I don't use my desktop computer much anymore except to do slideshows and download my itunes.
It's a Dell Dimension and has XP on it.
Last night I was making a new slideshow using Nero and also had up itunes and Kodak Easyshare. When I was done I closed it down, but didn't wait to see if it had shut down.
This morning I went to turn it on and discovered it was on and blinking and I had to turn it off at the tower.
When I turned it back on this was my message:
A problem has been detected and windows has been shut down to prevent damage to your computer.
The problem seems to be caused by the following file: nv4_disp.
If this is the first time you've seen this stop error screen, restart your computer. If this screen appears again follow these steps:
The device driver got stuck in an infinite loop. This usually indicated problem with the device itself or with the device driver programming the hardware incorrectly.
Please check with your hardware device vendor for any driver updates
**xSTOP: 0x000000EA (0x870BB5C0, 0X86FDD0D8, OXF79D4CB4, 0X00000001
Beginning memory dump complete
Contact your system administrator or tech support group for further assistance.
Needless to say I don't have any tech support for this computer and I cannot get the computer to do anything. I can only turn off at the tower and the message reappears.
I am not so worried about the loss of the desktop as of course the stuff I would have to replace on it at this point, Nero, Photoshop, etc, and my lost pictures.
I don't know how to back things up unfortunately.
Any help would be appreciated.
Is my puter doomed? If yes, would it pay to go to a computer hospital?
Thanks and sorry so long.