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My computer won't start up

I had a lot of problems with it so i did a system recovery and now it freezes on the windows loading page what do i do

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Hi Theresa,
Have you tried booting into safe mode? Press the F8 key during boot.
How about the selection Last Known Good Configuration?
Let me know if that works.

Posted on Jul 07, 2008

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