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Cant power on completely

My toshiba laptop fail to initialize completely, it will boot then at a stage try to repair a damaged window registry but it failed to do so.
please what can i do

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Try starting it in safe mode: when booting press F8 continuously until you hear a beep. When/if it can start in safe mode go to Start>programs>accessories>system tools>system restore; and choose a date when you know your computer was working okay then press restore. When it has finished it will reboot, if it asks you what mode you want to use to start press start windows normally.

fingers crossed this will work. hope it helps

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