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The laptop wont start up

Start up repair will not switch off

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  • bructer Jan 06, 2009

    I have the same problem the start up screen keeps restarting. If you stop the automatic reboot, the following error message appears: A problem has been detected and windows has been shut down to prevent damage to your computer. UNMOUNTABLE_BOOT_VOLUME. I do not have the recovery disk (it is still on the hard drive). Any help would be greatly appreciated.

  • Anonymous Jan 13, 2009

    I have the exact same problem and safe mode does nothing, either does going back to a earlier date

  • bigblkchevy6 Feb 01, 2009

    I have tried to reboot with F8 and still no luck. I am just getting the dark scrren, I can get into advanced start up options but that is as Far as I can get- Please help- WIll

  • willpursey Feb 08, 2009

    i have the sam problem, could someone please message me when this is solved

    willpursey@hotmail.com



    would be appreciated immensly

  • davalwhite Feb 27, 2009

    have a ibm thinkpad t40 push power button fan starts lights flash but nothing on screen when it eventually starts if im lucky the screen then goes all blurry hope someone has some advice for me thanks

  • Anonymous Mar 19, 2009

    the laptop wont start up"

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Hi Tracey,

I don't have enough information to give you anything but a general solution,so I hope this helps!

On booting up, tap F8 to enter Advanced Settings, and start Windows in Safe Mode, and then do a System Restore back to a time before you started having the problems.

Happy New Year!

Chris (ziraffa)

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It also looks like you may have a motherboard issue, which it's not usually something that can be easily repaired but is still something you mabe be able to do yourself. There are parts available on ebay for alsmost each laptop model. But given that your Laptop doesn't even go to the bios screen and also does not boot makes me think it is not a software issue. I work for a Laptop Repair Shop in NYC and we deal with this issue frequently.

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