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BellyUpp

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I'm going through my first computer crash that my friend can't fix. I need help and would very much appreciate any information.
It seems my computer doesn't think I'm it's administrator anymore. I am unable to open ANY program, and I mean, ANY program. Including User Accounts and Internet Options in my Control Panel. Data files still open but video files, music files and picture files all fail to open.
This is kind of my last step before I give up, fortunately I backed everything up on CDs and DVDs the day before the crash. I've been with this computer for a while though and would love to not lose it.
If anyone could help I would be forever in your debt. Thanks for reading.
Sarah =)
 

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To start your computer by using the Last Known Good Configuration feature, follow these steps:
Start your computer.
When you see the "Please select the operating system to start" message, press the F8 key.
When the Windows Advanced Options menu appears, use the ARROW keys to select Last Known Good Configuration (your most recent settings that worked), and then press ENTER.
If you are running other operating systems on your computer, use the ARROW keys to select Microsoft Windows XP, and then press ENTER.
 

BellyUpp

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I can't thank you enough, computer up and running. Thanks for the support.
 
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