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When I turned on computer it showed a message that system did not turn on properly. It gave me choices what to do:

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I've chosen system recovery in advanced options. Everything would be fine, if it would keep same settings before the problem occurred. I spent a lot of time getting settings right. And that would be okay, if it happened once. But it happened second time in period of two weeks. I don't want that error happens again.

My computer specifications:
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-NVIDIA GeForce GTX 650
-Intel Core i5-4570 3.2GHz
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