TIME laptop only powers up sometimes, then blue screen "Windows has encountered a problem..."
Posted on 2004-09-29
Hi, I have a TIME (UK) laptop which will only power up 1 time in 10 (no pun intended!). I've removed the battery for 10 minutes, used the Reset button on the rear, but still it only seems to start sporadically. When it does start, Windows XP gets to the desktop and the I see "Windows has encountered an error and needs to shutdown". Tried swapping out the 2 x 256MB RAM sticks, no change.
Is there a power-on key combo which can do further resets? When I DO get into the BIOS, all looks normal.
I really need to get the data off this machine before I get "mechanical" about this, so any help appreciated!