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Restarted my computer and now it won't come back on! Help

Windows has problem communicating with a device connected to your computer...
This error can be caused by unplugging a removable storage device such as an external usb drive while the device is still in use, or by faulty hardware such as a hard drice or cd rom drove that is failing. Make sure any removable storage is properly connected and then restart your computer.\If you continue to receive this error message, contact the hardware manufacturer
Error message:
file: \windows\system32\winload.exe
status: 0xc00000e9

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  • s_dubay Jan 19, 2009

    cannot get it to go past the error screen to be able to do anything on the computer, you chose your operating system and it takes you right back to error message

  • s_dubay Jan 19, 2009

    cannot get it to go past the error screen to be able to do anything on the computer, you chose your operating system and it takes you right back to error message

  • s_dubay Jan 19, 2009

    when I press F8 it brings me to boot with disk, will load files and shut down or bring me right back to error message

  • s_dubay Jan 19, 2009

    My disk is now in the drive, and yes it gets to a certain point in loading files and stops and completely shuts down

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Right click my computer
then properties
hardware
then device
scroll down and see if you have anything with a ? or !
if you do click and update driver
if not let me know

Posted on Jan 19, 2009

  • DEKR
    DEKR Jan 19, 2009

    can you get in safemode by pressing F8 continuosly during a restart

  • DEKR
    DEKR Jan 19, 2009

    is your disk in the drive

    does ther whole system such as power shut off

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