Windows XP blue screen on login

By snacks
Dec 6, 2009
  1. Not my computer, it's an old Dell computer. My younger brother must have done something, because it now blue screens on login to an account. I don't know what to start with.
  2. Kcircyrd

    Kcircyrd TS Rookie Posts: 216

    Tell us the Dell model number, and age.
    You may have a failed hard drive, or other problems.

    You might want to see if it will boot to <SAFE MODE> which you access by pressing the <F8> key repeatedly once per second soon after you press the <ON> button.
    If it starts to boot, give it plenty of time to finish creating those low resoultion screens.

    If it boots to SAFE MODE, then you have a start on fixing it, and you can get back to us.
  3. snacks

    snacks TS Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 147

    It's a Dell E310, and probably from 2003-2004. Safe mode just caused an even faster blue screen, it didn't reach the account screen.
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