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PLEASE SWEET MERCIFUL JESUS HELP ME!, my dell latitude d600 window

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When I try to start my Dell Latitude D600 Windows XP labtop, I get a message that says "We apologize for the inconvenience, but Windows did not start successfully. A recent hardware or software change might have caused this. I have the option of starting in Safe mode, Safe mode with Networking, Safe mode with command prompt, last known good configuration, start windows normally. No matter which option I choose, it always restarts the computer flahes a blue screen rapidly then repeats the same process. I have used a few different start up Cds and the Fn/Start button key, F7/F8, key F12 diagnosis, everything........ PLEASE HELP
Thank you, Tara
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I know this is an old system but is there a recovery partition on the C drive it should be listed as D /recovery
if so press and hold F12 at boot and follow the instructions to run the recovery which will format the hard drive and start with a fresh copy of xp
after its done you will need to go grab all the windows updates and the service pax
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Just a bit of a possible correction here, but the Recovery partition on a Dell is reached by using the ctrl+F11 key.

As per Dell: In the case of Dell's "PC-Restore by Symantec" feature, Dell has supplied the user with a backup image made at the factory, and this backup is stored in the DSR partition. It is this backup that is restored from when the Ctrl+F11 keys are pressed.

The F12 key runs Dells Diagnostics program.


Edited by Murray S., 13 April 2010 - 11:01 PM.

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