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Boot up failure

Unable to boot up. The laptop just stops at a point

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Re: Boot up failure

I have tried that solution a few times to no avail but what I did do was to “Disable the Legacy USB Support” and it worked and I have had no problems since.


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Re: Boot up failure

Try hitting F8 when the laptop starts booting- choose safemode and see if it works and you can get into safe mode- if so it's probably a driver issue or spyware. If not- you probably need to reload the operating system. Hope this helps- if not IM me and I'll see what else will help.

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