|Hello. I'm in a drastic need of help. My sister pressed the button that manually shutsdown the computer during a restart. Now My Windows doesn't work, and I need this computer in a couple of days for a huge presentation at work. I cannot afford to lose my information. |
The error I receive is:
Windows failed to start. A recent hardware or software change might be the cause. If Windows files have been damaged or configured incorrectly, startup repair can help diagnose and fix the problem. If power was interrupted during startup, choose start windows normally.
I launch the startup repair (recommended), but it brings me back to the same window. The start windows normally button also eventually brings me back to it.
I've tried doing a soft restore, but it didn't work. I've asked Yahoo Answers, and one person told me to do some things, but I have no clue how to do it or where to do it. Here's what they said:
you have Vista, and the above doesn't work, these are some other solutions.
- Edit the boot options with BCDEDIT
- Make sure you installed the OS with the hdd controller driver, and it
should be up to date when your OS has been installed.
- Scan your hard disk with Chkdsk /f /r (from inside the OS) or Chkdsk /r
(from the repair install)
- Try bootrec /fixboot, bootrec /fixmbr and bootrec /rebuildbcd from
the repair install.
I need user friendly instructions.
If you have anything else I could try, please tell me.
Oh yeah, and I think my model is right. All I'm sure of is Its a Dell Inspiron 1720.