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  • Last night I came home to start up my computer and that error message pops up in black screen:

    Windows failed to start. A recent hardware or software change might be the cause.

    Start up repair (recommended)
    Start windows normally.

    If i pick start up repair it goes into the process of checking for problems and ends up telling me to restart the computer and that if it starts up fine it worked and if it keeps happening well to contact someone.

    I tried recovery but i have no recovery points.

    I tried F8 and safe mode and none work.

    I dont own a vista disk so i'm avoiding and dreading that i have to install it again.

    right now im doing a windows memory diagnostics tool thing :/

    help.
    Sunday, November 15, 2009 9:18 PM