Posted 25 August 2008 - 01:43 PM
I have been searching for the past 4 days on how to fix my computer and cant seem to find anything that helps me. Here is play by play of what i did...
My Lime Wire Pro was not working so i uninstalled and reinstalled to try to fix it, it still wouldn't work so i took the program completely off and downloaded the regular Lime Wire, i downloaded a few songs one of which was a virus but my anti-virus caught it and removed it before it had a chance to completely download. Everything was working fine afterwards until i shut my computer down and went to turn it on the next morning which is when i got the first blue screen. That basically told me to remove any newly installed software so i went into the F8 screen and started windows in safe mode, removed lime wire and ran the anti-virus and spy bot...nothing was found. I then restarted and it brought me to another blue screen. I have tried everything i can possibly think of. I have tried ALL of the windows advanced options F8, F2 and F12 and nothing will let me get into windows.
This is EXACTLY what the blue screen says:
A problem has been detected and windows has been shut down to prevent damage to your computer.
If this is the first time you've seen this stop error screen, restart your computer. If this screen appears again, follow these steps:
Check for viruses on your computer. Remove any newly installed hard drives or hard drive controllers. Check your hard drive to make sure it is properly configured and terminated. Run CHKDSK /F to check for hard drive corruption, and then restart your computer.
*** Stop: 0x0000007B (0xF8A0E528, 0xc0000034, 0x00000000, 0x00000000)
I have not installed any new hard drives or anything. The only thing that was newly installed was lime wire and a few updates like Windows and iTunes. I have not ran CHKDSK /F yet because i do not know how to do it. I really need help and all helpful information will be GREATLY appreciated. Also, i do not have any of the discs that came with the computer and i do not have access to a cd/dvd burner.
AND JUST IN CASE.....
The computer that is not working is a Dell Dimension 3000 and is about 4 years old.