Google is your friend.
I have a Dell XP.
So the other night I was reading a blog that I visit daily when I noticed what seemed like Adobe trying to open. Then BSOD. It read:
"A problem has been detected and windows has been shut down to prevent damage to your computer.
If this is the first time....
STOP: 0x0000000A (0x00000000, 0x00000002, 0x00000001, 0x804DC11D)"
So I rebooted and got the same message except this time the Tech Info started with 0x00000007. Rebooted again to go to Safe Mode. Tried all 3 different safe modes and the option to restart at an earlier point but they all took me to the BSOD.
The only other strange thing is that when I try powering down the computer it starts up again; I had to literally pull the plug to stop it.
1- does this sound like a hardware problem or a software problem?
2- I'm worried about recovering my data. I've read that I can make my hard drive a slave on another computer and back-up my own files from there.
2.1- can this be done using a notebook?
2.2- can I do this on my old computer running ME?
3- when talking about recovering data does that only mean stuff in my documents or can it also be stuff on my desktop (I have a bad habit of keeping things I'm currently working on, there, until I move them).
4- how do I find a legit computer tech company - I only know of GeekSquad.