My laptop will not start up. It goes to a black screen that has gives you options to start up in "Safe mode's", or "Start windows normally". It tell's me that Windows could not start because the following file is missing or corrupt : \WINDOWS\SYSTEM\vgaoem.fon I don't have the original Windows Setup CD-ROM
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Depending on your version of windows, I would trying starting in safe mode to see if the computer does boot. If it does, then you want to restart again, go to advanced boot options and select "start windows with last known good configuration." Access advanced boot options following the steps at this link. Need to Start Windows 7 in Safe Mode Here How
was there a new hardware that was added to your laptop? bluescreens often are caused by hardware.
while the laptop is booting up when you are asked for options on how to start you computer is there an option for start windows using last known configuration? if there is try that and if it still goes into bluescreen you may want to try and recover your laptop using the hp recovery cd or recovery tool. if it still doesn't work most likely you have a bad memory chip.
Try going to safe mode manually. The steps mentioned below will help you accessing the safe mode
Step 1: Shut down your PC completely. Step 2: Turn on the Power button. Step 3: As soon as you turn it on start hitting the F8 key on your keyboard until you get to a black screen called "Windows Advanced option". (If you don't get to that that screen but you end up reaching the blue screen than that means you have delayed in hitting the F8 key. start again from step 1.) Step 4: As soon as you reach "Windows Advanced option" use your down arrow keys to choose an option called "Safe Mode/Safe mode with networking". Step 5: Select that and HIT ENTER.
This can happen when there is two problems.. One the computer might have been affected by virus.. Or the other thing might be the OS corrupted.. Try to get into safe mode and check if the system is working fine.. If it works well there try to do a system restore to a place wr it was working well.. If in safe mode also it doesnt work well then go ahead and reinstall the OS...
You have corrupt system files on the hard drive which is why your getting that message.
Try to go into safe mode. If you can get into safe mode, do a system restore back to the last date that the machine was working properly.
If you can't get into safe mode then you'll need to wipe out the hard drive and restore it back to factory defaults. If you need help doing that, let me know and I'll be happy to help you further.