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#1 andork892


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Posted 07 December 2008 - 09:34 PM

One day, my other laptop shut down out of nowhere and has been showing this message each time I turn on the computer.

"Windows failed to start. A recent hardware or software change might be the cause."

It said the startup repair was recommended, which I did, but unfortunately, the startup repair does simply nothing. It just shows a black screen with the arrow cursor. When I select the other optiopn, which is "start windows normally", it ends up restarting back to the Windows Error Recovery Screen, and I am simply going in circles because both options do not work. Can anyone help me with this please? Thanks.

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#2 Zllio


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Posted 08 December 2008 - 08:16 AM

Hi andork892,

When it said the startup repair was recommended, did you try doing this with a disk? If not, see the following which will link you to instructions for creating a bootdisk.


Another possibility:

Do you have Acronis True Image? If so, look at this article: http://www.wilderssecurity.com/showthread.php?t=167281


Edited by Zllio, 08 December 2008 - 08:28 AM.

#3 garmanma


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Posted 08 December 2008 - 11:09 AM

Startup/repair can take awhile to complete. Are you letting it finish?
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