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Dell Studio 1537 will not boot During the last few months my laptop was acting weird and freezing quite often. Yesterday, it froze again so I shut it down manually (by pushing start up/shut down button for five seconds). When I tried to power it up again I first got the Dell-logo, so far so good. Then Windows started loading, but after a mighty long time, I got a screen that Windows couldn't load, and if I wanted to repair. I selected repair, got a black screen for a few seconds, and then the same screen again asking me if I wanted to repair. So I'm stuck in an infinite loop with this screen. Things I've tried so far: 1. Booting from the Dell CD that came with my laptop. No good, I never get to the menu. My computer starts booting from the CD, I get the screen where it says 'Windows is loading files' and the white bar. When the bar is full, I get the same green loading bar that I always get when Windows is loading, and then I'm back at the 'Windows can't load ...' screen. From there I'm stuck in the infinite loop again. 2. Resetting my BIOS. I first tried restoring it to factory settings by selecting this option in the BIOS itself. That didn't change anything. I then went on to reset it by resetting the CMOS (by removing the battery for ten minutes). After start-up, I got a message saying that the default settings of the CMOS were restored. But when I tried loading Windows, I got stuck in the infinite loop again. Luckily, I was able to boot Knoppix from an old CD I had lying around (from my Linux-tinkering days) and back-up all important files I have on my hard disc to my external HDD. But I have no idea what to do next. Would I be able to try something else, or do I have to format the C-drive. And in that case, can I reinstall Windows (Vista Home Premium) from the Dell-CD? If more information is needed, I'll be happy to answer any additional questions. Thanks in advance, hope someone has a good idea.

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