Blue Screen of Death. Aaaaaaaaagh!!

  Legslip 00:06 24 Jan 2010

My pals laptop has the BSoD. It comes on as Windows boots. Tried getting into safe mode and same happens. Any ideas?
Oh, Win XP.

  Legslip 00:35 24 Jan 2010

Am trying a Windows repair. Will report.

  kidsis 09:26 24 Jan 2010

if the repair doesn't work post back with as much info as possible: what info is on the blue screen; what make is the laptop, has anything been added to it - eg memory.

  Input Overload 15:45 24 Jan 2010

Is there a disc in the disc tray?

  Legslip 00:16 29 Jan 2010

Windows repair seems to have done the trick. As soon as Win XP came back to life I loaded SP2 & SP3 together with Microsoft Security Essentials, which I am impressed with, and it found a severe trojan. Perhaps that caused the problem. Anyway, all back in order.

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