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Windows won't start

My computer keeps going to a screen that says how would you like to start windows with the following options:
safe mode
safe mode with networking
safe mode with commad prompt
last known good configuration
start windows normally

i have tried all of the options and it keeps taking me back to the same screen

any ideas
i don't have the recovery disk
any help would be appreciated

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  • gsusbuddy Nov 13, 2008

    I have the same thing happening with my HP Pavillion DV4000. Unfortunately every one of the options only goes to a blank "black" screen. I never get to option to delete any drivers or roll back to a previous driver. A day before this happened, I added a driver for the wireless adapter. That worked and I was able to connect to the internet with no problems. FYI...we have a damaged internal DVD drive (for some time now). When I close the dvd drive the computer attempted to restart, but now I can only get to the prompts as described earlier. I would remove the driver but can't get far enough in to do so. Can a damaged dvd drive cause a problem with start up?

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The reason it does this is because a program was interrupted before it finnished or a incorrect driver was installed.start up in safe mode to repair the problem.if you know of a new driver youve just installed either roll back to previous driver or delete it.
if unsure use check disk.when done restart.pc

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