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Toshiba Vista laptop won’t boot

Q: Toshiba Vista laptop won’t boot

I hope this isn't too long.
My Toshiba laptop was working fine. Our internet provider is Comcast. Comcast has replace McAfee antivirus with Nortons, and I was trying to migrate from McAfee to Norton according to Comcasts instructions. Now the laptop will not boot. This is what I get:
Power on.
Toshiba splash screen
Windows is loading files
Microsoft Corp progress bar
Startup Repair window
Windows cannot repair this computer automatically.
This gives two options:

view diagnostic and repair details This shows Number of attempts: 19, and all tests completed successfully.

Advanced Recovery Options This shows:
Startup Repair. Which always fails.
System Restore. This fails because no restore points have been created.
Windows Complete PC Restore. This fails because I dont have a backup image.
Windows Memory Diagnostic Tool. This found no memory errors.
Command Prompt. This gives me a DOS window, but I dont know what to do with it.
Toshiba Recovery Wizard. This will reformat C: so I have not done this.

I also found this under View Problem Details:
Problem Signature:
Problem Event Name: StartUpRepairV2
Problem Signature 01: autofallover
Problem Signature 02: 6.0.6001.18000.6.0.6001.18000
Problem Signature 03: 6
Problem Signature 04: 1245203
Problem Signature 05: CorruptRegistry
Problem Signature 06: CorruptRegistry
Problem Signature 07: 1016
Problem Signature 08: 3
Problem Signature 09: RollbackRegistry
Problem Signature 10: 0
OS Version: 6.0.6001.2.1.0.256.1
LocaleID: 1033

I created a Vista Recovery Disk by downloading the ISO image from Neosmart.net, but when I try booting from it I get this message:
This version of System Recovery Options is not compatible with the version of Windows you are trying to repair. Try using a recovery disk that is compatible with this version of Windows.

I have booted into Safe Mode, but this also goes to the Startup Repair.

Any ideas?

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Ok, so if I were to try and help anyone, Id only be able to tell them how to make a bad problem even worse.

I have an HP DV2000 laptop running a Windows Vista Home Edition (in english) it came with.

I was getting random warnings from my Norton 360 (a very lousy software, mind you) about a Vundo infection. Norton scanned my computer a couple times, but it never went away (neither the virus nor the Norton software).

I ran Hijackthis a couple times and identified a couple of .dll files in my Windows/System32 directory with random letters as names. Hijack this couldnt fix them, so I booted into safe mode and deleted all of them but one. This last one was "in use by the system", Vista warned me.

Then I booted up again normally. I unchecked as many boxes in msconfig as I could understand, including the random letter dlls and a MS Server random letter file.

I ran a Uniblue registry cleaner software (which I own) and fixed a couple registry lines.

Then, without restarting, I ran regedit and hit F3 looking for entries referring to the last random-letter.dll file. I deleted a couple of the first ones, and then decided to modify each entry I found referring to the random-letter file into blank. I swept the whole registry three or four times, and every time I found a new entry. Just to make clear, I changed only those that had the whole "UWLDJKU.dll" string (not quite those letters, but something close to it).

Then I just got tired and rebooted.

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A:Solved: Tried removing Vundo now Vista won´t boot up

Got the Vista DVD. Restored back to a Uniblue restore point. all is good. Back to my normal infected computer, but thats a different thread...
 

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I have a Lenovo G51-35 laptop and it will not go past the loading screen. I have tried everything, I did the BIOS reset thing and that did nothing. I tried the automatic repair and it wouldn?t go past ?diagnosing your laptop?. Please help! I need this for school.

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What version of Windows is your system running?

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My laptop had a problem with the hard drive (or so it seemed because it was unable to load up) What happened with the laptop was I tried to turn it on, the computer will load for a few seconds, then it will turn off. (So it never made even to the Windows logo screen).

My friend took it to the technician and the technician said it was a hard drive failure and needed to buy a new hard drive and install Windows onto it. The technician was going to charge $165 for new hard drive and Windows installation.

I thought $80 for a new hard drive than another $85 for a installation was overpriced. So I ordered the hard drive on my own and planned on replacing the hard drive myself.

So, I replaced the hard drive. What is going on now is that if I press the power button, I see the red light on the power button. Then in less than 5 seconds or so, the computer goes off. There is nothing on the screen during those 5 seconds.

This laptop is quite broken down, the CD Rom sometimes does not work. But regardless, with less than 5 seconds, it was quite hard to even eject the cd-rom. So I am not quite sure how am I supposed to go on and continue with the installation and such if the computer does not even turn itself on.

