I'll walk you through whats going on. Last night, I closed my laptop, putting it into standby. This morning, I opened it up, it woke up and everything was normal until I tried to start opening applications, Firefox specifically. My CPU meter and RAM meters maxed out at 100 and the computer wouldn't do anything. I finally got task manager to open up, but it didn't show anything draining my system, even though it showed it was being drained.
I did a hard reset (held the button down) and tried to reboot, only for it to flash what looks like a BSOD but I cannot tell because it is so fast. I tried again using safe mode, and it hung up at a file extension system32/fsbts.sys, followed by a BSOD and automatic reset.
If left alone, it will just cycle continuously. I changed the BIOS date to March 1st on the suspicion that it had something to do with April 1st, but no luck.
I will try to be around a computer throughout the day, but my schedule will be a little bit crazy. It may be an hour or two before I can respond to ideas/questions.
Any advice would be great! I have a lot of important data that I cannot afford to lose, or else I would have wiped the whole thing already.
Also...I am running XP.
Edited by mtnboydl, 01 April 2009 - 09:38 AM.