When i turn my computer on all that happens is it looks like its going to boot up but then it doesnt, then a black screen appears saying:
We apologise for the inconvience, but windows did not start successfully. A recent hardware or software change might have caused this.
If your computer stopped responding, restarting unexpectedly, or was automatically shut down to protect your files and folders, choose last known good configuration to revert to the most recent settings that worked.
If the previous startup attemt was interrupted due to a power failure or because the power or reset button was pressed, or if you arent sure what cause the problem, choose start windows normally.
Safe mode with Networking
Safe mode with command prompt
Last know good configuration (your most recent settings that worked)
Start windows normally
use the up and down arrow keys to moce the highlighted to your choice.
seconds until windows starts....
i have tried starting windows in all options but none of them work
is there a rest button that i can try pressing and if so where is it because i cant locate it on the machine
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Turn off the computer, then hit the power button to turn it
back on and immediately start hitting the F8 key repeatedly until you see SAFE
MODE. Take the Safe Mode option and let it boot up. Safe Mode will look
different to you, the screen will be darker and the icons bigger, this is
normal. If it boots up ok, then do a restart into your normal windows mode.
Try running the check disk utility.
To run the check disk utility you will need a repair disc or
a operating system disc. Put the disc in the cd drive and boot from
it. You want to get to the Dos Command Prompt (Black screen with white
letters) and type the following command: chkdsk /r
Check disk will run well over an hour or two and you will notice the
percentages going from high to low, this is normal. Let it run to
completion. Then reboot machine.
If check disk fails to solve your problem you might have to reinstall windows.
Try doing a Repair Install that way you don't loose your data, documents,
music, pictures, videos or programs.
In windows xp you get to the dos command prompt by selecting R for repair when
the options appear.
In Vista and Windows 7 you want to get to the recovery
console and look down at the bottom of the window for the Dos Command.
What happened prior to the issue? Did you do an update/ installed a new software in your computer?
Try to boot to safemode:
1. Turn your computer on and tap on F8 before the splash screen appears.
2. You will get a black screen that says Advanced Boot Options. Choose Safe Mode with Networking.
3. If the issue does not reoccur there, the problem might be related to the video card driver. Uninstall the video card driver:
a. Click start, right click on My Computer. Choose properties
b. Go to Advanced tab and click on device manager.
c. click on the plus sign beside display adapter.
d. right click on the video card driver found there and uninstall. It will prompt you is you are sure you want to delete it. Click yes.
e. Then restart your computer. Boot to normal mode (just let it boot and do not press anything as you boot the computer)
The issue should not be present in Normal Mode but your screen resolution will be very different (bigger). Download the correct driver for your computer from the links posted below:
video driver 1 or video driver 2
Do you get the message to press f10 at all during the boot process? If so please press f10 and follow the recovery procedures. All Hi grade systems without disks have a recovery partition built into the hard drive and you access this via the F10 key during boot up. Please let me know how you go with this.
1. The reason it says "error loading operating system" is because kill disk wiped the operating system from off your computer. 2. Now that you have the installation disk, you need to tell the computer to boot from it. For Dells, usually press F12 when the Dell logo appears, and it should bring up a boot menu. Select the optical drive and it should boot. If you do not see a boot menu, go into your computer's BIOS and tell it to look at the optical drive first when booting, then it will boot from the disk.
Try choosing "Last known configuration that worked" if this does not fix you problem, then reboot once more, and while it is booting up tap the F8 key and select safe start.
Ps. you may just need to do a fresh re-install