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Compaq Computer I was loading a program and my computer is stuck at the initial red COMPAQ screen with 3.3 in the lower seft corner and and indication in the right lower corner. I press the keys but nothing happens. I try to turn the computer off but the button doesn't respond. I can unplug the computer at the power cord to turn it off. When I turn it back on it goes to the original problem screen. Thanks.

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When the pc is powering up, keep pressing F8 to get into safe mode, and when in the menu select last known good configuration and press enter for a reboot. This should get you running, if not restart again pressing F8, but this time select start windows in safe mode and whilst in safe mode select the administrator account and try doing a system restore to a date before you tried loading the programe, and let the pc re boot, and hopefully you are now ok.

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