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#1 mobello

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Posted 15 June 2005 - 10:21 AM

Please treat me like a moron. I seem to be that today. This is the third time I've had to type this because I can't even get the daggum forum to work for me....
If anyone could help me....
I have a Toshiba Satellite 3005-s303 laptop
PIII, 850 MHz, 128 MB, 20 GB, Windows Me

When I crank it up it goes to start up screen, and says

"Warning: Windows has detected a registry/configuration error. Use SCANREG to correct this error."

If I choose safe mode it says

"The following file is missing or corrupted C:\WINDOWS\IFSHLP.SYS"

Then I get the blue screen of death that says

"While initializing device IFSMGR
The Microsoft Installable File System Manager cannot find the helper driver. Please ensure that IFSHLP.SYS has been installed.
System halted."

I don't know what to do now.....
help..

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Posted 15 June 2005 - 01:39 PM

Found some info here that might help:
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Posted 15 June 2005 - 07:08 PM

mobello:

"Warning: Windows has detected a registry/configuration error. Use SCANREG to correct this error."


Did you try to run Scanreg, as suggested?

You could try scanreg /restore or scanreg /fix

Switch explanation below:

RESTORE Choose a backup to restore.
FIX Repair the registry.

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Edited by Joshuacat, 15 June 2005 - 07:09 PM.

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Posted 13 July 2005 - 06:40 PM

Sorry about the disappearing act, I had an issue with my home pc.

Anyway, I'm still stuck. I cannot get to a prompt window to run scanreg. I can't get anywhere.

:thumbsup:

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Posted 14 July 2005 - 04:15 PM

Welcome Back.

You need to go into safe mode first.

Start in Safe Mode Using the F8 method:
* Restart the computer.
* As soon as the BIOS is loaded begin tapping the F8 key until the boot menu appears.
* Use the arrow keys to select the Safe Mode menu item.
* Press the Enter key.

Try the scanreg options that I mentioned above.
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Posted 14 July 2005 - 09:13 PM

Welcome Back.

You need to go into safe mode first.

Start in Safe Mode Using the F8 method:
* Restart the computer.
* As soon as the BIOS is loaded begin tapping the F8 key until the boot menu appears.
* Use the arrow keys to select the Safe Mode menu item.
* Press the Enter key.

Try the scanreg options that I mentioned above.

Okay, if I tap F8 at startup, I get:

Microsoft Windows Millenium Startup Menu
============================

1. Normal
2. Logged (\BOOTLOG.TXT)
3. Safe Mode
4. Step-bystep confirmation

Enter a choice:


F5=Safe Mode Shift+F8=Step-by-step confirmation



I have a boot disk in the cd-rom drive and when I press C at start up (it says across bottom of screen at startup: Press <F2> to enter setup, Press <C> to boot from CD-Rom) the Windows screen flashes then I'm back to the startup menu with a time limit and this warning:
"Windows has detected a registry/configuration error. Use SCANREG to correct this error."


>>If I choose 1. Normal, 2. Logged (\BOOTLOG.TXT), it says:
"Cannot find SYSTEM.INI.
Boot with Emergency Boot Disk and type SCANREG /RESTORE"
>>If I choose 3. Safe Mode, it goes back to the IFSHLP.SYS warning and the blue screen
>>If I choose 4. Step-by-step confirmation, it says:
"Create a startup log file (BOOTLOG.TXT) [Enter=Y, Esc=N]
Enable SMARTDRV disk cache [Enter=Y, Esc=N]
Loading and initializing IFSHLP.SYS driver...
The following file is missing or corrupted: C:\WINDOWS\IFSHLP.SYS
Load all Windows drivers [Enter=Y, Esc=N]"
Then something flashes across screen and we're back to:
"Cannot find SYSTEM.INI" screen
>>If I choose F5, it says:
Windows is bypassing your startup files.
The following file is missing or corrupted: C:\WINDOWS\IFSHLP.SYS
Then straight to the blue screen of death

BLUE SCREEN OF DEATH:

While initializing device IFSMGR
The Microsoft Installable File System Manager cannot find the helper driver. Please ensure that IFSHLP.SYS has been installed.

