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Toshiba u405d - s2850

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by kwankrazy, Aug 15, 2011.

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  1. kwankrazy

    kwankrazy Thread Starter

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    My daughter's Toshiba u405d - s2850 won't power up. Error message says:

    >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
    windows failed to start. A recent hardware or software change might be the cause.

    If window files have been damaged or configured incorrectly. Start up repair can help
    diagnose and fix the problem. If power was interrupted during start up, choose start
    windows normally.

    Launch startup repair (recommended)
    Start windows normally

    Seconds until the highlighted choice will be selected automatically: 3
    Description: Fix problems that are preventing windows from starting

    Then new screen says: Windows is loading files

    Then new screen says:

    STARTUP REPAIR
    Your computer was unable to start
    Startup repair is checking your system for problems... xxxxxxx

    >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

    Before the ssytem can finish "check the system for problems, the laptop
    turns off. BTW, both the battery light and power cord light are lit solid.
    My daughter says she did not add hardware or software...

    Any advise? I don't think it is under warranty any longer.

    PLEASE HELP. Cannot afford to buy her another laptop for college.

    Thank you in advance.

    Diana
     
  2. Megabite

    Megabite

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    Howdy,

    Can you get into Safemode?

    How to Start in Safemode

    1. Restart your computer.
    2. Before the windows logo you should gently tap the F8 key repeatedly until you are presented with a Windows Advanced Options menu.
    3. Select the option for Safe Mode using the arrow keys.
    4. Then press enter on your keyboard to boot into Safe Mode.
     
  3. kwankrazy

    kwankrazy Thread Starter

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    Tried the safe mode as instructed, the laptop did not respond.
    It went through the same cycle that I described in original post.

    Thanks anyway

    Diana
     
  4. Megabite

    Megabite

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    Ok this time restart the PC and just keep tapping the F8 key straight away as you may have missed it.
     
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