windows wont boot or startup repair

August 2, 2011 at 10:55:11
Specs: Windows XP
power indicator never shuts off. when powered up the first screen is "windows loading programs" with a status bar across the bottom of the screen. takes about 15 secs. Next is Dell with a status bar. takes about 5 secs. Then I get an all blue screen with a msg that windows cant start and to use startup repair to repair automatically. Cycles thru repair activity but doesnt repair. Prompts to use restore, but the restore dates and times are gone. Have done this scenario over and over. The computer is a dell laptop inspiron with windows 7 home. I think the blue screen is safe mode.Can somebody help me? I dont know much about computers. Thanks

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August 2, 2011 at 11:47:00
There is no way the blue screen is safe mode.
The blue screen indicated an error in ur pc that needs to be fixed this error might be software or hardware.
did u do any recent upgrades? install new software?
could u get to safe mode(on boot keep taping the F8 key on ur keyboard) and then hit safe mode.
if u cant go there,
do u still have the windows 7 cd?
if yes and u can get to bios (taping F2 key at boot) then u can change the boot sequence to be ur cd\dvd drive.
after u do that insert the windows 7 cd and boot and then repair ur computer.

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August 2, 2011 at 13:34:35
if the repair from recovery fails, and the system restore fails, you can use a linux boot cd/usb, safe all your files and then do a factory restore.
if you didnt make a recovery cd you can download one from
and here is the process for a factory recovery if all else fails

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but cant help myself....

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August 2, 2011 at 15:06:50
If you made a system repair disk a while ago then you can try using that to access your restore points when the built in system restore does not work or appears to not find restore points. You can actually use a repair disk made from another installation of Windows 7 as long as it is the same version (32bit or 64bit; home, pro, or ultimate does not matter).

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August 20, 2011 at 21:47:48
One time I had the same problem and I fixed it via command line. Google for "wondows boot recovery"... you should find plenty of guides.
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