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On shutting down my laptop it gave the message, "installing 1 of 1" do not turn off your computer. It did not turn off all night. I turned it off by using the on/off button then shut it down again (using the shut down option on the start menu). Again it did not shut down but gave the same message. I thought it might just be a big file that it was installing so left for work. On my return 11 hrs later I found it had turned itself off, so I thought it had worked. when I turned it on I had the message, "configuring stage 3 of 3 0% complete, do not turn off etc. My laptop then just started to shut itself down and reboot without actually configuering. What can I do?

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When you start your laptop, press F8. You will get a menu (Normal boot, Reboot...). Choose Last good known configuration (something like that).

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