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Windows 7: Windows 7 does not boot past "setup is preparing..."


19 Jan 2010   #1

windows xp service pack 2
 
 
Windows 7 does not boot past "setup is preparing..."

My laptop froze after entering a wrong product key. I then pressed the shut down button till my computer went off. I restarted the computer and chose the "start windows normally" option. The laptop boots to "setup is preparing for first use" screen. It lasts for about 1 minute and then the computer restarts automatically following the same processes.


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19 Jan 2010   #2

64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

Please do not double post... stick with your original thread...
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19 Jan 2010   #3

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ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

If this is your specs below,may best to stay with Win XP.


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19 Jan 2010   #4

windows xp service pack 2
 
 

thanks a lot theog but my other problem is that i seem not to be able to enter the setup of my computer. I have used all the function keys before start up but they all dont respond. Please throw more light on this for me. Thank you.
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