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Winxp Installation On Toshiba A105 Laptop Freezes On "setup Is Starting Windows"


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#1 Tisoy

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Posted 12 May 2008 - 07:12 PM

would someone help me about my problem on my Toshiba satellite A105-S2712 OS Installation.

Windows XP pro OS installation freezes on "Setup is starting windows". What woul be the possible problem of my laptop?
I tried to download a driver for SCSI/mass storage device but i can't search on the net. Would someone also send me a driver for SCSI/mass storage device driver for my laptop?

Thanks in advance and hoping for your advice.

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Posted 13 May 2008 - 07:01 AM

Are you reloading from the Toshiba supplied recovery CD/DVD's? If so, the most likely cause is a scratched or dirty CD/DVD.

If it's a regular Windows installation CD, then it's likely to be either the scratched or dirty CD/DVD or a hardware compatibility that isn't covered in the standard XP installation media.

From my research your laptop has a 60 gB IDE hard drive - so the SCSI/Mass Storage driver won't be likely to help your issue here (often the Mass Storage device on laptops is actually the SD Card reader)

Have you tested the hard drive (with a bootable diagnostic available for free from most hard drive manufacturers)? That could be causing these issues also.
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