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Do I need to use recovery disks or is their an easier solution?

On a black screen I am getting the following message:

"The system could not be restarted from its previous location due to a read failure. Delete restoration data and proceed to system boot menu."

I can't get past this screen and don't know how to undertake these steps. I can't find an answer on the Toshiba website. Help! and thanks.

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Re: Do I need to use recovery disks or is their an easier...

It can be problem with HDD or ram
Virus infected

Try this metode:

Go start run type MSCONFIG start up and desable ALL PROGRAM but just dont desable ANTIVIRUS!

Let me know if u got help

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Re: Do I need to use recovery disks or is their an easier...

This error occurs on notebooks occasionally after returning from hibernation, the sleep mode in WinXP. There's no option for returning to the Desktop, so you may lose your work. Use the option to Delete Restoration Data And Proceed To System Boot Menu, which will cause WinXP to reboot.

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