When I turn on the computer, the toshiba icon shows up as if ready to start/ then there is a message that says windows could not start because the following file is missing or corrupt: windows\systems32\dconfig\system.
You can attempt to repari this file by startubg windows setup using the original setup cd rom. select "r" at the first screen to start repair."
Unfortunately, I no longer have the cds. what can I do. Maybelle
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Re: It won't boot
Hi there, got an old trick you can use that is a sure winner:-
boot up your system using your boot cd and enter R for Recovery Console. replace the registry files currently in the
C:\Windows\System32\Config folder. By using the command copy c:\windows\repair\system c:\windows\system32\config\system ... this should get your system running again....
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Re: It won't boot
Your system is corrupted, files needed to boot up windows was corrupt or it was deleted accidentally, the only solution that can correct the problem is provide installation disc(windows installer) and insert it to the CD ROM and boot your system to CD DOM and follow the the on screen instruction.
(note: installation of Operating system can lost your important files, back up the files)
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My Toshiba had this in the users manual in all programs.As you start your Toshiba press the zero key at the same time.You can also buy a disk from Toshiba.You have to go into setup and change the boot order so that CD ROM is first in line in order to boot from a CD.Choose quick format.and follow the prompts.Do not chose repair and keep the same partition size.There will be a small partition for Toshiba stuff so just leave it there.Good luck and Thank You for choosing FixYa......................Darryel
Hi! If you have the Windows 7 disc just insert it restart the computer. It will boot directly from the disc. Then follow the step by step instructions here.
If you don't have the Windows 7 disc, you have two ways to reformat your Toshiba computer.
Using Toshiba HDD Recovery Utility from the recovery partition In case of a hard disk drive failure, you may be able to restore the drive to the factory default state using the on-disk Toshiba HDD Recovery Utility (in a special partition on the hard disk drive). You can select restoring the entire hard disk drive to the factory default state, or restoring only the C: drive -- without affecting other partitions (for example, a D: drive) -- or changing the size allocated to your C: drive, and then restore it. To recover your hard disk drive from a system failure using the utilities stored on your computers HDD, follow these steps:
If the computer is running, shut it down -- by clicking Start, Shut Down, and again Shut Down.
Press and hold the 0 (zero) key on your keyboard and then press the computers power switch. When the computer turns on, the Toshiba HDD Recovery Utility screen will appear, presenting three options:
Sample TOSHIBA HDD Recovery Utility screen
Restore Original Factory Image (Recommended) CAUTION: Restoring a hard disk drive to its factory default state deletes all partitions on the hard disk drive and all data stored on those partitions. All of your files and information will be lost! Be sure to back up all important files first.
Press 1 to restore your hard disk drive to its original factory default state. A confirmation message will appear, indicating that all data will be overwritten and lost during the restore process. Be sure to back up all important files before proceeding.
Click Yes to begin the recovery. A message will appear once the operation is finished, indicating the HDD has been restored.
Press any key to restart the computer.
* The options 2 & 3 are for advanced users.
Hard Disk Drive Recovery using Recovery CDs or DVDs You may also wish to to run the Toshiba HDD Recovery Utility from Recovery CDs or DVDs that you have created. Insert the first Recovery CD or DVD into your CD/DVD drive, and turn on the computer. Once the computer is running, the TOSHIBA HDD Recovery Utility screen will appear, presenting the same three options above. Again Press 1 to restore your hard disk drive to its original factory default state. Click Yes to begin the recovery. Press any key to restart the computer.
Installing Drivers and Applications The TOSHIBA Application Installer allows you to reinstall the drivers and applications that were originally bundled with your computer. To reinstall drivers and applications:
Double-click the "Toshiba Application Installer" icon on the Windows desktop. This utility may also be launched by clicking Start -->All Programs --> Hard Disk Recovery Utilities.
Click the item(s) you wish to install. To select multiple items, hold down the Ctrl key as you click your selections.
Follow the on-screen prompts to complete the installation process.
If that was a video over the internet you may have downloaded a smart virus. ( ie/ tricks the computer in thinking it is safe ). Shut the computer down and restart it in safe mode. F8 or F11 while it is booting up, ( I could never remember! ). Close all residual tabs/web locations and all other programs. Go to the START icon and restart in normal mode. Me thinks that should do it for you.
try to boot the computer using the recovery disc in it, sounds like some operating system files are gone or corrupted, booting from the disc should reinstall the os, or the missing files, but it will check for hardware problems anyways......hope this helps...shia
click Start>>Run>> (type)Msconfig>>Click ok
System configuration utility window will open up
U will see few tabs at the top like General,Startup Click on startup tab At the bottom click disable all>>Close>>It will ask for restart Restart the computer when the computer restarts you will get the message You have used the system configuration utility Check the box at the bottom Do not Show this Message Again and click ok Now you wont see the icons that use to load up on the right bottom of your system,however they have not been deleted just hidden,if you want to access any of those programmes that use to appear before Click start>>All Programmes>>and clik the application you need to open.
Keep pressing F2 or del soon as you start up your PC u have to go in cmos setup by perssing f2 or del key when windows stat then press it there was option in go in boot there is boot device pryority set there cd dvd rom by press f10 to save cmos settings & exit then after pc was reboot u will able to boot from cd