Friday, July 31, 2009

Computer Crash

My main computer appears to have crashed. All I can see when it boots up is the Windows XP screen. After that, nothing. I'll still be doing a little blogging, but there might be a lot of whining thrown in.

9 comments:

Randy Johnson said...

I can sympathize. My computer picked up a virus a while back necessitating a complete wipe and reboot. Luck getting straight.

JD Rhoades said...

You tried booting into "Safe Mode"?

As the computer is booting press and hold your "F8 Key". That'll bring up the "Windows Advanced Options Menu". Use your arrow keys to move to "Safe Mode" and press your Enter key.

Safe mode boots up without a lot of the drivers and such. It may help determine what's hanging it up.

Also, when we ad this problem a couple weeks ago, I discovered that one of the kids had left their MP3 player plugged in. The computer, while booting up, apparently "found" the player, regarded that as a drive it couldn't recognize, and stopped booting. Have you plugged anything new in? Camera, music player, external drive?

Bill Crider said...

Thanks, Dusty. I'll give some of that a try. You never know. I might get lucky. Though I doubt it.

Doc Quatermass said...

Hmmm,,, It died with it's "Boots Up." LOL

D. B. Gaston said...

Maybe you need to get Jackie Chan to protect your computer:

http://www.kungfucinema.com/jackie-chan-does-segway-fu-in-kaspersky-ad-9465

Bill Crider said...

I'd hire Jackie in a heartbeat.

Doc Quatermass said...

The best Chan since Charlie and his Chan clan.

Mike said...

Bill, sorry to hear that. I hope you are the kind of person that backs up your data frequently.

Mike

Bill Crider said...

I'm mildly compulsive about backing up, so all's well there.