one Does the screen
02/11/2009 12:32:21 AM · #9
The Blue Screen Of Death could mean a veritable multitude of problems have arisen. You'll have to provide us with as much information on your system as possible. Operating system, hardware, recent activity, age of the computer, other possible problems that you've noticed (no matter how small), and so on...
02/11/2009 07:03:19 PM · #10
Originally posted by Adamsw216:

The Blue Screen Of Death could mean a veritable multitude of problems have arisen. You'll have to provide us with as much information on your system as possible. Operating system, hardware, recent activity, age of the computer, other possible problems that you've noticed (no matter how small), and so on...


ok i dont know the os(sorry, i just use the computer, i didnt put it together). i dont know hardware either:/ i havent done anything recent that was different then normal, just dpc, yahoo, myspace, photoshop bridge. thats it so far as i can think. the computer is a couple years old, 3 or 4 i think. the last weird thing/problem it had was it told me to run chkdsk on disk c(i think) so it ended up running itself a day or so after that message. the chksdk was concerning myspaceim so i delted the program in safe mode yesterday, but it didnt solve the problem.

my computer guy is gonna come and fix it tomorrow(or try to if i killed the poor thing)
02/11/2009 07:20:43 PM · #11
Originally posted by JDubsgirl:

Originally posted by kaiser_chief:

Shut down out of Safe Mode Correctly, and then reboot in Normal Mode.
Sometimes windows c racks the sh*ts for no reason, but will operate again fine if shut down correctly.
Whenever i have a problem booting, I always boot in Safe Mode, Shutdown and Reboot again. Often works


ok ill go try.
p.s. you still have a happy new years hat on:)


Since your still seeing the Happy New Years hat, maybe you need to clean out your cache or have your repair guy do it.
Best of luck. It's terrible when you puter is down.
02/11/2009 07:34:33 PM · #12
If you can get into safe mode with no trouble, then you have some driver or background application causing the problem. Are you familiar with how to disable startup items using the startup group and msconfig?
02/11/2009 09:31:24 PM · #13
Originally posted by yospiff:

If you can get into safe mode with no trouble, then you have some driver or background application causing the problem. Are you familiar with how to disable startup items using the startup group and msconfig?


nope:) and since you are offline ill just let my comp guy do it tomorrow
02/11/2009 10:11:04 PM · #14
Don't let him over charge you like most of them do!
02/11/2009 10:11:41 PM · #15
Originally posted by Adamsw216:

Don't let him over charge you like most of them do!


oh he will. its what he does best:) but its not my money, so its not my prob
02/11/2009 10:53:58 PM · #16
Originally posted by Adamsw216:

Don't let him over charge you like most of them do!


what do you consider overcharging? I work in a service business and it is expensive to run a business where you have to travel to the customer's location, sometimes several times if you have to return with parts. It's not always the price gouging that customers believe.
02/11/2009 11:59:30 PM · #17
Did you check the Johnson Rod?

Know nothing about comps except for the fact that mine went down and it was the mother &%#$^er board.

Good Luck!
02/12/2009 12:22:46 AM · #18
Originally posted by yospiff:

Originally posted by Adamsw216:

Don't let him over charge you like most of them do!


what do you consider overcharging? I work in a service business and it is expensive to run a business where you have to travel to the customer's location, sometimes several times if you have to return with parts. It's not always the price gouging that customers believe.


I was just being facetious. I understand that the business side of things is rather complicated as far as upkeep and so on. I just remember one of my co-workers telling me her parents had a guy come out to look at their computer. He concluded that they needed more RAM, charged them $80 for telling them that, then charged them again for the price of new RAM (which I'm fairly sure was on the expensive side). I explained to her that finding out whether or not you need more/new RAM is a process that can be as simple as 3 clicks and 10 seconds. I consider myself to be rather computer savvy, so when I hear the prices that some people charge to "fix" computers I am sometimes astounded. I do not trust businesses such as "the Geek Squad." But that's just how I am I guess. I'd prefer to fix things myself.
02/12/2009 12:52:34 AM · #19
Originally posted by Adamsw216:

He concluded that they needed more RAM, charged them $80 for telling them that, then charged them again for the price of new RAM (which I'm fairly sure was on the expensive side). I explained to her that finding out whether or not you need more/new RAM is a process that can be as simple as 3 clicks and 10 seconds.


