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System boots to a blank screen

System boots to sorry windows did not shut down properly

try safe mode, last known good configuration, start normally and every option leads to blank screen

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Do this unit have the features to restore using a restore disc? If yes then you have to restore it using this. It will be back to a factory setting just like when it is new. All save files and added program will be erased and deleted.

Or if it have an options for repair choose that.
Try hitting Pause when system start up so that you can read the boot options.

If not then try to boot and choose the option REPAIR from your operating system installer disc.

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