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I power on the laptop and it immediately goes to a windows is loading files screen. After it is completed it freezes for a moment before loading the blue screen where the desktop icons would normally load. Except they don't. It freezes on the blue background screen. The warranty is up and I have valuable pictures etc.. On this computer from trips and whatnot.

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If this is the first time you've seen this stop error screen, restart your computer.

If this screen appears again, follow these steps:

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Technical Information: ***Stop:- 0X000000 A5 (0X000000X11,0X00000003,0X00000000,0X00000000)"

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Also I read something about a file called Dell System Software but its not on the drivers list.  Do I need it or not?

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Apr 18, 2013

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Interestingly enough, upon first boot from the rebuild (before the System Update updates) the screen was exactly as it was before. I did try to downgrade the driver to the built-in MSFT driver.. but that didn't accomplish anything.

I've attached a screen shot for those bored enough to care : Link to image

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