Posted 29 June 2008 - 06:48 PM
I have a four-year old Gateway M675PRR with Windows XP SP3.
I had a previous problem with Windows not booting, a flash of blue screen, and an unresponsive Bios. I used the Windows CD to override the problem and boot the computer and then managed to use Gateway's repair program to restore the registry to a working state. After that, I got Windows to work normally, ran EVERYTHING, and weeded a Win32.Downloader Trojan with AdAware2007. I ran AdAware and SpyBot and Defrag and AdAware some more several more times since then, and once before I shut it down on Friday evening. Everything was clean and clear.
This evening I went to turn on my computer again, and everything was going fine until once again, I got a flash of a blue error screen, and then the computer began to reboot itself again. This time, the screen with the option to boot in Safe Mode appeared, and I was ready to select 'run in Safe Mode' when I realized that THAT whole screen had frozen. I had no choice but to manually restart the computer again, and now while the fans run steadily as ever, even the monitor will not turn on.
For now, I have unplugged everything from everything, removed the laptop from its usual position, and removed the battery.
Help. Is my poor Lappy finally dead beyond the point of no return, or is there some cure I can jolt it back to life again with? ^^;