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Computer won't finish booting

by throstur / November 27, 2006 1:47 AM PST

I've recently got a new computer and I've pushed the other one to the other side of the desk, and after trying to boot a few times without a keyboard, and then connecting the keyboard (why would that change anything?) and using it a bit without a keyboard, it suddenly doesn't want to load up! It starts loading and all, even when the keyboard is connected, and it 'freezes' when it gets to a screen that talks about how the volume is clean. Arg. And I don't know how to start it up, or use the setup, or start it in safe mode. (I dont want to lose the data).

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New = warranty = not your problem.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / November 27, 2006 1:55 AM PST

I'd let them fix it.

-> Notice what details you told about this PC.


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What? Let who fix it?
by throstur / November 27, 2006 2:17 AM PST

And what you mean about the details?

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Details as in what is the device make/model, anything...
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / November 27, 2006 3:03 AM PST
In reply to: What? Let who fix it?

That would help others help you. It's like me calling a car repair shop and telling them my car won't start and expecting an answer to help me get it going.

Help others help you.


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by throstur / November 27, 2006 3:52 AM PST

Well, its a dell dimension 2300 with a broken nVidia 440 MX installed

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by throstur / November 27, 2006 4:00 AM PST

ok i've disconnected the keyboard from this new one and am using the onscreen keyboard, im tryingto startvin safe mode but holding shift isnt working, help!

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by throstur / November 27, 2006 4:21 AM PST


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