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Laptop was working fine. Yesterday, it shuts down and now won't start. It would go to the black screen where the ''Microsoft Corporation'' was at the bottom with the sliding green line. Would not go past that. Now it goes to the Windows Error Recovery and asks to start normal, in safe mode. etc. etc. Then goes to Windows Boot Manager and says: Windows failed to start. A recent hardware or software change might be the cause. To fix the problem: 1. Insert your windows installation disc and restart


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Try this first, on the recovery CD there is an option repair just right before you press the F8(before you perform format) there is a selection that says press F8 to continue or R to repair, if you ss R it will Brin you to a command promt type "fixboot" and hit enter then type "fixmbr" the hit enter again type exit and see if your pc boot normally
If you have any windows xp bootable cd use that to fix the problem by running the command chkdsk /r/f or you can try with this just restart the system in safe mode with command prompt and type the command like c:\\windows>chkdsk
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\015\012c:\\windows>chkdsk /r/f
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