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Dell Inspiron Laptop wont start and System Restore doesn't work

Discussion in 'Windows Vista' started by Speedy16, Oct 15, 2010.

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  1. Speedy16

    Speedy16 Thread Starter

    Oct 15, 2010
    My Dell Inspiron Laptop which runs on Windows Vista will not start properly, the screen will go black after loading, this is before i can get to the log on stage. There is only a cursor which i can move.

    I then started Startup Repair and it performed the checks, but my computer still wouldn't start. I then tried System Restore which didn't have a backup. I clicked the link to create a backup, but it said 'Your computer is running in a limited diagnostic state'. I have tried running the Windows Vista disk and it doesn't change anything. I have tried every method I know of, but I cannot get my computer working. Is there any other way, if you know please help me.
  2. lunarlander


    Sep 21, 2007
    One last thing you can try is to press F8 while booting and on the next menu, select the 'Last Known Good' option
  3. toddlerstomper

    toddlerstomper Banned

    Oct 13, 2010
    Softpedia Mirror (US) [EXE] You can download the ubc4w ultimate boot cd for windows here and follow the steps in my previous post.You can burn it to cd with [email protected] ISO Burner Save the ubcd4w
    to your desktop.Then burn it with active iso burner.You need to run CHKDSK /R from the Ultimate boot disk.VIA Windows recovery console .
    Get this done and we wil go from here. :) Or just run CHKDSK /R from the vista boot disk.
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