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    Can someone please, help, when i try and start up my computer it starts normally but then comes up wih the options: safe mode, safe mode with nteworking, safe mode with command prompt or start windows normally, which either one i press they all do the same, thing, start up normally then flash a blue screen and go back to the options again, i want to try and restore the system but dont know how to do that, can anybody help at all, rep for those that help

    much appreiciated

    cheers

    i have a Dell Optiplex gx260

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    Do you have an XP or Vista disc?

    choose safe mode then once loaded, if it does, scan all hard drives for errors (especially the boot drive C:) and see if that helps you boot and do what you need.

    Use op disc to repair as above

    Original Poster

    XP

    cheers

    Yeah but do you have a disc? recovery or original?

    Original Poster

    all the options do the same thing, begin to start up and then flash a blue screen and then go back to the options again

    Original Poster

    oh, sorry i havnt got any discs

    Does it mention at post to press a certain key to REPAIR or restore from a hidden partition

    Original Poster

    sorry but i honestly have no idea what that means, not great with computers

    Whenever this happens to me it means my Hard Drive is broke, but I have a laptop so I dunno if its different.

    maddness007;6153997

    sorry but i honestly have no idea what that means, not great with … sorry but i honestly have no idea what that means, not great with computers



    when you start computer you get black and white screen with lots of QUICK flashing/scrolling writing (this is POST) look for info there to tell you if a recovery is possible

    press f2 and follow prompts

    Original Poster

    when i start the computer it comes up with dell across the screen and at the top system setup - F2 or boot menu F12

    Banned

    if ever mine had done this it was because of a shut dow error, ie, the electric went, it was shut down because of freezing, etc,etc

    It probably hides the POST, see if it mentions POST anywhere

    you have corrupted memory

    maybe a power surge did it. try to remove one of the memory pieces from the computer and boot up, and you should be able see which is the one at fault . be careful though you could cause the only one that works to fry as well.go to a site like pc world to find out how to remove memory safely

    support.dell.com/sup…htm

    You are going to have to find the disc's that came with it or phone dell up and ask for recovery

    Hi,

    How are you managing to post on here if your Pc won't go passed the boot menu? The reason I ask is that you can use the fact you have internet access to mend your broken PC.

    When you boot the broken PC and get the menu with Safe mode etc, use the arrow keys to highlight the option which say "disable automatic restart", press the enter key and wait for the PC to show you a "Blue" screen with white writing on it! (BSOD).

    Now you need to look for a "error code" which will look like this 0x0000006E
    Write it down and then put it in to a "Google" search. THis will give you lots of options as to how to repair it.

    YOu could down load a Linus based boot disc like "Ultimate Boot Disc" which you could use to boot the broken pc and then run chkdsk or system restore.

    Regards,

    John

    (Run the diagnostics disc)

    Or get your XP disk and follow the instructions to get to the recovery console. Type the command /chkdsk /r and see if that fixes it - That will fix any errors on the HDD, and if that doesn't work it's a hardware problem (Most likely ram) at which point, I suggest the diagnostics disk again.

    Have fun. (Don't know why I posted though, no one ever takes my advice since it's so simples and I don't discuss the kernel and so on!)

    http://retroyakking.today.com/files/2009/01/aleksandr_the_meerkat.jpg

    dm_hallam;6154166

    maybe a power surge did it. try to remove one of the memory pieces from … maybe a power surge did it. try to remove one of the memory pieces from the computer and boot up, and you should be able see which is the one at fault . be careful though you could cause the only one that works to fry as well.go to a site like pc world to find out how to remove memory safely



    ^ This is a very likely solution (if it's a hardware issue)
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