I have a 5 year old gateway laptop that recently got a Blue Screen Of Death. I backed up all the data already. When I boot from the Operating systems Disk, it tells me "press R for recovery options" so I press R, then it loads up all the way [the bar fills up] till the 'Please Wait' then freezes. Help!
update: I wanna thank everybody helped me, especially elizabeth because she stuck w/ me.
a recap of what i did: i burned memtest on a blank cd, booted it from that cd on my bad computer, ran the memtest, and saw that my memory had a whole bunch of errors.
Then i went online & found a new ram (same size, and i looked my model # specifically.) and ordered it
I replaced my old ram chip w/ my new one & now it works just like it was before it broke. I didnt even have to do a recovery or installation of xp. thanks again