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Windows wont start up

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the laptop will switch on and ask for the password, then a black screen appears asking which mode i want to start windows in, i choose start windows normally and then a blue screen flashes just for a second and the laptop switches off!
thanks in advance
karen

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Hi,
Try choosing the SAFE MODE, this will fix some problems and if the widows screen appears at safe mode is good then restart the laptop, this will automatically go to normal mode... if so then the problem is fixed.
Post me back If this doesn't work... good luck.

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Dear karens25
try to boot in safe mode if the problem persist then u have to repair or reinstallyour os

Posted on Apr 09, 2008

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Change password


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
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Safe Mode
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Click "Start" icon in the lower left corner of your computer screen
Type the word "run" in the window that appears.
A second pop-up window will appear; type in the letters "cmd," then select "OK."
This will bring up the black DOS command screen.
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Type in a new password in the command screen prompt that ask you to type a password. Type the new password again once you are asked to confirm.
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When Windows XP won't start (primary fix)


Symptoms: When you start your computer, you get the black screen with a menu that tells you to start in safe mode, normal mode, etc. When you make a choice, you end up in the same place.

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