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    Computer will not start

    Hello, recently I downloaded the new Windows 8, replacing Windows 7. It was running flawlessly for a few days until recently when I restarted the computer, it won't even show the login screen. Everything is black, and I cannot even see my mouse pointer. I've been reading several people's similar problems saying to go into safe mode, but It won't even boot me into safe mode when I try. The screen just goes black. Help?!

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    Create a DVD or bootable flash drive from the downloaded Windows 8 iso file. Hopefully you created one during the download process. If not download again only thins time create the .iso then make a DVD or bootable flash drive. Boot it, then take the Repair path and do a Startup Repair, see if that fixes it.
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