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Brought a advent 7113 2nd hand and it was working great but i was updating the windows programs/ however the computer stut down during and now its struck on a loop on the startup. giving options safe mode: safe mode but networking: safe mode with command prompt las know good config ( ure most resent good config s start windows normal: on all they loop. any ideas/ its Xp.

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First try to boot with last know good setting if this doesn't work boot into safe mode and choose a system restore point and then retry you update again. Always be sure your laptop is plugged in when installing or doing updates, since if the battery dies in the middle of an installation or update your stuck like this.

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