I have a compaq laptop v4000 which has just given me the blue screen of death. Problem is it doesn't stay on the screen long enough to read before computer shuts down. It looks to be saying something about registry and memory dump but my eyes are not quick enough. Now this computer will not start up in any mode including safe mode. If I try to reload the windows disk it loads all the drivers then just cuts out. I have completed a hard disk self test through bios section as this is the only part I can gain entry to and it come up ok. It has 2 X 250mb dimm memory chips. Taking either out still results in the same error. It is doing my head in. Any one of a million sufggestions welcome. Oh and hello to the community I am a new start.