New to this forum with a TOSHIBA SATELITTE 2595CDS laptop is running Win2K pro, set to auto logon. On Boot, the Toshiba screen comes up, followed by the Windows screen which dit dit dits across approx ¾ of the way, then Windows screen states “Setup is being restared….” This is followed by a blue screen with a 1inch black border followed by a black screen with cursor Then a mini-second flash of error message And back to Boot with Toshiba logo etc. I've booted in safe mode, used boot disks, and the install Cd and run all the Recovery perambulations. As soon as the laptop tries to load windows, I am back to the cycling. I don’t have a recovery disk, do have the original Toshiba setup disk (which originally ran Win98) and 3 month old RegScrub registry save. Inet research suggests that the following files may be missing: NTLDR boot.ini ntdetect.com Rundll32.dll ntoskrnl.exe bootvid.dll hal.dll system.alt but without knowing which folder to look in, I haven’t been able to check for them. Besides I’ve forgotten what little Dos (or Win2K’s almost Dos) I used to know, with which I might copy these files (to which folders??) Does anyone know how to pause at the error screen – it flashes too fast to hit the pause or Windows button, and holding down shift or delete or shft ctrl del does not get me out of auto logon. Its definitly NOT hardware, as I was recovering previously deleted documents with "Smart Fat Recovery" and likely accidently “wiped” a window file!! I'd prefer not to do a chkdsk as chkdsk wld nullify any corruped files I was originally trying to rescue. Any suggestions on how to stop the logon at the ERROR code being flashed? would exiting auto logon help? ..and how do I exit auto logon? Any help or suggestions are definitly appreciated.