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Windows 7 won't start

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March 6, 2012 10:34:27 PM

Hello,, I have a Compaq HP Dual Core Laptop that runs on windows 7..I don' really know what happened but something is changed in my drive C that i cannot access it. And when I reboot my computer windows won't start, it only shows the logo on startup and then goes blank. When I tried to reformat it trying to re install windows, it stops on "setup is starting" and doesn't move on. Can anyone help me on this please?.

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March 6, 2012 10:42:01 PM

Hi :) 

Run a hard drive test in DOS...Hirens cd etc...

All the best Brett :) 
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March 7, 2012 12:19:36 AM

When it says setup is starting, how long are you waiting? I have seen it take anywhere from 5-20 minutes on that screen before it starts the install wizard.
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