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Will not boot up....not even in safe mode!

I can't seen to get past the boot up stage when I turn my computer on. It will bring me to a place where I can choose to start in safe mode, safe mode with networking, and safe mode with command prompt, but it will not let me get past that section. It pulls a whole bunch of files in the command stage and stalls out at one, not getting past it. Then a blue screen comes up that says something to the effect of bad something and it starts it all over again. What do I do? (Besides throw it in the trash and get updated on a new computer!)

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  • jzerante Mar 16, 2008

    Nope, everytime I try any of the of the options, it does a physical dump and restarts. It will check my FAT32, do a physical dump, and then restart on all options. Even when I try to go into Advanced Startup Options, it still just starts a reboot function. Any other suggestions?

  • jzerante Mar 16, 2008

    Yes I do. I have the start-up CD's, but it won't even let me into the command prompt. System Restore CD's. I think they just erase everything and start all over, if I remember correctly.

  • jzerante Mar 16, 2008

    So thats my only solution pretty much, start all over again? That really sucks, but I guess my malicious adware and spyware will go bye bye for the first time in years. LOL. Thanks for the help! Wish there was another option, but I guess it is what it is.

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Try safe mode..and run a virus scan..seems that you have a potential boot sector issue. Also, go to my computer, tools, and set a checkdisk for the restart cycle

Posted on Mar 16, 2008

  • Patrick Michaels
    Patrick Michaels Mar 16, 2008

    got a cd to load from?

  • Patrick Michaels
    Patrick Michaels Mar 16, 2008

    yes..that will be precisely what happens.

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