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I tried to restore my computer to an earlier date and now it will not boot up

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Are you able to boot into safe mode? (To do this, press F8 repeatedly after first turning on, the select 'safe mode' from the menu.)

If you can get to here, you should be able to undo your system restore, or try restoring to a different point.

You might also consider running the system file checker utility. You can find more info about it here:

http://www.updatexp.com/scannow-sfc.html

Good luck!

Matt

Posted on Feb 28, 2008

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