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Laptop does not boot....invalid system disk...

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I had my Toshiba Satellite for repair because the operating system failed. When I got the laptop back, I wanted to re-install the driving system by using the product recovery disk (Vista Home Premium). But the Laptop does not react, i.e. it does not read the recovery disk.

What to do?

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The loop on your Toshiba Satellite laptop refers to the computer not booting properly.

During the loop, the computer will try to boot the Windows operating system and keep restarting over and over again.


This is not a hardware issue with your Toshiba Satellite A106.

The issue resides in the startup files on your computer's hard drive.


You can fix this by running a repair tool that comes with your Windows operating system.

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Insert your Windows 7 installation disc into your computer's optical drive.


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Choose your language from the menu and then click the "Next" button.


Click "Repair your computer" from the menu.


Choose the operating system you are using and then click the "Next" button.


Click on the "Disable Automatic Restart On System Failure" button to disable the startup loop.


Click the "Startup Repair" tool from the menu and wait for the computer to fix your startup disk.


Wait for the computer to finish repairing your startup disk and then allow it to restart automatically.


Wait for the computer to boot correctly to your login screen.


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How to Create a Windows 7 System Repair Disc:


http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/2083-system-repair-disc-create.html


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To run the check disk utility you will need a repair disc ora operating system disc. Put the disc in the cd drive and boot fromit. You want to get to the Dos Command Prompt (Black screen with whiteletters) and type the following command: chkdsk /r
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If check disk fails to solve your problem you might have to reinstall windows.Try doing a Repair Install that way you don't loose your data, documents,music, pictures, videos or programs.

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1 Turn on your Toshiba Satellite. Insert your recovery disk or the original Windows operating system DVD

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2 Turn on the Toshiba Satellite. In the first few seconds while it is starting up, press and hold the F12 key on your keyboard to access the Boot Menu. (Note: Some Toshiba models may tell you to press "C" to boot

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