I'm trying to boot my Windows 10 laptop from a USB drive. I get a blank BSOD instead.
Some background: for the last few days my Dell Inspiron N5050 laptop has been making grinding noises (probably a bad fan) and has been extremely slow to boot, or load windows, or login, or to respond to mouse clicks and commands. (Oddly, the mouse movement was unaffected). I tried Safe Mode and Restore Points, but they were also extremely slow, so its hard to tell what was working.
I started booting from the USB drive. From the Windows Install Screen, I chose Startup Repair, but it was still running after an hour later, so I suspected it was still suffering from the "hanging" problem. I booted again, but this time instead of the Installation screen, I get a blue screen with no messages.
If I can't start Windows from the hard drive or a USB drive, what can I do?
Edited by shawnvw, 13 March 2016 - 01:47 AM.