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Battery fell out, now won't launch.

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by lukestabler, Feb 22, 2007.

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  1. lukestabler

    lukestabler Thread Starter

    Feb 22, 2007
    My battery fell out and now the laptop won't launch. On the bootup screen it says "We apologize for the inconvenience, but Windows did not start successfully. A recent hardware or software change might have caused this."

    "If your computer stopped responding, restarted unexpectedly, or was automatically shut down to protect your files and folders, choose Last Known Good Configuration to revert to the most recent settings that worked."

    It then prompts to load in
    - "safe mode",
    - "safe mode w/ networking",
    - "Safe Made w/Command Prompt"
    - "Last Known Good Configuration (your most recent settings that worked)"

    None of these modes will successfully launch the computer, it just reverts back to this same screen under every mode.

    If anybody can help me here it would be greatly appreciated. I am a student and dont have everything backed up. I need this this thing to launch!
  2. Old Rich

    Old Rich

    Jan 17, 2003
    You likely had severe file corruption when the battery fell out ( how does that happen anyway?)

    You can perform a Repair Install to get back going . . you will have to reload all the
    Windows updates but data and programs should be ok ( except for maybe the one that was open when power was lost )

    This is a good guide to performing a repair install

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