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Laptop is driving me insane!

Post by Shisa on Thu Jul 17, 2014 9:56 am

This morning it's started flashing to a blue screen and back to normal again  angry 

So now I'm updating all drivers and running a system scan to see if it'll fix it. I hope and pray either will fix the problem else it may be the screen that's packing up. Bloody thing is only 6 months old!
It does look like a Windows problem though so fingers crossed it's only a corrupted file.
So many things that can go wrong  tearing hair 
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Post by Caryll on Thu Jul 17, 2014 10:13 am

If it's the blue screen, then it's unlikely to be the screen - the screen just shows what it's told to show by the computer. sad 

You haven't got a virus, have you? I'm a computer numpty so I'm not much use!

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Re: Laptop is driving me insane!

Post by Shisa on Thu Jul 17, 2014 10:50 am

No viruses, spyware or malware. It seems to be a driver, corrupt windows file problem or problem with an update. I'm eliminating problems one by one.
I am sure it's not the screen itself as when I'm on Firefox it doesn't go blue, just the desktop that does it.
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Post by Caryll on Thu Jul 17, 2014 1:39 pm

Bloody computers! Wish i was more computer literate!

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Post by Shisa on Thu Jul 17, 2014 3:37 pm

I google. Nothing you can't figure out with google,
Got it working 100% by replacing the explorer.exe file  happy 
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Post by tracyp on Thu Jul 17, 2014 4:02 pm

Good stuff, because we have a saying here for computers....

Death by blue screen.
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Re: Laptop is driving me insane!

Post by Shisa on Thu Jul 17, 2014 4:23 pm

We have it as well but it's not really death. Just means Windows isn't working.
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Post by LyndaW on Thu Jul 17, 2014 6:49 pm

The blue screen of death  crying 

Had it once at work and the IT nerd fixed it.
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Post by Eleanor on Thu Jul 17, 2014 7:10 pm

I just hide behind the reset button and keep pressing it until it stops going blue! tongue Worked so far, luckily!
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Re: Laptop is driving me insane!

Post by Shisa on Fri Jul 18, 2014 7:04 am

I learned a lot about corrupted registry files, drivers and wiring yesterday lol
I also learned that we get really **** support in South Africa.
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Post by Caryll on Fri Jul 18, 2014 10:52 am

Shisa wrote:I google. Nothing you can't figure out with google,
Got it working 100% by replacing the explorer.exe file  happy 

You see I would have had a clue how to even start that! blush 

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Re: Laptop is driving me insane!

Post by Shisa on Fri Jul 18, 2014 5:44 pm

Haha... I started by googling laptop screen flashes blue. It was elimination after that.
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Re: Laptop is driving me insane!

Post by Caryll on Fri Jul 18, 2014 6:05 pm

All I can say is well done! You got further than i ever would have.

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