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    laptop Continuously restarts

    One of our teachers PC Toshiba settalite pro continously restarts. when turned on it gives the option to start with safe mode, SMwith network, SMwith command Prompt, Last know configuration, Starts notmally.
    non of them working. after a while its giving me a blue screen and restarts to previus option menu.
    what cause the problem?
    please help

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    Quote Originally Posted by lionsl2005 View Post
    One of our teachers PC Toshiba settalite pro continously reastts. when turned on it gives the option to start with safe mode, SMwith network, SMwith command Prompt, Last know configuration, Startss notmally.
    non of them working. after a wile its giving me a blue screen and restarts to previus option menu.
    what cause the problem?
    please help
    was the laptop ghosted or anything like that? the tosh's i tried to ghost never worked, always had to do fresh installs via RIS!

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    have you got a xp pro cd?

    If so boot up with that and run the repair function on there!

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    Quote Originally Posted by glennda View Post
    was the laptop ghosted or anything like that? the tosh's i tried to ghost never worked, always had to do fresh installs via RIS!
    Its not ghosted

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    Have you tried disabling the "automatic restart on failure" option so you can actually get to the BSOD and see what error message it's giving?

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    disable the auto restart, look at the BSOD.

    Write down the error number, usually its a corrupted file, which means the repair function from the system disk should do the job.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lionsl2005 View Post
    One of our teachers PC Toshiba settalite pro continously restarts.
    Anything plugged in? I've seen a laptop before that had a faulty PCMCIA card that was drawing too much power, causing the machine to restart over and over. I'm guessing that a malfunctioning USB device might act in a similar way, too.

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    Try putting the SATA controller mode into Compatability mode in the bios. This worked for us here when we had this problem.

    Hope it helps

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    I was just about to say the same. That will sort it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ajs View Post
    Have you tried disabling the "automatic restart on failure" option so you can actually get to the BSOD and see what error message it's giving?
    how to disable the automatic restart on failure?

    I try to repair the windows with XP CD. but i dont know the administrator password.

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    now i am getting an error message " windows could not start because the following file is missing or currepted:
    <windows root>\system32\hal.dll
    please re-install a copy of the above file. how do i do that?

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    when you boot from the xp cd dont choose to go to the recovery console, instead keep going until it says a previous version was found and say yes to repair it

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    Quote Originally Posted by lionsl2005 View Post
    now i am getting an error message " windows could not start because the following file is missing or currepted:
    <windows root>\system32\hal.dll
    please re-install a copy of the above file. how do i do that?
    put the bios mode back to what it was so you can at least get back to where you were , then ref to the admin password you should be able to do the following :

    How to Reset / Recover Forgotten Windows NT / 2000 / XP / 2003 Administrator Password? - Tweaking with Vishal

    3rd method in the above link

    3rd Method:
    If the above mentioned tricks don't work, then try following trick which is actually a loophole in Windows XP Setup and a big security hole:
    A. Boot using Windows XP Setup CD and follow the instruction like Accepting EULA, etc.
    B. When it asks to repair your existing Windows installation, accept it and press "R" to run the repair.
    C. Setup will start repairing your Windows and will start copying files, etc.
    D. After a few minutes setup will restart your system and when it restarts don't press any key when it shows "Press any key to continue..." otherwise Setup will start from the beginning. Don't press any key and setup will resume where it left.
    E. Now it'll start doing other tasks and will show a small progressbar with a few details in left side.
    F. Look carefully at the details and when it shows "Installing devices", press <Shift>+F10 keys in your keyboard.
    G. It'll open a Command Prompt window. Now type nusrmgr.cpl and press <Enter>.
    H. It'll open the same "User Accounts" window which you see in Control Panel.
    I. Now you can remove or reset any account password without any problem.
    Last edited by mac_shinobi; 23rd February 2010 at 03:44 PM.

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    Finally found a same spec laptop and imaged. Thanks for ur help.



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