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binks asked in Computers & InternetSecurity · 1 decade ago

Computer won't boot windows and shows the infamous "blue screen of death".?

So about 3 weeks ago my grandpa's computer wouldn't boot up, it would turn on and then go to the blue screen of death. He simply restarted it and it would then work, but as time went on, it became progressively worse until the point where it would not boot windows at all and would only show the blue screen. He took it to a computer repair shop (a small independent one) and it will cost 180 to fix because they said that the "computer would no longer boot windows". Does anyone know why this would be? I doubt he would get a virus because his computer usage is 100% playing solitare, checking bank accounts, checking stocks and interests rates, and simple google searches.


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  • 1 decade ago
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    Maybe your grandpa has been secretly surfing porn sites?

    In all seriousness it sounds like you'll have to re-install the operating system scratch (assuming there isn't a hardware problem). Have him back up any necessary files and use your recovery/install disk to re-install the OS.

    You could also try an easy to use Linux distro like Ubuntu or Kubuntu which would 1) get his computer working again and fully functional and 2) make his computer almost completely immune from other viruses. Definitely try a live CD before installing to make sure it will work.

    $180 seems pretty steep to repair a PC unless the hardware is shot.

  • 4 years ago

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  • 1 decade ago

    gg nub.

    Seriously though your screwed and I have no idea what to do, sorry.

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