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When i try to start my computer i get the message windows failed to start and i get the two options to run startup repair or start windows normally. startup fails to fix the problem automatically. i then tried pressing f8 and selected every possible option in there. it won't start into safe mode or anything. what do i do?

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  • generalmagma Dec 31, 2008

    no error messages

  • generalmagma Dec 31, 2008

    no error messages

  • generalmagma Dec 31, 2008

    i don't have a disc

  • Desktopsbyduck-Computers

    DO YOU HAVE A MICRSOFT DISC.YOUR OS MAY BE CORRUPTED AND YOU MAY BE ABLE TO REPAIR WITH OUT REFORMATTING THE HARD DRIVE.RICHARDM69

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    Are you getting any kind of error code #'s

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If you have the CD's that came with your notebook, there should be a recovery disk. Insert that disk and see if it solves the problem. If not, than I suggest you reinstall Windows and start from scratch.

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