laptop wont boot harddrive problem insafe mod

March 9, 2011 at 05:37:33
Specs: Windows XP
boots to login screen / goes to safe screen, boot error fix detects problem with hard drive, recommends certified software download to fix, asks if you want to download stays in safe mode over and over, etc

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March 9, 2011 at 08:31:00
I'd regard anything that prompts you to download 'certified software' as being suspect. If you have an XP disk try booting from it and running chkdsk from the recovery console - that may fix the re-boot loop.

"I've always been mad, I know I've been mad, like the most of us..." Pink Floyd


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March 9, 2011 at 08:48:43
thank you john, i'll try to find a boot disk, back up my drive, format, and put the old toshiba in a donation bin, if anybody will have her,

billy b


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