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When I press the Power on button it does diagnostics and reports processors hard disk etc. i get "Cannot_Find_String" and nothing else happens - just a blank screen.

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Re-install the OS using safe mode to gain access to Boot sequence, you'll grow old and grey trying to figure this one out.
But before you do that.......

........( Put the hard drive into an external drive case and extract all your important files )

Then start anew.

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