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Safe mode and normal start up both stuck on Please Wait ...

Discussion in 'Windows Vista' started by bairinbreac, Aug 17, 2012.

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  1. bairinbreac

    bairinbreac Thread Starter

    Aug 17, 2012
    Hi my problems started last night when I tried to open my laptop (Toshiba Satelitte A300 on Windows Vista)*
    In normal boot up the screen loads fine up to Please Wait...*
    I left it on until this morning which by then the screen had turned black and nothing was clickable.*
    I cannot start up in Safe Mode either as the same thing happens.
    Occasionally when I try and boot up it tells me the C disk has something wrong with it and is fixing it.
    A warning saying this file is corrupt and unreadable left me with a flickering screen which fluctuated between black and the vista background.
    I did manage to log in once though my desktop soon froze and I had to shut my laptop down.*
    Startup repair cannot detect any problems. I did restore Windows to an earlier date with System Restore but that didn't do anything to help and when I tried to restore the system to an even earlier date the Catastrophic Failure sign comes up.

    I really am out of ideas apart from restoring to factory settings.

    Someone please help.
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