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Dell computer blue screen saying STOP

I have a dell dimension 3100 and i recently turned it on and it was loading fine until a blue screen appeared and it said stop windows has had to shut down to prevent any damage to your computer. i have tried the CTRL+F11 and when i click on recover my computer it crashes and i really want to factory reset it but then it keeps crashing is there any other ways to do this?

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    Ben Wabnick May 11, 2010

    Keep pressing the F8 key when you frist turn on the computer and when the menu comes up, try going into safe mode and see if you can get there.

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Try installing the operating system or repairing the operating system.

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