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#1 mike1294

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Posted 22 January 2010 - 11:18 AM

So earlier this morning I was on my laptop.when I tried installing a program when trying to do so nothing happened. The light that shows the proscessor working is on and stayed on and nothing happened for about 10 minutes so I shut down my computer and tried to start it back up it made it to the black screen where windows starts to load and just restarts.it keeps doing it over and over. I did a system restore where I restored it to the day before and tried to start windows then but it did the same thing. I tried starting in safe mode and the same thing happens. I have tried everything I could think of. Can anyone help me and tell me what is going on? Thanks.

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#2 garmanma

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Posted 22 January 2010 - 01:36 PM

where windows starts to load and just restarts.it

Are you talking about the black screen with the scrolling green bar at the bottom or does it make it to the logon screen?
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Posted 22 January 2010 - 03:22 PM

where windows starts to load and just restarts.it

Are you talking about the black screen with the scrolling green bar at the bottom or does it make it to the logon screen?


Yes the one with the lil green bars but they don't even show up. Just the box that has them in it does. Thanks.

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Posted 22 January 2010 - 07:25 PM

Do you have a Windows Vista disk?
http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows...ecovery-Console
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Posted 22 January 2010 - 10:41 PM

Do you have a Windows Vista disk?
http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows...ecovery-Console


No I don't.

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Posted 23 January 2010 - 06:01 PM

I would suggest a destructive reinstall from the recovery partition
Destructive means you will not be able to save anything but it will be restored to "as new" factory condition
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Posted 24 January 2010 - 05:52 AM

I would suggest a destructive reinstall from the recovery partition
Destructive means you will not be able to save anything but it will be restored to "as new" factory condition


Yea that's what I was afraid of. Thanks for the help.




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