I bet you would have..but first you needed to be able to boot the
computer on be it to the cd or to the hd..
My understanding was you could not boot to any of these..
I don't understand why all the fuss over this..You asked..I gave my thoughts on what was wrong..Now it's like everyone is mad at me for trying to help out..! Next time I will shut up and not give any advice..Like everyone is upset cuz I was right and they can't figure out why or what the tech guy did..It had nothing to do with memory, nothing to do with bios...
Btm line was your boot was shot, your windows was shot..who cares why it was shot now, or how it became that way. Who even cares who was right..it got fixed..that should be the end of the story..
It has been a long day..nothing has gone right..and it's Christmas..So lets be of good cheer.! I could use some.
I'll even settle for a cup of coffee..
If I could have booted to cd drive, I would have used my cd to repair windows2000.
*/Simple! He had a boot problem that he could have fixed with a new boot record..That is simple enough to fix..providing your not trying to save information..which he wasn't..once he had that fixed he could then re-installed windows or re-load it, or re-stored it back to a prior date..Prior to the bug. I think a complete overhaul would have been the best way to go..! /*
Ok, so we learned the machine would not boot; how would a computer repair person have succeeded in getting the machine to boot?
----- Original Message ----- *From:* trapper <mailto:trapper@xxxxxxx> *To:* pcductape@xxxxxxxxxxxxx <mailto:pcductape@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> *Sent:* Wednesday, December 22, 2004 2:13 PM *Subject:* [pcductape] Re: STOP error - Blue Screen
We are going to get Carl so confused..! Trust me I am not confused..I know precisely what it is I am talking about and his repairman and the error msg proves it..:-) His computer is now working because what was needed was done. He had two distinct problems going on..Windows was shot,and he could not boot..Even if he could have booted he would not have gotten any where because windows was down..windows being down meant all the software installed was also shot..Pointers werent pointing to where they were suppose to have pointed.. So the first thing he had to discern was why he could not boot..His error msg told him why..Because of that he did not need to trouble shoot any further and get involved with bios and memory and what ever..! So figure out how to fix that and then re-load windows.. Simple! He had a boot problem that he could have fixed with a new boot record..That is simple enough to fix..providing your not trying to save information..which he wasn't..once he had that fixed he could then re-installed windows or re-load it, or re-stored it back to a prior date..Prior to the bug. I think a complete overhaul would have been the best way to go..! I am not sure if he just did a restore or what?? A complete overhaul would have gotten rid of anything buggy and he would not have to be doing it himself.
Anyhow the important thing is he is back on line and ready to go.. Now all he has to do is decide if he is going to be a computer fix it man or an insurance agent..:-). I would say until he can find a reliable person who he has absolute confidence in, he will have to play both roles. Might be a long night for Carl.
Internal Virus Database is out-of-date. Checked by AVG Anti-Virus. Version: 7.0.296 / Virus Database: 265.5.3 - Release Date: 12/14/2004