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Can't5 get past Launch Startup Repair or Start Windows Normally

  1. #1


    drumz Guest

    Can't5 get past Launch Startup Repair or Start Windows Normally

    My sons toshiba laptop just turned off and won't restart not matter what I've
    tried.

    I tried starting in safe mode and just about every other option. I can boot
    from the CD but it just returns back to Launch Startup Repair or Start
    Windows Normally.

    This is the error:
    Status: 0xc00000e9
    Unexpected I/O Error
    And says it could be due to a recent change in hardware or software

    He says that he hasn't done any updates to anything.

    So does this sound like a hardware problem?
    Thanks much for your input.

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  2. #2


    Gene E. Bloch Guest

    Re: Can't5 get past Launch Startup Repair or Start Windows Normally

    On 2/17/10, drumz posted:

    > My sons toshiba laptop just turned off and won't restart not matter what I've
    > tried.

    > I tried starting in safe mode and just about every other option. I can boot
    > from the CD but it just returns back to Launch Startup Repair or Start
    > Windows Normally.

    > This is the error:
    > Status: 0xc00000e9
    > Unexpected I/O Error
    > And says it could be due to a recent change in hardware or software

    > He says that he hasn't done any updates to anything.

    > So does this sound like a hardware problem?
    > Thanks much for your input.
    It does sound like hardware, but not 100%...

    Have you tried the startup repair? It has worked OK for me - but be
    warned, you have time to cook a turkey while it churns. If that
    succeeds, then it was software.

    OK, it's really only 30-40 minutes, but it seemed like forever the
    first time I tried it, since I had no idea...

    Failing that, if you have the Windows installation DVD, you can boot to
    that & try a Repair Installation (but it's confusing to get there
    during the installation process). This is *not* the same as factory
    recovery, which destroys all the info on the hard drive & starts over.

    --
    Gene Bloch 650.366.4267 lettersatblochg.com



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  3. #3


    drumz Guest

    Re: Can't5 get past Launch Startup Repair or Start Windows Normall

    Yes, I ran the repair and it just goes right back to the screen with the 2
    choices of repair or start normally.

    "Gene E. Bloch" wrote:

    > On 2/17/10, drumz posted:

    > > My sons toshiba laptop just turned off and won't restart not matter what I've
    > > tried.
    >

    > > I tried starting in safe mode and just about every other option. I can boot
    > > from the CD but it just returns back to Launch Startup Repair or Start
    > > Windows Normally.
    >

    > > This is the error:
    > > Status: 0xc00000e9
    > > Unexpected I/O Error
    > > And says it could be due to a recent change in hardware or software
    >

    > > He says that he hasn't done any updates to anything.
    >

    > > So does this sound like a hardware problem?
    > > Thanks much for your input.
    >
    > It does sound like hardware, but not 100%...
    >
    > Have you tried the startup repair? It has worked OK for me - but be
    > warned, you have time to cook a turkey while it churns. If that
    > succeeds, then it was software.
    >
    > OK, it's really only 30-40 minutes, but it seemed like forever the
    > first time I tried it, since I had no idea...
    >
    > Failing that, if you have the Windows installation DVD, you can boot to
    > that & try a Repair Installation (but it's confusing to get there
    > during the installation process). This is *not* the same as factory
    > recovery, which destroys all the info on the hard drive & starts over.
    >
    > --
    > Gene Bloch 650.366.4267 lettersatblochg.com
    >
    >
    > .
    >

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  4. #4


    Gene E. Bloch Guest

    Re: Can't5 get past Launch Startup Repair or Start Windows Normall

    Have you run the repair installation after booting from the Windows
    DVD? What you said seems to imply not...

    On 2/18/10, drumz posted:

    > Yes, I ran the repair and it just goes right back to the screen with the 2
    > choices of repair or start normally.

    > "Gene E. Bloch" wrote:

    >> On 2/17/10, drumz posted:

    >>> My sons toshiba laptop just turned off and won't restart not matter what
    >>> I've tried.
    >>

    >>> I tried starting in safe mode and just about every other option. I can boot
    >>> from the CD but it just returns back to Launch Startup Repair or Start
    >>> Windows Normally.
    >>

    >>> This is the error:
    >>> Status: 0xc00000e9
    >>> Unexpected I/O Error
    >>> And says it could be due to a recent change in hardware or software
    >>> He says that he hasn't done any updates to anything.
    >>> So does this sound like a hardware problem?
    >>> Thanks much for your input.
    >>
    >> It does sound like hardware, but not 100%...
    >>
    >> Have you tried the startup repair? It has worked OK for me - but be
    >> warned, you have time to cook a turkey while it churns. If that
    >> succeeds, then it was software.
    >>
    >> OK, it's really only 30-40 minutes, but it seemed like forever the
    >> first time I tried it, since I had no idea...
    >>
    >> Failing that, if you have the Windows installation DVD, you can boot to
    >> that & try a Repair Installation (but it's confusing to get there
    >> during the installation process). This is *not* the same as factory
    >> recovery, which destroys all the info on the hard drive & starts over.
    >>
    >> --
    >> Gene Bloch 650.366.4267 lettersatblochg.com
    >>
    >>
    >> .
    >>
    --
    Gene Bloch 650.366.4267 lettersatblochg.com



      My System SpecsSystem Spec

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