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The laptop won't start after trying to install a virtual machine. It will show the windows logo and fails just before showing the logon screen? How do I fix this.


My computer gives me the options to start normally which doesn't start the computer and open startup repair which ends up in a blank screen. Upon clicking the Start Normally windows logo appears but the startup fails before the login screen.

The problem is I don't have the installation disk( Windows).

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Welcome to Superuser. You haven't given very much detail for anyone to really help you. Please edit your question to provide more details of what happens when it fails. Any error messages or specific behavior is helpful. – CharlieRB Aug 14 '12 at 12:30
Did you try safe mode? – user142485 Aug 14 '12 at 13:05
My guess you need to repair your installation. There are hundreds if not thousands of articles online that describe how this can be done. All it requires is a Windows 7 media. – Ramhound Aug 14 '12 at 13:34
@Ramhound Windows 7 media? – spartacus Aug 14 '12 at 13:55
Why would anyone give this question a -1? – spartacus Aug 14 '12 at 13:56

On start up, press F8 (or F7 if F8 fails) and select Use Last Known Good Configuration - we'll see if that helps.

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Both keys don't appear to work. Please view my edit. – spartacus Aug 14 '12 at 13:54

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