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    Warning signs of BSD?

    I got a green screen of death today on my four year old Dell laptop. Is this a precursor to the BSD or signs of something more serious. Is there a cure?


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    Re: Warning signs of BSD?

    Sounds like a video card issue. Is it blank?



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    Re: Warning signs of BSD?

    BSD > GSD

    and bostinelosd seems to be on the right trail.

    safe mode boot work?

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    Re: Warning signs of BSD?

    There is a self diagnostic thing you can run on Dell laptops that tests a bunch of things hardware wise.

    For example...my hard drive would come on solid for a while every so often...I ran the diagnostic...googled the error code and it confirmed my HD is going bad.

    Sorry can't remember which F key you use during startup. You want to hit it right when the Dell splash screen displays.


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    Re: Warning signs of BSD?

    Quote Originally Posted by keepngoal View Post
    BSD > GSD

    and bostinelosd seems to be on the right trail.

    safe mode boot work?

    -keep
    What is BSD or GSD???



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    Re: Warning signs of BSD?

    Okay...scratch that...it's a bad day to google apparently.


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    Re: Warning signs of BSD?

    Quote Originally Posted by CyPride View Post
    What is BSD or GSD???
    Blue Screen of Death.



    I made up the Green Screen of Death.. as he said he had a green screen


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    Re: Warning signs of BSD?

    Quote Originally Posted by keepngoal View Post
    Blue Screen of Death.



    I made up the Green Screen of Death.. as he said he had a green screen
    Yeah, I recognize that screen......best to have backed up your system before seeing that thing!



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    Re: Warning signs of BSD?

    If you can get back to your OS, back up your files ASAP. I got the BSD a while ago and shortly after my hard drive failed. I lost everything.


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    Re: Warning signs of BSD?

    I used to get that screen all the time.. computer was running terribly.

    After awhile I upgraded my computer from XP to Vista. Haven't had any issues for last 3 months.


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    Re: Warning signs of BSD?

    I have a coworker that has a daily flare-up. I restarted my computer and everything has been working fine for the last couple hours.


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    Re: Warning signs of BSD?

    Quote Originally Posted by wartknight View Post
    I have a coworker that has a daily flare-up. I restarted my computer and everything has been working fine for the last couple hours.
    back up everything.. NOW!

    best advice I can give you.

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    Re: Warning signs of BSD?

    I've heard of the Blue screen of death, but not the Green screen of death. Is that like the green card for computers.



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    Re: Warning signs of BSD?

    You know what I love? When your computer freezes up and you lose what you're working on and that dumb person has to come up to you and say "That's why you save." I spent three years in jail for shoving my pen through a coworker's ear once for saying that.


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    Re: Warning signs of BSD?

    BSDs really can be anything. Sometimes its hardware other times it's a corrupt OS files or a piece of software that is causing it. That's what sucks the most about BSDs are that it's not always clear cut what is causing them.


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