02-16-2012 03:05 AM
02-16-2012 11:17 AM
Wow. That's a good one! How technical do you feel? The only way to troubleshoot this one would be isolate the I/Os one at a time until the problem goes away. I would start by Pressing F2 during boot and try to disable the USB ports in the Setup. You could also try to disable the CD-Rom.
02-16-2012 11:20 AM
After Reading your post again...I got a hunch...open up the bottom Hard Drive panel and ensure that the HDD is seated properly. The new toshibas don't use any screws to secure them and a good enough fall...might be able to dislodge it enough.
Let's check the easy and obvious first....
02-16-2012 03:13 PM
02-16-2012 03:55 PM
So, to clarify, when you select SAFE Mode you see the screen of files loading going up the screen and then they stop with the Error prematurely? What is the name of the last file you see loading?
Do you have another Sata HDD laying around? Also try booting without the hard drive installed.
Do you have a bootable CD-Rom laying around? Yu could try that as well.
02-17-2012 06:05 AM
I am trying to determine whether or not you have a Hard Drive / Software related issue or a MB I/O Hardware related issue. If you can get or make a bootable CD rom that would be a big help.
Try making a Hirens Boot CD.
I use it all the time.
02-17-2012 07:42 AM
Ok so i have craeted a Hirens boot CD and i have the hirens boot cd menu up on my laptop after pressing F12 to get to it. However, there are a lot of options for me to select so i need to know which one to select to carry on. The options are as follows:
Boot from hard drive (windows vista/2008 or xp)
Mini windows xp
linux based rescue environment (parted magic 6.7)
Windows memory diagnostic
Ofline NT/2000/xp/vista/7 password changer
Seagate discwizard (powered by acronis trueimage)
PLoP boot manager
smar boot manager 3.7.1
Fix "NTLDR is missing"
Darik's boot and nke (hard disk eraser)
Custom menu... (use HBCDcustomizer to add your files)
02-17-2012 08:13 AM
I almost alway go into Window MINI xp. If this successfully loads with out any issues...try using a Wireless mouse and insert the Dongle into each of the USB ports to see if they all work. And the SD Card Slot...may not function as the drivers are not loaded.
If all of this is good. And obviously the DVD-Rom drive is working...then we have an issue where the Hard Drive Heads may have come into contact with the Platter and ruined the Sector with the boot data it needs to continue a normal boot cycle.
02-17-2012 08:17 AM
Once you get the Mini XP up...there is a HDD Test utility that I use too. I think it is called HDTune. One of the screens allow you to do a quick scan. It should come up ALL Green. The do a detail scan, which may find more errors.
02-17-2012 12:28 PM
Try booting that Hirens Boot CD in another computer and select Mini Windows XP.
02-18-2012 05:39 PM
Your Hiren's Boot CD is defective. I recognized the error and that is why I asked you to try the CD on another PC. Try burning a NEW Boot CD...use a slower burn rate...or even the slowest burn rate to endure a good copy.
02-21-2012 05:38 AM
How is that new Boot CD working out for you?
We are still trying to determine if you have a Hard Drive / Software related issue or a MB issue.
06-15-2013 11:33 AM
The disks are bad. I confirm what others have said. Try to copy the disk to another dvd. I used ImgBurn
Even this did not work completely. The first disk was read, but the 3rd disk was completely unusable. I could not even copy it with imgburn
I also bought a new hard drive and still the same problems, so it is not a hard drive issue. I was able to install a minimal windows version from another dvd I created so there are no hardware issues, just the recovery cd is bad