said 4 months ago:
So that night, I turned on my computer… and was on for less than 5 minutes when it suddenly cut off. Hit the on button, the screen was black, and up came the dreaded SAFE screen. It said this could be caused by having added or deleted software. Yep, I deleted Java7
Tried to log on… nothing… it cut off.
On again… same dreaded screen… now it starts running numbers and gives me a message I couldn’t read quickly enough… only making out the “crash dump” part before my heart went thump and the computer cut off again. Did the same thing several more times, whether clicking on “open in Safe Mode” or open normally or whatever… and each time the same “crash dump” message flashes on the screen, but closes too quickly to read the whole thing.
I quickly took my laptop to my local expert… my teenage computer genius upstairs… Jonah turned it on, up came Windows, no bizarre message, like nothing ever happened…(Jonah communicates with laptops telepathically. He’s gifted that way)… and all’s been well since… or at least not problematic. And finally got on SME’s Networking Clubs today, too.
Wwwwwwwoooooooo! Almost had a heart attack when that happened!
What the heckledoodles is a “crash dump?” Alas, I do NOT have security software on this particular laptop. I know, ‘tupid me! Gotta get some. What’s that freebie one? AVS? Or something like that? Don’t have moula to spare right now. Anyone know of free ones online?