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I was going thru setup and accidentally hit f1 instead of e1 for operating system. so it is loading french version of vista, i did a hard shutdown and now it circles itseldf

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    Brendan Rose May 11, 2010

    When you start it back up does it just continue with the french setup? I work for a laptop reseller and I accidentally did that exact thing. Once the setup starts the computer erases the other version, the only way I managed to fix the computer was because we had spare recovery discs for the same model. There may be another method, but I'm not aware of it.

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