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Please help! First power on, when boot up, my Dell 5150 goes directly to "Start Windows Normally" screen selection. Sometimes when boot up, screen goes to a blue with "A problem has been detected and windows has been shut down to prevent damage to your computer". Selections: 1) If I select "Safe Mode" or "Safe Mode with Command Prompt" - then shows a list of files and goes to a blue screen with a "?" in upper left corner. Power needs to be unplugged from computer to shut off. 2) If I select "F2" during boot up, I can see selections. I'm not sure what selections should be so I let it alone without making changes. 3) If I select "F12" during boot up, If I select "Hard Drive Diagnostics" looks like the hard drive is being checked. Says: Drive 0: ST3808110AS - Pass 4) If I select "F12" during boot up, If I select check system looks like it's The only drive that responds to a disk is A: drive. All others do not respond. Did I pickup a virus? Please Help. Thanks.

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Main cause of the problem is a corrupted operating system which can be cause by a virus or a defective hard disk or a defective memory module. First to try is to replace your memory with a certified good one. If the problem persists, Try to reinstall you windows using your CDRom. If there still the problem, replace hard disk.

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