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Blue screen of death ...

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by Rhody31, Jul 11, 2011.

  1. Rhody31

    Rhody31 Well-Known Member

    What does it look like?
    My Vaio froze about 20 minutes ago. I shut it down turned it on, restarted it and now I'm staring at a blue screen with some shitty design on it and it has a small white bird on the right side. The cursor is up and moves, but there is nothing on the screen to click. I need help ....
     
  2. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

    Like this?
    [​IMG]
     
    Last edited by a moderator: Dec 15, 2014
  3. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

    or this...
    http://windows7forums.com/windows-7-support/50392-help-blue-screen-bird.html
     
  4. holy bull

    holy bull Active Member

    Phew. Saw the thread title and thought some poor horse got euthanized.
     
  5. Rhody31

    Rhody31 Well-Known Member

    Slappy - it's that one.
    I'm going to let it sit overnight and hope it fixes itself. If it doesn't, I hope my bro-in-law can get my info off it and onto my backup drive.
    Bad thing is i have the photos from one of my games I shot from Saturday on the drive ... Need them by Tuesday night
     
  6. Johnny Dangerously

    Johnny Dangerously Active Member

    Geek Squad at Best Buy saved me once by pulling data off despite the blue screen of death. Took an hour, maybe two. Laptop was still dead (slappy will recall the Hooverian circumstances), but at least I got the info I needed. Cost was roughly 100 bucks. I was on the road and couldn't wait for a possible free alternative from a friend.

    Good luck. I feel your pain.
     
  7. holy bull

    holy bull Active Member

    Damn. Can't offer any technical expertise, but good luck, Rhody.
     
  8. Rhody31

    Rhody31 Well-Known Member

    Startup Repair just started ... Please, please, please work.
     
  9. Rhody31

    Rhody31 Well-Known Member

    JD - when the motherboard crashed on my last laptop, my BIL got all the info off. He took out the hard drive, attached it to something and saved it to a drive. Im hoping the startup thing works, but if not I'm hoping he can do it tomorrow.
     
  10. Johnny Dangerously

    Johnny Dangerously Active Member

  11. Rumpleforeskin

    Rumpleforeskin Active Member

    I have nothing to add to this than quoting this picture.
     
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  12. TigerVols

    TigerVols Well-Known Member

    I can only tell you what it DOESN'T look like:

    [​IMG]
     
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