Blue screen "hardware error" on startup

  supereagle 13:00 29 Sep 2003
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I have a machine that wont start properly. It gets as far as the XP splashscreen, and then a blue screen flashes up momentarily and the machine tries to restart and repeats the above process. From what I can make out in the millisecond I see it for, the bluw screen is reporting some kind of hardware defect. Any ideas appreciated please!

  spikeychris 13:03 29 Sep 2003

Have you tried hitting F8?

  supereagle 14:23 29 Sep 2003

Yes, trying safe mode does not make a difference, the machine runs through the same circle of restarting itself after the blue error screen. Thanks for the response anyway.

  PSF 14:34 29 Sep 2003

I have had similar, go into the BIOS and turn OFF Plug and Play then re-boot. You might find the fault is corrupt graphics card drivers.

To get into the bios press the Del key when the first screen appears.

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