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My dell pc wont reboot. keeps looping back to ''welcome'' screen.

System kept freezinf after installing new version of iTunes. Recently updated Adaware and Spybot - didnt finish properly. When we attampted to reboot, above problem arose.

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  • Drew Bubser Dec 27, 2008

    I tried this - all versions of safe mode bring me to the "welcome" screen and I keep looping from there. 

  • Drew Bubser Dec 29, 2008

    Thank you. We did repair using Windows XP cd. Worked. !!

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Reboot in safe mode hold f8 key while booting. then go back and restore your session before installation. then reboot

Posted on Dec 27, 2008

  • David Johnson
    David Johnson Dec 27, 2008

    Hiren's boot cd is what you need, you can manually from dos switch your restore file so it will restore to an earlier date, provide of course you have auto back up on on your system. It is not real complicated but does require some basic dos knowledge.

  • David Johnson
    David Johnson Dec 27, 2008

    use your windows xp cd. Boot the computer from cd. When "windows set up" appear, press F10 to activate the recovery console. After Recovery console active , we will asked : Which Windows installation would you like to log on? Usually the answer is 1 then press enter. At the prompt, type chkdsk /r. This will repair and recover your disk. Hope it'll help..

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