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Laptop will not boot up. Gives 2 options...start windows normally or go to repair and recovery mode. neither works. It is only 6 months old and worked fine for a few months then stopped.

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Looks like you have had whats called a crash.?

If first experience, no prod, turn on, await screen , if it shows, click "Start Windows"

Hopfully end of matter.

Advise you backup your important data/files to external HDD, incase there is a more serious problem wait to rear its unwelcome head?

Fingers crossed. Good Luck!

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For that you need to fix error on harddrive.
For that You can solve this errors with following 2 methods.
(1)When you power up the computer press F8 key then enter in safe mode.
Then if you are able to enter in safe mode then uninstall driver or software which you installed recently and face this error.
(2)If you are not able to enter in safe mode Then you need to fix error on hard drive.For that you need windows disk or recovery disk.
Boot your computer with that disk
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Then go to boot menu and set frist boot device as your cd or dvd rom.
Then save settings and exit bios.
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