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If you Click OK on the system restore, the system will be re-imaged from a hidden partition on the hard drive and will be restored to the way the system was when it came out of the box. Anything you saved or stored on the hard drive, (Pictures, files, games email, resume etc) will all be gone.
Because the system will not boot into the normal mode, it is assumed that the current Windows installation is at a minimum damaged. The damage could be caused by:
If you can, run diagnostics on the hard drive (Dell has F12 at boot to access diagnostics) If the hard drive fails, your data recovery options are limited.
Data recovery is expensive, so you have to weigh the value of the data versus the cost of getting it back.
Posted on May 20, 2008
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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#2 "safe mode with networking" will only work if you were attached to a local network and configured to boot from it. This is not the normal configuration for most users. The network they are referring to is NOT the internet.
You should try #1 and after it is booted try a restart [Start], [Shut down], then use the pull-down to select Restart. If once it
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