I have a failing Toshiba laptop which was unable to boot into windows.
I sent off to Toshiba for a product recovery disc quoting the serial number on the bottom of the laptop.
I boot from this CD and it goes into recovery, asks me to select language etc and then loads all the files .
All seems to be ok at this stage but then when it switches itself off after saying all files loaded ok I get the following error
after reboot -:
Windows failed to load because the system registry file is missing or corrupt.
Does this point to a hard drive failure? If so how do all the files appear to load on recovery?
For further info I have an identical laptop and when I tried swapping the hard drives the same thing happens but on the other laptop.
Thanks for your time and assistance. All contributions gratefully received.
and after a further attempt, a different error -:
Windows failed to start. A Recent Hardware or software change might be the cause.
Then asks me to Insert Windows Intallation disc and restart.
Windows failed to load because a critical system driver is missing or corrupt.
Edited by slimbo, 14 October 2010 - 08:50 AM.