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Hi

you could try this

press the power on key
then straight away tap the alt tab bottom left along with the F10 tab top right

so its

power on
Alt+F10

this will hopefully take you into the factory recovery options
and choose what you want to do
then follow on screen instructions


hope this has helped you
please let us know if it did or didnt
so we may be able to help others

many thanks

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