Now, is this really a hard drive problem or something else? Please help. Thank you very much in advance.
 

A:Laptop hard drive replaced, won’t boot up properly, shuts off in less than few second

$165 is actually a reasonable price.

If you remove the new drive, does it still shut down in 3 seconds?
 

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Hi, I am a new member of this group so hello everybody,

A:toshiba laptop with vista.

I'm not sure I understand. The computer came with XP and you did a factory reset. Your post says Vista. Is Vista or XP currently on the computer?

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Hi, I am a new member of this group so hello everybody,
I have an old Toshiba tecra running xp that was giving problems so I did a factory reset.I am having a bit of a problem getting a stable internet connection. This unit is not WiFi capable so i am using a cord for connection to my westnet WiFi router. Any  suggestions?

A:toshiba laptop with vista.

I'm not sure I understand. The computer came with XP and you did a factory reset. Your post says Vista. Is Vista or XP currently on the computer?
 
Is there a model number for the Tecra?

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I cannot start my computer. It never gets out of "Microsoft Windows" display (the first screen that appears).
 

A:cannot boot vista on Toshiba sattelite

Turn off the laptop.
Now turn it on and immediately keep tapping F8 until "Advanced Startup Options" screen appears.
Highlight "Last known good configuration" and press <Enter>
 

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My laptop has been having issues lately, last week it would randomly lose power (as if plug was pulled), this happened a few times but always started up again easily and it actually didn't happen for the last week. Then yesterday I tried to turn it on and it would just make a bit of noise for 30 second, then the fan would run full power for 2-3 seconds and power off. No lights flashed, no power in the screen at all, nothing.... I was of course panicing but after leaving it for a while it started to work again, well until tonight... Then tonight while using it, it froze and went back to not starting the same as yesterday.
 
The laptop is a Toshiba L670 with windows 8 installed.
 
So far I've tried unplugging the battery/cable. Tried forcing the power off before the fan makes noise, hitting escape/f8 repeatedly. But nothing seems to do anything.
 
Does anyone have any ideas what I can do?? I am freaking out I may get it to boot again if I keep trying, but at the moment it is looking like it won't
 
Edit:
After leaving it alone for a while it then booted into windows again (no idea why having a rest seems to help but still....), but then after about 10 minutes went to an error screen regarding: page_fault_in_nonpaged_area ntfs.sys.

A:Toshiba laptop won't boot :(

You hard disk could be failing please follow instructions at below website link to view SMART report and repair surface errors of your hard disk drive.
 
 
 
Bootable Hard Drive Diagnostics

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Hi
I urgently need help. Today i was burning photos onto a cd and my computer froze. It is a toshiba Satellite A200 Notebook. I crashed my computer and restarted it. From here I have not been able to get it to start. The computer turns on fine, says that windows is loading files, and the start up repair window appears. It goes through searching for problems and says that startup repair cannot repair this computer automatically. When i click on finish or cancel , the computer does the same process again and goes in circles. If i go to advanced options for system recovery it gives me a list of options. I have tried them all except recovery. I dont want to do this option as Im scared i will loose all the photos i have on this computer. HELP!! What do I do!!!! I have a feeling this is a memory problem? If so, where do i go from here??
 

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The laptop is a Toshiba L670 with windows 8 installed.
 
So far I've tried unplugging the battery/cable. Tried forcing the power off before the fan makes noise, hitting escape/f8 repeatedly. But nothing seems to do anything.
 
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Not sure if off topic, but hope someone can help.

Here is a weird scenario. Toshiba Satellite Pro A210.

HDD failed. Fortunately do regular backups, so restored to a new HDD.

New HDD securely fitted to A210. Powered up, HDD recognised by BIOS, and proceeded to boot, get the following error:
For Realtek RTL8100E-8101E Fast Ethernet Network Adaptor Version 1.02
PXE-E61 Media Test Failure Check Cable
PXE-MOF Exiting PXE ROM

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Tried various things, searched internet, found lots of same or similar errors all with no good result.

I have a Paragon Boot Disk, booted into that. One of the options is find OS's on hard disks. Try that, it finds OS. Asks if want to boot into it, accept and Win 7 loads!

So, why will the A210 not load the OS? It recognises the HDD, and another medium can boot into the OS.

Looking forward to your replies!

A:Toshiba Laptop will not boot into Win 7

My guess would be the old drive contained a hidden partition which contained required boot files. Did you restore the whole drive or just the C partition?

You may need to do a repair of your MBR, which would require a system recovery disc that you created, or the Windows 7 install disc.

