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Sun May 17, 2020, 08:54 AM

Help Me!!! (in screechy falsetto voice from The Fly) I'm trying to do a reset of my son's WIN 10

puter since we got the Blue Screen Of Death this morning. I'm at the point where the screen will
indicate 88% complete then the monitor will display No Signal while the power light either flashes
or stays on steady. I've shut the thing off and on a few times but come back to what I just described What can I expect now?

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Response to abqtommy (Original post)

Sun May 17, 2020, 08:55 AM

1. As Clubber Lang said in Rocky3:

Pain.

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Response to abqtommy (Original post)

Sun May 17, 2020, 08:56 AM

2. You should post this in the Computer Help and Support Group:

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Response to CottonBear (Reply #2)

Sun May 17, 2020, 09:06 AM

3. Thanks, will do...

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Response to abqtommy (Original post)

Sun May 17, 2020, 09:07 AM

4. Here's a couple links

A couple ideas. You donít know if itís a hardware of software issue. First try to get the computer up in setup/bios mode. There may be a message saying something like push F1 while booting. Could be a different key.
[link:https://www.pcworld.com/article/241032/how-to-enter-your-pcs-bios.amp.html|]

If you canít get there itís probably a hardware issue.

You can try to get windows up in safe mode. You
Can find articles and videos looking for ďboot pc in safe modeĒ. Hereís the Microsoft link
[link:https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/12376/windows-10-start-your-pc-in-safe-mode|]

Good luck.

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Response to Midnightwalk (Reply #4)

Sun May 17, 2020, 09:10 AM

5. Thanks, I already got in Safe Mode by pushing F4 and got a nifty menu. Finally wound up

doing Reset but I'm not sure I'll live long enough for it to complete...

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Response to abqtommy (Reply #5)

Sun May 17, 2020, 09:45 AM

6. OMG, "Safe Mode"..Got stuck in there a while back and took me ages to get out. Called the daughter

of a friend and she talked me through it. I'm askeered of SM..lol.

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Response to abqtommy (Original post)

Sun May 17, 2020, 10:18 AM

7. A long shot but

if you have not done so, try unplugging the computer power cord for a few seconds (rather than just using the on/off button).

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Response to Disaffected (Reply #7)

Sun May 17, 2020, 10:53 AM

8. Hey, that did help! It booted and let me enter pin and now it's installing whatever update I deleted

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Response to Disaffected (Reply #7)

Sun May 17, 2020, 10:56 AM

9. Cool,

completely shutting off power probably reset something in the power supply or BIOS(?). It has worked for me a couple of times.

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Response to Disaffected (Reply #9)

Sun May 17, 2020, 11:47 AM

10. Thanks. Up and running still lots to do but sonny boy has his yugioh going and I'm heading for a

nap.

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Response to abqtommy (Reply #10)

Sun May 17, 2020, 01:54 PM

11. Yer welcome :)

Take the nap - sounds like you've earned it!

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Response to abqtommy (Reply #10)

Sun May 17, 2020, 01:59 PM

13. Good news!!! Updates cause the blue and sometime black screen of death also.

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Response to abqtommy (Original post)

Sun May 17, 2020, 01:57 PM

12. Use Linux to save your files unless you have them backed up...also do you have a copy of windows 10?

You can download Linux onto a memory stick...make it bootable.

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