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PC won't Start windows normally

My pc was working fine until my kids used it and now the pc will turn on but the screen tells me that windows did not start successfully and gives me the choice of starting on safe mode, safe mode with Networking of safe mode with command prompt. What is wrong? and what should i do?.

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  • mortiz16701 Aug 20, 2008

    Thanks for your input, i tried it and it looks like it is going through but then the bios settings screen comes on for a few seconds and then goes right back to the same screen with safe mode options. I don't have the restoration cd's, is my pc repairable?

  • JazzyFay Dec 21, 2008

    Suddenly when the power is turned on the computer, a Dell Dimension 4600, the black screen with white text states that for whatever reason the computer wants to start normally, or safe mode blah blah. However it doesn't matter if you click on Normal or safe mode or just let it countdown and do it's own "start" because it NEVER actually starts. It just goes through this bull process and comes right back to the screen telling e about the inconvenience and asking to start normally (or various safe modes). I can't even get to a screen where I can save data or do a recovery.

  • Anonymous Mar 16, 2014

    Dell desktop computer will not get me to a command prompt, f8, f10, f11 at start up will not go into safe mode or anything! We have an old desktop for the grand kids to use and it has been a few years and we can not remember the windows password



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My pc was just fine and then i started watching some videos and it frosted and i restarted my pc and then it told me that my WINDOWS DID NOT START SUCCESSFULLY so know im using safe mode w/networking because its the only one it works because my pc wont start normally or in safe mode so what do i do?????

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You can attempt to undo this through the use of System Restore.

I am going to assume you are on Windows XP, So start your computer in safe mode without networking.

Once you are in the desktop you are going to use System Restore. Choose a date in time on your computer before the incident happened.

For more information on the system restore utility go here:

Note : If you have Windows Vista ,read about this utility here:

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