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My Toshiba Equium can't get past startup repair. It says it cannot repair the system automatically. We haven't downloaded anything recently to cause this. We are desperate to get a solution to this!!!

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Ok well I recommend trying a system restore of your setup. press F8 at bootup, select SAFE MODE, when asked choose Restore system to another time, when it comes up again, select a time before the problem and follow the instructions & you should be soon OK

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I have run into this problem with several Dell laptops and PC's. The best solution is to re-install from the discs originally included with the laptop.

Before doing this, be sure to back up any data you have. Be sure to have a flash drive, or USB hard drive handy, and try booting into safe mode (hit F8 repeatedly when you see the Toshiba logo on startup). If you can get in that way, copy over all of your documents, desktop items, favorites, downloads, etc. If you have e-mail stored, be sure to get that as well. To see the e-mail files you will have to enable the viewing of hidden files. To do that, open "computer" and click on Organize at the top left. Choose folder and search options. Select the View tab, and select Show Hidden FIles and Folders.

Once that is done, open the C: drive, click on users, select your username, and open the AppData folder. In that folder, copy either your "Windows Mail" folder (if you are using windows mail), or if you are using outlook open the microsoft folder, and then copy the Outlook folder from there.

Once you have copied all of your data, reload the notebook using the included CD - you will have to bot from CD, see your operating manual for which key to press to select the boot menu to allow you to do this, and move your data back to it's original location(s) once you have finished the installation.

**DISCLAIMER: The above instructions will re-format your Hard Drive and re-install Windows to the state it was in when you took it out of the box, all data will be lost, all programs you have added (anti-virus, ofice apps, games, image programs, printers, etc.) will be gone as well. Make sure you have CD's and CD-keys for anything you are going to want to use again, ESPECIALLY anything you may have downloaded. Proceed with these instructions at your own risk. If you are not comfortable with backing up your own data, take your PC to a qualified professional to perform this procedure***

Posted on Feb 06, 2010

  • Chris Satoshige Dec 15, 2010

    I have this same problem, and would love to save everything, accept there's one problem. I can't get the computer to startup. It keeps going back to system repair, which then says it can't repair it automatically. I've tried, safemode, system restore, but it keeps taking me back to system repair.

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