Windows XP Media Center Edition problem

workkaholicc

TS Rookie
So when I start up my laptop, it tells me that windows did not start successfully.

As soon as I pick a command, it blue screen.
Can I do anything to fix this?
 

Route44

TechSpot Ambassador
What are Blue Screen error codes and do they list any drivers? Have you been infected lately? Installed any new hardware? How old is this system?
 

workkaholicc

TS Rookie
I can't read anything while it blue screens... it's like a blue screen flash, then I get redirected to where i started..

I'm on my ps3, I've been computer-less for about two years
The laptop is about 5 years old... I think.

& no I havent been infected lately
I'm sorry, that's all I know.
 

Route44

TechSpot Ambassador
Could be but can you find out the make of your hard drive? If you remove it it should tell you.
 

Rabbit01

TS Evangelist
I can't read anything while it blue screens... it's like a blue screen flash, then I get redirected to where i started..
Here's something you can try. Setup a camera in front of the screen and start video recording, then start up your computer. Rewind the video frame by frame and hopefully the camera captured the blue screen along w/ the error msg. I haven't tried this on a computer but it worked when I tried to figure out the error code that flashed briefly on a Allen Bradley PanelView at work. I used my camera phone.