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Original post by: cranberry soda ,


Windows failed to start. Should I buy a windows 10 disc to restore?


Little brother tries to follow YouTube tutorial to get free Minecraft mod, clicks on a bad link, Dell Optiplex 780 computer shows blue screen and shuts off, it won’t reboot.

Black screen says

“Windows failed to start. A recent hardware or software change might be the cause. To fix the problem:

1. Insert your windows installation disc and restart your computer.

2. Choose your language setting then click “Next”.

3. Click Repair computer

If you do not have this disc, contact your system administrator or computer manufacturer for assistance.

The computer was used and didn’t come with a disc.

The computer has windows 10 on it should I buy a Windows 10 64-BIT Reinstall Install DVD  from to fix this?


Dell Optiplex 330 SFF