Solved My computer wont start

February 12, 2013 at 08:59:03
Specs: Windows 7

My computer was running slowly. Impatient, I took out the batter without shutting down and then re-started windows. Instead of booting up like it normally does after something like this, it went through some process where it tried to repair the system. In the process, a bunch of files were unreadable, and the computer deleted them.

Now, it's like my computer simply does not have windows on it. When booting up, it still recognizes that it is a toshiba computer. After the boot fails, it takes me to the boot menu, where it appears that some of my settings are still saved.

Is this a problem that can be solved by re-installing windows?

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February 12, 2013 at 11:38:01

Go into the bios ( setup ) & reset defaults.

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February 12, 2013 at 16:40:57
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I would intentionally run that windows repair routine from the boot menu at least three times before giving up. Let it run if it takes time. The next step would be to do a "repair install" of windows from an installation disk if you have one. The nuclear option is to restore from the factory image, or to do a fresh install from a disk, which will wipe all your data and settings. If you do that, you can rescue your data beforehand.

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February 19, 2013 at 14:22:06

I got some disks from Toshiba, so I will try those. However, my hard drive is making a clicking noise. Previously, I thought it was the CD/DVD drive. So, if the disks don't help, I'll have to replace the hard drive and then try them again. Thanks for your help.

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February 19, 2013 at 14:26:25

Once you get windows up and running, don't bother to update it yet. Download Seatools for windows and use it to do a "long generic" self-test on the drive. Then you'll know whether the drive is worth spending time on.

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