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I have an old dell desktop computer, I believe it's an 1100 series. It looks as though it's going to start normally but then it says "Sorry for the inconvenience but windows could not start successfully it may be due to a recent hardware change..it gives me a couple options to choose such as safe mode and last known good startup but whenever I click on anything it brings me back to the same screen..i've even tried all of my options after going to F2, F8, F12 but still nothing. I had the same problem with my acer laptop which is new and the tech support said to click Alt Car and F10 repeatedly and it restarted great but it wont work for my desktop. Thank you, Danielle

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  • simply_danie Aug 03, 2010

    I don't have any disks or anything..i lost them all when i moved its a really old computer..any other advice?

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F10 on Acer 's is to reinstall Windows. Exactly the same thing you must do now, Windows is corrupted beyond repair. But in this case you must boot from the recovery disks that came with the Dell and follow the instructions on the screen.

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  • Azrael SRL Aug 03, 2010

    In that case use any other Windows install disk and try a Repair. If this doesn't work you will have to perform a full reinstall, then find the exact hardware of your pc (use this  http://www.piriform.com/speccy   ) and find, download and install install the correct drivers.


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