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Toshiba Laptop keeps rebooting

By trinamick
May 19, 2006
  1. Hi everyone, newbie here - hope I'm in the right place.

    My boss's Toshiba notebook (1955-S806) shut down while he was working and now it keeps rebooting. It gets as far as the Windows XP logo and then restarts. I tried rebooting in safe mode - same problem. Shutting down completely and then starting up again was ineffective as well. I know virtually nothing about Toshiba, since the rest of our computers are Dell. My boss is searching for any disks or owner's manual, but no luck so far. :) Any suggestions? Thank you in advance.

    Serial No. 23023196CU (if that helps any)
     
  2. Mr Papschmere

    Mr Papschmere TS Rookie Posts: 96

    Have you just installed Service Pack 2? It does exactly that if the BIOS is an older version on some Laptops & PC's.

    You could try hitting F8 just after POST Screen and it'll bring up a menu. Try "Last known good Configuration" or whatever it's called.

    If thats no good, download and make a Floppy or CD of Memtest86 http://www.memtest86.com/

    Boot from that, run the test and that way you can rule out RAM problems.
     
  3. trinamick

    trinamick TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 19

    It's been awhile since SP2 was loaded - no immediate problems. I've tried using the Last Known Good Configuration - didn't work. I'll try your other suggestion. Thanks
     
  4. trinamick

    trinamick TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 19

    I tried the F8, and I was given the option to disable the automatic restart on system failure. When I did that, I was finally able to get the blue screen.

    This is what I got:

    UNMOUNTABLE_BOOT_VOLUME

    STOP: 0x000000ED (0x82F8DC08, 0xC0000006, 0x00000000, ox00000000)
     
  5. Ed Kurtz

    Ed Kurtz TS Rookie

    Toshiba Laptop reboots

    I get as similar error;
    I tried the F8, and I was given the option to disable the automatic restart on system failure. When I did that, I was finally able to get the blue screen.
    This is what I got:

    UNMOUNTABLE_BOOT_VOLUME

    STOP: 0x000000ED (0x82334E30, 0xC0000006, 0x00000000, ox00000000)
    I think this means the hard drive boot sector is bad. Where could I get CD'smto rebuild this? My XP home CD's from my Dell do not work in this Toshiba.
    help!
    tks, Ed
     
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