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Windows Configuration Issues

In addition to incorrect SATA drive configurations, other Windows configuration issues that can prevent Windows from starting include problems with recently installed hardware or apps, corrupt or missing startup files, and corrupt or missing Windows system files.

These errors can cause Windows to display a STOP (blue screen) error. However, Windows is typically configured to restart automatically before this error can be displayed. To configure Windows so that a STOP error stays onscreen so you can determine what it is and look for solutions, see “Configuring Windows to Keep STOP (Blue Screen) Errors Displayed,” Chapter 1, p.41.

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