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07/22/2008 02:15:57 AM · #1
every time i try to start up my laptop it does the Compaq screen, then goes to the 'you have 30 seconds to pick the start up you would like' screen were i can chose 'Safe Start' or 'Most Recent Working Settings' etc. then it loads for a few seconds, and starts right back over with the Compaq screen. this goes on for ever if you dont shut the computer down. any suggestions? oh, and all my photos are on there:@
07/22/2008 03:22:44 AM · #2
Picking safe start will allow you to see what is on the disk and allow you to fix up what is wrong (generally), however diagnosing what is wrong will be a little more difficult
07/22/2008 10:54:02 AM · #3
pikcing safe start doesnt change the repeating cycle thing
07/22/2008 11:01:18 AM · #4
Sounds like your hd is corrupted. Does it restart a few seconds after the windows logo comes up? Do you get a blue screen error briefly? I had this a few weeks back. Try booting with a windows cd cnd running chkdsk c: from the recovery console. Your data is most probabvly safe, unless the hd has failed, but if you get this far into booting it's unlikely.
07/22/2008 11:04:11 AM · #5
hey! thats exactly what it does! but i really um, dont understand what you said in computer language.... ah, could you explain what to do in more easy to understand lingo?
07/22/2008 11:04:44 AM · #6
Try to find someone who is experienced with BartPE bootdisk. Atleast, it might help you to backup all your photoes. (It worked for me)
07/22/2008 11:10:38 AM · #7
If you can't understand what i said above, it would be best to get some help.
07/22/2008 11:13:54 AM · #8
Originally posted by hsolakidis:

If you can't understand what i said above, it would be best to get some help.

***smiles sweetly***
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