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Windows 7: Cant start windows


03 Jan 2011   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 
Cant start windows

Hi there, I am using Toshiba Satellite T130-11H with Windows 7 pre-installed.

When I tried to startup my laptop today, it was hanging at the "Starting Windows" screen. So I turned it off and was then recommended to perform startup repair. I done this but it froze when "Attempting repairs", I repeated this but again same thing happened. When I attempt to boot in Safe Mode, again I am directed to the startup repair. Letting it hang on "Starting Windows" eventually directs me to it aswell. Each time it freezes at "Attempting Repairs".

Therefore, sense told me I should go to "Repair your computer" but after stating the language, it then does nothing and sits with the background and cursor with no repair options appearing. I then booted with my repair cd and it now hangs on "Searching for Windows installations..." ?

Any help is appreciated as my higher exams coming soon, and essays vital!

Thanks, Ryan.

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03 Jan 2011   #2

Windows 8 Professional 64-bit
 
 

It would help if you told us what you were doing on your laptop before your computer wouldn't boot.
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03 Jan 2011   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Two days ago I restored it using the repair disc as I was recieveing the "No Operating System found" message. This sorted the problem and laptop worked fine. Yesterday, using my laptop consisted of using the internet for Facebook, iTunes and Football Manager. Worked absolutely fine, now today not at all.
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03 Jan 2011   #4

Windows 8 Professional 64-bit
 
 

Do you know what may have caused the "No Operating System found" message? Did you touch anything in "Boot Manager" or install a duel OS?
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03 Jan 2011   #5

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Certainly never installed a duel OS, and its not like me to touch something in boot manager, cant be sure but I doubt i would mate
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03 Jan 2011   #6

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

launch repair has no finished and reads ..

Windows cannot repair the computer automatically.

If you have recently attached a device to this computer, such as a camera or portable music player, remove it and restart your computer. If you continue to see this message, contact your system administrator or computer manufacturer for assisstance.

Click finish to exit and shut down your computer.

I then looked at the error details and it says ..

Root cause found
No OS found on disk

Repair Action: Partition table repair
Result: Failed. Error code = 0x490
time taken = 1304465 ms
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03 Jan 2011   #7
Microsoft MVP

 

Enter BIOS setup using key given on first boot screen (normally ESC on Toshiba). Make sure the HD registers in BIOS. Then reset the CMOS: Clear CMOS - 3 Ways to Clear the CMOS - Reset BIOS

Now boot back into Repair CD to see if it will discover a Windows 7 installation. If not, reboot CD, at first screen press Shift + F10 key to open a Command Line, type bootrec.exe /fixboot followed by enter then bootrec.exe /fixmbr. Reboot computer.

If Windows 7 will not start, boot back into Repair CD to see if it will now discover OS to run Startup Repair up to 3 separate times, making sure Windows 7 or it's 100mb SysReserved partition are marked Active: Startup Repair - Run 3 Separate Times

If Windows 7 will still not discover a partition or Startup Repair will not work after 3 separate attempts with reboots on confirmed marked-Active SysRserved or Windows 7 partition, then see if you can copy out your files by clicking on the Load Drivers link on that screen to use the mini-explorer: Copy & Paste - in Windows Recovery Console

There are other steps which can be taken to try to Repair Windows 7 so let us know how the above goes.
Did you make your Toshiba Recovery Disks, or did any disks come with the computer? Does it still have the Toshiba Recovery partition which can be run from boot?
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03 Jan 2011   #8

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

ok currently doing this and will get back to you with result. I made my own repair CD, done the trick the first time, and not sure if it has the Toshiba Recovery Partition which can be run from boot. How do i check mate? Ps having bother entering command line as still cant find Windows Installations.
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03 Jan 2011   #9

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Still cant get this command line up
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03 Jan 2011   #10
Microsoft MVP

 

Did you try pressing Shift + F10 at first screen after booting Repair CD?

Try also rebooting then tap F8 repeatedly to see if you get Advanced Boot Options. Try Safe Mode, Safe Mode Command Line, Repair console if it is on there, then look for Toshiba Recovery options.

Here are steps for running Toshiba Recovery from Hard Drive if you didn't make the disks: http://aps2.toshiba-tro.de/kb0/HTD7C02140000R01.htm
http://en.kioskea.net/faq/4811-toshi...ctory-settings
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