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    Windows Not Starting Past Loading Bar

    New to the forums, hope this is the right place for this.

    For the last few days, I haven't been able to start Windows past the green loading bar. The first couple of days when I tried to turn on the computer it would take me to an 'Error Start Up' screen where I would try to restart using safe mode or something.

    Now though, it does the blue HP screen, then goes black with a grey loading bar that says "Loading Files" and then from there it goes to the green loading bar.

    This has happened to me once before, although, it was fixed in just a couple of days. I removed the main power cord and left it out for a day and when I tried again, it worked. I've tried doing that now, but no such luck.

    I'm sorry I can't be any more specific. I'm not at all savvy about any of this stuff. I just want to use my computer again.

    Any help? Please?

    I have an HP desktop. I've had it for a couple of years now. It's quite possible that it could have some type of virus.

    Thanks.

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    Re: Windows Not Starting Past Loading Bar

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    Re: Windows Not Starting Past Loading Bar

    Tried doing the Startup Repair, but when my computer gets to the blue HP screen, I can't get to the System Recovery. I hit F11, but nothing. The other options work though, like F10 & ESC.

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    Re: Windows Not Starting Past Loading Bar

    Quote Originally Posted by fearthephenom View Post
    Tried doing the Startup Repair, but when my computer gets to the blue HP screen, I can't get to the System Recovery. I hit F11, but nothing. The other options work though, like F10 & ESC.
    Try hitting F8.

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    Re: Windows Not Starting Past Loading Bar

    Quote Originally Posted by theog View Post

    Try hitting F8.
    Tried that after I posted, but nothing happened.

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    Re: Windows Not Starting Past Loading Bar

    Okay, finally got the F8 to work. Did it, but I couldn't get to a System Recovery Options screen.

    I'm sorry. I'm so lost. lol.

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    Re: Windows Not Starting Past Loading Bar

    Try using a Vista/ Win7 recovery disk:

    Create a Recovery Disc

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    Re: Windows Not Starting Past Loading Bar

    Finally. I've fixed the problem. For now at least. Thanks for the help.

    I used the System Recovery and got it to start up.

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