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I'm tryig to revive a Toshiba PAV1470PMC laptop after a water spill rendered it unbootable.

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I have some experience pulling computers. I did some research on the net, where I've found about 30 different key-stroke combinations to induce BIOS setup only two of these worked, allowing the power to return in as far as the LED display and fan will operate.

I have pulled this machine completely apart, everything that could be disconnected and removed has been. All cleaned and reassembled.Cmos battery, power supply, and power to periferals(HDD CDROM KB) were tested with volt meter. all check ok.

I've tried to induce start failure by turning on power w/o keyboard, again w/o HDD, yet no progress. Still only power to the LED screen and Fan. The LED shows the A/C plug indicator, the Power On icon(mini laptop) and the "Welcome to DYNA BOOK" logo.

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Toshiba Satellite - model # = PSLD8E-09D008EN
Windows Vista 
 
Using firefox the other day and the screen did freeze a few times other than that the laptop has been fine. 
 
Last night a windows update happened the computer shut down and I went to bed. This morning it won't boot up just a black screen. 
It's not my laptop and I have a file on there I really need today and some pictures. 
 
Please can anyone help me get it started? Thank you in advance. 
 
I've tried startup repair a few times now, though it won't show the restore point option. 
 
>>>>> Now it says when I try system repair (7 times) :
 
Root cause found: 
A patch is preventing the system from starting. 
 
I have no windows disc or if i do i can't find it. 
 
I don't know what to do? If anyone can help and fix me I'll be so grateful, I'm upset at the moment as really need my files. 
 
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Ok now I have got the system restore screen to show and there's four options
 
they say: 
 
7/10/2013 6.00pm Install: Windows update
7/10/2013 8.44am System: Scheduled checkpoint     <<
7/9/2013 5.14pm System:  Scheduled checkpoint
7/9/2013 2.20am System:  Scheduled checkpoint
 
 
I'm scared to press one without someone telling me to? Should I press the one I marked with arrows above? 
 
 
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A:Toshiba Laptop Won't Boot Up

//Edit:
 
Your issue is already been solved .
 
Give it a try:
 
The procedure I am describing is for backup your important files, when to OS isn't working correctly. 
 
Note: The screenshots for example are taking from Windows 7, but apply too for Vista.
 
 Get to Windows Recovery Environment:
 
==== By Entering it ========
Press F8 during startup, until you get the black screen with Repair my computer, Safe mode, ...
Choose 'Repair my computer'.
Then in the System Recovery Options, please select Command Prompt.

 
 Type in the command prompt: notepad
 
==> Now Notepad will open, then click File - Open, On the "Files of type" box select "All files". From now you can get to my "computer". Also connect the USB-drive or external HD. Next copy your private folders to the USB-device or External HD for backup.
 

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I am trying to fix someone's Toshiba Satellite laptop where where it tries to boot windows xp but when it gets to the windows logo it will after a while begin dumping physical memory and restart. It has a recovery tool but has been unable to find a problem. I managed to boot up using Puppylinux without any problems.
 
Edit: A few other things I tried was to use the windows xp recovery tool on the xp installation cd.
The cd would attempt to load resources but did not finish and I got a blue screen with a stop error.
 
I tried again and this time when it attempted to load resources it said that usbhub.sys is corrupted and had to restart.

A:Toshiba Laptop does not boot.

If it's stuck on the 'splash' screen sounds like it can't find the o/s possibly corrupted boot sector.... or the drive itself.
 
Rather than me tell you have a shufty here -: http://www.techrepublic.com/blog/10-things/10-things-you-can-do-when-windows-xp-wont-boot/
 
I had a similar problem with a laptop and Win 7. I tried everything to #10 method...... in my case it did not find the installation - but all was fine after a complete installation, I then had to go routing about for drivers.
 
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I bought my son a Toshiba Satellite C655-S5132 laptop running Windows 7 for Christmas. He used the laptop about a week ago, and a couple of days ago tried to use it and it won't boot. Most of the time when the computer is turned on there is simply a blank screen. Sometimes a scree will show up that has Toshiba's name on it with F2 go to utility manager and F12 go to boot manager in the bottom left corner then a blank screen. Then sometimes it screen with Toshiba's name and the F2 and F12 will show up and them after a while something that looks like and underline that is blinking will show up in the upper left hand corner and there will appear a message that says ...

Intel UNDI, PXE-2.0 (build 083)

ForAtheros PCIE Ethernet Controller v2.0.1.9(12/15/09)

Check cable connection
PXE-MOF: Exiting Intel PXE Rom.
No bootable device--insert boot disk and press any key

When it opens pressing F2 in Setup Utility the system date is correct, the System Date is correct and Language is in English. You can enter these three and change them. But the CPu Type, Cpu Speed, HDD/SSD, Total memoy Size, an Sytem Bios Version cannot be selected or entere.

