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Restart the computer but tap F8 continuously until you get another menu.
Select the option ' last known good configuration' and hopefully this will recover the machine to a useable state.
If you still have problems then do the same thing and go to 'safe mode with networking' then you can try to identify the problem and take whatever action necessary - suspect recent new hardware and software first. It may also be worth running an antivirus scan - try malwarebytes
http://www.malwarebytes.org/ (the free one is fine!)

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The Boot Configuration Data (BCD) store contains boot configuration parameters and controls how the operating system is started in Microsoft®Windows Vista.
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