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Startup issue out of the blue i started my toshiba,it goes thru the xp and toshiba screens,then has a incorrect shutdown screen,which gives me 3 safe mode options,one start in most recent config that worked and one that starts windows normally.none work...all end me back in the same place...a 30 second timer.

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  • wbcoyote64 Oct 11, 2008

    intel

  • wbcoyote64 Oct 16, 2008

    will try either solution,but first have to get an XP disk,which i should have tomorrow.

    thanks for the suggestions,i will let you know what happens!

  • John Hong
    John Hong May 11, 2010

    What processor does this have? Intel or AMD?

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OK, here's my suggestion but 1st a question, did you by any chance just finish running a anti-virus or malware scan before this happened?

I have seen a lot of computers where the winlogon file called userinit.exe gets infected by a virus and then is wiped out by a malware scan. So the registry entry points either to nothing or an incorrect file

To replace userinit.exe:
1. Boot using Recovery console (or other cmd prompt with access to C: drive)
2. CD Windows\System32
3. Expand d:\i386\userinit.ex_ userinit.exe (or Copy d:\i386\userinit.ex_ userinit.exe) where d: is CDROM drive and need to expand compressed file to full file.
4. type Exit to reboot

Try that!

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Ok, that rules out the problem some systems with an AMD processor have with SP3.

Before we try anything else, unplug the computer, remove the battery and leave it like this for a few minutes. But the battery back, plug it in and try it.

If that does not work you will need you windows CD.
Put it in the drive & boot to the CD
You need to press R and go to the recovery console
type chkdsk /r
If this does not work, repeat and this time type fixboot

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