System halted.
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Posted 14 July 2005 - 09:49 PM

Boot with Emergency Boot Disk



Do you have one of these?
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Posted 14 July 2005 - 09:59 PM

You can download one with scanreg here.
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Posted 14 July 2005 - 10:08 PM

It doesn't have a floppy drive and that file forces you to save it onto a floppy.....

I have made a boot CD-ROM that has these files on it:

ASPI2DOS.SYS
ASPI4DOS.SYS
ASPI8DOS.SYS
ASPI8U2.SYS
ASPICD.SYS
AUTOEXEC.BAT
BTCDROM.SYS
BTDOSM.SYS
CHECKSR.BAT
COMMAND.COM
CONFIG.SYS
COUNTRY.SYS
DISPLAY.SYS
EBD.CAB
EBD.SYS
EBDUNDO.EXE
EGA.CPI
EXTRACT.EXE
FDISK.EXE
FINDRAMD.EXE
FIXIT.BAT
FLASHPT.SYS
HIBINV.EXE
HIMEM.SYS
IO.SYS
MODE.COM
MSDOS.SYS
OAKCDROM.SYS
RAMDRIVE.SYS
README.TXT
SCANDISK.EXE
SCANDISK.INI
SETRAMD.BAT


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Edited by mobello, 14 July 2005 - 10:10 PM.

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Posted 15 July 2005 - 06:09 AM

I am sure after you boot with the boot CD, you can go to your c:\ drive
I am not sure how comfortable you are in DOS, but after you have booted to from your CD you could type in the following(enter after each command):



C:

CD WINDOWS

SCANREG /RESTORE

and/or <===do not type these in

SCANREG /FIX


I would also attempt a scandisk



SCANDISK C:



You might also have to extract the ifshlp.sys file, as descibed in the link that tg1911 provided.

Anyways, let us know how you made out with this and post back.
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Posted 15 July 2005 - 08:31 AM

I am sure after you boot with the boot CD, you can go to your c:\ drive

I cannot get it to boot from the disk. I have tried a new disk. I have tried changing the boot order in the BIOS. I cannot get it to boot from the CD. When I do "Force boot from CD-ROM", The screen goes black with a cursor in the corner. Non-responsive.
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Posted 15 July 2005 - 04:55 PM

Did you try to recreate your boot CD?
How did you obtain your boot image?
This is for later...do you have any data on the laptop that you need?
Do you have a recovery CD?

So your model did not come with a diskette drive? Just a little surprised since it is an older machine. Honestly, I don't use mine for anything...USB memory key eliminated the need for it.

Back to your problem, post back with your responses. I am sure if I don't have an answer...one of the lurkers will jump in with one.

Here's a link to the Tosiba website with instructions on allowing your computer to boot from a CD...I am sure you already tried these...but, it is worth a look.

http://www.csd.toshiba.com/cgi-bin/tais/su...gngdgmn.0&ct=SB

Edited by Joshuacat, 15 July 2005 - 04:59 PM.

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Posted 15 July 2005 - 04:59 PM

Did you try to recreate your boot CD?
How did you obtain your boot image?
This is for later...do you have any data on the laptop that you need?
Do you have a recovery CD?

So your model did not come with a diskette drive? Just a little surprised since it is an older machine. Honestly, I don't use mine for anything...USB memory key eliminated the need for it.

Back to your problem, post back with your responses. I am sure if I don't have an answer...one of the lurkers will jump in with one.

I've created 3 different boot disks from 3 different places. None work.

At this point, I would be willing to lose everything just to get it to crank up again.

No recovery CD.

It has a floppy drive, somewhere. It was a casualty of my last move.

Since it wouldn't load the CD I thought the drive was faulty, and replaced it. It seems like it just doesn't want to boot no matter what.
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Posted 15 July 2005 - 05:07 PM

Do you have your copy of ME?

Since it wouldn't load the CD I thought the drive was faulty, and replaced it.


What do you mean ...you replaced the drive...?
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Posted 15 July 2005 - 05:11 PM

yep. new cd-rw. it still doesn't work.
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