I'm new to this site and hope I'm posting in the right place.
I have an Acer 5610 laptop with Windows XP Professional 2002 SP3 installed.
A couple days ago I was trying to put some dvd clips (from a Sony SR55EE - which I have done numerous times before) onto a disc when my laptop crashed. A blue screen came up saying 'Windows has encountered an error' or something; it went to fast to read it all. The laptop restarted so I tried again. Same thing happened...several times. This then caused a registry error.
I got the registry error fixed and today I thought I'd have another go at creating a disc. Laptop crashed again. I uninstalled the Sony software and re-installed it. No help it continues to crash every time.
I thought I would take it into a shop to get it fixed so I decided to back up my files onto disc. Again it crashed (the same blue screen every time).
Now I don't know what to do. I can't back-up, system restore won't work, I can't do anything.
Could it be a problem with the tray where the disc goes?
Do I have to reformat and hence lose everything?
PLEASE HELP. I'M GOING INSANE
ps please use basic language when replying because I ain't that computer literate!!!
Edited by aztec73, 15 March 2009 - 08:56 AM.