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#1 mhschmie

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Posted 27 July 2006 - 12:29 PM

I attempted to speed up my computer by removing some programs from operating upon startup. However, I must have stopped the keyboard from operating. Now, the computer (a Dell m600 laptop) starts fine; however, once I press any key on the key board, the computer freezes up. How can I get back into the startup configuration without using the keyboard or any other suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

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#2 Albert Frankenstein

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Posted 27 July 2006 - 02:18 PM

You can try to reverse what you have done by running System Restore and choosing a date just before the changes you made. In your case you may have to boot into Safe mode with command prompt by hitting the F8 button once a second while your computer boots, and then select Safe mode with command prompt when prompted.

Then type:

%systemroot%\system32\restore\rstrui.exe

and press Enter.

Choose a date from before this problem began.
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#3 gatetech72

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Posted 28 July 2006 - 07:41 AM

You could also try rebooting the computer tap f8 and select last known good configuration.




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