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Laptop in continuous reboot after windows update

My laptop recently was updated by Windows automatically. I shut down my system and upon starting it back up again, it was in a continuous loop that I can't get it out of. The problem is that it is continuously starting up and once it gets to the Windows screen it pauses for about a minute and then restarts again and again and again. I've tried starting it in safe mode but it doesn't allow me to do that. I've also tried using the last known good configuration and it still does the same thing.

What can I do to fix this?

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  • San_1 Apr 16, 2008

    It is the Toshiba Satellite A45-S150.

  • San_1 Apr 16, 2008

    There is no option for me to select disable automatic restart on system failure. I am trying to use the safe mode when it reboots and apologizes for Windows not starting successfully. I'll try to see if I can locate my Windows XP CD.(Not sure if one came with this laptop because it was already installed on it when I purchased it.)

    Thx

  • San_1 Apr 16, 2008

    Oh, I do have an authenticity code at the bottom of my laptop for Windows. I'll try downloading it first. Do you know a good site to do this?

  • San_1 Apr 16, 2008

    It is a Toshiba Satellite A45-S150.

  • San_1 Apr 16, 2008

    It is home sp2

  • San_1 Apr 16, 2008

    This time when I restarted the laptop to get ready to insert the CD that I created, it started checking the disk for consistency and found the following file record segments unreadable: 123216, 126212, 128392, 128393, 128394, 128395, 128404, 143844, 143845, and 145476. It is now checking the indexes (stage 2 of 3) and is at 59 percent complete. What does this mean?

  • San_1 Apr 16, 2008

    Ouch! It may be the hard drive...I've had this laptop for a little over 3 years now. I guess it's wearing down. It's on stage 3 of 3 now, verifying security descriptors. I sure hope this works.

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Hey, in the same menu where you select safe mode, select disable automatic restart on system failure, you might start seeing some bluescreens and post what you get from those bluescreens but the quikest fix for this problem is to do a windows xp repair install with the cd. if you have it.

let me know how it goes after disableing automatic restart.

Posted on Apr 16, 2008

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  • Ekse Apr 16, 2008

    Possible reasons



    1. Data corruption

    can be fixed with the xp cd useing repair console and command: chkdsk (you might have to force the check if it says disk is clean)



    If that doesnt solve it then theres the repair install

    and finaly a full reinstall of xp.



    if you have a license code in the bottom of the laptop but no xp cd you could download a copy of the cd or borrow from a friend.



    the code in the bottom is what makes your windows genuie and is required for activation


  • Ekse Apr 16, 2008

    but let me know if you get any bluescreens and post the codes.



    thanks.

  • Ekse Apr 16, 2008

    the cds that came with your laptop might have a disk image .. so it restores the laptop into the condition as when you got it from the shop, but if you have a original xp cd we can most likely solve this problem without looseing your personal data files.

  • Ekse Apr 16, 2008

    you need torrent software like utorrent



    http://www.utorrent.com/



    here are some xp cds



    http://www.torrentz.com/search?q=windows...



    NOTE TO SITE MANAGEMENT, I KNOW THESE ARE WAREZ AND ILLEGAL, BUT AS THE USER HAS THE PRODUCT KEY FOR THE PRODUCT THIS THEN IS NOT SOFTWARE PIRACY.



    Thank you for understanding!

  • Ekse Apr 16, 2008

    you will need to burn the disk ones downloaded. with a program like nero.

  • Ekse Apr 16, 2008

    check the bottom of your laptop, is it home or professional?



    download a cd with home or pro preferably with service pack 2.


  • Ekse Apr 16, 2008

    You can also try to order a cd from microsoft but Ive heard that people have had problems with that. well keep me informed.

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  • Ekse Apr 16, 2008

    Maanita, sorry, he cant use the windows at all. If you would bother to read the problem you would have seen that.

  • Ekse Apr 16, 2008

    Its correcting filesystem errors possibly caused the bad shutdowns etc. the last possibility is that the harddrve is going bad, but thats only if this thing keeps hapening over and over again(example reinstalling windows many times and same problem comes = bad harddrive)

  • Ekse Apr 16, 2008

    after the repair is complete try to start up in normal mode, if its not fixed run the chkdsk again, if it doesnt help. perform a windows repair install.

  • Ekse Apr 16, 2008

    the time here is almost 23 / 11pm so im going to bed, Will return in the morning - 8 hours.

  • Ekse Apr 16, 2008

    I think it will work, I did this exact thing on laptops and desktops when I still worked at a pc repair shop, if it doesnt, you need a new harddrive, and you can replace it yourself, quite easyly.



    well I've posted good instructions for you, follow them, il return.

  • Ekse Apr 16, 2008

    :-)

  • Ekse Apr 17, 2008

    Let me know if you need more assistance, and remember to rate my solution if your problem is solved.

  • Ekse Apr 17, 2008

    if the harddrive is faulty, you can buy a new or used 2,5" ide or sata harddrive for your laptop from ebay for examble. I beleave your drive is ide since its already 3 years old.



    heres one for examble

    http://cgi.ebay.com/2-5-Samsung-120Gb-HD...



    Its quite big, 120GB and in australia, il look for another



    Heres a cheap 40GB hdd

    http://cgi.ebay.com/Hitachi-DK23EA-40-40...






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May i please know the model and the make of the product in details so that it can help me resolving the issue is a more prompt manner

Posted on Apr 16, 2008

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    Maanita Chadha Apr 16, 2008

    Please run a system restore in safe mode to a previous date when the system was working fine and once the system is restored successfully you can run the windows update later follow the link which will help you.

    INSTRUCTIONS Very imp: To run system restore you need to boot the computer to the safe mode as its not running fine in normal mode
    to do so you need to shut the computer down.
    as soon as u turn the system on keep tapping the F8 key for 3to 4 times this will bring a dos black windows select the one which says safe mode using the up & down arrow key once it is hightlighted press enter this will take you to the safe mode.
    Once you are in the windows desktop you will see all four corners say safe mode you need to click on start --> all programs --> accessories --> system tools --> select system restore hit enter you will see two options restore my computer to an earlier time and create a restore point select the first option the you will see a calender select a bold date which will be the previous date from today, double click the date to highlight the box then click next the system will restart automaticall once its restored successfully you will be able to get your windows desktop back, issue will be resolved.

    You can refer this link for help
    http://www.windowsxphome.windowsreinstal...

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    Maanita Chadha Apr 16, 2008

    Please go though this link and this will resolve the issue 100%
    http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/using...

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