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Cant read Blue screen of death

By ChasDorset
Nov 5, 2006
  1. I have a Toshiba laptop that has developed the following fault.
    When I switch it on it opens with the Toshiba welcome screen, goes to "We appologise... Windows did not start succesfully etc.
    If I then try to start in safe mode or "Start Windows Normally" it goes to the Windows logo, the bars run accross 5 times then freeze. A blue screen flashes on for about 3 seconds then back to the Toshiba welcome screen. It cycles on like this for ever. It stops with the power switch.

    Does anyone have any idea how I can read the Stop number from the blue screen?

    Help will be most welcom, I have a lot of work in there.

    Chas
     
  2. N.A.T.O

    N.A.T.O TS Rookie

    try pressing and holding the "pause/Break" button when the scrren you wish to view is displayed on the laptop. This might just freeze the screen long enough for you to read the error. You may have to hold the pause/break button down for as long as you wish to see the message.
     
  3. ChasDorset

    ChasDorset TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Thanks but that doesnt seem to work either. Ive just spent some time trying to do that but out of about 50 goes Im sure I hit it right on more than once.

    Thank you anyway

    Chas
     
  4. xxdanielxx

    xxdanielxx TS Rookie Posts: 1,214

    you can diable it in the bios
     
  5. ChasDorset

    ChasDorset TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Thanks but how do I do that? All help very welcome.

    Chas
     
  6. xxdanielxx

    xxdanielxx TS Rookie Posts: 1,214

    when in your bios look for something called failure restart or something like it then turn it off
     
  7. ChasDorset

    ChasDorset TS Rookie Topic Starter

    I cant get into the bios, whatever I select from "we applogise" it goes into the blue screen, then round again.
     
  8. Sjbrand99

    Sjbrand99 Banned Posts: 267

    OOOoooo.... so does that mean you couldnt even reformat it if you wanted? ouch. Csnt help you
     
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