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Irregular Computer start up

by Forenzi2 / May 19, 2012 8:48 AM PDT

So my desktop is acting very strangely and I'm pretty concerned. I own a compaq presario p.c with windows vista and it used to run fine for the past 4 years. All of a sudden I'm unable to start up properly. My computer ran through a couple disk checks and deleted some files. One that I made note of called orphan file. My computer is unable to reach the main account/ account selection page. It turns on loads for a while with a black screen with a flashing underscore at the top left corner of the screen and then proceeds to show a green loading bar at the bottom maybe 30 seconds later sometimes. Then the windows icon shows and then it immediately turns off.

My computer however, works in safe mode and safe mode with networking.

In desperation, I tried a system restore, which did not work.

Any help is appreciated. Thank you for reading.

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This is typically caused by
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / May 19, 2012 8:56 AM PDT
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Thanks
by Forenzi2 / May 19, 2012 9:03 AM PDT

Thanks for your help. I'll try this out.

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Did not work
by Forenzi2 / May 19, 2012 10:24 AM PDT
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So I cleaned my p.c (wow there was a lot of dust!) and rebooted my computer, but still I cannot access my account. So I think I'm just going to go into safe mode and take all my important files and say farewell to this old computer. The laptop I'm typing this from is better.

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So why not create a new account and move over?
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / May 20, 2012 3:29 AM PDT
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reset the system..
by StackyBhai / May 22, 2012 4:56 PM PDT

you would just need the windows installer, just move to the safe mode take the backup to external device like usb and then re-install the windows, you can do that and you can get the installation cd for windows from any of your friends. simply try that out...

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