This is the message I receive- "Windows failed to start. A recent hardware or software change might be the cause."
Booting in safe mode, Dell data safe restore, Last known good configuration, and directory services restore mode all relate back to this error message.
I have no created restore points and no system image recovery. Also my computer did NOT come with a windows 7 disk. Which is a crock in my opinion.
When I do Startup Repair, this is the only problem detected in "View diagnostic and repair details"......
Root Cause Found:Failure while setup is in progress.
autochk run= 0
Number of root causes= 1
I have requested a windows 7 disk from Dell months ago. I received nothing (surprise!). Thinking maybe I input the info wrong, I re-submitted a request today. But I will not hold my breath. What options do I have left at this point? The cost of bringing it to a professional isn't far from the cost of replacing this laptop as it is. I will be thankful for any help or advice!
Edited by rebelroy11, 30 July 2013 - 12:45 PM.