Okay, So I have been busy trying to get my old laptop started up again.
When I start it up, it does the usual stuff, it shows the logo. But then a blue screen flashes before my eyes. And it restarts again.
Now, I have gone through multiple things to try and fix the problem, but I just can't seem to resolve it.
I have tried safe mode but the same thing occurs. [blue screen]
Then I tried to start up the laptop with the f8 option called "start up using settings from last succesful startup" (Roughly translated out of Dutch)
but this also failed and the same thing happens. Then I tried to go to the "recover your computer" option, of which I still remember that from there you can set back your laptop or pc to the factory settings, something that I wouldn't mind because I just want the laptop to start. I don't care if I can recover the files that used to be on it. This also fails, but this one is a bit strange, because when I select the "recover your computer" option it goes to a normal windows screen, no text shows up or anything. Just my cursor and a nice shiny loading background screen of windows. It feels like I have tried everything and I've looked at other posts on the site but I just can't seem to fix it, mostly because I cannot set the laptop back to factory settings, because of the shiny blue loading screen without text, which is all I want.
I figured out how read the blue screen that flashes up (not the shiny loading screen) so here it is:
"A problem has been detected and windows has been 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 make sure any new hardware or software is properly installed.
If this is a new installation ask your hardware or software manufacturer for any windows updates you may need.
If problems continue, disable or remove any newly installed hardware or software . Disable BIOS memory options such as caching or shadowing.
If you need to use safemode to remove or disable components, restart your computer, press F8 to select advanced startup options, and then select safemode.
*** STOP: 0x000000ED (0xFFFFFA8003261CD0, 0xFFFFFFFFC0000185, 0x0000000000000000, 0x0000000000000000)
I am hoping you can tell me something magical and positive, but I am thinking that I'm royally *beeped*.
*btw, I can remember my big brother saying that he removed some file and that from that moment the laptop wouldn't start up again, but I have no clue what file or if that is even the truth*