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?
have you got a xp pro cd?
If so boot up with that and run the repair function on there!
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?
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.
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
I was just about to say the same. That will sort it!
now i am getting an error message " windows could not start because the following file is missing or currepted:
please re-install a copy of the above file. how do i do that?
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
How to Reset / Recover Forgotten Windows NT / 2000 / XP / 2003 Administrator Password? - Tweaking with Vishal
3rd method in the above link
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:3rd Method:
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 02:44 PM.
lionsl2005 (26th February 2010)
Finally found a same spec laptop and imaged. Thanks for ur help.
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