My computer won't boot
Posted 05 June 2011 - 09:13 PM
Posted 06 June 2011 - 08:14 AM
That stop code is usually generated when a bad device driver has corrupted the system pool.
See if you can start Windows in safe mode by tapping F8 when the boot-up process starts.
From the Advanced Startup Options, select Safe Mode with the up/down arrow keys, then press <Enter>.
If Windows does start in safe mode, that's further confirmation that you have a bad third-party driver.
If you can recall installing a device recently (ie a driver for that device), that will almost certainly be the bad driver.
Uninstall that driver while Windows is in safe mode.
When Windows is able to start normally, do not re-install the bad driver but instead check the device manufacturer's website
for a later driver version.
Edited by phillipcorcoran, 06 June 2011 - 08:16 AM.
Posted 06 June 2011 - 12:45 PM
Posted 06 June 2011 - 01:55 PM
First of all since you have the Windows Vista disc already you already have an advantage.
Im not sure if Vista has this feature like Windows 7 but give it a shot.
- First boot the Windows Vista disc by pressing F2 or F12 depending on your BIOS.
- Next let it start and when it gets to the window where it says install look for a small link that says Repair my computer
- Just follow the instructions its common sense.
What this will do is try to fix the computer so that it can boot normaly again.
This works about 90% of the time so I say you should give it a shot!
Posted 06 June 2011 - 07:30 PM
Posted 07 June 2011 - 04:24 PM
a laptop or desktop, is it a custom build or brand name such as Dell or HP
and if it is provide the model name or series (not serial) number.
This needs to be established to determine how you get into the BIOS to change
the boot sequence to CD/DVD drive first and the HDD second.
How many sticks of Ram do you have?
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