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Shutdown and startup problem

Alot of times when I shutdown my laptop and reach the "loginoff" part my toshiba a305-s6864 just blocks. The same thing happens when I start my laptop and reach the "loginon" part it just blocks and I have to restart the computer like three times to be able to enter windows

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  • eldahdah Nov 15, 2008

    thank you so much for the quick, efficient and clear help!



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When you get into windows you need to perform a surface scan of the hard drive and check it for bad sectors, i sounds like it is having difficulties reading the boot drivers, run chkdsk /f to check the disk for any problems and it should fix them for you, if the drive comes up clean with no problems then the system 32 folder is corrupt and you are looking at a full system recovery, make sure you back up all of your data while you can still use the machine

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