mesage: windows did not start successfully

August 11, 2010 at 22:46:11
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i turn on the computer and it says - sorry for the inconvenience, but windows did not start successfully. A recent hardware or software might have done this.

if your computer stoped responding, restarted unexpectedly, or was automatically shut down to protect your files and folders, choose Last know good configuration to revert to the most resent settings that worked.

if a previous startup attempt was interrupted due to a power failure or because the power or reset button was pressed, or if you aren't sure what caused the problem, choose start windows normally.

safe mode
safe mode with networking
safe mode with command prompt

Last know good configuration

start windows nomally

i hit the power button one day turned it back on and it was like that. can you help me please i just typed this on my wii with out a key bored. i also did the f8 but was to scared to do any thaing because i have some important files on there so if you can tell me what to do any thaing is help full

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August 11, 2010 at 23:06:43
Try 'last known good configuration". That will not hurt anything and occasionally it even fixes the problem.

Now that's what I call a sticky situation

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August 11, 2010 at 23:19:08
it didn't this sucks

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August 12, 2010 at 02:49:29
Boot from the XP CD and use the Recovery Console. Option 2 in link:

Run check disk:


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August 12, 2010 at 14:46:30
no go .

it has been like this for a year

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August 12, 2010 at 16:47:38
You can try a repair install since you have the cd. That should keep your files intact. You could also remove it and attach it as a slave or in an external enclosure to another working PC and copy over your files that way.

Now that's what I call a sticky situation

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