Mine did that last night, the only thing I could do was reinstall windows xp and do a search to recover lost files
Ok well earlier today i was downloading a CD,DVD writer program. It says it needs to restart to finish installation, so i click ok and it begins to shut down. Well, needless to say i had to get off kind of urgently so as the computer was shutting down for the restart, i just turned the computer off by holding in the on/off button. So when i got back around to getting on the computer,just before it got to where it loads windows, i get a BSOD error that says,
?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:
Disable or uninstall any anti-virus, disk defragmentation, or backup utilities. Check your hard drive configuration, and check for any updated drivers. Run CHKDSK /F to check for hard drive corruption, and then restart your computer.
*** STOP: 0x00000024 (0x00190203, 0x861A2A98, 0x00000000)?
So i restart and click start in last known good config to only get the same problem. It wouldn't start normally or in safe mode either. I can't get on my computer to attempt to do anything with it which is very annoying.
What exactly is wrong here and what needs to be done to fix this? Any and all help would be appreciated.
Note: I am no computer genious but i am no idiot with them either. This is the first issue that has really stumped me.