Over the Xmas period, there was a problem with our electricity supply and my computer blew - accompanied by a wisp of blue smoke and the acrid stench of electrical burning!
A friend kindly put an old power pack into my computer, so I could still use it until we can get hold of a replacement. The power pack was not strong enough to run the entire system, and drive D was not recognised - but at least I had drive E, so at least I could still do stuff! I began to have a few problems with a couple of programs - they wouldn't run properly - I couldn't update them, and they wouldn't uninstall either. So I decided to restore the computer back to a time before I first installed them - not to be beaten, of course!
The restore session was approximately two-thirds of the way to completion, when there was a total power-cut - my computer died. When the electricity supply was up and running again, I started up my computer, but windows wouldn't load. All I got was the 'Blue Deathscreen'!
Stop: c0000135 (unable to locate component). This application has failed to start because winsrv was not found. Re-installing the application may fix this problem.
I am unable to re-install from the CD, as neither drive will load anything now! I have interrupted set up and tried all of the available options: from Safe Modes to Last Known Good Configuration and even normal start up (just in case!) - but eventually end up back at the 'Deathscreen'. I also tried to run chkdsk and even reg restore from DOS - to no avail!
Does anyone know of a download that will help resurrect my computer - or anything else that I can do to put some life back into it? I've borrowed a laptop from a friend for a while - at least until I can find a solution to my problem. Just keeping my fingers crossed that we don't have another power cut!
Please help if you can!
All responses gratefully received...
Edited by Kath_m8, 20 January 2008 - 02:14 PM.