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#1 Kris99


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Posted 13 August 2009 - 11:03 PM

I have a Dell Studio 15 laptop. Almost eveytime I turn the laptop on or restart it I get the black screen that gives 2 options. One of them is to fix the problem or to start windows normaly. And on the top of the screen it says WINDOWS FAIL TO START. A RECENT HARDWARE OR SOFTWARE CHANGE MIGHT HAD CAUSE IT. When I run the fix thing it seems to freeze on it all the time and not fix it. Please help me out.

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Posted 15 August 2009 - 08:14 PM

Hi Kris99,

If you have a vista operating system disc, following these steps may resolve your issue.

How to get the command prompt window using the vista disk, go thru this link,


In the command prompt windows type the following command "chkdsk /p /r" (with out the quotes)
This will scan for any file errors and if found will fix them.

Also try the startup repair option,


Hope this Works...

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