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Old 09-23-2009
Andrew
 

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Vista wont boot
cant get into windows vista
when i switch it on the Toshiba logo comes up and then the screen goes blank
tried recovery dvd but gets to a screen sayin "Waiting for ODD to
initialise" and then nothing happens
tried using windows xp dvd but only gets so far and comes up with error
message
looked in the Bios and it recognises the Toshiba hard dive and the DVDCD
player
tried to press f8 to get to the screen where you can start in safe mode, go
back to last configuration etc. but nothing happens
booted with dr. dos and i can browse the C:\ drive so the hard drive seems
ok?

is there a file i can execute on the c:\ drive via dr.dos to start windows
manually
or is there a command to get into the screen where i can restore it to the
last known good configuration


I have a Toshiba Satellite L300 laptop only 2 weeks old

any help much appreciated

Andrew




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Old 09-23-2009
Malke
 

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Re: Vista wont boot
Andrew wrote:

> cant get into windows vista


(snip multipost)

Asked and answered in the other newsgroup to which you posted. Short answer:
you have hardware failure. Return the computer under warranty for
replacement.

Please don't multipost; it makes more work for everyone and will get you
*less* help, not more. See this for why:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crossposting
http://www.blakjak.demon.co.uk/mul_crss.htm - multiposting

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Old 09-24-2009
Bruce Chambers
 

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Re: Vista wont boot
Andrew wrote:
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> I have a Toshiba Satellite L300 laptop only 2 weeks old
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And you haven't contacted Toshiba's Technical Support to get warranty
service for what looks very much (based on the paucity of information)
like a hardware issue, because?


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