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Does not boot to windows .Only windows Icon apears when I boot.

I updated the intel chipset from acer website.After rebooting windows fails to load.I am using windows Xp pro.When I boot only windows XP icon appears and nothing seems to be working.Can anyone help.thank you.

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  • regimane Jun 16, 2009

    Thanks for ur reply but i can't get to safe mode as well



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Try going into safe mode and uninstall the intel chipset and reboot and see if you can get back into windows.

Posted on Jun 16, 2009

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    Ben Wabnick Jun 16, 2009

    Since you can't get into windows or get into safe mode, you'll have to restore your computer back to factory defaults, did your laptop come with the recover discs.


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Reformat your system...

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