The boot manager can be entered and the boot sequence can be changed. Nothing else can be done, can't even enter safe mode.

So does anyone have any idea why this laptop won't boot. Or is the computer history. We have lost the receipt so Toshiba won't talk about repair.

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A:Toshiba laptop won't boot

It should still be under warranty. Normal warranty is one year or two year. AFAIK you shouldn't need the receipt unless you bought a NOS laptop. New Old Stock.

Go to this web page and enter serial number and model part number. It will do a warranty entitlement lookup.
http://www.csd.toshiba.com/cgi-bin/tais/support/jsp/globalEntitlement.jsp?nav=Warranty

I could also look it up by serial number only if you PM it to me

Note that the Serial number and model part number are on the bottom and that C655-S5132 is not the model part number as the model part number usually starts with a P

It sounds like the hard drive may have died. That webpage will tell you warranty and give a phone number you can call for Toshiba to send you a box to ship the laptop back for repairs if under warranty. If under warranty there is no charge.

Note also that normal warranty does not cover cosmetic defects like missing key or physical damage such as a broken screen. Your problem does sound like a warranty defect that will be covered.

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Hello,
My 10 month old Toshiba laptop using Windows 7 will not boot up and the only thing that shows after trying is the curser arrow. Nothing else works.Tried F2 and F12 while trying to boot up and are not understandable. Tried to start recovery disc to no avail. Can anyone help me?
Thanks,
Scott
 

A:Toshiba laptop won't boot up

The laptops hard drive may be bad. Remove the hard drive and see if you get any other messages on the screen like "can't find boot device"...
 

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I have a Toshiba M35X-S149 laptop that has just decided to not boot up, at all.

Battery is fully charged. Push the blue power button, and it lights up. The fan also kicks in for about 3 seconds, as it usually does (did). The hard drive indicator light flashes one time.

That's it. Nothing more happens.

Hard drive or processor, maybe??

Where do I start? I've managed to fix a number of different things with computers, but this is the first time that I am dealing with one that does nothing. Lost.

The hard drive just unplugs from the side of the laptop...if the processor is bad, and the hard drive id OK... is there a way (connector) to access the hard drive from another PC, like as a removable drive?? There's stuff on there that I need.
 

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Bought the toshiba satellite A505-S6970 for college three years ago. Now the logo shows then the F2 or F12 menu. After which there is only a blinking cursor, There are no error beeps. Additionally the keyboard is entirely unresponsive: I can neither enter the F2 nor F12 menu.

After powering I have left it sitting an hour but it was still a flashing cursor. It will not boot to usb if I put in a known to boot usb drive. Similarly it won't boot from a bootable CD or a DVD.

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A:toshiba laptop won't boot

I am guessing you have a faulty hard drive, time to change I assume.

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A:My Toshiba laptop won't boot up

Boot into Recovery using Vista DVD or the recovery partition and try System Repair. If no-go, run Windows System Restore from recovery.

Regards. . .

jcgriff2

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i can't get my laptop to run
when i try to use my recovery disk it say 'failed because required device inaccesible with code 0XC000000F
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i tried to find out about memory F4 and god window files damaged after a while
i tried to return and open in last good startup but was declined
please help
 

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The old 80GB drive boots fine when you put it back in the laptop. So I assume the laptop itself is fine.

I assumed the new drive was new dead but it works fine in an enclosure. I can copy all files needed off of it. Scandisk shows no errors. The drive makes no unusual noises and seems fast.

I then tried fixboot from the Windows CD and also copying the original MBR (446 bytes, not the partition table) from the original drive back to the new drive. Still the same problem, no changes.

What's left? I'm running a full Norton AV scan on the new drive (since it had Norton running all along before I doubt it has a virus). Boot sector virus is possible I guess, I thought fixboot/fixmbr would get rid of that but just to be sure, I'm letting Norton do its thing.

Any other ideas? It could still be a hardware problem I suppose. (WD diagnostic tool found no problems.) File corruption problems on some of the boot files? Any good way to diagnose the Windows boot sequence? I already tried adding /sos in the boot.ini file but I still see no text upon attempt to boot, just the blinking dash.
 

A:Toshiba Laptop Won't Boot

So this new drive is recognized in the bios completely? Also, do you hear it spin up?

Strange that it works in an enclosure. Tried loading safe defaults and reseting bios then saving?
 

