Posted 13 June 2011 - 11:19 AM
I have a windows xp laptop. It's been working fine for a few years. Sometime ago it stopped working.
As soon as I switch it on, I get a black screen with a message that lasts for about 30 seconds.
It says Sorry but windows did not start up properly.
I then get these options.
safe mode with networking
safe mode with command prompt.
Start windows normally
I have tried starting up in all of these modes but it makes no difference.
After the 30 second message above, it goes to the windows starting up screen but seconds later reverts to a blue screen.
If I choose an option such as "Safe Mode" I get lines of text and numbers appear on the screen for a few seconds before reverting to the same blue screen.
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 ..................
It then has some technical information at the bottom of the blue screen
***stop:0x000000ED (0x8A8A2900, 0XC0000006,0X00000000, OXOOOOOOOO)
Really hope someone can help.
I can't throw too much money at things so i'm really keen to get it working again. I also have the patience to learn and take things a step at a time.