Posted 29 December 2011 - 10:29 PM
This is my first post and I hope I can explain the problem I'm having so that you will understand it.
This morning I turned on my desktop computer (Dell - Windows XP Home Edition) and went to Control Panel > User Accounts and deleted my password. Reason why is a moot point. I then turned off the computer and turned it back on at which point a blue screen came up that said:
"A problem has been detected and windows has 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 to be sure you have adequate disc space. If a driver is identified in the stop message, disable the driver or check with the manufacturer for driver updates. Try changing video adapters.
"Check with your hardware vendor for any BIOS updates. Disable BIOS memory options such as caching or shadowing. You need to use Safe Mode to remove or disable components. Restart your computer, press F8 to select Advance Startup options and then select Safe Mode.
***STOP: 0X0000007E (OXC0000005, 0X8998F988, 0XBA513BE8, 0XBA5138E4)
"Beginning dump of physical memory.
"Physical memory dump complete.
"Contact systems administrator or technical support group for further assistance."
At this point I tried to restart the computer. Same screen came up. I then tried to start in Safe Mode. Same screen came up.
Any help would be greatly appreciated!!