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Windows Error Recovery

Two weeks after we purchased the system the computer refused to run Windows. It says Windows failed to start. a recent hardware or software change might be the cause. To my knowledge no software was installed with direct supervision.

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  • Dan rogers
    Dan rogers May 11, 2010

    try to push F8 or F10 right before windows loads and start windows in safe mode. Then see if the computer found any new hardware. If not try to restart but normal this time and see if it works


  • Steve Ndatinya Jun 09, 2013

    i tried to start windows in safe mode, but it shows me that it is repairing endlessly the problem, i have been waited for 5 hours it still searching for the problem. Any other solutions?

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Using the Windows installation cd. Boot the system with the CD in the drive. When given the option select the repair option. This should correct the issue. Hope this helps & please remember to rate my answer. Thanks.

Posted on Jan 23, 2009

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