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My Dell Inspiron N5030 won't start, and won't do a system restore.

My Dell Inspiron N5030 was working well until it needed to restart for Windows Updates. After the restart, it wouldn't start up. It went through start up repair many times. Then I tried system restore, and it says "ERROR" 1% into the restore. Any help?

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Is that it? No blue screens? No boot mgr is missing? Theres gotta be more then that. Can you post back any info you can? If that's all, well... A system reformat is the way to go... But first tell me anything you can because system reformat are my last resorts when there's no possible way to fix the OS. But from the looks of it, it seems your system files got corrupted in the windows update, hence the "ERROR" you get when tryin to do a system restore. Do you have any back ups made? it's esstional that you make back ups monthly or semi-monthly so you don't lose any important information or entertainment stuff. Just make sure to answer every and all questions if you can. Thanks.

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Hey, thanks.

It had windows updates, then restarted. It says "Applying Updates". Then when it's done, it goes to start up repair. Start up repair can't fix the problem. So, I tried a system restore. During the system restore, it says "ERROR". I have blue screens in the past after exiting Google Chrome for some reason, so I got rid of it and got Mozilla Firefox. It solved that problem. I've also had windows updates before. It went to start up repair, but it failed. So, I did a system restore and it worked. I have no idea what happened because it has an error during the restore.
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When you start up the computer does it give any error before restarting? Or does it automatically restart?

Lastly does it only give you the option to select start up repair?
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I'm trying to see what happens when you press the power button on your laptop, and what happens after you do. Watch the screen carefully and try to get anything you can from it.

The info you posted doesn't really help because it's too vague, I some sort of error message, other than "error" in system restore. The usual error when you can't boot is "boot mgr is missing" "press ctrl-alt-delete to restart".

What I just need to know is what happens when you're starting the laptop, just tell me everything that happens when you press that power button.
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Hey.

When I start up, it goes straight to start up repair. It says it can't fix the problem. I checked the details and it said that it couldn't fix a problem with the partition table. Any way I could fix that? Oh, and the error message I get from the system restore is 0x490. I don't remember the rest of the error message. I don't the "boot mgr is missing".
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Hey.

I have done a restore before. I had a similar problem. Windows couldn't start up. It goes to start up repair and it can't fix it. But when I did a system restore I had no problems.
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Try going into bios by pressing "f2 or f1 or f10 or f12 or delete" and turn off "ACPI"

If that doesn't fix your issue you have to reinstall windows 7. I could help you more if you could get past the start up but there's no way for you to do that except using command prompt. And that takes a lot more help then I can offer because I'll have to talk to you via real time to make sure it works out.
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Hey.

The problem is the partition table repair. It says the repair failed (error 0x490).
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You can try the following windows recovery options/tools that are available in windows 7 operating system apart from system restore; startup repair, system image recovery, windows memory diagnostics or command prompt. The recovery tools can help a computer recover windows after a serious error has occurred. If you have windows XP installed in your computer, try to start it in safe mode by pressing the F8 key repeatedly when starting and then selecting the safe mode options to see if it can repair the computer. For more information, go to windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows7/What-are-the-system-recovery-options-in-Windows-7.

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Hey, thanks.

None of the recovery tools worked.
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