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Windows 7: Windows 7 Won't Start up

29 Nov 2009   #11
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

You should be able to from boot instead using the instructions under that section in red above though.
  1. If the computer is running, shut it down -- by clicking Start, Shut Down, and again Shut Down.
  2. Press and hold the 0 (zero) key on your keyboard and then press the computers power switch. When the computer turns on, the Toshiba HDD Recovery Utility screen will appear, presenting three options:
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30 Nov 2009   #12
mattash

Windows 7
 
 

That doesn't seem to do anything either. Having an absolute mare here.
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30 Nov 2009   #13
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Depending on how recently you bought the computer, you might consider exchanging it for another new one.
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01 Dec 2009   #14
mattash

Windows 7
 
 

Ok I managed to fix it - briefly. I changed the SATA controller mode to compatibility instead of AHCI in the BIOS setup.

But I reset the laptop, after backing up my important files, and now it have this error message;

File: windows\system32\config\system

Info: windows failed to load because the system registry file is missing, or corrupt.

I've tried the recovery CD, but now I'm getting the same problem in that it will not load up.
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26 Dec 2009   #15
Bubble

Windows 7
 
 
Solution!

Hey mate, dont know if you've gotten it sorted yet, but i had the EXACT same problem as you, now this is what i did, and im not sure how it worked but it just kinda did, THANKS TO YOU! After i changed the SATA mode in bios, startup repair does its thing, and then it says to restart or shutdown, choose either of the two but at bios remember to change the SATA back to the original mode. Your laptop should start up fine. This is what i did, and THANKFULLY im using it right now. its going EXTREMELY slow though, even though it has 4gb of RAM, at least i can access all my files and back up them up, as now i wouldn't mind doing a factory reboot of the hard drive. Hope this helps.
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26 Dec 2009   #16
InternetLord

Windows 7 Eternity Build 7600 RTM Activated x86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mattash View Post
Ok I managed to fix it - briefly. I changed the SATA controller mode to compatibility instead of AHCI in the BIOS setup.

But I reset the laptop, after backing up my important files, and now it have this error message;

File: windows\system32\config\system

Info: windows failed to load because the system registry file is missing, or corrupt.

I've tried the recovery CD, but now I'm getting the same problem in that it will not load up.
turn the ahci completely off.
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25 Mar 2011   #17
mattturner73

win7
 
 
why me and why isnt it working?

i have had the exact problem as described in the previous post above.
i have followed every detail exactly.
i get to the STARTUP REPAIR (specifcally "attempting repairs... repairing disk errors. this might take over an hour to complete.") and nothing happens after that except the little blue bar going from left to right as if something is going on behind the scene.
i let the repair run over night 8 hours - notta, same screen as when i left it.
i started it again, 10+ plus hours - same results.

what am i missing? i cant get thru STARTUP REPAIR! WHY? WHAT? and what congressman do i have to write to get this problem wiped from the face of the earth?

laptop in question: toshiba satelite L350d-s5974 WIN7 OS

****IMPORTANT**** i have to access hard drive without reinstalling windows. the 1st year n a half of my sons baby pics/videos are on the hard drive. pics are my only concern, the laptop can burn after i get em backed up. please help
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07 Aug 2011   #18
murphy2010

Windows 7 SP1
 
 

Do I need all this bundled software? My laptop is Toshiba Satellite L650?
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