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Hi all my laptop is having a moment,blue screen on boot,wont go in to safe mode either any ideas,running on vista
Either Bad Driver or Bad Memory. If you have more than one stick of memory try with just one at a time
0x0000007e 0xc0000006 0x8557a510 ox806ec7b4 0x806ec4bo
one the blue screen it counts to '90' then goes on to a screen which say 'start windows normally' or launch startup repair,this option does not work
Startup Repair is an authorised download which you can burn on another PC.
Don't know if it will help in this case but worth a try if you didn't receive/make a copy when you first got the laptop.
no other pc sorry
Alt+F10 at or just after switch on may get you into a restore to factory recovery mode if all else fails
0x0000007e is one of the following:
Lack of hard drive space Make sure you have at least 20% space left on your windows partition
DO NOT UPDATE BIOS very unlikely to be a BIOS fault
Driver conflict Boot to safemode and update drivers.
To be honest first thing I would try is a startup repair
You need to look at Windows Vista's Repair Your Computer options.
. Startup repair - This automatically fixes problems that are preventing Windows from starting
. System Restore - This will Restore Windows to an earlier point in time
. Windows Complete PC Restore - This will completely restore your entire PC - programs, system settings and files - from a back up that you have previously created (Available in Windows Vista Business, Enterprise and Ultimate editions only)
. Windows Memory Diagnostic Tool - This checks your computer's memory hardware for errors
. Command Prompt - This opens a Command Window
With the Complete PC Restore Option you must have made a backup of your system, either on your hard drive or on a set of DVDs, in order to use this option. If you don't have a backup then don't use this option
How you access the repair options will depend upon whether you have a Windows Vista installation disk or whether your operating system came pre-installed by your PC manufacturer.
Pre-Installed Options NOTE
If no repair options are available your PC manufacturer may have replaced the tools or customised them. Check your Computer Manual before proceeding.
1/ Start your PC
2/ If your PC has one operating system Press and Hold the F8 key as your PC starts. If the Windows Logo appear you will need to start again
3/ If you have a dual boot system a Boot option menu will appear. Highlight the Vista operating system and Press the F8 key
4/ In both cases, if all has gone well, an Advanced options screen will now appear
5/ Highlight the repair Your Computer option and Press Enter
6/ Select a keyboard layout, and then Click the Next button
7/ Next select your user Name and Enter your Password, then Click OK
8/ The recovery options should now appear
Windows Installation Disk NOTE
1/ make sure your PC can boot directly from the Vista DVD. Obviously, most modern PCs can. With older machines you may need to check the PC's BIOS
2/ Start the PC
3/ Immediately insert the Windows Vista DVD into the DVD drive
4/ A Black screen will appear with the words 'Press any key to boot from CD or DVD'
5/ Press Any key to start the booting process
6/ A new screen will now appear with a progress bar. The legend say's 'Windows is loading files'
7/ After a few minutes the Microsoft copyright window ill appear and another small progress bar will be visible
8/ You will next see a Blue curtained screen
9/ After a short while the Language option screen will appear
10/ Select your language and keyboard language and the Click the Next button
11/ At the bottom left of the next screen - the Install screen, Click on the Repair Your Computer option
12/ The System recovery options will now search for your Windows Vista installation
13/ Once the Vista installation has been located, Highlight it and then Click the Next button
14/ You are now presented with the set of recovery options
15/ Click on the Option you require and follow the onscreen prompts
I had same problem with my 5353 and it turned out to be a corrupt boot sector on the hard drive. The Acer I had, had a Hitachi drive who do a bootable diagnostic tool that can be downloaded and burned to disc, which I run and it found and repaired the drive. (it takes a long time to do this) Try this Download and burn the Drive fitness CD image
Where is the link
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