Just had a BSOD and another suspected BSOD (although I never saw it) in one day... never seen anything like this before.
The one I actually saw was when watching a movie over HDMI, went on for the majority of it and then randomly crashed. Here's what event viewer has to say about it if it's any help:
The computer has rebooted from a bugcheck. The bugcheck was: 0x0000000a (0x0000000000000000, 0x0000000000000002, 0x0000000000000000, 0xfffff80002c07477). A dump was saved in: C:WindowsMinidump122209-14289-01.dmp. Report Id: 122209-14289 .....
I did a factory restore on my XPS m1530 laptop a while ago. Afterward it starts giving my blue screen of death. The most common occurring BSOD is memory management upon start up. Then the last time it gave me a pfnlist BSOD.
I have a Dell Inspiron 1525 that I got new in March 2008, but lately I've been getting a lot of BSODs during normal system use (like web browsing, instant messaging, email, etc.)................................
Ran win7 on my M6300 for quite a while with no problems... M6400 just showed up and I can't seem to work it out. seemingly random BSODs that hit at any time. Analysis shows that the first one was caused by csrss.exe, most after that were caused by ntkrnlmp.exe,
Has anybody else had this happen and figured out which driver is causing the problem? Maybe I should ask "has anybody else installed win7 build 7100 64-bit on a M6400 and *not* had problems like this? If so, what drivers did you install beyond what windows update does for you?"
System config is: Q9300 quad-core proc 4gb RAM on 2 DIMMs 3700M video RGB-LED screen (if that matters) 64GB samsung SSD, 500gb WD 5400RPM HD (aftermarket) as secondary drive verizon rev-a evdo mini-pci card intel 5300 a/b/g card fingerprint scanner
i think that's all the important parts... the first bsod happened before i had installed just about anything at all, other than windows updates. i've been throwing just about every other driver i can find at it to see if i can narrow it down (with the intent of reinstalling from scratch once i figure it out). every time I think I have it figured out, I'll look over at it and notice that it is BSOD'ed or post-bsod rebooting.
So far, uninstalling all of them from Safe Mode brought my system back. Installing (A) and (B) back in resulted in BSOD on boot again. Uninstalled (A) and the BSOD remained. Uninstalled (B) and the BSOD remained. Then I rebooted into safe mode, did nothing, then booted back into normal and the system is OK again.
I reeeeally don't have time to redo the OS from scratch. I'd have to download all like 90 of those Dell drivers and figure out their install order and everything.... Blegh. (Essentially that would mean this laptop sits closed on the shelf until I have time, which will be somewhere around mid-January 2009.)
I bought my Acer Aspire E1-570G in february , and since then im having random blue screens with different codes . Im trying everything to fix this problem almost everyday, and believe me soon i will break it on 2 pieces . Nothing is fixing the problem ... I have bsod files that i can post for u to see them but i dont think they really matter because i get RANDOM bsods. Every time is different ( there are around 10 different codes given that i remember ). If its really needed i can post the codes.
I have sent the laptop to the main service in my country and they said that the laptop " passed the tests" . After coming home and turning my pc on .. BSOD . The laptop went to the service again - This time they changed my HDD . It didnt fix the problem . I cant change my laptop with the warranty because the service says that the laptop is okay .
If my laptop turns on, it either freezes, BSODs, or black screens (could be anywhere from the windows loading logo to doing some work on word, etc.)
And if it doesnt turn on, well it does; the hdd light goes on (for a second), same with the battery light (the battery light is fine though), but the screen is black; i can hear hdd activity though and if i throw a cd in there, it spins properly and whatnot, but it just doesnt do anything past the blank screen.
An external monitor doesnt work, and reformatting seemed to have helped abit, but then it just got worse 2 days ago; I can't get past the black screen after I turn it on.
I'm 99% sure its a hardware problem, and I'd be willing to replace whatever it is if I knew what it was, but I dont know if it's the hdd, or the ram, or the video card, etc.
I've also taken the laptop apart; so reseating the ram and hdd doesnt work.
I have a dv1000t HP Pavilion with XP home edition.
I have been trying to download Windows compatibility pak so Office 2003 can read office 2007 documents.
I had no problems download it on my z70va ASUS. It downloaded in just a few minutes.
But on the HP -- the download is taking over an hour.
When this first happened, I though there was some malware on it. I run AVG Internet security all the time. But just to be on the safe side I downloaded Spybot Search and Destroy and checked with that -- nothing (though I did have it delete all my temporary files, Super AntiSPyware, nothing, Malwarebytes AntiMalware -- it found one registry infection Hijack.start. From what I read elsewhere that's a false positive but I deleted it anyway.
