When I turn on the laptop windows fails to start. If I wait long enough, windows boot manager appears and says : windows failed to start...to fix the problem: 1. insert windows installation disc and restart your computer and then click 'repair your computer'.
I insert the disc, restart the computer, but nothing happens.
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Re: windows won't start on my new toshiba laptop
If it's reading the hard drive first, as it would appear it is, you need to enter the BIOS and change the order of boot devices so that it looks at the CD Rom first. Your user manual should tell you how to do this, but feel free to leave a followup comment if you want me to go over it.
It's expecting to see the CD to repair windows, but then isn't looking at the CD Rom drive first, with the result that it tries to boot straight from the hard drive and ends up in an unbreakable loop.
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I have Toshiba P745- S4102 . When I open a window it freezes. I have to do a hard shut down each time I turn on my laptop.
I want recover my laptop to it's factory setting. I brought the laptop from bestbuy brand new. It did not come with a CD for recovery. I have windows 7
The Basic Input/Output System (BIOS) password is not set by default on Toshiba laptops. When set, the BIOS password must be entered every time you turn on your Toshiba or wake your system from Standby mode. If you forget the password, you cannot boot your system. Prevent having to enter a password or the results of forgetting the password by removing the BIOS password from your Toshiba laptop. Other types of passwords can be set, such as a Windows password, to prevent unauthorized access to your machine.
1. Turn off your Toshiba laptop.
2. Wait 30 seconds and turn your laptop back on.
3. Press "F2" repeatedly as soon your Toshiba laptop begins booting until the BIOS menu screen appears.
4. Enter your existing BIOS password and press "Enter."
5. Press "F2" again to enter the BIOS, if prompted.
6. Use your arrow keys to select the "Security" tab in the BIOS menu.
7. Use the arrow keys to select "Set User Password."
8. Press either "F5" or "F6," depending on your Toshiba laptop model, to open the Password section.
9. Enter the current password into the "Old Password" prompt and press "Enter."
10. Press "Enter" when the "New Password" prompt appears. Do not enter any text in this box.
11. Press "Enter" again to confirm the new password.
Back up all necessary data to an external device such as a disk, flash driveor hard drive
Make sure all programs are closed and shut down your Acer laptop by openingyour Start menu and selecting "Shut Down" from the options for shuttingdown and restarting windows.
Detach any external hardware such as an external hard drive or printer.
Press the Power button to boot your Acer laptop.
Press "Alt + F10" on your keyboard when the Acer screen appears atthe start of the boot up process. Wait a moment while Windows loads the resetfiles.
Select "Restore System from factory default" in the Acer eRecoveryManagement window.
Click "Next" on the next screen to continue. Click"Next" on the following destination informationwindow. This will pop up a notice telling you that resetting your Acer laptopwill erase all data and restore the laptop to its original settings andconfiguration.
Click "OK" in the notice window to proceed with resetting yourAcer laptop.
Wait while your Acer laptop is reset to factory settings.
Hit F8 a few times while your computer starts to boot, a boot selection screen should come up. Try selecting "Last Known Good Configuration" and see if you can boot up without running the repair install.
Creating recovery discs After setting up the computer for the first time, be sure to create a set of recovery discs of the full factory image.
the recovery discs are used to start up (boot) the computer and recover the operating system and software to factory settings in case of system instability or failure.
Was something new installed. It's failing during the driver load. You can quick fix it, maybe, by booting and pressing the F8 key, then selecting Last Good Configuration (words of that effect). If that does not work, boot with F8 and trace each driver as it loads. The one it stops on is the one you want to deal with. Boot in Safe Mode again and try to fix the problem. Do you have anything showing up under the Question Mark in device drivers? You may need to deal with the problem on that level also. Cheers.