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help needed laptop wont start up

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8y, 9m agoPosted 8 years, 9 months ago
Hi just wondering if anyone knows how i can fix my laptop, it keeps going to windows start up menu saying there was an hardware problem and it closed, but no matter what i press on (start up safe mode) (start windows normally) it just keeps going back to that screen.

Its a vaio laptop

any help appreciated
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8y, 9m agoPosted 8 years, 9 months ago
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#1
maybe there is a hardware problem?
if it doesn't boot in safe mode, and hardware is all ok, then you don't have much choice but to reinstall windows i think
#2
press F8 on bootup before the windows night rider bar and then select last known good configuration. Try that for starters
#3
Yeah If All That Fails Sadly Its Reinstall Windows Bye Bye Data Time
#4
make sure disk drive is empty and that you have no usb devices plugged in.
#5
Try downloading "UBCD WIN" from a friends computer, this CD will boot windows from CD and has tones of diagnostic tools and tools that fix errors/problems, if it cannot be fixed you can even use the cd to back up your data on a usb drive or seperate cd if you have two drives.
#6
I would try using your Windows CD and doing a repair on the system.

Use the CHKDSK with Repair option.

Its been a while since I have done this but there should be plenty of help on the wonderweb.

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