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

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Whenever I power up my laptop, a bluescreen appears with IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL. What should I do to solve this?

Try loading the computer in "Safe Mode" and see if the problem still occurs. If it doesn't, then you have something on the computer that is causing the problems and needs to be cleaned off.

To enter "Safe Mode":

1. Go to "PC Settings".
2. Click "Update & recovery".
3. Next click "Recovery", and then under "Advanced startup", click "Restart Now".
4. Once the "Choose an Option" screen opens, click "Troubleshoot".
5. Now click "Advanced Options", and then "Start-up Settings".
6. Then click "Restart".
7. The computer will restart, and load the "Startup Settings" screen.
8. Here you will make your "Safe Mode" option choice. Your choices are:

a. Press the "F4" or "F5" or "F6" key to Enable "Safe Mode".
(The computer will then start in "Safe Mode" with a minimal set of drivers and services.)

9. Now sign in to the computer with your account name and password. (If you have one set.) 10. When you are finished troubleshooting, you can exit "Safe Mode" restarting your computer.
Good Luck.....

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How to safemood in asus x200m

Normally on start up screen bottom left should say press f2 for bios you should press f8

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Automatic repair

hi Andrew.
"Upon the 'Preparing automatic repair' window, press-and-hold Power button 3 times to forcefully shut down the machine. The system will enter boot repair page after 2-3 times of reboot, choose Troubleshoot, then go on to Refresh PC or Reset PC."

Get Rid of Infinite Preparing Automatic Repair Loop - EaseUS
How do I bypass startup repair?Fix #1: Boot into Safe ModeInsert the disc and reboot the system.Press any key to boot from the DVD.Choose your keyboard layout.Click Repair your computer at the Install now screen.Click Troubleshoot.Click Advanced options.Click Startup Settings.Click Restart.More items...Startup Repair Infinite Loop: Fix for Windows Vista, 7, 8, 8.1 for: How do I bypass startup repair?
How do I boot my laptop up in Safe Mode?Open Windows in safe mode using Command Prompt.Turn on your computer and repeatedly press the esc key until the Startup Menu opens.Begin a System Recovery by pressing F11. ...The Choose an option screen displays. ...Click Advanced options. ...Select Command Prompt to open the Command Prompt window.More items...HP PCs - Windows Safe Mode (Windows 10, 8) ' HP® Customer Support for: How do I boot my laptop up in Safe Mode?

or go to this link if you need more help.
laptop preparing automatic repair Google Search

Nov 28, 2017 | Computers & Internet

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Aspire 5475 freezes on startup

It is most certainly a driver, but if you cant access the safe mode also that could be a hardware issue.. Try to troubleshoot with a windows installation cd. Put it in and boot the pc. It will start the windows instalation, you choose repair computer and not install windows. The command prompt will open, try to troubleshoot from there.. Thanks!

Mar 19, 2013 | Computers & Internet

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Blue screen

Which operating system you are using??

You can follow the given steps to avoid blue screen error..
Start Windows in Safe Mode:

Step1: Turn on your computer and press the F8 key repeatedly from your keyboard. You must press F8 before the Windows logo appears. It will display the Advanced Boot Options screen.

Step2: From Advanced Boot Options screen, choose Safe Mode option then press Enter.

Step3: If Windows loads and works fine in Safe Mode, a bad driver is probably causing the error. Uninstall device drivers and reinstall them. If Windows experiences issues in Safe Mode also, repair your hardware.

Startup repair:

Step1: Shut down your computer and then restart it in Safe Mode (see step1).

Step2: From Advanced Boot Options screen, select "Repair Your Computer" and hit Enter. Choose your preferred keyboard layout and then click "Next."

Step1: Click "Startup Repair", and follow the on-screen instruction .Startup repair can solve this problem.

System Repair:

Step1: Follow step1 and step2 from Startup repair section.

Step3: Now select system restore from the System Recovery Options menu. And follow the on-screen instruction to select a restore point.

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Jan 24, 2013 | Acer Aspire Computers & Internet

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How to startup repair my laptop

1.Shut down your computer and then restart it in Safe Mode.To run in safe mode, press the F8 key repeatedly from your keyboard. You must press F8 before the Windows logo appears. It will display the Advanced Boot Options screen.

2.From Advanced Boot Options screen, select "Repair Your Computer" and hit Enter. Choose your preferred keyboard layout and then click "Next."

3. Click "Startup Repair", and follow the on-screen instructions.

Aug 27, 2012 | Toshiba Computers & Internet

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When I turn on my laptop it goes to a windows error recovery page and gives me the options to launch startup repair or start windows normally. When I launch the startup repair my screen goes black and only...


Sounds like the Windows Recovery Partition is corrupted or your hard drive may be faulty.

But, first try to boot your system in Safe Mode (press F8 repeatedly as it boots) and choose Safe Mode or Last Known Good.

If it still doesn't boot properly, try the diagnostics to determine if a hardware problem - boot your system and press F 12 (or F2) repeatedly.

Hope this helps.

Jan 11, 2012 | Toshiba Computers & Internet

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How do you put windows into safe mode?

Power on or Restart your computer, keep tapping F8 on the keyboard while it boots up. After few seconds, you'll be taken to the "Advanced Boot Options" with "Safe Mode" in the lists. Use the Up-Down arrow keys to highlight the "Safe Mode" and press enter on the keyboard to confirm the selected boot options. Black Screen with white texts will be displayed on the display, wait for few seconds until you see the windows logon Screen. You'll also see a confirmation message box asking you to confirm to boot into Safe Mode, click "yes" or "Ok" and proceed forward. There now you are in the Safe Mode.

If you need further help, let me know.

Good luck.

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Sep 26, 2010 | Computers & Internet

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Start up problem!!

When you boot up start pressing F8 and you should get a Windows startup page with more options. If you do select Safe Mode
When windows has loaded, goto MSConfig and select Diagnostic Startup. Ok and reboot
See if windows boots normally.

Apr 26, 2009 | Acer Aspire 6920 Notebook PC

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Getting out of the initial set up

First try to Boot to Last Known Good Configuration.. do this by pressing F8 upon bootup...look at the prompt screen for the option mentioned OR

Attempt to boot up in Safe Mode....
Do This by pressing F8 Upon bootup, it will take you to a black Safe Mode Options screen... once there choose the first option.. boot into Safe Mode Only.. If you are able to boot into windows that way,, you can then check for problems... Like checking the device manager for errors, Check the Status of your hard drive.. etc.

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