Question about HP Compaq Presario SR2013WM (RE468AA#ABA) PC Desktop
There are several possibilities:
1) your hard drive crashed and you can no longer boot off it.
2) You have a floppy or other similar removable drive loaded and the system is trying to boot off removable media which is not bootable.
3) Your boot record got damaged somehow by some software or malware writing to the boot sector of the drive, but your data is still there.
If the problem is #1, you can try a repair install of your operating system and see if that works. If the hard drive itself is damaged, this won't help.
If the problem is #2, I'd just make sure you have removed all removable media before trying to boot.
For problem #3, the way to test this out is to remove the hard drive (with the system powered off, making sure you have discharged all static electricity) and place it in another machine as a "slave" drive and see if you can access the data on that drive. If you can, there's a possibility that you can repair the boot sector. However, this is not really a job for amateurs as there's a very good possibility you can permanently wipe the data on this drive or on the main boot drive of the computer you're using to test with.
Posted on Jul 02, 2009
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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.
This repair tool will fix your startup disk and allow you to get your computer back up and running.
Insert your Windows 7 installation disc into your computer's optical drive.
Start your computer and wait for it to boot from the install disc.
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.
Hope this helps
How to Create a Windows 7 System Repair Disc:
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