RE: Computer wont boot
Before you try anything else, try and boot into Safe Mode.
To get into Safe mode, tap F8 right at Power On / Startup, and use UP arrow
key to get to Safe Mode from list of options, then hit ENTER.
Once there, do a System Restore to before your problems began.
Click Start>Programs>Accessories>System Tools>System Restore> follow
instructions there to put it back in time to an earlier date.
> I left my laptop open for a few minutes, turned my back, and my two year
> old had it shutting down. I tried to reboot, and it just brings up the
> blue Vista screen with the moving line that shows its trying to start,
> but it never does. I have options of F2 and F12 just before it starts,
> but dont know if they will help with anything. It is a Dell Inspiron
> 1610 Laptop, with Vista Home Premium, and AMD processor(?). hoping
> someone can help me, or at least tell me all of my stuff on there is