Reboot the computer and immediately hold down CTRL and F11 keys together until the recovery screen shows and see if there is a repair option....you do NOT want to restore to factory settings....you will lose everything that way. Choose the Repair option if one is there.
If no option is there the you will need a W7 disk to do an in-place upgrade which will replace all the system files but leave your settings, files and programs intact....you will however have to do all Windows updates again. Although the risk is small, you are strongly advised to backup important files to another place before doing this.
If needed, get a disk here and choose same version with SP1:
Burn with this at 4x speed: http://www.softpedia.com/get/C.....Burn.shtml
Tutorial to do a repair install: http://www.sevenforums.com/tut.....stall.html
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