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Windows 10 wont boot.

by Welshman31 / December 15, 2015 12:53 AM PST

Hello, I have downloaded windows 10 to my Dell laptop all has been well untill now when trying to reload windows it worked and after a while the screen froze. I had to turn the laptop off and now it will go only into the sign in screen then nothing happens just a black screen.
I cant seem to find the safemode so am now doing a diagnostic test not sure if this will work I do not have a rebbot disc for the windows 10 only got my original 7 disc.

So Hope soneone can help many thanks to all.

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Re: no boot
by Kees_B Forum moderator / December 15, 2015 1:24 AM PST
In reply to: Windows 10 wont boot.

Make a disk or USB stick with the Windows 10 installation files using the Windows Media Creation tool.


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Booting windows 10
by Welshman31 / December 15, 2015 2:43 AM PST
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Hi not sure what you are saying ref your reply? Sorry not a brilliant geek. Lol.

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Windows wont boot
by Welshman31 / December 15, 2015 2:51 AM PST
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Hi again finished the diagnostic check still wont boot up should I just put windows 7 back on over 10 means i will loose my stuff on my laptop?

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Never leave your only copy of stuff on a laptop.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / December 15, 2015 9:32 AM PST
In reply to: Windows wont boot

Even more so when changing OSes. I'm unsure how many folk must lose it all to know this.

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