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The blue screen of death -- Dumping physical memory to disk

by pjkinann / May 19, 2010 11:10 AM PDT

My computer was working a minute ago. I decided to restore it. I put the disk in, except it belonged to my other Sony computer. The computer message was that it was the wrong disk. So I took it out. I rebooted the computer and got the blue screen of death -- it says Dumping physical memory to disk and started at 0 and got to 60. I figured it'd explode at 100 LOL so I better shut it down. I rebooted several times but that always comes up.

I rebooted and hit F8 I think it is which gave me the option to reboot the hard drive, a floppy, or the DVD drive. I did one at a time, rebooting in between each choice.

I still have that screen. Did I totally ruin my computer? Oh sigh.... I can get to nothing but that screen. No control panel.

Oh, I then figured I couldn't make it much worse, so I put in the Windows XP disk to just install Windows XP again, but the computer wouldn't even pick it up. The disk was spinning, but the screen remained the same.

It's a Sony Vaio

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"it belonged to my other Sony computer. "
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / May 19, 2010 9:24 PM PDT

Recovery media is specific to each machine. You didn't ruin the machine.

Time to use the recovery media for this machine.
Bob

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thank you
by pjkinann / May 20, 2010 5:11 AM PDT

Oh that is definitely a PLUS! Thanks for letting me know that. I just ordered recovery disks from some place where I paid $29 for them. That's pretty cheap repair service so I hope THAT works! Thank you again for letting me know AT LEAST I did not ruin my computer!

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