I am using an older laptop (2006) and recently a blue screen appears, it restarts automatically and a Microsoft windows link opens starting there is a problem with the hard disk.
The Blue screen pops on so fast that I cannot see what it says.
Is there a way to figure out what is causing the screen?
I formatted (probably 5 times already) and changed what I was downloading after the last format to see if I could find out what is happening and if I could see if somehting I was installing was causing problems.
The first few times after format, I DLed my antivirus (Avira), Spybot and then my wireless adapter (all from Cnet.com) and twice went to microsoft to update windows.
After getting the computer running, I would go to Facebook and that is where the blue screen would pop on, restart and tell me there is a problem.
I did what it suggested as far as checking for errors but the computer freezes at stage 4, 7%.
Ok, now for my questions....
Could the hard disk be damaged by dropping?
Could there be a wire loose (that is a suggestion by microsoft but I have no idea how to check!).
Can the hard disk be replaced on a lap top? If so, where can I find one?
Is the hard disk able to be repaired with a program?
Today the computer was frozen and would not restart so I again formatted and am now wired instead of DLing my wireless adapter (in case there was a problem with the file and it was conflicting with my PC). While it was formatting it was making a sort of crackling sound I had not heard before, and this sound also happened while in DOS doing the scan disk which then froze.
The only thing I DLed today was AVG Free so I could go online and be sfe.
I hope you can understand what I am saying. I can work a computer but that is pretty much it.... as far as diagnostics and being tech savvy, I am very green and below what you would call a novice although I can sometimes figure things out, it's mostly by luck. ;)
THANK YOU for any help....
Edited by Blue Screen OH NO, 08 September 2009 - 11:09 AM.