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The laptop will not start up, it stays at f2 start up

After video Bios shadowed
we were recommended to download RegCure, this we have done on another computer and copied to disc, but it doesn't have any effect

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Regcure was forced on my computer, i woudn't never let it download on one of my computers again. it did 2 of my computers the same way. if you download regcure it will fix your computer, boom your back up and running. i think it should be against the law for them to force feed it to your computer. try to type F8 F8 while tring to start your computer. run gegcure and you should be ok... sawdust46

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