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Presairo V5000 notebook will not boot

Not able to boot up. Using F8 to get into safe mode. Scroll to safe mode and hit enter. Goes through the steps but keeps repeating the same procedure and going right back to safe mode. Did download new Norton Anti Virus software before the issue happened. Any suggestions?

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  • toandri Apr 01, 2008

    I am not able to get into Windows o/s at all. The systems keeps going from the Compaq screen right to the following.

    Here is the error message:

    We apologize for the inconvenience, but Windows did not start successfully. A recent hardware or software change might have caused this.

    If your computer stopped responding, restarted unexpectedly, or was automatically shut down to protect your files and folders, choose Last Known Good Configuration to revert to the most recent settings that worked.

    If a previous start up attempt was interrupted due to a power failure or because teh Power or Reset button was pressed, or if you aren't sure what caused the problem, choose Start Windows Normally.

    Safe Mode
    Safe Mode with Networking
    Safe Mode with Command Prompt

    Last Known Good Configuration (your most recent settings that worked)

    Start Windows Normally

    Use the up and down arrow keys to move the highlight to your choice

    I am trying to get into the Windows O/S sign on screen and I am not able to do it from the safe mode either, because it keeps coming back to the message noted. HELP??

  • mnpsasso Nov 14, 2008

    Same thing is happening with our Compaq Presario V5000.

  • James Krot May 11, 2010

    Which version of Norton are you using?

  • kim gonzales Nov 26, 2011

    i have dell inspiron 6000 centrino..same issue please help me.



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Try this, get a boot able CD copy of RIPLINUX 6.2 nonX. Go into your Compact bios and select CDROM as the first boot device. Open cd dvd player and install 6.2 Power down and then power up to 6.2 Install GRUB and select HARD DRIVE Partition #2 from the menu and wait.

Now here is what will happen. GRUB will load and execute drive partition #2 which contains the original factory install for your Compact V5000T. Warning!!!! You will lose any customized programs that where added after you bought your computer (goes back to factory default operating system) by reformatting #1 partition. There are utilities that can retrive the contents of a formatted partition, but this is beyond the limits of this topic. Use Google to search for those utilities. They are sometimes free.

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  • kim gonzales Nov 26, 2011

    i have dell inspiron 6000 centrino..same issue please help me.


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Try not useing safe mode or any ati virus software

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    i have dell inspiron 6000 centrino..same issue please help me.


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I think your sys file may be corrupted.
reinstall winxp if u have source of winxp.

Posted on Apr 01, 2008

  • kim gonzales Nov 26, 2011

    i have dell inspiron 6000 centrino..same issue please help me.


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