But it is only that simple when you are someone who knows what to look for. What the customer is paying for is that knowledge and skill. $80 is not an unreasonable charge for a service call. Nothing wrong with those charges, IMO. If I drive out to a customer who complains that their computer is slow, and the problem is they are running XP on 128Mb of ram, then they have paid for my knowledge. I am putting myself out of business if I were to give them a freebie on such things. I helped out the print shop my wife used to work at one time on the same thing. They were ready to buy a new computer for my wife. Turned out it was almost as fast as the graphic artists computer, but was lacking memory. $50 of ram fixed it.

This is also why those of us who understand computers tend to somehow become the default tech support for our families, friends and coworkers.

I'm not actually in the computer fix it business at the moment. Close, though.

It's not unlike deciding what the value of your photographic talent is. (For those here who are trying to make money at it.) Anyone can snap a shutter, but the talented ones make it look easy and have everyone else wondering how.

Originally posted by Adamsw216:

I do not trust businesses such as "the Geek Squad." But that's just how I am I guess. I'd prefer to fix things myself.

Agree with you there!

Message edited by author 2009-02-12 00:55:33.
02/12/2009 01:25:49 AM · #20
Originally posted by yospiff:


But it is only that simple when you are someone who knows what to look for. What the customer is paying for is that knowledge and skill. $80 is not an unreasonable charge for a service call. Nothing wrong with those charges, IMO. If I drive out to a customer who complains that their computer is slow, and the problem is they are running XP on 128Mb of ram, then they have paid for my knowledge. I am putting myself out of business if I were to give them a freebie on such things. I helped out the print shop my wife used to work at one time on the same thing. They were ready to buy a new computer for my wife. Turned out it was almost as fast as the graphic artists computer, but was lacking memory. $50 of ram fixed it.

This is also why those of us who understand computers tend to somehow become the default tech support for our families, friends and coworkers.

I'm not actually in the computer fix it business at the moment. Close, though.

It's not unlike deciding what the value of your photographic talent is. (For those here who are trying to make money at it.) Anyone can snap a shutter, but the talented ones make it look easy and have everyone else wondering how.


Yeah, I understand what you're saying. It's probably just that I'm jealous that I didn't think to charge people for this stuff first ;)
02/12/2009 09:05:58 AM · #21
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02/12/2009 03:18:10 PM · #22
so steve-o you think my computers busted or what? your going to be my computer guy now:)
02/12/2009 03:27:25 PM · #23
Physically busted, probably not. Software-wise something is certainly messed up.

Do you have multiple hard drives on your computer? One thing I have taken to doing is keeping my OS and applications separate from my data files. Makes it easier if the drive with Windoze gets trashed and I have to reformat and reinstall. I used to keep them on separate partitions (logical drives, but on the same physical disk) but big hard drives have gotten so cheap that I now have Windoze on a 350 Gb boot disk and my data on a separate Terabyte drive. Also an external drive for backups.
02/12/2009 03:28:35 PM · #24
stop using lime-wire !


02/12/2009 03:38:31 PM · #25
Originally posted by soup:

stop using lime-wire !

I don't recall Jdubsgirl saying she was using Limewire, but if she is, I agree 200%. Kazaa as well. Both are well known avenues for malware to get into your computer.

I spotted a Limewire icon on my daughters desktop the other day and read her the riot act. She said she hadn't downloaded anything and didn't know how to use it. Yea, right.

Katherine, you may become a computer geek after hanging around this site for a while. Either that, or you will just get frustrated and buy a Mac.
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