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Restarting My computer keeps restarting and restarting. I can only get on line in safe mode. I cannot even do a system restore anymore. Was told that I need to change my hard drive.

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Its a virus infected... try scan/cleaning in safe mode......

or the best thing is backup your important files and reformat your hard drive

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If have raid utility u might be missing a driver
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Before it start to do that was the computer freezing it sound you haqve problem with thr mother board check you power bar good luck cheers

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Locked up on restart... How do I solve this mess????

Sony's Vaio line of laptop and desktop computers ship with the latest version of Windows installed. Even the best designed Vaio computer can sometimes malfunction, occasionally in connection with an error in Windows. Boot your Vaio computer in Windows' "Safe Mode" to disable potential problem-causing drivers and programs to help you troubleshoot and fix your Sony computer.

Windows XP Press the power button on the Sony Vaio computer, typically found in the top right corner of the laptop's keyboard panel or on the desktop's tower. If your computer is already on, press "Start" in the lower left corner of Windows XP and press "Turn off computer." A new window will appear. Press the green "Restart" icon. Hold down the F8 key on your Sony Vaio's keyboard as soon as your computer's screen goes dark. A new window, labeled "Windows Advanced Options," will appear. Choose one of the Safe Mode options listed. "Safe Mode" loads the minimal amount of drivers, while "Safe Mode with Networking" also loads your networking preferences. Press "OK." b> Windows 7 Press the Sony Vaio computer's power button if it's off, or restart the computer. Click "Start" in the lower left corner of Windows 7 and choose "Shut Down." A new window will appear. Push "Restart." Press and hold your computer's F8 key. A menu called "Advanced Boot Options" will launch on the screen once the restarting process is complete. Choose "Safe Mode" or "Safe Mode with Networking" and press "OK."
You could select the option start at last known configuration that worked this will tell you if and what file has been corrupted or missing then you will know if its a hardware issue You might use the system restore to restore your system to an earlier time click start all programs If it is a hardware issue the system restore might not work Restart your computer repeatedly tapping the f8 key to enter safe mode while the screen is black once in safe mode where the only things working will be your keyboard and mouse allowing you to attempt to repair your computer. Use the system restore to restore your system to an earlier time click start all programs accessories system tools you should see your system restore option if it is a hardware issue the system restore might not work Manual restore points that you specify with the System. Configuration utility Installation restore points that occur before you install a program or a service you can use the system checkpoints or the installation restore points to restore your computer's settings to a date when it operated correctly. This may also help determine the cause of the configuration error.

To perform a system restore, follow these steps:
1.Click Start, click Run, type msconfig, and then click OK. 2.On the General tab, click Launch System Restore. 3.Select Restore my computer to an earlier time, and then click Next. 4.Calendar dates in bold are possible restore points. Click the most recent one to view system restore information. 5.Select a system checkpoint or an installation restore point, and then click Next. 6.Close all other programs. 7.To start the system restore, click Next. 8.Your computer restarts. Repeat steps 1 through 8 until you fix your configuration issue.

Feb 15, 2013 | Computers & Internet

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To reinstall it. booting it doesn't work. So need to have reinstall. do I need a disk?

Yes, if you want to reinstall the copy of your Windows installed in your computer you need to have a Windows CD.

But try doing System Restore first on safe mode if you still can before doing a Windows reinstallation or repair to save money from buying a WIndows CD and from loosing all your files in your computer.

To do system restore on safe mode:

1. Restart your computer and when the Dell Logo comes up and keep pressing F8 until an option shows
2. Use arrows to navigate then choose safe mode
3. Click start button then choose All programs or Program depending on the Windows installed in your computer
4. Click on System tools then choose System Restore
5. Follow the intructions on the System Restore windows on how to restore your machine back to a previous date before this issue happen.
6. Your computer will automatically restart after restore is done

Hope this information will be helpful. Thank you for using FIXYA.

Apr 16, 2011 | Computers & Internet

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It has crashed , and i need to do a system restart, all i get is a command prompt, can you help me ?

Try to restore your machine first to an earlier time by doing system restore on safe mode if you cant log in to the normal windows.

1. After restart keep pressing F8 or keep tapping F8 until Advance Boot Menu appear
2. Use arrow key to navigate then choose Safe Mode
3. Click Start button then choose All Programs
4. Click Accessories then choose System Tools
5. Click System Restore then follow the intruction on the window.

Your computer will automatically restart when system restore is finish

If this doesnt work then you need a Windows CD to reinstall you Windows again.

Hope This ill be helpful. Than you for using Fixya.

Apr 11, 2011 | Insignia D400a PC Desktop

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I have dell inspiron laptop, suddenly a problem occured I quot that :windows faild to start a recent software or hardware change might be the cause to fix the problem : 1-insert your windows...

Shut your computer all the way down. As soon as you turn it on, start hitting F8 about 3-4 times, that will take you to an advanced options menu. Select "Last known good configuration" and that should work

Mar 08, 2011 | Computers & Internet

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MY LAPTOP WENT OFF DURING UPDATES NOW IT WONT FINISH LOADING, it comes up update 3 of 3 then restarts and says same again keeps doing it not letting me in to lap top anymore seems stuck on updates

Hold F8 while booting to go into safe mode, or last known good configuration. Then, preform the update from there, and that should fix your problem.

Feb 28, 2011 | Acer Computers & Internet

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I have a major virus on my Advent 4211-B, it will not even start up properly, it just keeps repeating the same re-booting progress.

Restart your computer and keep pressing F8 and choose safe mode with networking as option,once you enter safe mode
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and scan your pc and if you cannot enter into safe mode ,then you will need system restore cd and boot your computer from that cd and then restore it to previous date

Sep 23, 2010 | Advent 4211c Notebook

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Windows freezes up before boot is complete

If you have your computer Recovery disk, place the disk in the drive and restart the computer. It sounds like your OS is corrupted and needs to be reloaded.

Apr 05, 2010 | EliteGroup P6IWP-Fe Motherboard

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My pc keeps on restarting. i don't know why? need big help! thanx

u have to do this when u on ur pc then continews press F8 key then there was option came safe mode or last kown good congregation its worked or many more then select the safe mode then on your pc in safe mode then reset it then on it in normal mode if problem occurs then u have to do system restore

u have fri st on ur pc in safe mode then click on start>program>assesoris>system tools>system restore

click on it restore your system one week ago setting
if problem occurs then remove the ram & reclean it & reinsert it

Jan 24, 2009 | Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional for PC

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Dell 1501 inspiron laptop blank screen


Have you installed any application/program prior to the blue screen? Most blue screen causes your system not to boot to your operating system anymore. It is possible that your hard drive is crashed due to a virus infections or spywares. Incompatibility and corrupted system registry may affect your system to have blue screen as well.

You may try the following steps below.

1. Restart your computer. After you pressed the power button to restart. Keep on tapping F8 key on the keyboard on and off.

2. Boot advanced option will show up on the screen. You may boot your computer to the following option.

a. Last known good configuration
b. Safe mode with Networking.

If Safe mode w/networking works, restore your computer to an earlier using the system restore features.

Keep me posted.



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