I got up Monday Morning about 8AM ( I work from home, therefore my hours are a little flexible) Anyway I got up, but wasn't feeling well because of allergies and so I checked my morning emails, popped a Benadryl and went back to bed about 8:30-9:00 leaving my computer on as I've done a million times before.
About 12Noon or a little after I got up thinking I was going to check email, read the newspaper online and catch up on some work since I was feeling better. When I turned on my computer and woke it from standby mode I saw a blue screen with
"Stop 0x0000000A or IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL" as the key point. It said that "if this is the first time you've seen this screen, please restart your computer. So I reached down and manually restarted my computer.
I haven't recently installed any new devices but I did install a new piece of software last week (Kodak Easy Share because I am about to get into editing some old rare family photos after I scan them) but I I took it off Sunday night because every time I boooted my PC, the Kodak Program would tell me it had "encountered a problem and needs to be closed" but I deleted it and all the file associations and things that went with it and everything was working fine, as I said, til about 12Noon today May 5
I powered it back on and now I can't even get my Compaq flash screen to come up. The CD-ROM/DVD/CDRW all in one drive will spin and read a CD but I can't tell if my hard drive is reading or not....the indicator light on my hard drive is on, but to be honest I never paid attention to what the light does when it's reading data or writing data) the CPU fan comes on but doesn't get quiet after a few seconds like it normally does
I don't recall hearing any memory beeps EVER, or even a beep at the end of POST on the computer (I've only had it for three months) but it always breezed right through POST and never gave me any hint of any problems.
Anyone have any ideas?