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When you cannot boot your system

If your system has failed to the point where you cannot access the
Windows GUI either through booting normally or through safe mode, you
may still have the chance to use the System Restore feature if you have
it enabled, by running it form the command prompt. To do this:
Restart your computer and press F8 after the POST screen to bring up
the Windows XP boot menu. Choose 'boot in safe mode with command
prompt.'
If your system gets to the command prompt successfully, type '%systemroot%\system32\restore\rstrui.exe' and then press enter. Follow the
onscreen instructions to restore your computer to a previous saved point

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When I turn on the computer it boots up fine... I put in my password and then it freezes it wont even let me do anything.


Assuming your using windows, it likely means that your windows os files are corrupt which requires you to repair the OS.

Have your computer boot from the CD and from there it should be a GUI interface that will take you step by step to repair Windows.

Again if you provide more information about your PC I can further assist you.

May 24, 2011 | Computers & Internet

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when i start my pc, it starts well but a page appers telling me to start windows normally. when i click on that then windows starts loading bt after 2 sec the systems gets restarted.


1.You have to do a diagnostics test on your hard drive to check if the there are any bad sectors developed on the hard drive!

2. If your system restart, when you just click your mouse, your system files are probably corrupted and your may have to reinstall the system ie. provided your hard drive has no errors.

Here is an option you can try.
Can you boot your system to "safemode"? & Use the "Dos Prompt" to do a "Check Disk" on your System. ie Run -> "CHKDSK /f/r" (without quotes)

Hope it helps.

Apr 17, 2011 | Computers & Internet

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it keeps saying invalid boot,ini file booting from c:windows


get a boot manger as it is safe to edit in GUi mode than in text mode;and fix it

Nov 24, 2009 | ASUS Eee PC 900 Notebook

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Does not boot properly


Try running the diagnostics (Hold the Fn Key and press the power button or boot to the resource CD) See if the hard drive indicates and failure. If HDD fails, replace it. If it passes, then see if you can boot to safe mode (F8 at boot) and see if you can access windows there. If it does boot to safe mode, try MSCONFIG and edit the startup group and see if the system will boot normally in normal mode.
Other possible issues, fan failure causing overheating, or a clogged heat sink (Use compressed air to blow dust out of air intakes and exhaust) Virus and spyware

Sep 26, 2009 | Dell Latitude D810 Notebook

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how to exit safe mode


to exit out of safe mode. simply reboot your computer. if your computer is automatically opening into safe mode. check if default boot is not safe boot. to do this
click on start / run / msconfig.
you will get system configuration utility.
click on BOOT.INI tab and see if all the four boxes at the bottom are unchecked.
safeboot is unchecked
no gui boot and bla bla...everything should be unchecked.
click on apply / ok / close / restart.

Sep 22, 2009 | Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium with...

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