I'm currently working on a friend-of-the-family's laptop, but it's having some serious issues. It bluescreens as soon as it tries to start windows. I tried safe mode, but encountered the same problem. I also tried a linux boot disc ( "Wary Puppy" if I recall, worked okay for me once before) but that didn't work either.
I wrote down what appeared to be the pertinent information from one of the bluescreens, if that's any help.
STOP: 0x00000050 (0xABDFA000, 0x00000000, 0x82478034, 0x00000002)
mcupdate.dll - Adress 82478034 base at 82477000, Datestamp 45496cfa
So, is there some method to get it to turn on, or is it completely shot?