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Blue screen of death

Discussion in 'Computers, Games, Electronics etc' started by invisibledemon, Feb 8, 2012.

  1. invisibledemon

    invisibledemon Bored Moderator VIP

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    well, i got this last night:

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    Computer was laggy as hell, and i restarted it.
    just to be delivered something i didnt want.
    but honestly have been expecting for a while.

    go into BIOS and do the hard disk self test and it takes about 30seconds for it to return with #1-7 Fail.

    so, im guessing the hd is toast.

    actually couldnt come at a worse time. owe 1800 in taxes, trying to buy a house, and having a kid.

    fuck. lol.
     
  2. eg6sir

    eg6sir Supa Mod Moderator VIP

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    mine froze up one time and did that.. i shut it off, turned it back on and back to normal.. :D
     
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    invisibledemon Bored Moderator VIP

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    yeah, tried that.
    wont boot into safe mode either
     
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    TurboMirage YEEAAAHHH VIP

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    i'm guessing its an HP?

    do you need another HDD? pm me maybe we can work something out cheap.
     
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    boot off a windows cd and then perhaps try and salvage what you can?
    or hook the toasted hard drive as a secondary and salvage files that way

    i've seen multiple reboots (many) make something like this go away, for a short while
    but if the failure is heat related you can lose more data
     
  6. invisibledemon

    invisibledemon Bored Moderator VIP

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    compaq, so, yeah.
    will probably be needing a hd, i dont think i can afford to buy a new laptop right now.
    pm sent

    dont have a windows cd to boot off of. still have the windows vista backup cds from when i bought the computer before it was deleted and xp was put on it.

    not sure if it was heat related, could have been, the underside would get pretty warm at times.
     
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    Drake Well-Known Member VIP

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    If you do get a new drive either way make sure it gets good airflow. Was the machine confined or sitting on carpet?
     
  8. invisibledemon

    invisibledemon Bored Moderator VIP

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    no, it rarely comes off my desk. the more I think about it it could have been an overheating thing. I don't know. going to get a new drive for now and may just buy one of those fan things that you put under a laptop to help in the future. I really don't want to buy a new laptop til Windows 8 comes out and see if I like that os or not.
     
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    GSRCRXsi Super Moderator Moderator VIP

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    that HDD is fucked. youll be lucky if you can get anything off of it even when booting from a live CD. hope you didnt want anything, or had the data backed up, data recovery can be expensive as fuck.
     
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    invisibledemon Bored Moderator VIP

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    yeah, I have been expecting this for a good time now. everything of importance has already been copied to a portable hard drive as well as to my desktop.
    except my porn. lol. that's all gone. but, there's still tumblr so I'm good.
     
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    mozy.com

    first 2gb is free.

    it's saved my ass 100 times, so i bought a larger plan and have just about everything i can't reproduce backed up (like pictures, documents, etc).
     
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