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I have a Toshiba Satellite P875-S7200 Laptop that wont boot up. When I try it, it first goes to startup repair and says windows can't fix this computer automatically. Then if i chose to go to advanced options and try to do a system restore ect, it will let me choose one, but when it says it is done, it goes right back to this again. I have tried to press f8 when turning on power and it will not go into safe mode. I click on command prompt then and have tried sfc/scannow and it says there is a system repair pending which requires a reboot to complete. Restart windows and run sfc again and defalts back to x:\sources\recovery\Tools> I am trying to help a friend that is in need, so any help would be appreciated very much.
 

A:Please Help// I have a Toshiba laptop that won't boot up

Toshiba Satellite P875-S7200 Laptop (support site)
It originally came with Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit

From my past experience, if a Windows 7 "repair" doesn't work, the only other option is to reinstall Windows 7 and get a fresh start.

We have no idea how your friend uses and maintains that laptop, so resolving the issue from here is going to be difficult or impossible.

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Hey I just bought a desktop and decided to get a Toshiba laptop with it because we have a wireless router and I thought the laptop would be nifty. But it's so damn slow. It's slower than even my old Windows 98 Gateway pc. I'll let the Dxdiag speak for me.

As you can see it has less rhan 512mb of RAM and it's running Vista of all things. The processor is pretty crap too. The dude who sold it to me said I could "take stuff off of it" to speed it up. What sort of stuff could I turn off to make it run anywhere near an acceptable speed; like services, applications, processes.

If you guys have a way could you explain it in a bit of detail as I'm pretty much a novice when it comes to this stuff.

Many thanks in advance.
 

A:Toshiba Laptop with Vista very slow

Ditch Vista and install XP...

Vista requires much better hardware specs than your Toshiba can provide
 

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On Sunday, May 8, my black Toshiba laptop with a fairly large screen, (maybe 17 inches), became incompetent. It was working normally in the morning. I stopped using it during the afternoon for about an hour. I wasn't downloading anything; it wasn't sleeping nor was it shut off,it was simply there with the screen light off. I wanted to reuse it, so i moved the mouse and tried to open Firefox. It would not open. The button would respond when clicked but no sign of it ever loading nor hint of it ever going to. I gave up and went to my documents and tried to open a word document. Libraries> Documents bar would show it loading but it took more than 7 minutes so i gave up (it never opened). My Laptop became very slow. I tried logging off, but even that took long. So i went to start menu and clicked on shut off. In the process my computer froze, then turned dark (not showing any apps) and i decided to turn it off by holding down the power button. i turned it back on and it would say the toshiba logo as normal. Then the white blinking line (also normal). But the windows loading bar would take too long (maybe 10 minutes) then another windows bar that was white would appear and load(not normal). it would be dark for 5 minutes. Then the windows start up repair would appear. i ran start up repair. It didnt work. I tried it repeatedly but nothing. Then after it restarted itself, it went to a black screen that read launch startup repair(recommended) . I entered and it would appear to b... Read more

A:Toshiba Laptop Windows Vista 64 bit

Run HDD diags -
- http://www.carrona.org/hddiag.html
- http://www.techsupportforum.com/2828431-post7.html

Start w/ SeaTools for DOS.

Regards. . .

jcgriff2

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I have an old Toshiba A205-S5851 laptop with Vista that runs too slow for me anymore and I'm trying to downgrade it to XP. I've read here about using nLite to create a boot disk with the appropriate SATA drivers to get around the "no hard disk detected" issue, and I've tried to give that a go unsuccessfully so far.

I've downloaded drivers (32bit Intel RST AHCI & RAID driver v10.1.0.1008 WHQL.rar) for my chipset (Intel ICH8M SATA AHCI Controller) and stepped through the nLite process:

1) selecting the Windows installation CD location (DVD drive),
2) selecting a CD installation location for modification,
3) selecting "Drivers" and "Bootable ISO" from the Task Selection window,
4) choosing the .inf SATA driver to use

When nLite completes the process, it says the file size is over 6GB, which obviously won't fit on a DVD. Even if I try to burn to the disk, it tells me the (blank) disk is not empty and asks if I wish to erase it. It then crashes regardless of my choice at this point.

Has anyone run into this problem before? 6GB sounds way too big to be right. Every example I've seen of this process online shows screenshots with the file size being about 500MB. Am I missing something in this process?

Thank you.

