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Windows 7: start up problem

04 Feb 2010   #1

MS Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1
start up problem

Hi, I have a problem with my daughters pc and I would appreciate some advice to sort it. It is Dell pc with vista basic OS. (I posted a thread on the vista forum but it ended without resolving)

Basically from power up, I get the Dell splash screen where I can enter the bios if needed, and then It gives me a option to start up repair or start up normally. In either option, I get the green windows(loading?) bar moving from left to right and then it goes to a black screen.
This sitiuation happens if i load from the HDD or from the windows insall disc. I cannot re-install windows which is my preferred route if i can back up some of the files but at present I can do neither.

Thanks in advance for any replies.

Kind Regards


My System SpecsSystem Spec
04 Feb 2010   #2


maybe its switching to a resolution your monitor cant handle and thats why the screen is going black?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
05 Feb 2010   #3
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise

Hello Andy,

You might see if doing a system restore at boot using a restore point dated when the system ran fine may be able to fix it for you.

Hope this helps,
My System SpecsSystem Spec

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