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System crash hi, i restored my system to an earlier date in dec and now when i turn it on it boots and askes for password and then nothing happens, it just shows the screen saver... What can i di?

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  • Carina Jan 04, 2009

    thanks alot Gymowner but it keeps sending the error report: This application has failed to start because SHDOCVW.dll was not found. Re-installing the application may fix this problem. The bad thing is that i don't know much about computers just basics

  • Carina Jan 05, 2009

    Hello Gymowner
    I have tried that but still can get into my system, when it goes into safe mode it just shows my picture and nothing else

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Undo the last restore, or go into safe mode and you can log in under another user account, or delete the existing one, see if it boots into windows with a new administrator account. You can always clear the cmos and pop out the battery, that should clear any settings stuck in there

Posted on Jan 04, 2009

  • George Bill
    George Bill Jan 04, 2009

    Ok first let's get into safe mode, by restarting, and tapping on the f8 key till it goes into safe mode. Safe mode is just a mode that uses the least possible resources that the computer needs to run, so a lot of stuff won't work, Lets just see if you can get in first, i'll check back in a while, if you get in see if you can undo the last restore.

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