A:Trying to go from Vista to XP on Toshiba laptop using nLite

You first you have to copy your XP CD to the HDD of a the computer your running nLIte on, that your going to be burning the disc form. You can't use the XP CD in your CD drive, because you have to slipstream your SATA drivers , Service Packs and IE etc into the XP files on the HDD. Now, how large is the SATA drivers, they shouldn't be more then a few MB's? Here is step by step for nLite
and unless your adding a bunch of stuff it shouldn't be larger then a couple of GB's

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my laptop is brand new with vista installed on it, however, for some reason, the screen will randomly turn black and nothing responds. I can only fix it if I turn off the computer manually and then it will work again. I don't think it's overheating because sometimes it happens in the first hour I turn it on
any help appreciated =)
 

A:toshiba laptop with vista failure

If you haven't already, run virus and spyware scans - check the Device Manager for any conflicts as well as the Event Viewer (Control Panel in Classic mode, Admin Tools) for a clue as to what the problem is.

Bottom line is this is a 'new' laptop. Back up your critical data and return it.
 

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Hi: I have a fairly new toshiba satellite laptop with Vista. Don't know if this is a hardware or software problem but all of a sudden it has refused to shut down unless I do a hard shutdown. I have tried many restore points and it comes back that the restore probably did not work properly. Toshiba help desk says I should to a re-install of the os but I think that is a little drastic and I am looking for something a bit easier.

thanks for any help you can give me.

Tania
 

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After a power outage Vista will no longer boot. I am unable to get a successful boot into Windows Vista operating system. It seems the boot file or the registry have misplaced pointers or corruption.

Powering on I was only able to reach the Bios settings. The initial error message was Status: 0xc00000e9 an unexpected I/O error.

More recently it is : 0xc000000f windows failed to load because the system registry file is missing or corrupt

This Toshiba laptop did not come with a Vista OS CD so I have purchased the Vista x64 Easy BCD Recovery CD from Neosmart. None of the tools have been able to fix the problem /s

The Automated Repair function log states : No O/S found
Repair required is the partition table
Failed Error Code : 0x 490

I have been reading threads here and running a variety of diagnostics to try and determine what the problem is without any success so far.

Bootrec.exe / rebuildBCD produces the error " the request could not be performed because of an I/O device error "

BCDedit.exe /enum " boot configuration data store could not be opened. Cannot find the specified file. "

SFC / Scannow produces the error " windows resource protection could not start the repair service "

Chkdsk fails to complete successfully indicated an unexpected error was experienced.

Would very much appreciate the exceptional expertise of the wizards here.

A:Toshiba Satellite A 300 with Vista x64 will no longer boot up

Hello.. see if you can use Ubuntu Live CD to boot up : Use Ubuntu Live CD to Backup Files from Your Dead Windows Computer - How-To Geek
You may need to perform a hard drive diagnostic : HD Diagnostic You would want to use short and the long test.
Please post back results .

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The Laptop is Tshiba satellite A105 S2719I wanted to do a fresh installation of windows 7 and started the process of booting from CD and installed halfway through the process then after the restart of the system it notified me that it does not support 64 bit windows. My mistake was selecting 64 bit instead of 86 or something. I know my laptop is older and thought 86 is too much and selected 64, not knowing the 64 basically is 32 bit! Then I bought Win XP cd and tried to go through the process again. It went fine until restart and after restart, nothing happens. I installed Windows Several times, (mine and others) and I know after the first portion of DOS installation, it restarts and continues. Now Nothing is going on - just a slightly dim screen. I changed the boot sequence and make it to boot from CD but no matter what, the system ignores the setting and starts from hard disk. Now even the previous WIn 7 and Win xp partial installations went on only after I try to boot from CD some 100 times. It seems the CD drive is faulty but whn I remove the hard disk and try to boot from CD it successfully boots from CD immediately. What can be wrong with my system? I tried several things. even connecting hard drive externally with an adaptor/enclosure. the system tells me that I can not use that drive bla bla. Ok I also tried Flop boot manager. It goes some distance and after detecting the flash drive freezes. Then I said why not clone the operating system on the ha... Read more

A:My Toshiba laptop would not boot from CD no matter what!

I couldn't clone the whole of hard drive (another laptop's) due to space limitation. I can if I format it but it has a number of files important.

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I have a Toshiba Satellite P755 laptop. I recently purchased a new battery and a new hard drive bc both were damaged. The same error I was getting before I installed the new equipment, I am still getting now with the new equipment. I cannot even get into Windows or press F8 to get into safe mode. After the computer starts up I get a PXE-E61 error that constantly repeats itself and my only other options are to go into F2 or F12, both of which do nothing to help me. Being that I have put a brand new blank hard drive in, why am I still getting this error??? Please help!!!!
 

