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- it seems that your notebook is not booting to windows - try to restart and hit F8 to boot to last known good configuration - you might want to remove peripherals attached to your notebook - if you can't boot to last known good configuration, try safe mode - if you can boot to safe mode with networking, perform a system restore and select system schedule checkpoint - if you can't perform system restore, then you might end up losing your files and perform a dell pc restore - to perform a dell pc restore go to support.dell.com
Resolution: Boot into Recovery Console and run "fixmbr" to repair the MBR
Symptoms: "A disk read error occurred" "NTLDR is missing" "NTLDR is compressed"
Cause: Corrupt boot sector
Resolution: Boot into Recovery Console and run "fixboot" to repair the boot sector
Symptoms: "BOOT.INI is missing or corrupt" "Boot device inaccessible" "Windows could not start because the following file is missing or corrupt: <Windows root>\system32\hal.dll"
Cause: BOOT.INI missing, corrupt or out of date as a partition has been inserted
Resolution: Boot into Recovery Console and run "bootcfg /rebuild" to repair the BOOT.INI
Symptoms: "Windows could not start not start because the following file is missing or corrupt: \WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\CONFIG\SYSTEM"
Cause: Corrupt/missing system hive
Resolution: 1. Boot into Recovery Console and run "chkdsk C: /f" to check the system disk for errors and fix them, then reboot. 2. If the error continues and System Restore is enabled, copy the system hive from the last restore point into \WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\CONFIG 3. If the error continues, copy the system hive from \WINDOWS\REPAIR into \WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\CONFIG 4. If the error continues, perform a repair installation by booting from the Windows installation media
Symptoms: "Windows could not start because of a computer disk hardware configuration problem. Could not read from the selected boot disk, Check boot path and disk hardware."
Cause: Boot volume (with Windows folder) is not accessible as defined in BOOT.INI
Resolution: Check the boot volume is accessible
Symptoms: Dual-boot 32-bit Windows and 64-bit Windows system reports "NTOSKRNL.EXE is corrupt" trying to boot into 64-bit Windows
Cause: System volume contains an older boot loader than the boot volume requires - e.g. XP SP2 installed after XP x64
Resolution: Copy NTDETECT.COM and NTLDR from XP x64 installation media to the root of the system volume
Windows system 32 config file is part of the operating system and when this is missing or corrupted, you cannot boot up your computer. The only solution is to reinstall or repair your operating system. Good Luck.
You are going to have to repair the Windows installation. If the boot up screen has an option to repair (some systems like Dell and HP provide an hidden partition with the software to allow you to restore the system), use that to repair the installation. If it does not, you will need the Windows disk or system restore disks to fix the installation.
If using a Windows disk, skip the first repair option and do an install. DO NOT FORMAT THE HARD DISK! During the install it will say it found a previous installation and ask if you want to repair, choose the repair option at this time. Using this method, all your applications should remain installed and working. You will need to run Windows Update till it is fully updated.
If using System Restore disks, follow the on screen prompts
You need to enter the bios when the computer turns on and configure the boot priority to boot from wherever you need it to for the Restore DVD. Then Save your changes and exit, now it should boot from the Restore DVD.
To enter BIOS it should tell you what button to press as the computer POST's, if not Google it, or try all the function keys.
If you know how ?reset the memory and restart the computer
at the boot press F8 if the menu appears try last known good confiuration that worked if this does not work you need to format and reinstall the os the blue screen is and indication of driver failuer or hardware conflick and if the system.last good config will only work 1 time after that it will wipe out the os and you will have to restore from the restore disk,and the best way to do that is to reformat the drive and do a clean install ,but if you have windows there is a restore mode your disk will say press F2 to restore now
Try to boot to F8 at startup if you see and boot menu you can restore the system or use last good known settings but you can only use last good known 1 time the results is what you seem to be talking aboutna cursor will be flashing indicating that the os has been wiped out or the drive is not functioning.if you have restore disk try to reinstall
try starting windows in safe mode and go to an earlier system restore point if that wont work try installing windows again if windows wont respond to this it will be a hard drive issue it will need replacing