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every time i switch on my laptop it goes to the screen asking how you want to start it up (safe mode/normal/...), but whichever i chose it shows the loading screen but then flashes up a blue error screen momentarily (to quick to read) then restarts. If i leave it it continues doing this loop of loading, failing and restarting non-stop!

If anyone has any idea it'd be much appreciated!

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can you boot into safe mode? Can you boot to the windows install cd? I have read many things regarding this problem, few fixes. One that seemed to work was repair install. Here is a link to the repair procedure in this forum:

and I just found this by a google search

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Hi crazyrobotdude,

I use to have a problem like that.
I suspected that it was a conflict with the MBR table and the harddrive.

Well this is what i did,

1 I booted with and Windows XP installation cd-rom
2 I started up Recovery Console
3 Then i executed fixmbr command

you might have to look for the command its in there by default somewhere
sorry i dont know where it is.

When i rebooted it was fixed and then update my windows, i never got the problem again.
Tell me if this worked.
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