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My system starts to boot but windows fails. Tried the repair routine and it did not work. Neither did system restore.

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Try to get a windows "Live Boot CD" and put it in your CD drive. next start the computer, and tell it to boot from the CD. Once there run A check disk on the system drive (usually C:) then when that finishes, eject the disc an dreboot. This should fix your problem.

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please insert your operating system disc in the drive and restart the computer .
Select the boot device as cd/dvd drive and save the settings in BIOS .
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also, you can insert the disc restart the system in safe mode.
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Chances are, the operating system is corrupt.

Solution 1
1. Restart the computer, before entering the windows, press F8 to open the Windows Advanced Options Menu.
2. To enter the windows, select Last Known Good Configuration - enter. If that fails, repeat the process, select the Directory services restore mode. If that fails, repeat the process, select the Debugging mode.
3. After successfully entering the windows, press START - All programs - Accessories - System Tools - System Restore. Restore to a date when the computer is in normal condition.

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Solution 2 (if the above solution fails)
Repair windows operating system with a bootable CD

Windows XP
1. Insert the bootable operating system CD, and restart
2. Perform booting from the CD room - Enter
3. Press enter - F8 - press R to repair the operating system
4. Wait until the process is complete. Finish


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Windows Vista or Seven
1. Insert the bootable operating system CD, and restart
2. Perform booting from the CD room - Enter
3. Select Repair your computer - System Restore. If that fails, repeat the process 1, 2
4. Select Repair your computer - CompletePC restore. Restore a computer from CompletePC Backup Image.


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Solution 3 (only for Win XP)
When done repair the operating system, drive C is detected: unknown or not formatted, it means the C drive for bad sectors.

To fix hard disk bad sectors, use the software HDD Regenerator bootable CD.

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This will be a long process of troubleshooting and may end up of restoring your computer to a factory settings. You can try the steps below:
First is boot up to advance boot options, to do this follow the steps below: -Turn off your computer -After pressing the turn on button start tapping F8 key until you see the Advance Boot Option. -Try choosing Last Known Good Configuration if it fail try Safemode, Safemode with networking or safemode with command prompt, if one is successful use system restore to restore your computer to an earlier date but if it fails you'll need to use your Operating System Disc to use the repair option.
Here's how to access system restore incase you're able to access Last Known Good Configuration, Safemode, Safemode with networking or safemode with command prompt: Windows XP: Click Start, point to All Programs, point to Accessories, point to System Tools, and then click System Restore select Restore my computer to an earlier time then select a bold date on the calendar and click Next on the Confirm Restore Point Selection page, click Next. System Restore restores the previous Windows XP configuration, and then restarts the computer. Then click OK on the System Restore Restoration Complete page.
Windows 7 and Windows Vista: Click Start, point to Programs, point to Accessories, point to System Tools, and then click System Restore select Restore my computer to an earlier time then select a bold date on the calendar and click Next on the Confirm Restore Point Selection page, click Next. System Restore restores the previous Windows configuration, and then restarts the computer. Then click OK on the System Restore Restoration Complete page.
If you're on safemode with command prompt: At the command prompt, type %systemroot%\system32\restore\rstrui.exe, and then press ENTER, System Restore window will pop-up then select Restore my computer to an earlier time then select a bold date on the calendar and click Next on the Confirm Restore Point Selection page, click Next. System Restore restores the previous Windows configuration, and then restarts the computer. Then click OK on the System Restore Restoration Complete page.
If all the steps above fails you need to use the recover disc or the operating system disc to do a repair on your computer. Revert back in case you need steps for using start-up repair.
Note: If the steps above and start-up repair fail there's no other option but to restore your computer to factory settings.

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If it wont let you, try booting while pressing the F8 key, with luck it may bring up windows boot options, choose the safe mode. When up, Click on Start - all programmes - accessories - system tools - system restore - choose a date prior to problems. (This is for XP, Vista and Win7 slightly different)

Boot from your windows disk, and choose the repair option.

Or download, UBCD4Win , the ultimate boot cd for windows, This will load a windows shell system with loads of diagnotic and repair tools.

You could download and run Ubuntu without installing, that will give you access to any data files.

If none of this works, the only recourse is to re-install windows. But in
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If you don't have a copy of windows, you do have Ubuntu. I use it nearly all the time now, even though I have a dual boot system.


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Method 1: Use the Windows Recovery Environment (WinRE) to run System Restore
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1. Insert the Windows Vista installation disc into the disc drive, and then start the computer.
2. Press a key when the message indicating "Press any key to boot from CD or DVD …". appears.
3. Select a language, a time and currency, and a keyboard or input method, and then click Next.
4. Click Repair your computer.
5. In the System Recovery Options dialog box, choose the drive of your Windows installation and click Next
6. At the System Recovery Options Dialog Box, click on System Restore.
7. Follow the System Restore Wizard instruction as usual and choose the appropriate restore point.
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Method 2: Startup Repair from the Windows Recovery Environment (WinRE)
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1. Insert the Windows Vista installation disc into the disc drive, and then start the computer.
2. Press a key when the message indicating "Press any key to boot from CD or DVD …". appears.
3. Select a language, a time and currency, and a keyboard or input method, and then click Next.
4. Click Repair your computer.
5. In the System Recovery Options dialog box, choose the drive of your Windows installation and click Next.
6. At the System Recovery Options Dialog Box, click on Repair your computer.
7. (Click the operating system that you want to repair), and then click Next.
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