Solved Toshiba Start up problems, Flash of BSOD

June 11, 2011 at 10:28:04
Specs: Windows Vista
Hey,
My laptop keeps starting over everytime i start it up. I called toshiba they said they can send me a start up disk but its going to erase everything on my computer. They said I can get an external hard drive 2 help save all the files but how would i use it if this problem here keeps happening 2 me? Any Suggestions would really help of this or a possible detour around all these purchases about this. Because i seen somebody on here had the same exact problem i got n somebody helped him with his...... In dyer of assistance!!!! Im listening....

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#1
June 11, 2011 at 11:27:21
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Do you have another computer that you could hook that toshiba hard drive up to? Preferably a newer desktop because you will probably need to connect it via sata. If you do, you can remove your hard drive from your laptop and hook it up to that second computer, that way you will use the OS on that other computer to mount your hard drive so that you can copy files back and forth.

If you don't have a second computer, I would say take it into a shop. Most places will not have issues with pulling your hard drive out, slaving it to another system, and copying everything to your backup drive. They will charge you to do this of course, but preventing loss of data is worth the money.

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#2
June 11, 2011 at 12:03:06
Also, is there any indication of what is causing the BSOD, and if so, can you post the error that you get? Usually the BSOD screen will have either a hexidecimal error value (which usually shows up like 0x800000a blah blah they're usually pretty long), pointing to hardware issues, or a driver/system file, pointing to software/OS issues (usually it will list a .dll file or .sys driver file.

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#3
June 11, 2011 at 23:14:29
Thanx

No I do not have a second toshiba computer but i do have a dell desktop but i doubt it will work on there.... What type of stores or places do u think would have the technology to do so slaving (i know what you mean) my hard drive 2 another computer/laptop? pawn shop? regular computer store? etc.?.......


N Yes the error is:

*** STOP: 0x00000024 (0x00190203, 0x86258248, 0xc0000102, 0x00000000)


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#4
June 22, 2011 at 11:53:48
I am going through a similar issue helping a friend. It was easy to remove the hard drive from the laptop and put it into my desktop. Using your Dell might work well. There are two common disk drive connection types; the older IDE with the flat ribbon connector from the mother board and a four pin power plug and the newer (S)ATA connection type using a smaller cable (that only fits one way and a smaller flat power supply connector. My 21/2 year old desktop has the SATA connections and an older IDE connection slot. The 4 year old SATA laptop drive plugged right into a SATA connection in the desktop. We could salvage precious photographs and scan the drive for viruses and run a disk check for errors (not in that order). An alternative is to buy an external drive adapter to connect the drive to a USB port ($20 to $30 on line). I have one that connects both "older" 31/2" and 212" IDE drives or any SATA drive. Most come with a power supply so you do not have to open your laptop and use an internal power connector. Your ability to connect the laptop drive inside your desktop depends on the technology generation. My previous laptop had connections for both types of drives on the motherboard. The adapter has been very useful for transferring files from older drives to newer ones. This is a late response so I hope your problem has been resolved.

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#5
June 22, 2011 at 20:50:06
Ok Thats cool, so if I get an external hard drive,all i have 2 do is hook it up to my laptop (even though im having this problem) then click Where it says "USB" on the choice screen and it will transfer all of my data from my laptop to the hard drive? And it might work on that dell desktop as well but its my brothers so i dont really know if he would want try it 4 me but I appreciate it though... thanx

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