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Failing to start up

By KaizereX
Jan 2, 2009
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  1. i have a fairly new Vaio laptop with windows vista ultimate on it. one night my laptop froze up and ctrl+alt+Del didn't even bring up the task manager,the screen and everything on it was frozen nothing i tried worked so i turned it off with the power button and wen i started it up again it couldn't move pass the Microsoft corporation loading screen.i waited for a long time but nothing happened. it wouldn't even get to the log in screen. so i reluctantly turned it off with the power button again. this time it went to the start up repir screen and it couldn't repair the problem i've attempted 5 start up repairs and used the windows memory diagnostics tool 3 or 4 times and i still can't boot up my laptop fully
  2. MetalX

    MetalX TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,909

    By "start up repair" do you mean the Windows install disc repair utility?
  3. KaizereX

    KaizereX TS Rookie Topic Starter

    no that's what the utility calls itself: windows start up repair
  4. KaizereX

    KaizereX TS Rookie Topic Starter

    the prompt where u see "windows failed to start a recent hardware or software change might be the cause. if files have been damaged or configured incorrectly start up repair can help diagnose and fix the problem....and tthen u have a choice between starting windows normally and launching the start up repair
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