Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.




22 posts

Geek


# 138280 28-Dec-2013 11:47
Send private message

Hiya.



I feel kinda bad as I only come on here when I need help but I do appreciate it :) just don't have much to contribute myself.



Anyway my problem is a went to bed the other night and laptop was running fine. I woke up in the morning and it was "frozen" with the hourglass where the cursor is but nothing happening. I tried control/alt/delete to shut the program down but in the end I had to turn it off via the main power button.



Upon turning it back on it got to the windows screen and then stopped displaying the screen below. I've tried getting into safe mode etc but it keeps pooping up with the blue error screen. I have a backup but not as recent as I'd want it. Any ideas on how I can get it running again?


Create new topic
3449 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 451

Trusted

  # 958268 28-Dec-2013 11:54
Send private message

What version of windows are you running? You could try a repair install.







22 posts

Geek


  # 958271 28-Dec-2013 11:58
Send private message

windows xp.

I've already googled the problem and tried a few things but no luck yet. I would prefer to repair before reformatting and losing any info.

How do I do a repair install?

 
 
 
 


422 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 92

Subscriber

  # 958273 28-Dec-2013 12:09
Send private message

Have you tried running chkdsk on the drive? If not get into recovery console either from the HD or using the installation CD and choosing R for Repair get to the C:\> prompt or the default C:\WINDOWS prompt and try the command: chkdsk /r



22 posts

Geek


  # 958274 28-Dec-2013 12:17
Send private message

no I havent tried chkdsk. I tried the R for repair but it just asked me if I wanted to return the laptop to factory specs and that I would lose all data?

5122 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 1431

Trusted
Microsoft

  # 958278 28-Dec-2013 12:27
Send private message

is the hard drive working/spinning/making any noises?



22 posts

Geek


  # 958281 28-Dec-2013 12:31
Send private message

yes definately.



22 posts

Geek


  # 958282 28-Dec-2013 12:33
Send private message

When I turn it on it gets to the windows screen with the blue blocks running across the bottom and after 10 or so seconds it pauses and then the blue error screen pops up.

If I run it in safe mode or last known configuration that works it runs a series of commands and stops at drivers and then the blue error screen appears.

597 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 132


  # 958312 28-Dec-2013 14:01
Send private message

A good solution would be to upgrade your OS to 7 or 8.1

But since you probably don't want to (otherwise you would have by now) let's try and fix your problem.

First, using the WinXP CD, go into the Recovery Console.
For detailed instructions of how to, go to http://pcsupport.about.com/od/fixtheproblem/ss/rconsole.htm

Secondly, run the following commands once inside the Recovery Console:
chkdsk /r
fixboot

Thirdly, report back with detailed results.




Regards
Stefan Andres Charsley



22 posts

Geek


  # 972423 22-Jan-2014 18:50
Send private message

Thanks to everyone for the help and suggestions. I thought I should update you on the outcome.

In the end I took it to a computer guy I know who checked it over and found the Hard Drive had failed. He did a full scan and recovered most of my files. My Toshiba was 4 years old so it was time for an upgrade. I was tossing up between a HP Elitebook or trying out a Mac and after much deliberation bit the bullet and bought my first Mac and loving it. 

Still got to transfer a lot of my files over but so nice having a new machine that doesn't fry my nuts while its sitting on my lap!

So thanks again. I appreciated it a lot :)

332 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 61
Inactive user


  # 972425 22-Jan-2014 18:57
Send private message

Welcome to the world of real computers - once you go Mac, you'll never go back. ;-)

Create new topic



Twitter »

Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:





News »

Porirua City Council first to adopt new council software solution Datascape
Posted 15-May-2019 12:00


New survey provides insight into schools' technology challenges and plans
Posted 15-May-2019 09:30


Apple Music now available on Alexa devices in Australia and New Zealand
Posted 15-May-2019 09:11


Make a stand against cyberbullying this Pink Shirt Day
Posted 14-May-2019 20:23


Samsung first TV manufacturer to launch the Apple TV App and Airplay 2
Posted 14-May-2019 20:11


Vodafone New Zealand sold
Posted 14-May-2019 07:25


Kordia boosts cloud performance with locally-hosted Microsoft Azure ExpressRoute
Posted 8-May-2019 10:25


Microsoft Azure ExpressRoute in New Zealand opens up faster, more secure internet for Kiwi businesses
Posted 8-May-2019 09:39


Vocus Communications to deliver Microsoft Azure Cloud Solutions through Azure ExpressRoute
Posted 8-May-2019 09:25


Independent NZ feature film #statusPending to premiere during WLG-X
Posted 6-May-2019 22:13


The ultimate dog photoshoot with Nokia 9 PureView #ForgottenDogsofInstagram
Posted 6-May-2019 09:41


Nokia 9 PureView available in New Zealand
Posted 6-May-2019 09:06


Motorola Solutions joins local partners to deliver advanced communications network in New Zealand
Posted 30-Apr-2019 21:50


Micron launches high-performance NVMe SSDs for cloud and enterprise markets
Posted 30-Apr-2019 10:27


Jaguar Land Rover trials in-vehicle smart wallet technology
Posted 29-Apr-2019 21:48



Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.


Support Geekzone »

Our community of supporters help make Geekzone possible. Click the button below to join them.

Support Geezone on PressPatron



Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.