A:Cannot boot my toshiba laptop. Pxe error!!!

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Last night before bed I put my laptop to sleep. Tried to wake it up this morning but it did not boot up. The power light, AC light, and Battery light all remained on, but the hard drive light blinked only for a second before going blank. I have tried turning it off and turning it back on, and I only get the same result. I have tried just about everything I can find on the internet: Holding the power button down for 30-60 seconds without being plugged in and without the battery; switching out the RAM in all combinations; taking out both hard drives and switching them around as well, but to no avail.

I had a friend try my RAM on his computer, and it worked fine, so we know it is not the ram. The thing that seems strange to me is that it was running totally fine last night, but after I put it to sleep I haven&#8217;t been able to do anything.

I am just about to get to where I need to crack open the case and get into the motherboard, but if anyone knows anything that could work before I go this far, please give me your suggestions. My laptop is a Toshiba x205-s9349.
Any help is appreciated
 

A:Toshiba laptop powers on but won't boot.

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Hi All,

I'm trying to help a friend figure out why her laptop stopped working.

When I turn the laptop on, it hangs at the very first screen, TOSHIBA Leading Innovation and never seems to attempt to boot.

Here's what I've tried so far from other threads I read:

Refresh your PC: "The drive where Windows is installed is locked. Unlock the drive and try again."

System Restore (there was only one point to choose from): "System Restore did not complete successfully...System Restore failed while copying the registry from the restore point. An unspecified error occurred during System Restore. (0x80070571)"

I went into diskpart and did List Volume, results:

Volume 0 D DVD-ROM 0 B No Media
Volume 1 C TI10664600G NTFS Partition 686 GB Healthy
Volume 2 E System NTFS Partition 1024 MB Healthy Hidden
Volume 3 FAT32 Partition 260 MB Healthy Hidden
Volume 4 F NTFS Partition 350 MB Healthy Hidden
Volume 5 G Recovery NTFS Partition 10 GB Healthy Hidden

Tried sfc /scannow got this error:
"Windows Resource Protection could not start the repair service."

Appreciate any help anyone can provide.

Thanks

A:Win8.1 Toshiba laptop won't boot

Hi and Welcome to TSF!

Do you have the Windows 8.1 installation CD?

Can you boot into safe mode?

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I gave my daughter a Toshiba Satellite M35-S359 laptop for Christmas two years ago.

About 4 months ago the DVD/CD-RW developed a problem with the lens servo and stopped working. I advised her to get another at that time, but she didn't.

Last month, something happened to the hard drive (possibly simply corruption of the OS files, not sure) and the system would no longer boot. Since there is no way to boot a system without a workign hard drive or CD/DVD I purchased a new DVD/CD-RW and installed it in hopes of booting the recovery CD and reloading the Operating System. The new CD however did not work. (not sure why) I have also purchased a new hard drive and installed it in the laptop, but without a way to load the OS on it, it's useless. (the laptop has no floppy)

i'm looking for sugegstions on how I can troubleshoot the CD/DVD. It spins, and you can hear the read head seeking (moving) but won't boot the recovery CD. Is there a way to tell if this problem is power-related or possibly a bad interface/cable/what-have-you?

Possibly someone knows a different way to boot this puppy?

Thanks much for your indulgence,

djf200
 

A:Toshiba Satellite Laptop won't boot.

Go into set-up (the bios) and set it to boot from dvd as the first boot option.
 

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Im not exactley sure of all the specs on the computer but heres whats been going on. As far as i can see the computer is totally stock. When i boot it only gets as far as past the first Toshiba splash screen before it wont go any further. It just sits there with the cursor blinking in the upper left hand corner. When i put in the windows disc to Re-install it boots the disc and then says checking system hardware and then it just sits there at a blank screen. I went into the Bios and made sure it detected the HDD. I cant seem to figure out whats wrong. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
 

A:Toshiba Laptop Boot Problem

Your hard drive, even though it is detected in the bios, has most likely failed
 

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Toshiba laptop with Vista was having issues booting into regular mode. Attempted several things and eventually just upgraded it to Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit. Worked fine the first 2 times I booted it up. Now I have the issue below:

When first booted up, it tries to start but cannot complete. Restarts and goes to the "Windows Error Recovery" screen where the choices are Start Windows Normally or Launch Startup Repair (Recommended). If you choose start windows normally, it goes through the same thing. If you choose to repair, it goes through the repair tool, reboots and logs into Windows normally.

