Blue screen - STOP 0x00008680 error

  Whitster 14:54 06 Jul 2010

Hi i am looking at two Toshiba L300 Laptops both running vista, very strange but i am getting the same blue screen error STOP 0x00008680. Any ideas what this error is suggesting, as it will not allow to do anything (i.e - Last know configuration, safe mode or even re-install os)

  Whitster 15:02 06 Jul 2010

Sorry typing error, error code is STOP 0x00008086

  Press Man 17:55 06 Jul 2010

Try getting into Safe Mode, restart and press F8 repeatedly before Windows begins to load. Select Safe Mode and see if it will boot up?
If it does it may indicate that you have a corrupt system file or driver.
Backup any files you need to keep through Safe Mode and then do a Restore on your computer.

  Atlantic Man 09:08 07 Jul 2010

DATA CORRUPTION- only solutions....
1) Try windows repair, with disk
2) Try booting in safemode and run CHKDSK in command prompt for error checking.
3.) Format and reload windows

  Whitster 10:15 07 Jul 2010

Unable to start in safe made just keeps going to the blue screen.

  Whitster 10:18 07 Jul 2010

Do you think its corrupt data?
Windows repair disc will not work, safe mode will not work, i have even tried putting in a windows 7 install disc to update but it;s having none of it.

What i have have noticed on Hirens Boot disc there is a Windows XP mini, it WILL boot this.

  Whitster 10:23 07 Jul 2010

I have also put the hard drive into a use caddy to see if the hard drive is ok, but it shows two drives "F" and "G". I can not get into "F" drive but i can get into "G" (Recovery Partition). What do you think this sugests?

  Whitster 09:27 09 Jul 2010

Still got the same problem, any help would be appricated. Thanks

  ashdav 13:49 09 Jul 2010

Download any hdd checking software from the hdd manufacturers website.
It should be in the form of an iso image which you burn to CD and boot from that.

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