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Wont restart my compuetr

I keep pressing f10 for system restore it starts to activate then the screen stops suddenly says please wait and does nothing else ,also if you try to load windows xp the screen says enabling sleep mode and turns off

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  • tommclean62 Nov 14, 2008

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  • Rahul Panicker May 11, 2010

    I Hope you have a HP or a Compaq system .
    f10 is not system restore it takes the computer to the factory settings.

    Queries -
    1. What message do you get when you start the computer normaly.
    2. Which version of windows do you have.
    3 Do you have a windows os cd


  • detrosuk May 11, 2010

    is this on a laptop or dektop? also do you need to perform the system restore or are you in a position to start afresh?

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If your computer has restore capabilites then you need to enter the bios and make sure that D2D recovery is enabled. Do this by pressing F2 on boot.

Then you need to press Alt and F10 not just F10 to enter the recovery console. But press it once the manufacturers screen appears such as tiny, gateway, Hp etc.....

If this does not work for you then make sure that CDrom is set as first priority in the bios boot options if you are attempting to Repair windows with the disk.

I hope this helps

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