I shut down my Laptop and while it was installing various things for windows - the reset button was pressed. Now every time I turn my laptop on I get a screen informing that windows did not shut down successfully because of a hardware download. It prompts me to click the "Start Windows Normally" if my laptop was shut down using the reset button or "Last known good configuration" If Windows shut down itself. There are also 3 types of safe modes to choose from. Neither of them work and one of the safe modes did not work either. I keep getting a blank screen up with the cursor but nothing else loads and I have no idea what to do. Help please!! Thank you!
Another Fix: I will quote this from another forum that I have found. It actually solved my problem. I hope it does so for you too.
I have your solution, it is registry problem, boot up your pc, when it stops at the black screen with cursor, hit ctrl+alt+delete and then click task manager, run a new task called explorer. Then run a new task called regedit. This will bring up the registry, so look in the left hand column navigate to HKEY_local machine/software/microsoft/WindowsNT/Currentversion/winlogon. Go to the right hand panel & double-click on shell. (Something missing or added) Replace the contents with just:
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Re: Start up problem.
Does your laptop come with a recovery disc? If so, insert the disc, turn off pc, boot it up from the cd and do a start up repair. Your OS start up is got corrupted. Don't worry, start up repair won't delete your data, it will only re install the OS start sequence.
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Step 1: Laptop computers can be wonderful devices, except when the need to troubleshoot arises. Acer laptops are no different. A quick way to fix many problems with an Acer laptop running Windows is to reset it to factory settings. Resetting your Acer laptop to factory settings can eliminate slow operation, registry problems, virus problems and spyware issues. What's more, a factory reset of your laptop may reduce the need for a full reinstallation of Windows.
Back up all necessary data to an external device such as a disk, flash drive or hard drive Make sure all programs are closed and shut down your Acer laptop. Detach any external hardware such as an external hard drive or printer. Press the Power button to boot your Acer laptop. Press "Alt-F10" on your keyboard when the Acer screen appears at the start of the boot-up process. Wait a moment while Windows loads the reset files. Select "Restore System from factory default" in the Acer eRecovery Management window. Click "Next" on the next screen to continue. Click "Next" on the following destination information window. This will pop up a notice telling you that resetting your Acer laptop will erase all data and restore the laptop to its original settings and configuration. Click "OK" in the notice window to proceed with resetting your Acer laptop. Wait while your Acer laptop is reset to factory settings.
Hi having hard time with your Toshiba laptop conserning your HD.
let me help you.... First wile you turn on your laptop press and old F8 Key then on the screen choose safe mode that will start your laptop on safe mode., to perform a disk cleanup... Also check your bios battery see if it dead.. again you re start your laptop this time you press and hold F1 or F2 key that bring you on the bios of your laptop., now look carefully in your bios .. press on default setup that will reset your bios for now.. then restart your laptop
then at the begining it will ask you wich mode you want ...then chose last good start.. If that solution dont work ..Then you may have to re install your windows again in your laptop, due to missing file in your startup windows., To install a new window,, again.. insert a valid windows with a serial key into your laptop.. wile your start your laptop press and hold F12 then wait for instruction...
beside your power button there is a small button that will have a curved arrow on it, your system must be shut down then press and hold down the button wth a curved arrow or it may say NOVO on it press and hold it down for 4-5 seconds while the ssytem is shut down the computer will power on if you press that button then it will look like it is loading windows but it will show on the screen Lenovo Rescue OneKey System then you might see the option fix files or advance if this screen comes up it means that you still have the option to get windows working again if you click advance it will give you an option of Lenovo Password Management, Lenovo Anti Virus and Lenovo Rescue System select lenovo rescue system it will give you the options restore from initial backup, restore from customer backup select restore from initial back up to restore back to factory defaults unleass you created a back up of your own ^_^
when yit says the "we apologize screen" try doin the "controle-alt-deleat" command. if that doesnt work, try pressing the escape key. if that Still doesnt work, try pressing the end key. my guess is that you were either looking at something you souldnt have been, or you clicked on an ad. Eitherway, it sounds like you got a nasty virus. if nothing else works........ reformat.
According to the manual Using Emergency Shutdown Procedures If the notebook does not respond to the Windows shutdown procedure (Start > Turn Off Computer > Turn Off), try the following emergency shutdown procedures in the sequence provided: ■ If the notebook is running Windows XP Professional: Press ctrl+alt+delete. Select the Shut Down button, then select Shut down from the drop down list. ■ Press and hold down the power button for at least 4 seconds. ■ Unplug the notebook from external power and remove the battery pack.