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Inspiron 1300 - will not completely come up

After turning on the power button. A black screen with white lettering comes up stating:
We apologize for the inconvenience, but windows did not start successfully. A recent hardware or software change might have caused this.

If your computer stopped responding, et..... choose Last known good configuration to revert to the most recent settings that worked.
If a previous startup attempt was interrupted due to a power failure or because the power or reset button was pressed, or if you arent't sure what caused the problem, choose start windows normally.
Safe Mode
Safe Mode with Networking
Safe Mode with Command Prompt

I don't know what caused this problem. It was last used about 10:00 a.m. today and when trying to turn it on later today, this came up.
I have tried all modes and nothing works.

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  • Anonymous Oct 11, 2008

    Have same problem--will not boot up in any od the possible configs. Tried each one and no go. Tried the "kill" also. Nothhing helped.

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Try to boot it to last known configuration.

Hope it will work.

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