Toshiba satelite with XP won't boot up

January 26, 2020 at 11:26:04
Specs: WindowsXP, 256
I have a rescue flash drive but it doesn't work. At start up when the Toshiba Image displays; F12 will display choices that appear to be images or hard drive, floppy drive, CD, can't tell the next one and I think the last one is usb. So far all tries have displayed:
Non-System disk or disk error
Replace and strike any key when ready.

I was using A drive to pick up old files and put them on a flash drive. About 12 disks read fine (mostly empty) then it crashed.

Another try displayed error PXE-EGImedia test failure check cable. I'm not sure how I got this one.


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#1
January 26, 2020 at 15:18:19
Try this boot disk.

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#2
January 26, 2020 at 19:20:40
Did you mess with the boot settings in the BIOS?
"PXE-EGImedia test failure check cable" means the system has progressed thru the boot options & is trying to boot off a network (probably the last choice in boot progression). No network is found so you're being told to check the cable.

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#3
January 26, 2020 at 19:58:51
Try putting the hard drive first in the boot order. If you still get the error message it probably means your hard drive has died. Then try your 'rescue flash drive'. Assuming it's USB, put that as your first boot option in the boot order and see if it boots from there.

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#4
January 27, 2020 at 11:11:33
I was able to download Lazesoft to a CD but didn't finish up setup on my only working computer, I chickened out at the question to change my computer.

Plan 2 install on my old tower computer with no internet access. I now get an error message: The procedure entry point InitOnceExecuteOnce could not be located in the dynamic link library KERNEL32.


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#5
January 27, 2020 at 11:14:18
I didn't get into the BIOS system. Thanks for interpreting the error message. That computer hasn't been on the network for a long time. It was working right before the crash.

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#6
January 27, 2020 at 11:15:18
I don't know how to change the boot order, but I would be willing to try.

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#7
January 27, 2020 at 14:44:53
"I don't know how to change the boot order, but I would be willing to try."

Its in the Lazesoft tutorial in post #1.
https://www.lazesoft.com/boot-from-...

More info here if needed.

how to boot from the bios
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how to change the boot order windows xp
http://bit.ly/2O4SVOr

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#8
January 28, 2020 at 00:37:53
From your #4, are you saying you swapped it into another computer and then were getting boot-up errors or were the errors showing with its older hardware? An XP drive won't successfully boot up in another computer because the installation is matched to the original hardware but if it partially boots even with errors at least you'd know the drive is probably good.

Also, your user guide for the computer will tell you how to change the boot order and describe other bios setting that might affect booting.

Often with those older machines someone would leave a floppy disk in the drive and because the floppy drive was often first in the order the boot process would stop there and give an error message.


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#9
January 28, 2020 at 13:00:59
I made a recovery CD. Now I can see the Lazesoft window, a step forward. However I get a window to send an error report. I can't send one from the Toshiba but I was able to copy to the A drive. I'm not sure if it's actually usable info or what to do with the info.

I was able to get into the BIOS and change the priority to CD first, nothing changed. At startup I can get into the setup F1. I'm not sure what to do next.

At the very least I have learned new things and appreciate your help.

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#10
January 28, 2020 at 13:15:48
I tried several things. One was to copy the Lazesoft download to a CD then use my Compaq tower to install and burn the recovery CD. The Compaq that's when I got the error message in #4.

Finally I burned the recovery CD on my newest computer and proceeded to try to get it to work. Please see #9. Progress but still problems. Thanks


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#11
January 28, 2020 at 14:26:21
I asked you, once you booted into Lazesoft, to run > One Click Fix.
http://i.imgur.com/c9viJO4.gif
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Have you?

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#12
January 29, 2020 at 11:28:47
Sorry I don't get a window that looks like that. My window has only has two icons. One says Lazesoft File Manager. the other one says Lazesoft Recovery Suite. Both give we an Error Report window: Lazesoft Recovery Application has stropped. There are two buttons at the bottom of the window: Send Report ( I can't because it isn't on the internet). The other: Other actions... with two choices: Close the program and send report later Close the program. Some how I got both files copied to the satellite computers floppy drive using the export button on the Error Report Details window. There are two files: crashdump.dmp and crashrpt.XML the sizes are 17KB and 1KB respectively.

The windows Icon bottom left of the Lazesoft window shows me a windows looking listing which includes
About, Microsoft Tools: Command Prompt, Microsoft Restore Point, Microsoft Image Recovery, Microsoft Recovery Environment and Task Manager. Next down is Map Network Drive (which threw me back to the two icon Lazesoft window). A bunch of other stuff Load NIC Drivers, Set Keyboard Layout, Change disk Screen Resolution, Registry Editor, Load RAID/Disk drivers, Lazesoft File Manager Lazesoft Restore My Password, Lazesoft Windows Recovery (this brings me back to the same two icon Lazesoft window) Lazesoft Disk Image Clone is next, Lazesoft Data Recovery. Lazesoft Recovery Suite ( goes to the two icon window) Notepad Run...(which gives me a Dialog box with Open and Browse but I can't seem to open or find anything to run) A Browse window comes up with System 32 files. I can see a Windows folder with lots of folders but don't have a clue what to open. At the bottom of the list are: Shut Down Computer (this does shut down the computer) and Reboot Computer.

Maybe I'm close but I don't know. I really appreciate your help.

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#13
January 29, 2020 at 15:23:26
"Maybe I'm close."
I would think so.

" There are two files: crashdump.dmp and crashrpt.XML"
Upload those to http://www.fileconvoy.com/index.php. No account needed. Give us the link/links please )


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#14
January 30, 2020 at 07:04:59
Here is the link. I think I did it right. Thanks

http://www.fileconvoy.com/dfl.php?i...


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#15
January 30, 2020 at 07:51:59
"I think I did it right"
When you are not sure, always test before posting.

Got them, I'm off to bed now, I'm here.
https://www.timeanddate.com/worldcl...

At this point in time, lets try a repair that keeps all your files.

How to Perform a Windows XP Repair Install
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Automatically repair Windows XP
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How to Do a Windows XP "Repair Install"
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