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Weird Screen display

When I startup my laptop it goes to the screen whereby I have 4 options to boot it up (e.g. Safe Mode, normal, etc) When I choose normal or any other mode it reboots and comes back to the same screen again. And get this, all the words look jibberish (missing letters, weird spellings, etc)... Does anyone have any idea what the problem can be.


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Re: Weird Screen display

If one of the options presented is "use last known good configuration" use that as a first step.

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