Computer Crash Help Plz?

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  1. lucky

    lucky New Member Banned User

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    I have an old Toshiba Satellite that crashed years ago... plugged it in today and it still starts... kind of. It goes to a black screen saying windows couldn't start, and gives me some safe mode options, and no matter what is chosen, this screen flickers for a millisecond, and then it reboots to the same black screen, over and over. Any ideas? TIA.

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    (I'd have put this in the appropriate forum, but I wanted someone to see it, and I know there's a bunch of PC savvy ppl here.)
     
  2. Bro

    Bro Oligarchical Corporatocracy VIP Gold

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  3. lucky

    lucky New Member Banned User

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    I'll take that taunting gladly as long as you have that av up.
     
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    dawg In The Dog House Staff Member

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    Thats the blue screen of death. Very easy to fix, just reinstall.
     
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    lucky New Member Banned User

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    But how? I have no way of doing anything... it just cycles through that process.
     
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    dawg In The Dog House Staff Member

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    Do you have a windows xp or restore disks?
     
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    lucky New Member Banned User

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    Let's pretend I don't. (Maybe possibly in a box somewhere, but I doubt it.)
     
  8. GSD

    GSD Active Member

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    run scandisk @ your c:\ in dos first

    if that doesn't identify a problem that can be fixed or fix it then you'll need to reinstall
     
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    You need to reinstall windows
     
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    lucky New Member Banned User

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    This is the first screen I see, and no matter what I choose, it goes to the Windowss preliminary loading screen, and then the blue screen for a nanosecond, and then reboot, repeat over and over. I'm at a loss. I have been researching independantly, btw, to no avail.
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    lucky New Member Banned User

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    So you're saying I need a recovery disk? How do I force it to boot from that? Thanks for you help, I feel like a moron here.
     
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    run chkdsk c: /r/f
     
  13. Spazzmatazz

    Spazzmatazz Band Member Banned User

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    Put the disk in the drive,and when it asks you you want to boot from the D drive, say uh huh.
     
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    lucky New Member Banned User

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    That's greek to me, but I'll google it!
     
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    Spazzmatazz Band Member Banned User

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    Better idea....
     
  16. GSD

    GSD Active Member

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    select the option with "COMMAND PROMPT" in it

    this should bring you to c:\

    type in c:\scandisk <hit enter>

    take a pic and post when it is done running or identifies a problem
     
  17. ChuckZ

    ChuckZ You're so pusillanimous, oh yea.

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    You took my doubloons earlier, I'm not helping.

    :dontcare:
     
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    There's a way to turn off the reboot on error option. I forget how though. It helped me identify what was crashing my system because instead of rebooting it stayed on the error screen.
     
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    Bro Oligarchical Corporatocracy VIP Gold

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    Oh and Get a Mac.
     
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    Demand a refund