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1/7/2013 2:31:46 PM
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Windows failed to start HELP ME!

I need help and quickly. I restarted my computer last week to install updated, but when it was re-booting, it came up with a screen that gave me an option to start windows normally or go into repair mode. I clicked start windows normally. After a few seconds, the windows logo appeared then after 'loading' for a second or two, a blue screen flashed with something like 0000000x something something something. Windows failed to start. Then it went back to the repair windows or start normally screen. I chose to repair. It loads, but the repair window never comes up. It just stays with the window start-up background and my mouse. Does anyone know what to do? I need help, this is a school computer. [Edited on 01.07.2013 6:32 AM PST]
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  • [quote][b]Posted by:[/b] ABotelho If that doesn't work, which I doubt it won't, you could mount Puppy Linux on a usb stick, boot it up, copy the files to an external, and reinstall Windows fresh in similar fashion to TopWargamer's idea.[/quote] The OP is having trouble getting into the bios ... how is he going to get a usb linux install going? The poor school admin will just love all these sugestions.
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  • [quote][b]Posted by:[/b] TopWargamer Download the Windows ISO and put it onto a DVD (the ISO size is 3.9 GB). This is perfectly legal by the way. Go into your BIOS and set your computer to boot from your DVD drive. Insert the DVD after you put Windows 7 on it. Now the installer will appear. Click on something that says "repair your computer" or something like that, and then run the repair tool. Done Same thing happened to me a week ago. Doing the above fixed it. [/quote] This. You need something with a functioning operating system on it. If that doesn't work, which I doubt it won't, you could mount Puppy Linux on a usb stick, boot it up, copy the files to an external, and reinstall Windows fresh in similar fashion to TopWargamer's idea.
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  • [quote][b]Posted by:[/b] DarkBen64 [quote][b]Posted by:[/b] Ghost 4119 I tried Directory services restore mode and that didnt work either. Same error screen as the rest. What now?[/quote]Buy a Mac.[/quote] So it can crash once and need two thousand dollar repairs? NO THANK YOU
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  • Download the Windows ISO and put it onto a DVD (the ISO size is 3.9 GB). This is perfectly legal by the way. Go into your BIOS and set your computer to boot from your DVD drive. Insert the DVD after you put Windows 7 on it. Now the installer will appear. Click on something that says "repair your computer" or something like that, and then run the repair tool. Done Same thing happened to me a week ago. Doing the above fixed it.
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  • Know your limitations and dont go making things worse. Go confess like you did last time - pay your fee if you have used up all your free service time. The school will reimage it, be quick and cheap. And hopefully you have not been silly enough to save important info onto [only] the system drive. Then ask your school to lock out your admin rights and promote updates through a school hosted server install image, which can then be done in a controlled manner with elevated privileges. School gets a log of OS patches, plus an asset register, plus you cant accidently break stuff.
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  • actually at our school school laptop updates are mandatory.
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  • Call for help. Tell the person who comes to help you why you told us. Why were you updating a school computer? You aren't supposed to do that, for this reason.
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  • Unless you have the install disc there isn't much you can do. If you can get an OS install disc you can restore the system to before the update. That, or use safe mode to remove it.
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  • cant, school computer
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  • [quote][b]Posted by:[/b] Ghost 4119 I tried Directory services restore mode and that didnt work either. Same error screen as the rest. What now?[/quote]Buy a Mac.
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  • I tried Directory services restore mode and that didnt work either. Same error screen as the rest. What now?
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  • [quote][b]Posted by:[/b] Ghost 4119 biiiiig problem. Its not starting in safemode or the last knows good configuration. What now?[/quote] Invite a friend with the same school computer over for drinks. Drug him, then covertly switch laptops and send him on his way. It now becomes his problem.
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  • Pull the drive, back up your data, and nuke it. [quote][b]Posted by:[/b] Ghost 4119 biiiiig problem. Its not starting in safemode or the last knows good configuration. What now?[/quote]
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  • [url=http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows-vista/System-Restore-frequently-asked-questions]Select a restore point[/url] of a time before you installed the update if you can, then try reinstalling the update. Good luck, OP.
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  • biiiiig problem. Its not starting in safemode or the last knows good configuration. What now?
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  • lolWindows
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    Search Amazon for The Earthfault. - old

    ITT: people don't understand that when a computer fails to load past a certain point, you can't actually do anything, because it won't actually load anything like a mouse cursor or start menu or the desktop. OP, get it fixed. Ask a hardware specialist to give it a look.
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  • yeah its a lenovo and I have to press the thinkvantage button to get BIOS settings. But I cant find safemode anywhere.
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  • [quote][b]Posted by:[/b] Ghost 4119 it costs me $50 to get it fixed, and I cant anyway cause they will only ever fix this kind of problem once, and I already used that up when some -blam!- broke my screen.[/quote] Get a student loan, buy a new laptop, and take a dump on this broken one and return it with poop smeared on it.
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  • Depending on the brand of the computer it might take different key combinations to enter BIOS
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  • it costs me $50 to get it fixed, and I cant anyway cause they will only ever fix this kind of problem once, and I already used that up when some -blam!- broke my screen.
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  • take it to your schools computer technician
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  • [quote][b]Posted by:[/b] Ghost 4119 I know I sound like an idiot noob. But when it comes to this I'm not the best at this AT ALL. How do I go into safe mode? -.-[/quote] Turn off your PC. Turn it back on and start pressing F7 like crazy. it will give you an option screen, there just select 'safe mode'
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  • If this is a school computer, make the school fix it? [Edited on 01.07.2013 6:34 AM PST]
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  • [quote][b]Posted by:[/b] Ghost 4119 I need help, this is a school computer.[/quote] Firstly, we can't help unless you know the entire BSOD information, which is the Stop Code, Hex Parameters and any sort of error codes. Seeing as it no longer BSOD's and just can't load past the startup, that seems to be an issue. Your best bet is to see if you can get it to boot into safemode. Can try things like holding down DEL or F4~F8 when it's booting through the BIOS. Also, how is it a school PC? Let them fix it if that's the case.
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  • I know I sound like an idiot noob. But when it comes to this I'm not the best at this AT ALL. How do I go into safe mode? -.-
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