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roughhouseruckus

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Windows wont load
« on: January 17, 2006, 12:42:42 PM »
I have a dell computer and had a power outage.  every time i turn my computer on it says that it was shut down improperly and it has options to start in safe mode or from last known settings, etc.  Every option i choose it just restarts and gos back to the same screen.  i am running windows 98 please help as i am not that good with computers!

GX1_Man

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Re: Windows wont load
« Reply #1 on: January 17, 2006, 02:13:52 PM »
When you got the machine did you get a Windows CD or a restore disk?
« Last Edit: January 17, 2006, 02:14:09 PM by GX1_Man »

roughhouseruckus

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Re: Windows wont load
« Reply #2 on: January 17, 2006, 06:12:18 PM »
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When you got the machine did you get a Windows CD or a restore disk?




No i don not have a recover cd the computer was baught second hand

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    Re: Windows wont load
    « Reply #3 on: January 18, 2006, 11:23:58 AM »
    You definetly need to get the recovery cd then. That is the only way to fix it.
    Unless you go buy another cd.
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    GX1_Man

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    Re: Windows wont load
    « Reply #4 on: January 18, 2006, 05:06:07 PM »
    You might get lucky and be able to do a repair installaion with a borrowed CD, but ultimately you will need your own, as disasters WILL happen.  :o :o :o :o :o

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    Re: Windows wont load
    « Reply #5 on: January 19, 2006, 03:47:54 PM »
    My bad. I overlooked the Win98 mention. Does it truly have Windows 98?

    roughhouseruckus

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    Re: Windows wont load
    « Reply #6 on: January 19, 2006, 05:12:34 PM »
    yes it does have windows 98

    GX1_Man

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    Re: Windows wont load
    « Reply #7 on: January 19, 2006, 05:17:27 PM »
    Can you run chkdsk /f  from the command prompt?

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      Re: Windows wont load
      « Reply #8 on: January 19, 2006, 05:52:45 PM »
      Before running chkdsk try booting to DOS. In the boot options screen choose "Command prompt only". Type scanreg /fix<enter> and after it completes, reboot. If that doesn't help, boot to the DOS prompt and type scanreg /restore<enter> and choose a date before the trouble began. After the restore is completed, reboot.
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