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Dell Precision 490 will NOT boot windows 7- windows failed to start a recent hardware or software change might be the cause

Hello,

I have a dell precision 490 and it will not boot up windows 7. it says "windows failed to start a recent hardware or software change might be the cause". When I try to recover it, it will fail. When I try to boot windows, it will reboot and reboot and reboot until you power it down.

I Have tried the following:

  • replace hardrive
  • Reset the CMOS Battery
  • Change order of Sata hardrives(In BIOS menu)
  • added RAM/ took out the RAM I manually put in
  • took out the jumper
  • used 1 hardrive at a time to see if there was a bad drive
  • checked each RAM stick that came with the desktop.

I do not have a boot disk for windows 7...

Any help is appreciated!

Thanks,

Vincent 

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