I see that this is a subject addressed many times before, but it seems that each has a different solution based on the parameter listed.
Dell Dimension 4550 Pentium 4 2.0 ghz 256 mb ram XP (SP3)
no new software installed except for installing new Microsoft Comfort 3000 Opti mouse about three weeks ago.
I can get as far as the desktop beginning to load before the blue screen of death. Went into safe mode and managed to get my picture files and money files copied onto a memeory stick. While in safe mode I went into the Device Manager and the only problem I could find is that the printer driver was flagged. Updated the driver and the flag went away but the computer continues to blue screen on bootup. Thought I could System Restore, but can't under safe mode and can't get system loaded long enough to try.
Tech Info (note - 1st parameter changed 4 times during my attempts to fix)
Original failure :
(0XE1D7A000, 0X0000002, 0X0000000, 0XF9B63CF6)
Changes to 1st parameter
0XE1A48000 then 0XE1A14000 finally is 0XE1A49000
Tried to find these on Microsoft's site but none listed.
I'm not a computer whiz by any means, but I can follow instructions that are in plain English so if anyone can lend a hand I'd appreciate it - my budget can't afford a replacement so I really need to try and get this old PC going again.