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I installed some updates, and now the computer doesn't boot up, it just keep's telling me to go to repair, which doesn't fix the problem.

I see the BSOD on startup, but it flashes by too quick. (I also don't have Vista on DVD to do a reinstall if I need to)

This is what I get from the Startup Repair details

Problem Event Name StartupRepair V2 Problem Signature 01: External Media Problem Signature 02: 6.0.6001.18000.6.0.6001.18000 Problem Signature 03: 2 Problem Signature 04: 131074 Problem Signature 05: BadDriver Problem Signature 06: NoBootFailure Problem Signature 07: 0 Problem Signature 08: 0 Problem Signature 09: unknown Problem Signature 10: 1168 OS Version: 6.0.6001. Local ID: 1033

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Immediately after switching on your computer, keep tapping the F8 key. This should bring up the boot menu.

One of the options should say "Last known good configuration". Highlight it using your up and down arrows and press Enter.

This should let you boot back into Windows.

Failing this, I would try a System Restore back to a time and date before the updates were installed. You should also have this option while you are within Startup Repair utility. If you do not, you could always download a Vista Recovery Disk, burn it to DVD and boot into it.

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As for the re-installing Vista part, Im pretty sure that model of Toshiba has a recovery partition. If you do find that you need to re-install, use this method to get to it:

  • Turn off laptop
  • Hold down number 0
  • Turn laptop back on, while still holding number 0
  • Hold number 0 until you see it booting into the recovery partition.

This is how I did it on my L500, and a quick google revealed that it is the same for the L300.

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