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My computer wont go past the vista start up screen and after about 5 minutes it shows a little blinking cursor in the top left hand corner

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  • First try to disconnect printer, external hard drive and other devices from the system excluding monitor, keyboard and mouse then try to start up the system. if the system can boot to windows Vista that way, just reconnect the devices and restart the system. If it has the same problem, you will need to repair the Windows Vista using recovery tools in windows vista recovery environment.

  • You will need the Windows Vista DVD to access this recovery feature of Vista. Check the Discs that HP has provided and check if you have the Disc for Windows Vista. If you do not have it, you can borrow a Windows Vista DVD (Any versions) from a Friend or co worker. If not, just request the Disc from HP Support.

**Note : You will only need two tools under Windows Vista Recovery Environment, that is Startup Reapir and System Restore.

Starup Repair - This will automatically fix errors on the operating system (If this will not work, proceed to system restore)

System restore - You can revert back the system to an earlier date where is was working properly. (No files will be deleted if you this feature)


The link below is a complete step by step of what you need.

Link - Steps for Startup repair :

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/tutorials/tutorial148.html

Link - Steps for System Restore :

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/tutorials/tutorial142.html

**Note : If the Links will not work, just copy the whole link and paste it to your web browser's address bar. I Suggest that you print the steps so that you can perform the steps with accuracy.

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