Having a problem computer would only go into safe mode, then I tried to restore with restore disc but it starts to restore then a message comes up and says to download file file but you can't get to the file to continue.. Any assistance would be of great help
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Re: Computer Disc won't restore
I would try backing up all your valuable info and try scan disk in safe mode. If scan disk fails perhaps try a different hard drive, if not then try reinstalling windows and starting fresh. Is this the disc that came with the computer or one that was made?
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if you have any external devices plugged in such as mice or hard drive or usb unplug them and then try to reboot. check online for the brand name of your computer for "safe Mode" typically its hitting the F buttons or the delete button and going into safe mode then if it will save the file you really need. then try to reboot
Restart your computer repeatedly tapping the f8 key to enter safe mode while the screen is black once in safe mode where the only things working will be your keyboard and mouse allowing you to attempt to repair your computer If done properly the user should get to a screen similar to the below screen. Select the option for Safe mode command prompt only Windows Advanced Options Menu Please select an option: Safe Mode Safe Mode with Networking Safe Mode with Command Prompt Enable Boot Logging Enable VGA mode Last Known Good Configuration (your most recent settings that worked) Directory Services Restore Mode (Windows domain controllers only) Debugging Mode Start Windows Normally Reboot Return to OS Choices Menu Use the up and down arrow keys to move the highlight to your choice. To perform a system restore, follow these steps: 1.Click Start, click Run, type msconfig, and then click OK. 2.On the General tab, click Launch System Restore. 3.Select Restore my computer to an earlier time, and then click Next. 4.Calendar dates in bold are possible restore points. Click the most recent one to view system restore information. 5.Select a system checkpoint or an installation restore point, and then click Next. 6.Close all other programs. 7.To start the system restore, click Next. 8.Your computer restarts. Repeat steps 1 through 8 until you fix your configuration issue. or
It is possible for the Windows operating system on your eMachines computer to have a critical failure. If the operating system on your eMachines computer is failing, you can use your recovery discs to restore your computer. Recovery discs come with your purchase of an eMachine, and contain your operating system and all your basic drivers. You can recover your eMachines W series in about an hour.
Turn off your computer and press "F8" to enter the BIOS menu. Tab over to the "Boot Sequence" or "Boot Order" menu. Move your optical drive to the top of the list. Press "F11" to exit and save changes. Insert your recovery disc into your optical drive, then restart your computer. Press any key to boot from disc. Select the "Full Recovery" option from your recovery disc menu. Allow the recovery procedure to complete. Hope this helps.
Try booting it up to safe mode. Just keep tapping F8 to go to the options where you can select safe mode. After that, use your keyboard to select safe mode. If it goes to safe mode, restore it to a date when your computer was still working fine.
To do the system restore, do the following:
Start or pearl button (click) > Accessories > system tools > system restore .
If you can't boot via F8, then use the Operating System's Disc that came with your computer when you bought it. Turn on your computer with the disc inside it. Follow the onscreen instructions and do a repair in the operating system.
Sounds like your boot files or operating system has a corrupt or missing file. You will need a system disc to fix it. Have you tried booting in SAFE Mode? Turn off the computer, then turn it back on and immediately hit the F8 key repeatedly. When you see the options screen take SAFE MODE. Once you get it to boot up click Start/Programs/Accessories/System Tools/System Restore.. Select a restore date that is before you started having problems and let it run. Sometimes the restore points get corrupt or missing. If unsuccessful, like I said before you'll need a system disc so that you can boot into the recovery console and type the command: chkdsk /r This will run for well over an hour so be patient. It does not destroy any data, documents, music, pictures, videos, programs, etc.
When your toshiba splash screen is showing on startup, press F8 continuously, then you should get some options, go to the one that says safe mode. After loading windows in safe mode click start, search, and type system restore. Open system restore, find a date where your pc was working correctly and click restore. If this doesn't do it on the toshiba spash screen (if you have a new enough laptop) there will be an option called system recovery usually f11 key, this will restore your pc back to its factory state and should resolve any problems your having. If you don't have that option go to https://www.csd.toshiba.com/cgi-bin/tais/support/jsp/serviceUnitVerification.jsp and see if you can order a set of recovery disc's for your model, they usually run from $25-$30. Hope this helps.
You mentioned it boot in safe mode, if it's showing the taskbar where the start button is, then do the system restore. Click start/all programs/accessories/system tools/system restore. Select the previous date that the laptop was working fine the laptop will restart by itself once done. If this process does not resolve the issue, do system recovery (reformat) using the recovery disc that came with the laptop.
As the computer is working in safe mode, it is clear that operating system files are corrupt.
Perform a repair installation, if it is Windows XP.
For Vista or Windows 7, you can perform system restore from recovery console. To launch recovery console, insert the disc- restart the computer and boot into the disc. Choose repair in the options tab, then choose system restore from the list.
Your boot menu for Windows is corrupt. Try to boot from the windows installation disc and make sure to key any key when told to boot off the disc. Once the windows files load, you will have a choice of what to do next. If you have XP, choose the repair option and you will be faced with a black DOS screen...after the blinking cursor type
FIXBOOT hit enter Try to boot the computer without the disc in it. If it does not boot, then boot off disc again and this time type:
FIXMBR hit yes and enter
Try once again to boot without the disc.
Also try to boot into safe mode by tapping F8 when you see the Compaq name come up during starting. If you can get to the multiple boot up option screen, scroll to "Safe mode with networking" and choose that. If it boots then you can go to the start button > accessories > system tools > system restore > choose a restore point back a day or two and follow the prompts.
If you have Vista, boot off the disc and choose start up repair. If that doesn't work, boot again and choose restore computer to an earlier time. Again choose a restore point back a few days. Good luck ParrotHead PC Repair