blue screen and no icons

January 31, 2012 at 01:52:18
Specs: Windows vista
i got a toshiba satellite l40-14n laptop and the other day me laptop went of and thenc ome on with blue screen and no icons any ideas 2 repair it u crnt get repair discs any more 4 my laptop help

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#1
January 31, 2012 at 09:40:42
If you can find an OEM version of the XP install disk, you could try booting from it and see if you get the option to do a repair install. A repair install will reinstall only the system files and doesn't usually delete your personal files.

You might even be lucky enough to find an OEM XP, with Toshiba drivers slipstreamed (or make it yourself, google it). Either way, I'd have a backup of all your drivers on a separate CD/DVD.

Please let us know if you found someone's advice to be helpful.


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#2
January 31, 2012 at 10:35:41
crnt download owt m8 my main laptop not working using me notebook crnt do owt with the 1 in question i can load discs but thats about it

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#3
January 31, 2012 at 13:27:18
Technical stuff is hard to decipher using text speak - best use normal English on here.

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#4
January 31, 2012 at 16:47:35
ok is their anything i can put in command prompt to try and help

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#5
January 31, 2012 at 17:13:22
I think response #1 meant getting hold of the actual disk.

Right click on the desktop, click on View, and then take a look at "Show
Desktop Icons". Make sure they haven't got unselected. If you can't get there in normal Windows see if you can get there from Safe Mode (tap F8 when booting then select it from the list).

Otherwise you should be able to get to System Restore from either the Command Prompt or Run box. Type in this little lot then hit Enter key:
%SystemRoot%\system32\restore\rstrui.exe

Make sure you get it "exactly" right. If you make it to the restore screen you select a date & time before your problems came along.

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#6
February 1, 2012 at 03:45:51
i tried that it keeps saying its in a diaonostic state i think i spelt it right i can only get on task manager

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#7
February 1, 2012 at 07:33:20
Well, as I said, it must be exactly right - no extra spaces, forward slashes instead of back slashes, dot before exe, etc.

If it starts in Safe Mode (which would be worth trying) you could try this:
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/307852

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#8
February 2, 2012 at 05:35:39
i tried that i got a repair disc online it just says it carnt repair automaticlly then i try memory diagnostic and thats fine its just says in repair mode no os found i got no icons 2 go on start only use task manager any help

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#9
February 2, 2012 at 07:31:32
Looks like the only answer then is to get a disc, as per response #1.

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#10
February 2, 2012 at 07:39:09
will it repair blue screen and put my icons back were can i get one

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#11
February 2, 2012 at 07:56:44
Nothing is absolutely certain with computers but it seems like a software issue, so most likely it would put things right. The issue you've got is none too easy to sort out from a distance. Unfortunately it is a case of eliminating whatever you can from the equation then tacking the most likely culprit. Unless you can borrow a disk from a friend then I can only suggest you search eBay.

Might be an idea to download a hard disk diagnostic first, just to make sure the hard disk itself is OK.

Another idea is to download a Linux live CD on another computer, such as Puppy Linux. You would have to use the "burn an image" feature on another computer (not just put the download on the CD). You then make sure the CD drive is ahead of the HD in BIOS, so that when you power up with the CD in the drive it will load Linux. These disks work straight to the RAM so Windows will remain untouched. You can however access the HD from Linux which means you can drag and drop (copy) any important files onto a flash drive. If Linux runs then it gives more confidence in the assumption that you have a Windows software fault.


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#12
February 2, 2012 at 09:26:37
i got a reapir disc but it keeps saying it crnt repair cause os installed so i tried backup on the disc and it keep sayin unable to backup

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#13
February 2, 2012 at 10:07:29
Then get "OEM version of the XP install disk" as suggested (rather than a Toshiba repair disk). You might find a cheap one on eBay if you can't borrow one.

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#14
February 15, 2012 at 02:40:29
If ur task manager works look if there is explorer.exe is running, if not then launch it manually, TMan=>File=>New Task=> Explorer
Maybe it is one time solution, but it could help u to find out what caused the problem

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