Ok so it all started earlier today I was on my desktop and had my USB flash drive in. Well I started getting Explorer error messages, and the computer kept randomly shutting off.
My girlfriends laptop had the same drive in it and started doing the same. Virus check confirmed bad things on the drive, so I quit using it.
HOWEVER, I tried to format my hard drive and it wouldn't let me, tons of errors and weird messages.
I got Windows to start and did the system restore which worked, now my desktop seems fine.
Her laptop however is bad. It won't start Windows, it comes to a Windows login screen, never had a login, you click OK, and it starts, but Explorer doesn't run. Then comes up with a error message and says it is closing.
However in recent minutes I start it and it starts normally, when the Windows music plays though it skips, then the screen goes blue, and shuts off faster then I can read the message. When I try to run the Windows XP disc it just says hard drive cannot be found. I am running a HD check on the BIOS screen right now.
ANY ideas how to fix this????
ALSO, I cannot run safe mode, F8 does not open a Windows screen or anything.
Attached is a photo of the blue screen message.