Mod Edit: Split from http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/476828/win-7-dell-inspiron-1545-wont-get-past-repair-screen/ Hamluis.
I have a similar problem. My Dell Inspiron 1545, with Windows 7, during the boot up process, all I ever get is the option to either start normally or launch repair! Using F8 I can get various options, Start Normally, Safe Mode, Start from last known good configuration etc. Using these options (or the ones I understand) always brings me back to "start normally or launch repair". I have also tried CRTL+F11 at the Dell logo but nothing happens - apart from returning to "start normally etc. Where to now? If I can get a command prompt (and how to I do that), what command line would I type in to obtain the recovery/repair functions?
The computer was bought secondhand from ebay and did not come with any disks.
Edited by hamluis, 23 May 2013 - 01:54 PM.
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