Is there an issue with the MBR since there was issues with booting in Vista? Is there a hardware issue? Any help would be appreciated.
Specs:
Toshiba Satellite L305D-S5881
AMD Dual Core Mobile RM-70
4GB Ram

A:Toshiba laptop has boot issues

Check Event Viewer for the log file that Startup Repair makes. Let us know what you find.
You may just run Startup Repair again and select the Details link to see what it reports.

The issue here is why the repair doesn't "stick" - is something broken, or is something resetting the system after the repair is done?

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Hello,
I've got a Toshiba Laptop Satellite P755-S5215 with Windows 7.
Recently noticed that it was overheating (cooling fan came on very regularly). Tried to download an update from Microsoft for Windows moviemaker and just after it started, the laptop went off, totally dark. Restart and it would boot up for about 7 to 14 seconds, then very, very briefly flash a blue screen and go dark again. It would try to automatically reboot over and over again and go up until this 7-14 second threshold and reboot again until the power button was pushed, then it would stay off.
I thought this meant bad hard drive, so got a new one, cloned it off another working and stable hard drive and installed the new hard drive and updated the RAM cards too.
Result: exactly the same as with the old hard drive. I checked the bios settings, it shows that the new hard drive is being read; it identifies the new hard drive maker and model number. But nothing I have tried so far gets the boot process any further.

Does someone have a recommendation for what needs checked? I think there is other hardware issues, but wanted someone with better knowledge. If you think the hardware needs looked at, what equipment do I need to get to check this? I know that heat and laptops don't mix, is it possible that the heat has cooked something?
I appreciate any advise.

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Hi folks. I am in a pickle here. I had my Toshiba Tecra M5 laptop all set up to
use when the time comes to go in a home. I was downloading Microsoft
updates last night a rather lenghty download so I stepped away for a moment to watch a
little TV. Well during the download the battery ran out. I plugged in the
power thinking that the PC would continue with the download but no.
It set there like a jug of urine and the only way to shut it down was to
pull the plug. I then plugged in the power and the download did start but froze when
about half finished. Only option was to pull the plug again.

I have the XP CD but it is not even recognized when I insert it so I can't
get to the recovery console. Can't enter safe mode. What a bummer. Looks like there is no way
to resusatate the dead.
 

A:Solved: Toshiba laptop no boot

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Hi, I have a Satellite L300, and when I try to boot the machine up, the opening welcome screen from Toshiba appears, with the option to press F2 or F12 to go to the set up options, but after that the laptop will not proceed any further. At this point the battery light and power light are constant green, but the HDD light only flashes temporarily before going off again. I've tried disconnecting everything for a couple of hours (including taking the battery out) and then connecting everything back up again, but to no avail. Have you any other ideas on what I could try, or what the problem may be?

Many thanks, Greg
 

A:Toshiba L300 laptop won't boot up

The hard drive may have failed. Remove the hard drive and try booting up the laptop. Does this cause "no operating system found", or change the stopping point at all?
 

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Hi, have a toshiba satellite M40, when it boots, i get ntldr missing, so i put boot to xp cd, but i still get ntldr missing, changed out cd player, and hardrive, but still getting same message.
I have a few different bootable cd's, i hear them spinning, but just get ntldr missing, everytime.
I was told by the owner, that he formatted hardrive, but if it wont boot to cd, what can i do?
Any ideas would be appreciated.
thanks.

A:toshiba laptop wont boot

You cannot get a NTLDR is missing message...if the system is not set to boot from the hard drive.

Go into the BIOS/Setup...change the boot options so that the optical drive is the first boot option...then try your clean install.

Using CDs which are designed for a different system...may not necessarily be useful when trying to install from said CDs on a Toshiba.

Louis

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A few months ago my Toshiba laptop blue screened and never recovered. I'm not exactly sure what the problem is and after trying everything I could to recover the laptop I'm still at a loss as to what exactly the problem is. I'm an experienced IT person and usually can get things like this working but before I go out and buy a new motherboard, I just want to make sure that is what the problem is.

When trying to boot from any disk to say reinstall windows or even boot into a live CD, the computer freezes. I've tried to install Windows XP and Windows 7, but the laptop will freeze during the disk bootup and not get anywhere near the install portion.

I've also tried booting from a Linux live CD, into BartPE and also a mini-XP version and all freeze during the boot up process. I've tried replacing memory, that didn't fix the solution. I get one beep during bootup so I assume all is fine there.

Basically my next move of action is to buy a new motherboard and try that, but I don't want to go and spend the money only to replace it and find out that wasn't the problem.

Any help/suggestions will be greatly appreciated.
 

A:Toshiba laptop will not boot from disk

I just tried to boot from a Windows XP disk again, and got the following blue screen:
 

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