Laptop Start up problem

Toshiba / Satellite pro a110
July 3, 2009 at 18:04:46
Specs: Windows XP
Seeking help for the problem below
Soon after entering the password at bootup,
my Toshiba laptop gives a screen which says
"We apologize for the inconvenience, but
windows did not start successfully......." When
I select the Last GOOD WORKING option or
screen appears. When I choose "safe mode" it
lists a number drivers and ends with
windows\system32\Drivers\Mup.sys". Then it
So I tried using the Product Recovery Disk
that came with the Toshiba laptop. It goes
upto " RAMDISK image ..." with the CD-ROM
light flickering for 3-4 mins. and momentarily
flashes at the bottom of the screen "TOSHIBA
RECOVERY TOOL" and immediately there
appears the words "Please wait". After that
nothing happens.

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July 3, 2009 at 20:21:31
When using the recovery cd , it will sometimes seem to be doing nothing at all but is in fact recovering your computer specs. Sometimes this can take up to an hour depending upon the speed and size of harddrive!

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July 3, 2009 at 20:45:00
I appreciate your response hardhead. There is no light flickering
in the CD-Rom and there is no activity. I have left if for more than
an hour and come back to see nothing having happened. Are
there other checks I can carry out?

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July 3, 2009 at 20:49:07

Could anyone confirm if I should buy a new RAM and try as
someone suggested? He seems to think that since the Windows
XP set up disk lights up and loads for a while and then stops, the
memory (RAM) could be the problem. Before I purchase a RAM,
is there any other check I could do?

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July 3, 2009 at 21:00:09
Are you currently using any external Hardware, USB Mouse, Keyboard externalHDD/CD/DVD.

If so try disconnecting them then restart your LT.

Best I can find on the Web is Hardware related. Some reported new Processor or HDD caused the same symptoms.

There is nothing to learn from someone who already agrees with you.

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