I also installed SP3 on the HP a few days before all this.
My internet is a high speed DSL and both the HP and the ASUS are on it. SO I don't think that is the explanation.
It seems a little bit like even IE is loading slightly slow -- but I am not sure if that is my imagination.
I have a Dell Inspiron 1545 and have had this laptop for 3 or more years. Last night I shut off my laptop normally but today, upon booting, the screen just turns black and nothing else.When starting up, the Dell logo still loads and the screen still shows "safe mode or start up regularly."
Upon choosing either option, the screen loads for awhile then fades into black. Nothing else happens after.I would atleast like to know how to save my files within the laptop. [Atleast to start it up once more to save all the files to a USB and not lose them forever..]
My touchpad works with the recommended Dell Alps Touchpad driver installed. It seems clear that this driver (apoint.exe) is only required for gesture control of the Touchpad, and this is my problem.
I start my laptop (Windows 7 Pro 64 bit) and use auto login. The laptop is quickly ready to use. I open firefox or other programs, but I can't scroll with the touchpad. The apoint.exe hasn't started faster than I have, and the gesture controls are not recognised when I use them. When I wait a few seconds, the driver is then active, and the gesture controls work.
This is highly annoying ! I don't have many programs running at start up (I've just done a clean Windows 7 install). My anti virus software does take some time to come up, but its not excessive.
How can I increase the priority of the touchpad driver apoint.exe which I can see in msconfig ? It needs to be up and running fast.
Is it possible to somehow set a group policy in Windows 7, so that this program is running before login is allowed ?
I've tried the recommended Dell driver, and also tried a later version which I found via searching on the Dell web site. Both drivers work fine, but they both take too long to load.
I installed ubuntu on my laptop through a flash drive. I then loaded up Super Grub from a CD to remove ubuntu and grub to restore Windows boot menu because I preferred XP, I followed the instructions from Super Grub menu, and I was sent directly to the Acer erecovery. I decided to restart my laptop after that, reset everything in the bios, including boot order, but now my laptop keeps booting up acer erecovery, even after going through the process.
Acer aspire one d250 1 gig of ram, 160GB Hard Drive intel gma 945 graphics. windows xp home.
On start up as soon as you first press the power button, there is no display no life at all on the laptop's screen. No POST screen or Windows loading screen. Now after windows have loaded the display appears back on the laptop.
If i hooked up an external monitor and do a cold start i can see everything working the way it should on the external monitor and then as the windows have finished loaded the image switches back to the laptop screen.
It seems like the bios is using the vga out as the primary video until widows drivers have take over and switch back to the laptops screen. The same happens when the external monitor is hooked up and when it isn't.
There is no option in the bios to change the default screen.
I tried everything i could think of.
FN+F5 key dose nothing until windows have loaded
CTRL + ALT + F1 or F3 (alternative keys for changing the display)
Did a full system recovery(format and reinstalled windows)
Flashed and updated the Bios, From 1.25 to 1.27
removed and reinstalled ram, battery, to draining complete power from the laptop.
2 display drivers show up. I tried removing and disabling them one at a time.
Still no change.
No power, no lights, no display, no nothing on the laptops screen until windows have loaded. After windows have loaded everything works perfect, except when resuming from hibernation, the screen that says resuming from hibernation do not display because the bios is using the vga out as the mains.
After a few seconds the screen lights up and continues to resume as it should.
The netbook has not been dropped one or had any damage what so ever.
Using Windows 7 on an Inspiron N5110. Get a black screen when system loads indicating a previous incorrect shutdown, with the options to load Safe or Normal. But the system will not accept any of these options, as a matter of act, the system will not accept anything.
I am using Dell Insipron 15R 5520 Laptop Windows 7. Last few days I am getting a long beep sound after I pressed the power button and the Dell progress bar loads. And if I press power button, its turning off. Later I've pressed F8 key to login in Wiindows Normal Mode, its opening Windows. So every time i've to press F8 key to login. Sometimes the beep sound continues and not logging in normal mode or in Safe mode.
I thought it might be RAM issue and I checked 'System Settings' in Control Panel, it shows the usable RAM is 2.77GB of 8GB.
I went to Dell laptop service center near by my location and they said its keyboard problem, they charging too much amount to replace keyboard. but my keyboard is working properly.
