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My toshiba laptop has been performing a startup repair for over an hour now - but it isn't working

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By start up repair do you mean check disk?

Posted on May 11, 2008

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Having slow performance? Make your PC/laptop run faster (only for WIndows XP)


There are some steps which you can try to boost your Windows XP PC/Laptop's speed & performance:

1) Removing Startup items

Click Start, point to Programs, click Startup, and then right-click each item in Startup and select Delete. Your Startup folder should be empty

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2) Remove unnecessary programs from Add & remove programs list

Click Start, point to Settings, and click Control Panel. Double-click Add or Remove Programs icon.

Scroll through the list of installed programs, and remove the one you don’t need. Be sure about the programs those you don't need.

3) Setting PC/Laptop for best performance

Right-click My Computer and select Properties.
Switch to Advanced tab and click the Settings button under Performance subsection. Performance Options window will open.
Select Adjust For Best Performance option and click OK button.

This may degrade the looks but will increase the performance of PC/Laptop.

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4) Right-click My Computer and select Manage. Computer Management window will open. Maximize Computer Management window.
Click plus sign next to Services and Applications, click Services, and switch to Standard tab on the right.

Disable the following services one by one:

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Remote Registry
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Upload Manager
WebClient
Wireless Zero Configuration (don’t disable if using wireless network/Internet connection)

To disable the service, search the service name in the list of services & double-click on it. Change Startup Type for the service, selecting Disabled from Startup type dropdown box and clicking OK button.

Restart the computer.

5) Run CCleaner regularly.

Download CCleaner application from here. Install it.

Run it time to time to run your PC smoothly.



6) Defragment hard drive (may take up to 30 minutes or more than that)
Click Start, select Programs, Accessories, System Tools, and click Disk Defragmenter.

When Disk Defragmenter window opens, select a drive in the top portion of the window, and click Defragment button.

on Jun 15, 2010 | PC Desktops

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Toshiba Satellite L305-S5875; Recovery Error 10-fc12-045d HELP!!


no it is not fried. you just need to find a vista disk and use that instead of the recovery disks. Once you reinstall Vista you should be able to go online for the Toshiba drivers. Make sure you have the windows Vista Key which should be located under the laptop. the vista software install will ask for it.

Jan 10, 2010 | Compaq Deskpro EP PIII-650MHz/ 128MB/...

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I have a toshiba A305-S6905 with- VISTA!! - sorry. New computer was working fine, now when i try to power it up i will get the toshiba screen and hthen it just goes blank. Tried f2 f8 and f12 along with C...


If this is new, I would suggest pulling your hard drive and letting the factory take care of it. It's a shame your having this type of issue with a new system.

Lets try something first though. Boot the laptop with your vista disc in it and hit any key when it tells you to. After windows loads, it should give you options, choose repair startup. This is of course if you performed this right. The computer is not going to give you a alot of time to choose when it says hit any key to boot from cd, so watch close. As soon as you see the Toshiba screen tap F12, this will bring up a one time boot order change menu, arrow down to the cd/dvd drive and select it by hitting enter, the computer will reboot and will try to boot from the cd. This is where you have to be watching for the hit any key message. If you get to the point where windows is loading files off the cd, there may be hope we can take care of this here. First try to repair the start....reboot and let the computer reboot without the disc....if it does not do it all again and this time choose to restore the computer to another time and pick a day or two before the problem. choose ok and let the laptop reboot and restore. See if it will reboot onits own, if it does, great.....if not get back to us.

Sep 11, 2009 | PC Desktops

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When i turn my laptop on it wont load the toshiba screen


in the cmos setting load default and save it. restart the computer

Aug 13, 2009 | PC Desktops

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Reboot and select proper boot device or insert boot media


Try inserting your Windows CDROM at startup and look for press any key to boot from cd.
Wait 'til " Welcome to Setup" occurs and press R for repair.
Type Administrator password or just click enter after choosing
(most likely) 1. At windows prompt, type fixboot and after self
repair type exit.

The system is likely encountering a critical error and
theautomatically restart option has been selected in
the startup andrecovery options.
Right click on My Computer and select
Properties/Advanced Tab/Startup and
Recovery/Settings Button.

Under System Failure, uncheck the Automatically Restart
option. Thiswill allow the error to be displayed when
the problem is encountered.

You need to perform some troubleshooting steps to
try and locate exactly where the problem is coming
from.

Good Luck...Nate P.

Jan 11, 2009 | PC Desktops

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Start up problem with Toshiba T5450 laptop


goto Start at desktop > click on 'Run' > type msconfig > then use the startup tab and uncheck the application which is causing startup problem...

Aug 22, 2008 | Toshiba PC Desktops

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My acer laptop aspire 5920-6914 When i turn it on it say startup repair repairing disk error but this has been going on for hours and it will not do anything else


depending on how big your drive is it can take a good few hours, but if it's doing nothing then just press and hold the power button to turn it off

Aug 15, 2008 | PC Desktops

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Bios password forgotten on toshiba laptop


there are many bios passwords but most except 1 can be bypassed by a simple work around:

open your laptop exposing the mother board, look for a the CMOS/BIOS battery (the one in the picture). if you have more than one, remove both, then let it sit without the battery for at least 3 hours. (best if you do this overnight because results may vary depending on the model of your mobo)

after that, put the battery back in, put the laptop back together, and you are good to go.

good luck, hope you get this one running.

for more on toshiba laptop repair and TS tips, just click on the link below.

http://www.laptop-repair.info/toshiba_bios_password.html

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Jul 28, 2008 | Toshiba PC Desktops

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