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Laptop Error

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#1 Laura1810


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Posted 08 June 2007 - 11:44 AM

My laptop was working as usual but then when I tried it to start it up the next day after doing nothing different, it wouldn't load up and kept restarting itself.

Now it is coming up with this message:

We aplogize for the inconvience, but Windows did not start sucessfully. A recent hardware or software change might have caused this.

If your computer stopped responding, restarted unexpectedly, or was automatically shut down to protect your files and folders, choose last known good configuration to revert to the most recent settings that worked.

If a previosu start up attempt was interuppted due to a power failure or because the Power or Reset button was pressed, or if you arnt sure what caused the problem, choose start windows normally.

Safe mode
Sade mode with networking
Safe mode with comand prompt

Last known good configuration (your most recent settings that worked)

Start windows normally

Ok, so i tryed all of the options, and all the keeps happening is it restarts the computer and goes back to this again?

Any ideas how to solve this?

Much appreciated :thumbsup:


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#2 Herk


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Posted 08 June 2007 - 12:18 PM

The first and obvious question is, do you have a Windows disk?

If you can boot your CD from the windows disk and run chkdks -f you might be able to solve the problem. Curse the morons who did not include some way of doing this with every computer!

The next question is, do you know:

1) how much RAM memory your computer has? and:
2) how full you hard disk is?

This problem can be caused by a hardware failure, but can also be caused by not enough hard drive space and too little memory. In this case, it would not help much to run chkdsk, but you might be able to start the computer with a Live Linux distribution and move files onto a thumb drive or delete them to make more room.

If it's a hardware failure, you might need to remove the piece of hardware that failed, which can be problematic on a laptop.

(For instance, you can remove the CD/DVD Rom and see if it starts.)

Were it me, I think I'd try a live Linux distro or some other form of boot disk, such as the Ultimate Boot Disk, to see if the computer will start up and run.

#3 Laura1810

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Posted 08 June 2007 - 12:57 PM

First of all i dont have any disks with my laptop.


I have 128 mb hardrive

and 512 kb RAM

thats all i can tell you im afriad :trumpet:


so where do i go from here? :flowers:

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Posted 08 June 2007 - 03:25 PM

Can you recheck those values? Windows 95 cannot run with that amount of HDD space and RAM, much less XP.

Edit: To get the Linux CD, go to this website and download the ISO file. After you get it use some program capable of burning an ISO to burn it onto a CD-R/RW. Don't just use Windows to burn the plain ISO file to the CD, it won't work that way. Once you have the CD pop it in your laptop and see if it will boot up.

Edited by madman6510, 08 June 2007 - 03:32 PM.

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