Trouble starting windows

  rizlo29 13:15 18 Dec 09

My laptop wont start up. I get a black page saying windows was unable to start up (or something along them lines) then it's followed by a blue screen then followed by a black screen with boot options. Every boot option, apart from safe mode, restarts the error screens.

What is causing this. What can I do to fix this. And how can i prevent it from happening again?

Many thanks.

  mgmcc 13:30 18 Dec 09

If you can actually boot into Safe Mode, do so and then run System Restore in Safe Mode back to a time when all was working correctly.

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 14:00 18 Dec 09

"how can i prevent it from happening again?"

If you could do that Microsoft you pay you a fortune :0)

Sometimes files get corrupted or drivers conflict when you add new hardware, software programs can also conflict hence a failure to reboot after an update of some sort.

If you cannot do a system restore try a repair, but we need to know the operating system (XP Vista W7) to adviso on how to do the repair.

  rizlo29 14:21 18 Dec 09

Thanks for the answers. A system restore did the trick...Thanks.

  Technotiger 16:21 18 Dec 09

If you have an original OS disc, or can borrow one, you could try a Repair.

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