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BOOTING PROBLEM MY COMPUTER ACTS LIKE IT'S GOING TO BOOT NORMAL SHOWING ME THE WINDOW START UP BUT THEN IT GETS TO A POINT IT STOPS AND IT JUST SITS ON THAT SCREEN UNTIL i FORCE IT TO TURN OFF. ON THE SCREEN IT IS COMPLETELY BLACK AND ALL I SEE IF MY CURSER WHEN I MOVE THE MOUSE ALL MY SEETING ARE ON MY HARD DRIVE BECAUSE I HAVE THE NET GEAR PROGRAMED AND I CAN USE THAT ON MY LAPTOP AND GAME IN ANOTHER ROOM. HOW AND WHAT DO I NEED TO DO TO GET IT BACK UP.

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  • vaec_men02 Feb 06, 2009

    i see the screen with safe mode but the only think i can do is move the curser.

  • vaec_men02 Feb 06, 2009

    i did this but it doesn't let me do anything because it only gets to the black screen but it does not load the programs

  • Chris May 11, 2010

    Can you boot into "Safe Mode"?

    Here's how:

    1. When you push the power button, wait until the DELL screen goes away, then tap the F8 key a couple of times.



    2. You should now see a screen that gives you several options. I'd suggest choosing "Safe Mode".



    3. You'll see a bunch of text scroll by and it appear to pause for a few minutes, but eventually, you should see a desktop and have mouse control.



    4. If that happens, then read the window that pops up that talks about Restore Points. You might try that option. Try to restore to a date before this happened, allow it to restart and see if that helps.

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When you turn on your computer press F8 to pull up a bootup menu and choose safe mode and see if you can get into safe mode. If you can then go into MSCONFIG under the startup tab and choose disable all and reboot. These are all of the programs running normally when you startup the computer. If you get back into windows normally then that means there is something loading up upon boot that is affecting windows. Try to figure out the last thing you installed before the problem and uninstall it.

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