Blank Blue Screen(the death screen)

By mishri
Nov 29, 2006
  1. Blank Blue Screen of death after user log in

    I am running windows xp, I started my computer today and after login there where no icons, no start tool bar, nothing but a blue screen. Please any suggestions would be helpful.
  2. suddy

    suddy TS Rookie

    Try to boot windows in safe mode....does the same issue happen?

    Did you install any new hardware of software in the last few days?

    Any virus protection?

    system specs?
  3. mishri

    mishri TS Rookie Topic Starter

    No, haven't installed any software/hardware. It just boots and windows username screen opens to log on. Once I select username and fill in my password, the next screen I see is the blue blank screen.
  4. monton

    monton TS Booster Posts: 108

    Safe mode

    I agree with above. Before Windows loads press f8 and try starting in safe mode or use "last configuration that worked".

    No changes to hardware or software before this happened?

    Windows update set to download and install updates automatically?
  5. gaddu999

    gaddu999 TS Rookie

    press CTRL+ALT+DEL and go to task manager, go to processes and select explorer.exe and press end process and again press CTRL+ALT+DEL and go to task manager click on new task and typ "explorer" (not the cotes) and click ok and check.
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