I inadvertently upgraded to Windows 8.1 which I had been trying to avoid doing and don't know how it happened as I had continually knocked back prompts to upgrade. I originally did upgrade to 8.1 last year and had such major graphics issues I eventually restored factory settings to get back to Windows 8 which solved all the issues. Now the same problems are happening i.e. breaking up of the screen with loads of horizontal lines running across it.
I downloaded all the updated drivers I could from the Dell site but the graphics driver and video driver would not work and I kept getting the message that the laptop was not compatible with the downloads. It is a Dell Inspiron 3520 and the recommended drivers just will not install. I don't want to have to go through all the hassle of restoring factory settings again. I am sure the problem is with these 2 drivers mainly the NDJN4 video driver.
First of all it runs in Windows completely rock solid. I have ran stress utilities for over 24 hours, and the system is completely stable.
My problem is that it is very unstable before windows loads. For example, if I simply leave it in the BIOS setup for 5 minutes the computer will just power off. It is also quite hot underneath. This occurs also if I boot from DOS (or other e.g. XP recovery disk) boot disk to run some utilities - the system will run for 5 minutes or so, and then just power off. The time that I get before it powers off decreases if I immediately switch it on again, suggesting an overheating issue. I did not have this problem when I first got the laptop 3 years ago.
This problem is really annoying as I want to run some low-level utilities to repartition my hard disk and also possibly reinstall windows, but this problem is preventing that.
Any ideas? Perhaps some strange software that I installed? ACPI config? Memory issue? BIOS issue? Computer is hot in several areas under where the CPU / TV tuner / graphics / memory are located .
My system spec: - Pentium M 760 2GHz - Ati X700 256MB graphics - 2GB crucial RAM (2 x 1 GB DDR2 533 CL4) (upgraded from 1GB over a year ago and fully tested to be working) - Newest BIOS from Acer installed
From system information:
OS NameMicrosoft Windows XP Home Edition Version5.1.2600 Service Pack 3 Build 2600 OS ManufacturerMicrosoft Corporation................................
When I strart my laptop it will show the Acer screen with the F2 F12 options then goes black with cursor in upper left corner and when windows should load it goes back to acer screen and will keep doing this till I smack it on the side then it will load windows and run normally. I created a disk image, bought a ner hard drive, loaded my image onto the new hard drive and it worked fine for a couple hours of starting and shutting down. Then it started doing it again ...
When I strart my laptop it will show the Acer screen with the F2 F12 options then goes black with cursor in upper left corner and when windows should load it goes back to acer screen and will keep doing this till I smack it on the side then it will load windows and run normally. I created a disk image, bought a ner hard drive, loaded my image onto the new hard drive and it worked fine for a couple hours of starting and shutting down.
my laptop vostro 3460 won't boot any more. When I turn it on it loads the Dell logo (I suppose it passes the POST) but then it just shows a black page. It could be anything, but I guess that it may have something to do with Windows 8 and the UEFI system. I also would be quite happy to install linux mint and get rid of Windows, but I don't know how to change the boot priority order.
So my questions are:
1 is it a hardware issue ? if not, can I solve my problem easily ?
2 how can I change the boot priority order, to install mint ?
I have a training environment using W530 laptops that are enclosed in an area in front of the desks. It is not pratical to get to the computer as it is hidden away and therefore I need to be able to use the dvi cabled external monitor for bios setup, boot order, etc.
Right now the boot options are hidden from the external monitor until windows loads. Then the external monitor becomes active. Any way to bypass the laptop monitor altogether?
When I first loaded up my Vaio the Startup Assistant booted by itself and I unchecked the box to stop booting on startup. After the while the Startup Assistant started booting up by itself even though the box is still unchecked. I thought by recovering to factory settings and unchecking the box would fix it but it has started booting up again.
I'm installing x64 XP Pro on my system (check my sig) after using x86 XP pro for many odd years. I was hoping I could get some help cultivating all the x64 bit compatible drivers for my system because this is a large undertaking, and all my drivers I have backed up to flash drive are for my current 32-bit system, so this is overwhelming to me...... I was hoping I could just get some help from the community retrieving OEM drivers (not Dell drivers) for my system. I want everything up-to-date, including RAID matrix manager and chipset drivers....
i have 2 problems with my m1730, one the keyboard lights stopped working, is it driven by a driver or something or what? my 2nd problem is device manager is telling me i have an unknown pci device and is always asking me for driver software. windows has directed me to nvidia for the driver. i know it is the physx processor but the physx control panel says no physx processor installed.