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Re: just bought second hand,cant get it to load past 86%
Have you tried booting into the Safe Mode?
This won't necessarily fix anything but will at least tell you if some of the Windows installation is intact.
When first powering it on, tap the F8 key as soon as anything appears on your screen.
If that doesn't do it, try F5 it varies dependent on Windows version and/or system.
If you can get to the Desktop (it will look awful-icons spread way past the screen limits) and run some initial checks on it such as chkdsk to see if the hard drive is intact.
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Possible hard drive failure. You may have to reinstall the operating system and if that doesn't work then you have to get a new hard drive. The tech may or may not be able to recover your files from the damaged unit.
Hi there. If you already tried using other options from the windows advanced option and nothing works then you laready have a corrupted Operating system. Your hardware is okay but you just can't boot to windows since it's corrupted.
You may re-install the operating system using the recovery cds that came with the machine.
Access the Quick boot menu by pressing F12 the moment you see Toshiba Logo then insert the Operating System recovery cd. Use the up or down arrow keys to select DVD/CDRW, press Enter and keep tapping the spacebar until you see windows is loading files. If your OS (operating system) is a Vista, you will see Windows set-up EMS enabled hig-lighted... press Enter and you'll see "Windows is loading files".
If you're re-installing windows XP, just follow the instruction on the blue screen.
If you're re0installing Vista, get back to me so I can give you further instructions.
Try start up in Safe Mode press F8. Choose Safe Mode, when at the choice window, to select either Safe Mode Desktop, OR System Restore, chooses system restore and choose a time before you had the "Problem" and follow instructions. This should get you back.
This is usualy called "BDOD" as in "Blue Screen Of Death", more exactly a blue screen containing some error codes, some description of what was going on when it ocurred and a restart signal. You can't see the blue screen for more then a split second because by default the computer is set to restart automaticaly when these errors occur.
Mostly these errors appear as a result of a software modification that alters how windows executes a certain system file. It's actually hard to figure out what does the error means as long as you can't see it. However you could try running an older version of the windows core system registry by System Restore, if you have it enabled (it's on by default). By this we hope to restore the registry to a state prior to this problem.
You can do this by pressing F8 key when the computer is booting up, just before the windows logo appears (or that green bar in vista). When pressed at the right time, this key will bring up a menu on wich you would need to select "most recent settings that worked" or similar - depending on your windows version.
This will instruct windows to load some older registry configuration, one that worked in the past. If you still receive the same error, you could try booting in Safe Mode (again, press F8 but this time select "safe mode") and try unninstalling recent installed aplication, because maybe one of them is causing your problem.
If these steps woun't work, the only clean way to solve the problem would be to reinstall Windows along with your other software programs.
When you format something you WILL lose all of the data that was there. I would also recomend upgradeing to XP, 2000, or NT. You may need to reinstall the OS. If you need instructions ask me and I can help.