A couple weeks ago I was checking my e-mail when I had my first encounter with a blue screen error, something like IRQ not less than equal, whatever the hell that means. I did what I always do when my computer (a Toshiba Satellite laptop a couple of years old) acts up; I restarted. To my dismay this failed to fix the problem, even after several restarts. It told me to uninstall anything I’ve installed recently, but I haven’t installed anything in months. Finally, I tried using the recovery CD to bring everything back to out of box conditions. I don’t back up my harddrive; I’ve thought about it before, but I always come to the conclusion that I don’t have anything that important on it anyway. So windows starts up all shiny and new, but it crashed a couple minutes later. I gave up and decided to take my laptop to Best Buy. They checked the hardware and told me it was fine and that I just needed to reinstall windows. I was a little dubious since I tried that already, but I thought maybe this time would be different. At least I still had a gift card from the cable company that paid for the scan. I just finished reinstalling everything but got another blue screen error during set-up. I’m using my laptop right now and so far so good, but there must still be something wrong, right? And how expensive would it be to get fixed?
I’d really appreciate any insight anyone could bring to this, I’m clueless.