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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 Singh

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Press F12 at boot time and select to boot the Diagnostics, in there let it run through the diagnostics and see if you get any error codes.

If this is clean then try booting windows into safe mode by pressing F8 as the computer boots up, then select to boot into Safe mode with command prompt and at the command prompt type chkdsk /r let it finish and try booting your system again.

also make sure you are booting the CD by pressing the F12 key at bootup and select the CD/DVD drive as the boot source. You may be inserting a non bootable CD and it just attempts to load the hard disk after. You can tell if this is happening if the CD light is not flickering but the hard disk light is. hard disk light looks like a cylinder on most laptops.

good luck!

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