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Old 11-18-2015, 04:11 PM   #1
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Hi guys
Hope someone can help. My laptop will not go past the "please wait"screen its been like out for hours. Can anyone suggest a solution please
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Bit desperate guys if anyone can help please
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Have you tried rebooting it?
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Old 11-18-2015, 06:51 PM   #5
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can you find a system restore point
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Default Re: Windows 8 stuck on please wait

Did you recently upgrade to Windows 8?

---------- Post added at 02:26 AM ---------- Previous post was at 02:23 AM ----------

Listen to the beeps POST gives after you power on. Anything more than 1 beep look it up on the net via your laptop manufactures website.
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Old 11-19-2015, 02:09 AM   #8
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can you find a system restore point
I can't get in to the system at all is stuck at please wait
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You don't have to enter Windows to choose a restore point.
You can get to it via the recovery. (i think it's called recovery. Like on Android)
When starting up the computer, you have to hit a certain F key when you see the posting screen (a screen that looks kinda like this: http://i.stack.imgur.com/yfGCk.jpg or http://en.community.dell.com/cfs-fil...F00_screen.jpg)
The F key should be ether F8 or F7.
You want to find this:


From here you can choose troubleshoot -> advanced options -> system restore.
Hope this help.
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You don't have to enter Windows to choose a restore point.
You can get to it via the recovery. (i think it's called recovery. Like on Android)
When starting up the computer, you have to hit a certain F key when you see the posting screen (a screen that looks kinda like this: http://i.stack.imgur.com/yfGCk.jpg or http://en.community.dell.com/cfs-fil...F00_screen.jpg)
The F key should be ether F8 or F7.
You want to find this:


From here you can choose troubleshoot -> advanced options -> system restore.
Hope this help.
Thanks for the suggestions but they don't work, do I assume the drive is dead? If so can I recover from it, please say yes I have about 3000 photos on there
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