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Getting out of the initial set up

My dell latitude c400 goes through the initial process of starting up (shows the windows running "thing") then the screen that says "start windows normally" starts up and it doesn't go anywhere else. What do i do?!?

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First try to Boot to Last Known Good Configuration.. do this by pressing F8 upon bootup...look at the prompt screen for the option mentioned OR

Attempt to boot up in Safe Mode....
Do This by pressing F8 Upon bootup, it will take you to a black Safe Mode Options screen... once there choose the first option.. boot into Safe Mode Only.. If you are able to boot into windows that way,, you can then check for problems... Like checking the device manager for errors, Check the Status of your hard drive.. etc.

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The system is in a reboot loop. Possible causes are:

Corrupt installation of Windows
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