First of all, I'm pretty computer illiterate, so if you have any suggestions, please be detailed or I'll remain confused and sad. Sorry if this was dealt with in previous questions... I just generally don't know what the solutions mean on those listings.
Thanks in advance! In addition, everything's backed up so I'm not worried about saving anything. Though strangely My Computer is unaccessible-- the flashlight searches perpetually
My virus protection wore off a couple days ago, but it took me some time to put some new stuff on there. By the time I started trying to, it was apparently too late.
I turned my computer on yesterday morning to numerous error codes. (listed below) After clicking either ok or cancel over 25 times, the computer shuts down. Occasionally I can run programs in the background, but for no more than 5 min.
Error Code Examples
dwwin.exe- failed to initialize properly (0xc0000005)
svchost.exe- instruction at "0x6bfa9c46" referenced memory at "0x6ba9c46" memory couldn't be read
services.exe- instruction at "0x6bfa9c46" referenced memory at "0x6ba9c46" memory couldn't be read
spoolsv.exe- instructionat "0x6bfa9ccd"referenced memory at "0x6bfa9ccd"" memory couldn't be read
When I try to turn the computer off through the start menu I end up with blue screen of death that says: STOP d0000144 unknown hard error.
System Restore will not function. I tried accessing it through the start menu and typing the address via run command "msconfig". (somewhere online said that was the command...)
I also tried to get to System restore through safemode, but unfortunately I ended up with yet another Blue Screen of death:
Video driver failed to initialize
***STOP: 0x000000B4 (0x82A19008, 0x2A1E000, 0x82A15000, 0x00050000)
Beginning physical dump of memory
Physical memory dump complete
Please tell me what I need to do. I have all of the discs still.
Compaq Presario x1360
Starting it's 5th year
Edited by argylecomputer, 01 October 2008 - 04:50 PM.