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Laptop wont stop rebooting!

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by LaptopC, Jan 23, 2013.

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    LaptopC Thread Starter

    Jan 23, 2013
    Okay so I have a Toshiba Satelite Laptop running Windows XP Pofessional. (Thats all the specs I can get since it wont boot up and allow me to get detailed specs). Long story shor tthe laptop worked fine as I had used it for work I recently had a problem where it froze and Ctrl Alt Delete wouldnt bring up the task manager so I just held the power buttin to power it down... and then that's when the trouble started. After this I go to start it again it goes through the normal start up sequence but then it says that Windows was not shut down properly and gives me the option to restart normally, in safe mode or with the last none configurations that worked. I have tried all of them and the only result is it reboots back to the Toshiba screen and then back to ways I can start it again and even when I shut it down it powers back up and tries to reboot starting the same problem all over again. Any ideas how to fix this??

    Thanks In Advance,



    Nov 8, 2012
    I had a similar situation with one of my clients and this is what I did to solve the problem.

    1. You need a copy of the WinXP CD
    2. Insert it into the CD/DVD drive
    3. Enter BIOS setup and change the boot order to CD to get your system to boot from CD. I assume you
    know how else read about it here:


    4. Quickly hit any Key when prompted to boot from CD
    5. Let it boot up and when you are Given the options to
    install Windows now press enter
    to repair windows press R etc....You must press R to repair

    6. In the recovery console (should be a black screen) Type: chkdsk /r and let it run
    7. once it is done type exit
    8. eject your CD and let the system reboot itself

    Hope that works..it did for me. All the best.:D
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